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Postby barneybp on Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:12 am

Thank you both! In they stay.
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Postby josephwillis on Wed May 11, 2016 11:06 pm

A little update on my file project. Missing drawers covered, new cast iron handles, pipe base assembled and attached.



Left to do: attach front label holders, side rail on base, line the drawers, and finish the top.
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Postby theperfecttree on Wed May 11, 2016 11:18 pm

bravo on that. pipe base and cast iron handles look superb
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Postby McGinnisM on Sun May 22, 2016 3:44 pm

I have a metal (heavy as hell) 10 drawer flat file available for sale/trade. Not looking to get a ton for it. Located in East Lansing, Michigan. Will provide pics as needed.
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Postby piper27 on Sun May 22, 2016 7:46 pm

That pipe base is an awesome touch!
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Postby josephwillis on Fri May 27, 2016 8:11 pm

Thanks theperfecttree and piper27. I think I will be able to finally work on the top this weekend. Really wanting to get this thing home and have a nice storage for some art.

I know I can find some links on here for the acid free plastic print sleeves, but does anyone have recommendations for some sort of hard backing? (to prevent the works from bending or creasing when getting them out.)

Thanks
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Postby squalie on Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:38 pm

Anyone have any ideas on adding some kinda locking device on a older Safeco flat file that does not have the knock-out for the lock??
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Postby sixstringer on Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:03 pm

squalie wrote:Anyone have any ideas on adding some kinda locking device on a older Safeco flat file that does not have the knock-out for the lock??



https://www.easykeys.com/ABUS.aspx



or you can Macgyver something like this.

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Postby squalie on Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:42 pm

Thanks six! I was mulling over a few ways I could diy and that second video gives more some other ideas. Just need to keep the little one from getting too curious.
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Postby Zetterberg on Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:25 pm

I went with a Sandusky from Jet.com. It's not the fanciest option on the market, but it gets the job done. Shipping was free and I was able to use a 15% off coupon. It definitely suffered a few scratches and dents during delivery, but nothing too serious. Jet gave me the option of returning it or taking an additional $30 credit-I opted for the credit making it an even better deal.

https://jet.com/product/5-Drawer-Flat-F ... 8ffd91432e

Amazon has a decent price on these as well and they're prime eligible.

https://www.amazon.com/Sandusky-244876G ... +flat+file
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Postby fantasticninja on Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:55 pm

josephwillis wrote:A little update on my file project. Missing drawers covered, new cast iron handles, pipe base assembled and attached.



Left to do: attach front label holders, side rail on base, line the drawers, and finish the top.

Nice! Could you please post a close up of the handle? I bought a very similar handle for my mini flat file. It would be cool if they were the same.
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Postby Luckyslev on Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:20 am

josephwillis wrote:A little update on my file project. Missing drawers covered, new cast iron handles, pipe base assembled and attached.



Left to do: attach front label holders, side rail on base, line the drawers, and finish the top.


Oh my gosh! That is incredible! I'm currently in the market for my first flat file and have been hoping to come across something in wood.
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