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Alex
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September 21, 2020 - 7:47 am
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Hi,

There is no better solution to my knowledge at the moment,

Sorry, Alexandre

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Hello,

Thank you Alex for the example you came back to me with. Since then I have had multiple cabinets to design that include a curved face frame as used in the initial example. Unfortunately I found this method difficult to use. This is mainly due to the very different way in which the cabinets are constructed (no sides, top, bottom etc). All the rules are different from any other cabinet and this makes parametric design and the addition of a corner post more trouble that its worth. In addition the manufacturing drawing produced (attached) is not particularly user friendly. And finally when the corner post is defined as a shelf, Opticut therefore does not have it in the correct plane, thus renders Opticut useless for this part (attached image). That being said the alternative also has its problems.

I have attached 2 cabinets roughly the same using the two different methods. The standard method that I would ideally like to use does not allow me to apply a radius to the front edge (double back). This creates two problems. 1 is the visual aspect when showing a client or indeed when in the workshop. 2 is that a manufacturing drawing is not produced.

An additional problem using this method is that the rebate required into the back face cannot be produced. Whilst it in fact the rebate can be produced by using inner tooling, the rebate is not seen by the cabinet side and a gap the distance of the rebate is created in the side panel. I have got round this by editing the cutting list when exporting to Opticut (can easily be missed and is open to operator error). Also this doesn’t update the manufacturing sizes produced by Polyboard.

Please can I ask for another solution to this? Ideally using a standard method of applying a face frame, allowing a radius to be applied along a vertical edge (not just a horizontal) and the ability to apply either inner tooling or another method that can be read by the intersecting side panel. I have struggled with this since the date of this first post and find more and more cabinets that require this kind of feature.

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Tom

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Hi Alex,

Thank you. That’s a very different method of creating cabinets. May take me a while to get my head round this…

Kind regards

Tom

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Hi,

Hello,

It took me a little time to understand how you had created your furniture,

Do not block this on the default cabinet elements

To do a Door overpassing use a fixed shelf instead of the Top

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to create double thickness shelves use triple surface split like with your 0.6mm panel

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and for the radius it’s best is to look at attached example

And apply the doors in local mode, 

I used a shelf with tenon and angle toolings

hope that’s helpful

Cheers, Alexandre

(If you can’t open this cab check your mail for another link)

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Hello,

I have a model where I need the doors to be inset to a faceframe on the sides but then also overlay the cabinet top and bottom. I have achieved this to a point with a groove on the doors although as can be seen its not quite right.

Also any idea why the hinge tooling is doing what its doing?

Secondly I would like the side panel to be housed into the thick face frame. I have attached a drawing of what I am looking to achieve. 

And finally is it possible to add the radius to the face frames i have on the side panels as per drawing?

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