joinery between 2 cabinets in an assembly

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joinery between 2 cabinets in an assembly

Postby alainalbert » Fri, Sep 25 2015, 8:26AM

when you join 2 or more cabinets into an assembly, is there a way that the parts from one cabinet will cut the joinery on the adjoining parts on the second cabinet such as blind dado or RTA fasterner? i'm trying to afix a shelf on the outside of a cabinet and i can't figure out the right strategy to use.

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Re: joinery between 2 cabinets in an assembly

Postby tim lucas » Fri, Sep 25 2015, 6:44PM

As far as I have seen, No, unless you take the parts in and add the cuts manually in part editor
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Re: joinery between 2 cabinets in an assembly

Postby Scott Marshburn » Sat, Sep 26 2015, 12:37PM

In construction settings under the add shelf settings tab click on the fixed shelf radio button.
Now under construction. You can select KD/RTA Fastener thru or Lock Dado thru for the Parts that are listed.
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Re: joinery between 2 cabinets in an assembly

Postby Kerry Fullington » Sat, Sep 26 2015, 6:39PM

Alain,

Create a fixed shelf with the joinery you want on the outside of the box.

Use insets to take the shelf outside the box and touching the side you want the joinery on. Use a negative inset (I used 1") so you still have a shelf with joinery

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Turn the shelf into a Phantom Part so it will create the joinery but not cut the part

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Re: joinery between 2 cabinets in an assembly

Postby alainalbert » Sun, Oct 18 2015, 9:12PM

Hi Kerry

thanks for the explanation. I have tried adding an adjustable shelf to the outside of the cabinet and the joinery doesn't apply nor have I found a way to make the shelves come to the same level inside and out. see picture here:
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its too bad that you can't save individual furniture components as an assembly (example a left gable with shelves) and attach it to a cabinet and the construction would apply to both. It would save so much time when doing things like closet components with shared gables.

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Re: joinery between 2 cabinets in an assembly

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, Oct 19 2015, 6:25AM

Alain,

If you want shelf pin holes on both sides just Check the Thru Holes box in the adjustable shelf Hole Settings.

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Re: joinery between 2 cabinets in an assembly

Postby Kerry Fullington » Tue, Oct 20 2015, 7:21AM

Alain,

Try building your cabinet with only partitions, (no left and right ends) The partitions can become the ends and will let you place shelves with different joinery on each side.
You may need to use some Phantom Parts.

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