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Offline Ben_

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #120 on: November 09, 2014, 06:06 PM »
@ Baremeg55: Oh no! Send me a message, and I'll send you some replacements.

The faceplates are printed layer by layer, and as such they can delaminate if bent too much (especially with some the longer tool names / smaller letters). This isn't a problem once they are in the t-loc as it acts as support / prevents bending.

This video shows how to install them, and should prevent any loss of letters. Seating 3 of the tabs and then applying pressure to the 4th should do the trick.

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #121 on: November 09, 2014, 10:51 PM »
Ben,

I take full responsibility for my faceplate letters delaminating.  As I said, I will order some replacements soon, as well as a few new ones.  Thank you for the generous offer though. 

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #122 on: November 26, 2014, 02:55 PM »
Have you tried "printing" dominoes?  I would think festool green dominoes in all the various sizes with a 5mm hole a few mm from each end would be wonderful dry assembly aids. The 5 mm holes would allow for inserting a tool to help removal in case things get tight and the smooth plastic should help prevent that problem anyway. No reason they couldn't be hollow if the printer will allow for that too. I've actually been thinking of taking that idea to a prototype plastic outfit down the road to try out, but you're more than welcome to the idea if it'll work with the printer.
Jim
So Ben, have you had a chance to persue printing dominoes yet?  Subsequently thought about printing quas dogs or parf dogs. Lots of possibilities, not nearly enough time!
Good Luck, Jim.

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #123 on: November 28, 2014, 08:59 AM »
These inserts are awesome but the cleats are fantastic! Thanks for sharing and making them available.

thought about printing quas dogs or parf dogs. Lots of possibilities, not nearly enough time!

The only problem with making the bench dogs will be the lamination of 3D printed objects and consistency with the outer dimension. You could reduce the de-lamination issue by changing the printed orientation but the consistency of OD will still be an issue.  3D printing is good and with calibration it can be pretty spot on but the parf dogs (that's what I have) are machined and all match exactly. So you can use them to align. If you did 3D print a set of bench dogs, I would leave them a bit oversized and then use a lathe to make sure they are reduced to the exact same size. Maybe I'm over thinking this but the precision of the parf dogs was part of the reason I wanted to use them. Another option would be to order HDPE or other hard plastic rod stock and use a lathe to make them, cheaper and easier to machine than aluminum versions. If we discuss this further I think another thread would be a good idea.

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #124 on: December 11, 2014, 01:29 PM »
My apologies if this has already been mentioned.

Ben, what about offering the entire set shown in your picture (which I have reattached)?

Somehow I found  your cleats and First Aid T-Loc and ordered them, but rather than buying a few of the tool specific T-Locs here and there, I'd be more inclined to buy the lot.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2014, 01:40 PM by plgard »

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #125 on: December 11, 2014, 02:09 PM »
My apologies if this has already been mentioned.

Ben, what about offering the entire set shown in your picture (which I have reattached)?

Somehow I found  your cleats and First Aid T-Loc and ordered them, but rather than buying a few of the tool specific T-Locs here and there, I'd be more inclined to buy the lot.
Why would people want to purchase T-Locs for products not owned or with no intention to purchase?  Ben has been very accommodating and will work with you to supply whatever combo (or all) you want?

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #126 on: December 11, 2014, 04:18 PM »
Why would people want to purchase T-Locs for products not owned or with no intention to purchase?  Ben has been very accommodating and will work with you to supply whatever combo (or all) you want?

Because of the 40-some T-Loc faces shown in the example, I could use 20-some of them immediately and a few of the others in future, and I would be looking for a bulk price.

Besides, Festool and Systainers are systemic by design.  Why not get the set while they're available?  My guess is that there are more than a few members here that could put a fair chunk of that set to work now.  ; )
« Last Edit: December 11, 2014, 04:28 PM by plgard »

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #127 on: December 11, 2014, 04:34 PM »
The problem with 3D printing is that it isn't a bulk way of producing.
Which means that selling bulk won't decrease the cost of creating the goods :) .

And Ben, thanks for the first aid latchplate! It works perfectly.
I glued it with a few drops 10sec glue and it's stuck pretty firm :P .

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #128 on: December 11, 2014, 09:14 PM »
Hey everyone, apologies for not updating this project for a while.

