Flat File Corner - Tips, Questions, Answers, Etc.

Information on shipping, storing and repairing your art, plus your reviews on products for art collecting, making, storing, etc..
barneybp
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Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:12 am

Thank you both! In they stay.
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josephwillis
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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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theperfecttree
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Wed May 11, 2016 11:18 pm

bravo on that. pipe base and cast iron handles look superb
McGinnisM
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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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piper27
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Sun May 22, 2016 7:46 pm

That pipe base is an awesome touch!
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josephwillis
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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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squalie
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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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sixstringer
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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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squalie
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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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Zetterberg
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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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fantasticninja
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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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Luckyslev
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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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BrandonJ
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Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:35 pm

Just got some glassine sheets for my flat file (5 drawers). What is a good amount of prints per drawer without worry of damage?
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mlinderer
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:52 pm

I just picked up my second oak Mayline flat file from the same vintage as the one that was restored above. The new one with the two deep top drawers is bigger overall so it'll help with a few prints that wouldn't fit it the other. These things are gorgeous on their own with the wear/character, but I think I'll do a little sanding and clean up on these two as well. I'll need to get some proper labels made up so I can get rid of the printer paper and post it notes.

Image20180819_204255 by Matt Linderer, on Flickr

Image20180819_204405 by Matt Linderer, on Flickr
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:45 pm

Both look sharp.
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