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Subject: Re: Yet more cabinet rail stuff

From: "Paul Schreiber" <synth1@...>
Date: 1999-10-22

Actually, when I "undig" in about 2 weeks I'll have the sheet metal shop
quote a 12U
"end buttable" rail with the small bend radius used on the 19A rails. These
will have
a wider back flange with countersunk holes for wood screws. You can line
them up
end-to-end as long as your heart's content.

I can't make them longer because:

a) hard to ship
b) I can use the cheap $$$ brake at the shop (they have one that can bend to
but bring money)

The "problem" still remains about a 'double row' system without some flat
in-between to screw the rails to.

I could make a long (24U) flat piece with 2 horizontal rows (like 2 19As's
welded together)
and assume that the stiffness of the panels, coupled with screwed-in-wood
top and
bottom rails is sufficient to support 2 rows without "bowing".

Paul S.

-----Original Message-----
From: JWBarlow@... <JWBarlow@...>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, October 21, 1999 8:16 PM
Subject: [motm] Yet more cabinet rail stuff

>From: JWBarlow@...
>In a message dated 10/20/99 11:06:35 PM, jlarryh@... writes:
>>>I then measured the distance between the two
>>> edges of the panels which I believe to be about 1/4".
>And I don't feel a 1/4" gap to be too bad, but if we use Larry's multi/bus
>strips then we have a "different problem" which might alleviate the problem
>of the 1/4" gap -- as it stands, I'm really leaning toward using these
>below each row of MOTM.
>>I got a pair of rails from Musician's Friend and experienced about the
>>results as JWB. Like Ken, I was hoping they would allow the modules to
>>flush (like the nice ones that Paul makes). However, they did not, so
>>I am
>>not certain I am going to use them for that purpose. I still have room
>I agree that I'd prefer the panels to be flush in my system as well, and I
>also would agree not to use them for MOTM if Paul had some rails made for
>cabinet use -- and it would be great to see him make the strips as well so
>they were cosmetically compatible, and use the "official MOTM screw." But I
>feel that Paul has his hands full with other stuff and I don't know if
>there's enough interest to warrant distracting him. I would imagine that
>rails would be about 24U (like Moe wants) and I'd prefer those to my 21U
>rails as well. Anybody else?