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Offline Woodhack97

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Homemade Systainer
« on: March 11, 2017, 09:26 PM »
I'm building several of these and am a bit stumped when it comes to making a hinge for the lid. I was thinking of a similar approach like how I did the handle. Wondering if anyone in Internet land had a better idea.

I've attached a photo of the inside.

Cheers

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Homemade Systainer
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 09:53 PM »
SOSS hinges may work

http://www.soss.com/invisible-hinge.html?application=22

Oops, in case you can't make a hinge  ^^, carry on
« Last Edit: March 11, 2017, 09:56 PM by waho6o9 »

Online Svar

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Re: Homemade Systainer
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 09:59 PM »
Check YouTube video by mirock called: Home made systainer. There are 3 videos. Mirock is a FOG member.

Offline Woodhack97

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Re: Homemade Systainer
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 10:50 PM »
Yep I've seen his vid. I was trying to keep buying new materials to a minimum. The idea being using scrap as much as possible.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Homemade Systainer
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 04:48 AM »
Hi,
I have not tried them yet, but found this video a couple of weeks ago. Looks neat to me...




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Offline Woodhack97

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Re: Homemade Systainer
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 04:28 PM »
That is pretty slick. My only concern is that small 1/16" rod used. I wonder if that hinge would stand up to job site use? Worth a try though.

Offline sprior

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Re: Homemade Systainer
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 10:15 PM »
This month's Woodsmith magazine has plans for making a storage solution that is so inspired by Systainers and the Sysport that they did everything but paint it gray and green.

Offline tassiedevil

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Re: Homemade Systainer
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 06:02 AM »
Just about to start on some homemade systainers and trying to work out the best type of hinge.
I'd like to emulate the one used in real systainers but simple hinges as used by Mirock may be used, at least for the first one.
An option to remove the lid (as per Mirock's sandtainer) would be nice too but I'm having trouble finding take apart hinges locally.
I've designed a couple of jigs to help with assembly and I'm currently 3D printing the feet - in festool green as it happens.
Geoff