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Offline BadRobot

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2016, 07:05 PM »
With the addition of the interior vertical extrusion on each side, do you need the rear ones?  Could you not just make a framed top and a framed bottom to give you a large base for stability and connect them with four extrusions to support the hole placement in the drawers, further reducing both weight and cost but not compromising rigidity?

Thanks for sharing!

I think you're right. A minimal version would be a squarish frame to hold the casters with the four uprights to catch the drawer slides screws. Then you could use two or three short pieces to stabilize  the tops of the uprights but the drawer slides themselves go a long way towards that.

There are a dozens of options at 8020 for keeping the uprights upright.

Without the rear support, it is stable.  Just keep in mind that this is 1020 T-Slots, not 1010 T-Slots.  It is a lot beefier.

Additional, I have a folding MFT table hang in the back.  It makes even stronger since it runs horizontal between 2 rear vertical posts.  I will take pictures with I use it next time.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2016, 07:48 PM »
@promark747

You are both correct.

What Richard was talking about was the fact if you think of the side of the extrusion... The piece is divided down the middle by an about 8mm slot. On each side of that slot is an aluminum piece that is about 15mm wide. So that from the rear of that slot to the front face of the side is about 23mm.

You are correct though that the over all size of the extrusion is 1.5 inches.

Ron

That's exactly what I meant, the slot is 8mm, each face is 15mm (X2), total of 38mm or 1.5".

Thanks Ron.

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2016, 07:49 PM »
@supimeister - what are "panel clamps"?

RMW

Love the sysport @BadRobot.  If it weren’t for my L-dollies, I would definitely consider it, but I do hate how much space they waste and lack drawers if not L-racks.

any chance one of you 80/20 lovers have tried to use 80/20 for panel clamps?
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Offline supimeister

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2016, 09:29 PM »
@supimeister - what are "panel clamps"?

RMW

Love the sysport @BadRobot.  If it weren’t for my L-dollies, I would definitely consider it, but I do hate how much space they waste and lack drawers if not L-racks.

any chance one of you 80/20 lovers have tried to use 80/20 for panel clamps?
Sorry, I don’t mean to distract from the thread... Something like this http://damstom.com/panel-clamps/
or this http://www.ptreeusa.com/clamp_panel_glueUp.htm

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2016, 10:11 PM »
@supimeister - what are "panel clamps"?

RMW

Love the sysport @BadRobot.  If it weren’t for my L-dollies, I would definitely consider it, but I do hate how much space they waste and lack drawers if not L-racks.

any chance one of you 80/20 lovers have tried to use 80/20 for panel clamps?
Sorry, I don’t mean to distract from the thread... Something like this http://damstom.com/panel-clamps/
or this http://www.ptreeusa.com/clamp_panel_glueUp.htm

Got it. At the risk of furthering the distraction while responding to the question... yes. I have thought about it but not come up with anything interesting.

Years ago I had a set of these clamps and you could replace the wood with 80/20 but that's all I've got.

And now back to your regularly scheduled topic...  [big grin]

RMW
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2016, 10:20 PM »
Panel clamps....you could thread eye bolts into the ends of two lengths then maybe use clevis rod ends but I don't know of any ready-made hardware to get you the rest of the way.

Offline BadRobot

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2016, 12:44 PM »
I converted the space under my workbench into storage organizer.  I just used leftover t-slot I had.  Only spent $17 for 1/4 plywood and time to cut it to size.


Offline Arvid

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2016, 03:28 PM »
this would be a nice rack setup in a van or box truck. nice and light weight and clean. something would have to be figured out how to mount it from tipping over. but i can see this design working well in a van.

Offline BadRobot

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2016, 12:33 PM »
This is my multifunction stool that fits Festool Systainer MIDI.

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Offline BadRobot

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Re: 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion T-Slot Sysport
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2016, 12:43 PM »
this would be a nice rack setup in a van or box truck. nice and light weight and clean. something would have to be figured out how to mount it from tipping over. but i can see this design working well in a van.

There are a couple options that you can attach t-slots to the floor or wall, for instance, Aluminum Floor Mount Base Plate.



I built the entire garage wall with 80/20 t-slot as skeleton.  Then I just attach or rearrange as I want.  It can reuse over and over again.