Shelf Standards or pilasters

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Shelf Standards or pilasters

Postby Stuart Douglas » Fri, Mar 15 2019, 7:48AM

Good morning hive mind,

I've got some KV 256 Shelf standards to install in a job in lieu of shelf holes. What is the fastest way to set the dados up for these? Should I make a PTN and try to get it associated with a a part (fixed shelf, Butt joineryw/clearance) or use the part editor to make a dedicated set of gables and then add some constraints? Looking to spend the least amount of time on this, so If you have one made up already that I can modify that would also work. ;)
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Re: Shelf Standards or pilasters

Postby Thomas strembitsky » Fri, Mar 15 2019, 10:04AM

I set up dedicated boxes and used the constraint manager to make my dadoes. it was time consuming. I used the 5/8 wide ones and found adding 5.2mm to the length of the pilaster helped offset the round inside corners cutting using a 3/8 downshear.
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Re: Shelf Standards or pilasters

Postby Terry Hall » Fri, Mar 15 2019, 12:49PM

I almost wonder if one could set up partitions, then just cut the dado and not the partition itself.

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Re: Shelf Standards or pilasters

Postby Scott Marshburn » Fri, Mar 15 2019, 3:49PM

If you want the standards running top to bottom on the ends you may want to try using up/down stretchers with a left/right orientation with full dadoes. Then set these stretchers to be phantom parts.
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Re: Shelf Standards or pilasters

Postby Stuart Douglas » Mon, Mar 18 2019, 6:12AM

All great suggestions! I had worked on this in an awful hurry, and since the job was only 2 dozen cabinets, mostly similar, I used the part editor to strike the stopped dados in the gables. It took a test cut to really dial in the depth, but since none of the cabinets I was making for this one needed to bee parametric, it was quicker than I thought it would be. :o

I still can't help but wonder if there is a way to do this as a hardware PTN, so it could be applied universally. Hard to believe no one has approached this from that direction before. :shock:


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