Regarding large orders, bleiblei is right, producing them in bulk doesn't decrease the cost / time it takes to make them. I can only discount the larger sets, as I save money on listing / credit card transaction fees. Doing the custom order thing also allows for accommodation for non-festool items or accessories.

Thanks again everybody.

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #129 on: January 16, 2015, 12:55 AM »
Received my cleats/latches yesterday along with a sample T-Loc handle insert yesterday, they look great Ben! Will be placing an order very soon for more of the T-Loc inserts.  [cool]

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #130 on: March 05, 2015, 07:57 PM »
Hello Ben. I'm wondering if u can customize them. Black face plate with red letters? Or some colours like that? Pls let me know.   Let say black plate with MKH in red

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #131 on: March 05, 2015, 08:06 PM »
Hey everyone, apologies for not updating this project for a while.

Regarding large orders, bleiblei is right, producing them in bulk doesn't decrease the cost / time it takes to make them. I can only discount the larger sets, as I save money on listing / credit card transaction fees. Doing the custom order thing also allows for accommodation for non-festool items or accessories.

Thanks again everybody.


They work well but you do need to use glue - double stick tape worked really well for me (the woodworking kind that is thin)

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #132 on: April 20, 2015, 09:45 AM »
Hi all,

**SPRING CLEANING SALE**

I've posted cleats and faceplates with visual imperfections at 50% off or more.

Functionally everything is fine, they just have discoloration, gaps, blobs, or paint splatter that can probably be repaired / cleaned.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/123one


Cheers,

Ben
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #133 on: April 20, 2015, 11:19 PM »
Can you do grey with black letters?  I was thinking of color combinations to separate my Systainers. Like black background / green type for sanders,  grey background black type for routers,  green background/black type for drills,  red background /white type for drilling bits or saws.
RO90, RO150, DTS 400, LS 130, CXS, TS 55 EQ, CT 36AC, OF 1400,  Parallel Guides, Kapex Miter saw,  3 MFT Kapex tables, C18

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #134 on: April 21, 2015, 12:08 AM »
TheTrooper,

Grey is possible, I just don't have any grey filament at this time. Would white with black or green type work for you?

Currently, I have green, black, red, white, and tan filament.
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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #135 on: April 21, 2015, 09:57 PM »
I'll whip up some combos this week. Thanks for the feedback
RO90, RO150, DTS 400, LS 130, CXS, TS 55 EQ, CT 36AC, OF 1400,  Parallel Guides, Kapex Miter saw,  3 MFT Kapex tables, C18

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #136 on: May 02, 2015, 12:32 AM »
I received my faceplates from BEN_ last week and sorted through them and attached most to the T Locs tonight. They are very nice! I did about 30 seconds of sanding on each one, and I attached them with a few dabs of silicone. Ben was great to work with, and made me some regular versions from his list (OF2200, RO90 etc..), as well as custom faceplates such as 'DOMINOS' 'SURFIX' '5" PAPER'. I think these will make things easier to find instead of having to look at the small pictures on each Systainer. Great stuff, thanks Ben.




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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #137 on: October 23, 2015, 05:07 AM »
Is Ben still offering these for sale ?
I must say that I am new to Etsy and only see the cleats.
I do see lists of items sold but not what is available !!
Sure it must be me
 

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #138 on: October 23, 2015, 01:00 PM »
Is Ben still offering these for sale ?
I must say that I am new to Etsy and only see the cleats.
I do see lists of items sold but not what is available !!
Sure it must be me

I spoke to Ben a couple months ago and he said he was shutting down for a little while to prepare for a cross country move. He said he would reopen when he can.

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #139 on: October 25, 2015, 05:46 PM »
Hey guys,
     Sent Ben an e-mail a few weeks ago and he responded that he is is no longer doing the custom t-locs.   

CB

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Re: Customized T-Loc Handles (3D Printed)
« Reply #140 on: November 15, 2016, 12:05 PM »
A big thank you to everyone who contributed during the design process and supported the Etsy shop by purchasing faceplates or cleats.

I've decided to close the shop and make all design files available for free download. Print and installation instructions can be found on the Thingiverse pages below.

If you don't have a printer or access to one, I'll be selling cleats for $10 a set until I run out of lime green filament. (2 spools remain). http://123one.etsy.com


Cleats:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1890372

Model # Faceplates:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1893148

Blank Faceplate:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1893158

First Aid Faceplate:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1893180


Cheers,
Ben
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