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Is there a rule of thumb on making cabinet drawers. Not sure on how to measure to get correct drawer size to fit rollers. I was wondering if for example the opening size for drawer was 12" how much do I allow for the drawer roller clearance. I am new to this and was looking for some advice from fellow craftsman. Thanks.

Jack Harvey

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I don't think it will help you with the rust issue. I'm not sure what you could use. I'm sure someone on here has an answer

David Dean said:
Thanks RMK does that wax work on rust some of my tools and I out of WD-40 I use it on top of my talbe saw and band saw.
It will not  remove the rust but it prevents rust from getting on tools and makes a nice table top allow for better sliding of wood stock

RMK said:
I don't think it will help you with the rust issue. I'm not sure what you could use. I'm sure someone on here has an answer

David Dean said:
Thanks RMK does that wax work on rust some of my tools and I out of WD-40 I use it on top of my talbe saw and band saw.
Thanks Jens I was looking for a batter way to keep the rust from building up on the tops when they are not in use.

Jens Jensen said:
It will not  remove the rust but it prevents rust from getting on tools and makes a nice table top allow for better sliding of wood stock

RMK said:
I don't think it will help you with the rust issue. I'm not sure what you could use. I'm sure someone on here has an answer

David Dean said:
Thanks RMK does that wax work on rust some of my tools and I out of WD-40 I use it on top of my talbe saw and band saw.
since i have seen some comments about protecting table tops, i keep some turtle wax car polish in the shop and every month or so i will put on some wax. dad got me some special protectant from woodcraft but havent used it yet. has rust remover and metal protector. guy at hd said he uses pam cooking spray. i wouldnt use oil cause it might get into the wood.
Dave if you apply the polish not wax and then in evening b4 shutting down cover the machines with a blanket or sheet it will stop any moisture getting on also.Just a tip
Thanks guys I never thought of any of that.

Another thing that you might want to do, which is pretty inexpensive, is to go to Radio Shack or some other place that sells weather station stuff is to get a teperature and humidity gauge. If your tables are getting rusty you may have some pretty high humidity (or a wide temp range) in your shop.

If you do have a high humidity problem there are ways to get the humidity down, from chemicals (Depending on the size of your work area) to dehumidifiers that you can pick up at most of the big box stores.

Humidity will also get to your wood if it's too high. I keep my shop about 35-45% humidity and keep the temp in the winter to about 55*. The temp is mostly so I can warm it up quick when I go out to work, but it also helps keep your wood from distorting.

I agree about the Turtle Wax, I use it on all my metal tables, not only does it help prevent rust, it helps the wood slide easier.

David Dean said:

Thanks guys I never thought of any of that.

I have the same question, I would think that the width would have to include the hardware width plus drawer width equals total opening width. Or if you already have the opening width, find out the width of the rails for your drawers and then make the neccessary changes to the width of your drawer.

If you go to your local hardware store that sells rollers, just measure how thick they are and go from there.

I use 

Gibbs Penetrating Oil

http://threepeaksproducts.com/products/gibbslube/

GIBBS oil is the ultimate penetration and lubricating, rust remover & universal surface conditioning fluid. It doesn't eat rust, it reverses the effects of oxidation while leaving a penetrating lubricant! GIBBS brand is not some kerosene put into a can with masking perfumes like most other run of the mill low cost sprays on the market. Instead, GIBBS oil is a commercial grade product that will replace all of your other penetrants, degreasers, spray on lubricants, white lithium grease, silicones, teflons, contact cleaners, carburetor cleaners, belt dressings and vinyl, leather and wood treatments. GIBBS' multiple uses means that you spend less money for products you'll never need again.

  • FREE UP corroded gears, engines, hinges and bolts.
  • REVITALIZE & PROTECT all metals, trim, rails, steel aluminum, copper and brass from water damage.
  • REMOVE SURFACE RUST from chrome and painted surfaces.
  • LUBRICATE & WATERPROOF hinges, latches and locks, machinery and industrial equipment.
  • PROTECT & PRESERVE vinyl, wood, leather, all metal, and painted surfaces.

 

A great product, that has many uses.

 

also

http://www.gibbstuff.com/

 

Works for me.

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