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Offline crustacean

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LR32 enhancement via TSO square & parallel guides
« on: June 07, 2020, 12:08 PM »

Perhaps this is already known, but I found a nice way to use my TSO guide rail squares and parallel guides to do a job that would otherwise have been tedious with the LR32 as sold by Festool.

I was trying to install a three sets of Blum drawer slides in a cabinet. Two of the three were quite far in to the middle of the cabinet. The first hole position is 37mm from the gable edge, standard for Blum. This is not straightforward with the LR32, since there's no 37 mm spacer, nor an easy way to quickly set up the rail accurately in the middle of a big panel, unless you are reasonably close to the edge.

Solution: I glued together a 5mm and 6mm domino to make an 11mm spacer. Using I then used the 16mm Festool spacer and butted the dominoes between that spacer and the gable edge. This offsets the rail so that the first LR32 hole is at 5mm. Then the second one is at 5+32 = 37mm, as desired.

Once that was set up, I simply attached the TSO square to the rail and set it up flush to the workpiece and locked it in place. From that point on, I could simply remove the Festool stop and dominoes, use the TSO square to place the rail with the correct offset for all subsequent holes.

As for the placement of the rail in the middle of the panel, that's easy once the TSO square is in place. Just use the TSO parallel guide and index from the edge of the workpiece at the back of the rail (this is the opposite side from the one Festool uses).

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« Last Edit: June 07, 2020, 12:11 PM by crustacean »

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Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: LR32 enhancement via TSO square & parallel guides
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 12:13 PM »
Interesting, I’m going to keep this “improv” in mind.
Question: I have not seen the word “gable” used in this context, nor does Wikipedia help. Can you please explain what the “gable edge” is?

Offline kmickey

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Re: LR32 enhancement via TSO square & parallel guides
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 12:56 PM »
Vertical/side  panel. Dave Stanton just used the term in his latest video.