Bobby Slack

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About Bobby Slack

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Redondo Beach, CA // Pitkin, CO
  • Woodworking Interests Doors, Furniture (indoors and outdoors). Design school ... Greene and Greene, George Nakashima.
  1. Drawer Slides. Under mount Vs. Side Mount

    Of course I'm using what my wife prefers. I just wanted to run a comparison. Now what I love about the under mount slides is the adjustments, so if I would build face frame inset cabinet, you bet slides would be under mount Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Drawer Slides. Under mount Vs. Side Mount

    I'm not recommending brands. Some prefer Blum, Grass, Accuride or KV .. this is just a concept issue. My cabinet making buddies agree with my view. I'm about to get an email from a friend in a Hardware company ... we shall see.   What is your preference? of course if money is not the issue.
  3. Forget about brands. Under Mounted Drawer Slides 1. Drawer construction requires a 1/2" reveal from the bottom of the drawers 2. Side reveal is about 3/8" per side 3. Reveal between drawers ... at least 1" to have clearance for the drawer hardware which is underneath. 4. Length ... very limited options (unless you use Hettich_] 5. Reliability. Even the better ones have a lot of breakable plastic parts 6. Smoothness ... super smooth and soft close 7. Space management take 2 ... the back of the cabinet requires an extra 5/8 for the hook of the drawer slide to get in the hole of the back of the drawer   Side Mounted Drawer Slides 1. Drawer bottom can be flush with the bottom. 2. Side reveal is about 1/2" per side ... more if heavier duty slides 3. Reveal between drawers ... you can put them as tight as you want providing they don't rub 4. All kinds of lengths available with a 2" increment 5. Reliability. They last forever 6. Smoothness ... after a while these slides are very decent. the soft close option comes with the telescopic guides which are too noisy ... I like progressive slides (or is it the other way around)  7. Space management take 2. no need for extra depth of the cabinet (may be 1/8" reveal ) Husband. Side mounted drawer slides last forever, better space, reliable and more economical Wife . love the smooth and soft close experience   What am I missing?
  4. My preference is to use Grass under mount slides, they are awesome and have great adjustments. Better adjustments than any other slide out there.
  5. Are 3/4" Pipes Overkill?

    For that style of clamps, I prefer the "I" clamps from Jorgensen and are super heavy duty
  6. Financing the Tools

    Most of my purchases were cash. My latest investment was a Powermatic 20" helical head 5 hp and I financed it ... How? The banks pay very little to depositors so I paid a friend 5% plus some cutting boards and we are happy. You may know somebody who wants to help and has cash laying around and not happy how little the banks are paying. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Should I get a Domino?

    I use mine al The time. Great tool Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. looking for some Crypress

    I use cypress for gates in California. Love it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Festool OF 1400 (advice)

    I have The OF1400 and the OF2200 ... I love the 2200 great adjustments Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. router table dust collection

    I hook up my router table to two Festool vacuums. One from the bottom of my Freud router and one from the top of the table.
  11. Need opinion on size

    Not if you have enough Jewlery
  12. lost my best k9 friend tonight

    That is really bad news. Hang in there Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Happy Thaksgiving,

    Right back at you Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Looking for Select Hickory @ Online Stores

    The only place that possibly may have something is Intermountain Wood Products I Grand Junction, Colorado. That is the place I usually get timber when I'm in Colorado.  What a silly guy I am ... You are next to Salt Lake, forget what I wrote
  15. Large cabinet door stability?

    Consider soft maple and for doors that size I would suggest using thicker material. At least the finish thickness of 1".   hinges. Salice have better adjustments and heavier duty than Grass or Blumm