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Wonky Drawers

by muzz64 Jul 31, 2016
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Sorry, but this has issues with usability, the handle is really hard to hook, you need to make hollow at upper side as well, then it will be much easier to open. Try to open the last one when it stays at the table, you will get what I mean. Also drawers is easily slide out if you angle the frame a bit.

Thanks for your comment and sorry to hear you are having usability issues. That shouldn't be the case. I've printed plenty of these and given them to people who have been more than happy with them and lots of members here have printed their own and many provided very positive feedback.

With regards to the handles, the size and angle you can print out on are limitations that the design works around as best as possible while keeping it looking smart. Opening the drawers with a finger nail should be no issue for most people. In addition, if you look at the images provided, another way to open the drawers if you are having difficulty is to tap it from the back (rear) side of the frame part as it is open.

If the drawers seem hard to open and close it is most likely due to how the file was sliced and / or printed. Not all slicers are as precise as others or machines as accurate as others. This can make the results tight... loose... but ideally just right. The design uses clearances that should be workable for most members slicers and machines. However, if the drawers are too loose you can uniformly scale them up a small amount... too tight... uniformly scale them down a bit. Obviously print the frame first then one drawer to check the clearances.

One more thing that may help with how well the drawers slide is to apply a light (silicone) lubricant to the surfaces that will move against each other. Printed PLA is very dry and hard so a light lubricant can make a big difference in how well the drawers slide in / out.

Last but not least... I think almost all simple sets of drawers will drop down a bit when opened. That is a fact of life when inserted into a frame such as this without special runners and bearings etc. The bottom line there is this is a simple, fun and quite cool 3D printed thing that is as much for aesthetic purposes as it is for storage.

I hope this is of use.

Love, love, love the wonky drawers!