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    ed.dennison
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    I have an old chest, and I would like to be able to open the top two drawers even when the top lid is closed. Mostly, I leave the top lid ajar, and of course over time a pair of small grooves wear into the front of the drawer (see picture).

    I am contemplating using a drill or router to cut a pair of grooves in the top to drawers so that they will open and close easily, even when the top of the chest is latched.

    I rarely (never) move the chest, but I don’t want to remove the latching pins altogether.

    Please talk me out of this foolishness.

    Thanks!

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    #37440
    Terry Rushbrook
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    Leave it alone and either open the top completely or partially. Please don’t cut grooves into the drawer fronts!

    Terry

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    #37516
    Terry Rushbrook
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    Why not just leave the top open? Space considerations? Perhaps you about think about getting a tool case instead of a tool chest because they do not have opening tops, just drawers.

    Terry

    #37693
    keith gustafson
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    Maybe the springs are tired

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