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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:49 pm 
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So… the mock-up file cabinet, which I described in the last blog post, is now thankfully finished. As de rigueur for my mock-ups, it has become a legacy to the labor of learning. Or, as my former boss and charter skipper once termed,

“Just another FOG*”

As with all my mock-ups made of relatively inexpensive construction lumber, it is finished with Old Fashioned Milk Paint. Thank goodness for paint, it hides evidence of all the little FOGs that constitute a learning experience.

However, some evidence cannot be hidden, which bring us to the title of this post. When I was struggling with the design of the file cabinet, I patterned it after an older design from the antiquity of office furniture. My thinking was to get as close to first principles as possible and use a classic piece as a model. Hence, the width of my file drawers is a “perfect” fit to the width of a commonly use file folder.

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Unfortunately today’s commonly used file folders now require a wire armature to hang from, something not seen in the office era of my model. In order to accommodate the wire armature, I will hereafter need to add an inch to the width of my file drawers in the final version of the file cabinet.
So [sigh] just another FOG.


*FOG – (expletive participial) Opportunity for Growth

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All real fishermen know about fog..............literally and figuratively.

Aside from that, that is a classy looking piece Tom!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:50 pm 
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Thanks Ron,
It should look even better when it's made of cherry and doug fir.

Unfortunately, I have a community service project to complete before I can get back to file cabinets. I'll be teaching a class to build worm bins for our neighborhood association. These folks are likely to be more gardeners than woodworkers so it's going to be a challenge to get it all done in the allotted time.

I'll post more about both projects as time permits.

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Tom,

Why not shape the top of the drawer with a cove bit? Or use something like this?
https://www.rockler.com/folder-hanger-e ... WWEALw_wcB


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I also learned the hard way about the "hanging" files. Such is life.


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Embed an 1/8" rod in the top of each side and let the hangers ride on it.
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