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Offline Jeff Zanin

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LR32 with Long and Narrow Stock
« on: March 24, 2018, 05:41 PM »
I am working on bookcases using LR32 but the sides are only 130mm (5.11") wide so I knew I would need to support the rail with another piece of stock.  The side are 1600mm (63") long which is 200mm (7.87") longer than my 1400 LR32 rail, and this project doesn't justify the 2400mm rail.  There are three bookcases so six sides to process.

So I adapted some ideas I have seen here one of which was a video and article by Brice Burrell where he used the parallel guides to create a jig for the LR32 rail.

In my application the stock was too long to use the parallel guides but I used his jig idea and created one that holds the 1400mm rail on a 1400mm platform that is secured to the MFT.  The stock slides under the rail and is clamped against the platform using clamping elements, and a L bracket clamped to a temporary shelf extending from the bottom of the MFT is used to align the stock to have 100mm (4") protruding from the end of the rail. 

So thanks to Brice and others whose ideas I have used in this and other projects.

The photos below show the setup with a test piece.  The narrow piece sitting diagonally across the table and rail is a spacer that positions the stock to do the hole on the inner edge.

« Last Edit: March 24, 2018, 06:32 PM by Jeff Zanin »

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Offline rst

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Re: LR32 with Long and Narrow Stock
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 07:36 PM »
I've made narrow sides by drilling the holes in the pieces and then ripping to width.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: LR32 with Long and Narrow Stock
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 11:35 AM »
thats how I do it