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Kerf Slide Drawers

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Anyone know where to get these now?

So, I've seen these little red kerf slide drawers in WW mags and such for eons and while I always liked them, I never had a project for them.

Well, wouldn't ya know it my old junky mechanic toolbox broke recently and I decided to build one custom using those trays. I jumped on the internet and found nothing.

Heck, it took me forever just to track down who used to make them: http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=46037&cat=1,43326

More searching and I found nothing similar.

I did find this Snap On tool box which is almost exactly what I was intending to build but they want over $500 for it!!!!!:

My next thought is to just get some metal and bend up my own.

Any help, thoughts, or advice?

DC

(post #127764, reply #1 of 11)

Baking pans would be pretty close to what you're after.


Joe H

(post #127764, reply #2 of 11)

I think I've seen them at Lee Valley or whatever Rockler is called now.

Edit: Whoops, I see you posted Lee Valley. Sorry.


Edited 10/2/2009 2:45 pm by kenhill3

(post #127764, reply #3 of 11)

Found some plastic ones, might work for you.


Larry


 


http://www.dandydrawers.com/index.htm

(post #127764, reply #4 of 11)

Don't know if you are still in touch with the dandy drawers dude, but look up

'Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it' ~ Chinese proverb

'Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it' ~ Chinese proverb

(post #127764, reply #5 of 11)

Why not make your own? Wood drawer box the size you need but make the drawer bottom stick out to slide in the saw kerf.

(post #127764, reply #7 of 11)

I was thinking the same except cutting a kerf in the side of the drawer and inserting a piece of material to rid in the kerf of the cabinet. maybe a thin strip of metal 3/32 thick or so.



 


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(post #127764, reply #8 of 11)

guess you could also attach angle metal to the outside of a drawer box for the same effect.



 


I refuse to accept that there are limitations to what we can accomplish.        Pete Draganic


 


Take life as a test and shoot for a better score each day.          Matt Garcia

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(post #127764, reply #9 of 11)

The way your thinking will place stress on a very small area. Just over size the drawer bottom.

(post #127764, reply #6 of 11)

Straight from the horse's mouth:

"Thank you for your e-mail.  The Veritas® Toolbox Trays have been discontinued from our product line due to a large cost increase in materials.  We are looking for an alternate source, but we cannot say if and when we will be selling the toolbox trays again.  Unfortunately, we no longer have any stock of the toolbox trays available anywhere.


"Note that the Veritas® Toolbox Trays were made by our sister company Veritas® and since the trays are patented, they are not being made by another company."


Regards,


Caroline Brisson
LEE VALLEY TOOLS



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foolish men call Justice....


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low by this? For thine evil pales before that which
foolish men call Justice....

Availability of Kerf-Slide Drawers (post #127764, reply #10 of 11)

These are now available again:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.as...

Some products are temporarily (post #127764, reply #11 of 11)

Some products are temporarily unavailable.


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