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Offline Pitto

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My BlumSYS
« on: March 17, 2015, 08:59 PM »
a bit of work went into this one, and a bit of rough work too, but it works and i am happy with it for now.



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« Last Edit: March 17, 2015, 09:01 PM by Pitto »
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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 10:10 PM »
Nice. I like the two layer two color foam. I have one set up with the Blum ECO Drill. Someday I will get pictures posted.

Seth

Offline Pitto

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 10:51 PM »
Yeah, the ECO drill didnt make the cut as its too big for sys1. It will be intergrated into a sys one day.
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Offline sae

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 11:01 PM »
I have the knockoff Sommerfeld one, it fits in a SYS-2, but barely. I have it in a SYS-3 to get some padding under and above it.

Always like your systainer setups, you should keep a single thread for all of them so I can more easily steal your ideas.  [tongue]

Offline bkharman

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 11:03 PM »
Nice job man.  Looks very clean.

Quick question for either of you... With the Eco Drill, can you replace the 8mm bit with say a 1mm bit?  I have a bunch of doors that I want to get the 35mm hole but still have a ton of hinges that use the small screw hole.  Not the cam action ones.  If I can use a small bit for a pilot hole, I think I am sold on it.

Thanks... and again... great job!

Cheers.  Bryan.
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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 11:12 PM »
a bit of work went into this one, and a bit of rough work too, but it works and i am happy with it for now.

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Nicely done! I love it when people customize Systainers!!

I have yet to perfect the creation of the lid cards. Does anybody offer the paper pre-cut so you could just run it through your printer?
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Offline CrazyLarry

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 05:54 AM »
Quick question for either of you... With the Eco Drill, can you replace the 8mm bit with say a 1mm bit?  I have a bunch of doors that I want to get the 35mm hole but still have a ton of hinges that use the small screw hole.  Not the cam action ones.  If I can use a small bit for a pilot hole, I think I am sold on it.

I'm not sure if you can replace it, I've never tried, but the eco drill comes with two little orange clips which restrict the travel of the 8mm bits so tht only their centre tips will cut the stock, which means once you've cut the cup hole you have two marks for screws or piloting. Only likely to be useful if you're using blum hinges though!

If you can find a dealer that stocks them cmt and freud make bits of varying sizes for the mini press which might fit the eco drill. Worth a shot perhaps.

Another option is just to use a small size centering bit in a drill after you've cut the cup hole and put the hinge in it.

Offline Brian Livingstone

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 08:01 AM »

Hi,

For those who use the Blum Eco Drill can you please provide some feedback.  I am about to pull the trigger on one, once this God awful winter here in Nova Scotia ends. 

Thanks.

Brian

Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Offline joiner1970

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 02:45 PM »
Nice job but I think it needs an orange t-loc catch

Offline Pitto

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2015, 09:05 AM »
Nice job man.  Looks very clean.

Quick question for either of you... With the Eco Drill, can you replace the 8mm bit with say a 1mm bit?  I have a bunch of doors that I want to get the 35mm hole but still have a ton of hinges that use the small screw hole.  Not the cam action ones.  If I can use a small bit for a pilot hole, I think I am sold on it.

Thanks... and again... great job!

Cheers.  Bryan.

you could remove the stock bits and have them sharpened down so they end up as a needlepoint. but i wouldnt bother.

i had a case where a forgot i only needed the 35mm hole, and accidentaly pushed the 8m down a mm and it marked the panel, however the blum screw-on hinge covered it and the screw had a pilot mark, so it all worked out.

As for the systainer, it took me probably 3 hours to do, but its worth putting in the time, knowing everything has a place, and a place for everything.

the lid lable, I removed the OF1400 router lable and spent 30mins measuring the outline which i then outlined in sketchup. this then let me drop pictures of the tools and throw in some company logo's and it gets printed in A3. then use an exacto knife to trim it out and the get it laminated, a quick retrim and it gest screwed and some fastcap doublesided tape to the systainer lid.

seem excesive, but i only plan on doing it once.......... for now, or unless it gets stolen.
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Offline Pitto

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2015, 09:07 AM »

Hi,

For those who use the Blum Eco Drill can you please provide some feedback.  I am about to pull the trigger on one, once this God awful winter here in Nova Scotia ends. 

Thanks.

Brian

Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada

best blum jig ever. well worth the money. very well made, and makes drilling hinge holes a breeze
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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2015, 06:43 PM »
Big thumbs up for the ECO Drill. It is pricey , but it just plain works. Easy, fast and portable.

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Offline RPAllen1

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2015, 10:31 AM »
Correct me if i'm wrong, but it looks like you cut down the length of the Blum jigs, to fit into the sys?  I about to do the same thing, based on yours. Cheers -Ryan-

Offline some1 like me

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2015, 03:28 PM »


This video should sort things out with how to make pilot hole instead of 8mm hole.  [wink]

Offline CrazyLarry

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2015, 03:48 PM »


This video should sort things out with how to make pilot hole instead of 8mm hole.  [wink]

Not really, like I said before, only of any use IF you are using blum hinges, hafele and grass are 2mm closer to the edge so the pilots won't be in the right place. Easier and quicker to use a centering pilot bit once the hinge is in place.

Offline some1 like me

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2015, 09:15 AM »
You are right about that, but Hafele also makes drilling jigs for european hinges. We use only Blum hinges so it is a no brainer for us. On the other hand this jig is useful but quite pricey if you only need 35mm hole.

Offline travisj

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2016, 02:14 PM »
I realize that this thread is several months old, but what kind of foam was used when this insert was created?  I am looking at making a few custom inserts myself.  I have Kaizen foam from Fastcap, but I wonder if this is a better alternative.

Offline Billy stray

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2016, 04:51 PM »
If you do a search on amazon for kaizen foam they will also show the multi colored , it's pretty pricey...
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Offline travisj

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2016, 12:52 AM »
Thanks!

Offline Pitto

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2016, 08:10 PM »
Correct me if i'm wrong, but it looks like you cut down the length of the Blum jigs, to fit into the sys?  I about to do the same thing, based on yours. Cheers -Ryan-

Yes mate, i trimmed it down to fit, does not affect the use of the jig
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Offline Pitto

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Re: My BlumSYS
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2016, 08:13 PM »
I realize that this thread is several months old, but what kind of foam was used when this insert was created?  I am looking at making a few custom inserts myself.  I have Kaizen foam from Fastcap, but I wonder if this is a better alternative.

its called Tool Foam, and is pretty dense like yoga mat material. Kaisen foam from Fastcap would be great, but we cant get it over here, and Freight from the states + the exchange rate of the Australia Peso now, makes it a really expensive exercise.
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