CEB Press/Manufacturing Instructions/Roller guides

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See also CEB Press/Bill of Materials

Tools Required

  • Hole punch or drill with 1/2” bit
  • Welder
  • Angle Grinder

Materials Required

You need 2 roller guides. Each one requires the following:


  • 1/2”x3”x16” plate (1)
  • Spacer plate (1) (One roller guide will use a 3/8" thick plate, and the other will use a 1/2" plate)(these can be scrap, but need to be smaller than 3”x9.5”)


  • 1/2”x2” bolt (1)
  • 12mm x 50mm bolts (2)


  • 1/2” nut (1)
  • 12mm nuts (2)


  • 1/2” washer (1)
  • 1/2” lock washer (1)
  • 12mm lock washers (4)


  • V Groove bearing 12mm Buy



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Fabrication Steps

Main plate

  • Punch 1/2” diameter holes in 1/2”x3”x16” plate. (3 holes) See diagram.
  • Put 1/2” bolt thru the center hole and weld it in place.

Spacer plates

  • Punch a hole for the bolt welded to main plate. This should be centered horizontally, and placed vertically so that the spacer plate doesn't stick out from the main plate.

12mm bolts

  • Grind off the top of the bolts so that the head is 1/4” thick or less. (This is so that the bolts will not be touching the drawer as it slides in and out.)


  • On the 12mm bolts, place, in the following order, the V groove bearings, one lock washer, the main plate, one lock washer, the 12mm nut. The bearings should be on the side of the 1/2” bolt head.
  • Place one of these on each end of the main plate.
  • Tighten them down.
  • On the side with the 1/2” bolt threads, place the spacer plate** on the bolt.
    • The two roller guides will be identical, except for that one will have a 1/2” spacer plate, and the other will have a 3/8” spacer plate (this is to properly space the guides to the rails on the drawers).