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    Question UHMW Tape - Ever use it?

    I have some drawers I built for another project that could not be used (don't ask why ). I thought I might use them in a shop storage project but want to keep the case as simple as possible - just a plywood box with shelves and the drawers would fit in between the shelves. Since they were made to be inset drawers, I'm having trouble finding slides that don't require a large clearance all around, even the under mounts. So, I was thinking (always dangerous ) that I could just put a UHMW tape strip on the bottom of the drawer sides and where the sides would ride in the box.

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    Anybody have any luck with this type of set up?
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    not on drawers but i have used it on a tsaw sled.. and they still are there
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    Most side mount slides require 1-1/16"
    Blum undermounts are 3/8" with a 5/8' drawer side
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    I used this on a dresser Click image for larger version. 

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    ... worked and continues to work just fine.

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    I have used it on the bottom of fences for my jointer and table saw just to prevent any scratching while moving them without any problems Rennie.
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    I find just a coat of paste wax on the bottom of the drawer sides does just fine.

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    I used it on the one and only refinishing project I did for LOML (Grandma's chest of drawers). Worked great. Drawers are used EVERY day and I finished the job a couple years ago. No failures. I put the tape in the carcass, not on the drawers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I used it on the one and only refinishing project I did for LOML (Grandma's chest of drawers). Worked great. Drawerrs are used EVERY day and I finished the job a couple years ago. No failures. I put the tape in the carcass, not on the drawers.
    Thanks Glenn, and thanks everyone! I think this might be just the ticket for this project.
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    I just ordered some today from LV. Going to use some of it for the same purpose as you, my new shop drawers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    I just ordered some today from LV. Going to use some of it for the same purpose as you, my new shop drawers.
    And with that you now have an obligation to the family to report back on how well it works!
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