Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
The route to smooth traditional drawers *PIC*

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.

My drawers work more smoothly that those employing ball bearing Accuride hardware. The route to a smooth drawer is a good fit, planed maple runners and wax. The drawer sides and bottom, and the case runners and sides are waxed with Carnuba wax, rubbed on with steel wool. The steel wool polishes the surfaces. When the wax hardens the result is a near frictionless operation.

I prepare the Carnuba wax by dissolving it in warm Xylene.

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