summoner wrote:A cutting wheel (a Dremel might have enough to get the job done) and a metal file to straighten the lines would cut a nice hole in the top. I actually thought about doing this when I saw this picture. It looks pretty close to what you are thinking. The key is to make sure there is enough structural support so that once the hole is there the flat file does not want to flex. As for casters, I saw someone actualy weld a metal ring, about 4"s wide around the bottom of the flat file and then weld/bolt casters to it. That may help with strengthening the flat file with a hole in the top as well.
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I'm currently trying to figure out exactly what I'd like to do with this project. I have no idea about color, handles, a base, casters, etc.
After completing the oak file from above, I sort of love being able to see what is inside the top drawer by having a 'window'. Due to this, I might work on cutting out the top to allow for a sheet of glass to sit on top. Unfortunately, this is generally easier said than done, so I'll have to see.
Thinking about color, I really like the cleanliness of my black flat file. It'd be nice to be able to just stack this one on top of it, without there being a color clash, however, that's a bit boring. If I'm going to go all the way by cutting out a whole in the top, I might as well paint it a cool color. I've always like Mondo's 'hot rod' red file, but I also don't want to copy that one completely. I've also been toying with pearl. We'll see.
Please feel free to contribute any advice, thoughts, or ideas here. I always love hearing the feedback you guys have to offer surrounding flat files and print care.
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