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Subject: Re: [motm] Cabinet Update

From: "Paul Schreiber" <synth1@...>
Date: 2000-05-30

Well, I see a possible problem :(

The flat rails are the same width (0.500") as the MOTM-19As. What you did is
"cheat": you
laid the rails over the front, which "subtracted" the metal thickness plus
about 50mils of the
bend radius.

So, what will happen is that the wood will not be entirely behind the flat
rails, there will be
a portion "sticking out in the wind" without any wood behind it.

Then, since the holes for attaching the flat rails to the wood are in the
centerlines (at 0.250")
you have only 1/8" 'left over' to insert a wood screw. It can be done, but
∗be exta special careful∗ not to
split your support.

Paul S.
yep, I have returned

----- Original Message -----
From: alt-mode <alt_mode@...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2000 7:55 PM
Subject: [motm] Cabinet Update

> ... A quiet weekend, I guess everyone is enjoying either the barbeque or
> modulars ;)...
> I took a few modules and a pair of 19A rails over to my woodworker
friend's shop.
> He has been working on a Moog-style upper cabinet for my MOTM modules.
The cabinet
> is 5U high and 27U wide. Since the flat rails are not available, I needed
to do
> some test fitting with the 19A rails. If the measurements are the same,
as Paul has
> alleged, then I think this is going to work out very well! We used 3/4"
birch, and
> made a lip on the front edge that is 3/8" wide. The rail fits nicely over
this lip
> wtih some overhang. There should be enough wood to screw the rails into
the lip.
> He created the lip with a router and will have to chisel out the edges
since the
> router can cut a 90 degree corner at the ends.
> I had given him a 2U blank panel along with a drawing of the cabinet
several weeks
> back.
> My friend was a bit concerned about the strength of the back of the
cabinet so he is
> adding a 2" wide brace from the top to the bottom on the rear and is
cutting two
> holes in the brace to hold the power socket and fuse along with the power
> I'm disassembling a MOTM-900 supply to use in the cabinet.
> When he's finished gluing it all together, I get it for final sanding and
> I'll try to send some pics as it comes together. I hope the flat rails
> fairly soon or I'll be using wood screws to hold the modules in the
> Eric
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