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Just wondering if anyone has recreated the shallow finger grooves found on the cabinet sliders in a lot of Eichler homes. It looks like a 16" radial saw blade straight up and down would give the right groove length and depth but that seems pretty high-end (blade uncommon and expensive). I can't believe Eichler's low cost/mass production methods required this. I'm thinking somehow a jig that uses a more common blade (10" or 12") would have been used.

Anyone done this?

jake

eichfan at rawbw dot com

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An update on my earlier post:

A cabinet maker, Patrick, whom Renman recommended is creating replacement sliders for my original Eichler cabinets (a previous owner had replaced the sliders with poorly fitting plexiglass). Patrick informed me today that he investigated and has now set up the necessary apparatus to duplicate the original finger grooves. I'm really looking forward to getting the sliders (the originals would have slightly beveled edges, which he's also doing for me).

Jake

eichfan at rawbw dot com

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