RockyMtnHigh previously posted:
"I think the turn buckle idea came from someone on the FJ forum.
It's ridiculous how much those stupid guides are, they are some pieces of metal with bearings,
Very impressed how evenly you got the drawer faces to line up with the cabinet, you know what you're doing, be surprised how difficult that is for some people. I also like the latch idea, never would have thought to use those and to think you did all from a template, nice work."
After seeing yours, a compliment from you is a compliment indeed! Thanks. And this was at the 'garage' shop, not the cabinet shop...but it was for storage in a 4x4, not someone's super deluxe kitchen or home.
The really expensive ones we used in the loft project were to hold a stainless steel and ebony door we built (and built the cabinet for) that was about 2 1/2 feet wide and 8' tall. It had to both swing out and return back into the side of the cabinet so that all the audio/video stuff could be accessed without blocking the hallway. Very expensive glides those were....Worked well and looked very sharp, too.
The turnbuckle was just to clever not to use. I had bent a template up out if some thin stock to use as this cosmic rear hold down, saw the turnbuckle and went"That's it."
There was a bit of finger crossing with the template build. After I glued and screwed the top on, there was really no way to go back in and adjust the front mounting holes if they were off by a little bit....at least not without some real grief. And I had to have the top finished in order for me to install the carpet and the ARB cooler mount...