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Offline Frank Stacho

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My Home-Made Sysport
« on: March 24, 2012, 06:12 PM »
Hi all, here's my version of sysport. Is made of 3/4 white melamine with 2x4 frame and 3inch casters. Also used the LR-32 to do 32mm holes on the sides so that the slides can be adjust to fit different configurations and systainer sizes. Any comments welcome ! Frank


Used material list:
MFT/3 original top
GlideRite 14'' full extension slides with 1inch over-travel (1470ZC)
3/4'' white melamine
Steelex D2608 3-Inch 220-Pound Swivel Double Lock Polyurethane Plate Caster from Amazon
2x4 frame
about 120 dominos 4x20, 5x30, 6x 40,
Incra t-track 48''



49311-0
« Last Edit: March 24, 2012, 06:14 PM by Frank Stacho »
CT 36 E - boom arm - Domino DF 500Q set - DTS 400 EQ -  RO 150 FEQ - ETS 150/3 - TS-55 - MFT/3 Multifunction Table - FS 3000/2 Guide Rail - T15+3 Drill set - Centrotec Installers Set - LR 32 hole drilling set -
OF 1400 EQ

Offline builderbob

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 06:17 PM »
That is mint!  Looks awesome and it's great to be able to relocate as needed!!!

Bob
Kapex, TS55, CMS GE, Carvex 420, Domino DF500, MFK 700, OF 2200, OF 1400, OF 1010, EHL65, RAS 115, RTS 400, RO150, ETS 150/3, ETS 125, CT 22 (2), CXS (2), C-15+3, T-12+3, PSB 300 & more MFT's than i can count!

Offline JimRay

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 07:11 PM »
Is it the same height as an MFT, by chance? Looks great, and has me thinking...

Jim Ray
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Offline Kev

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 01:45 AM »
Frank - I'll take 3 thanks! Delivery to Sydney OK ?

That's perfect, very well done  [big grin]

Offline hobbes

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 01:24 AM »
Very nice work!

I have a couple of questions:

1) What are dimensions used?
2) Did you use dominos to "join" the base frame to all the upright panels (it looks like that in one of your pictures, but I can't be sure if that was just for the top).

All your missing is a couple of "Festool" logos and perhaps a racing green strips and members of FOG will be putting in pre-orders.  [thumbs up]

Offline Frank Stacho

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 11:06 PM »
Is it the same height as an MFT, by chance? Looks great, and has me thinking...

Jim Ray

Yes, same height as an MFT/3
CT 36 E - boom arm - Domino DF 500Q set - DTS 400 EQ -  RO 150 FEQ - ETS 150/3 - TS-55 - MFT/3 Multifunction Table - FS 3000/2 Guide Rail - T15+3 Drill set - Centrotec Installers Set - LR 32 hole drilling set -
OF 1400 EQ

Offline Frank Stacho

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 11:19 PM »
Very nice work!

I have a couple of questions:

1) What are dimensions used?
2) Did you use dominos to "join" the base frame to all the upright panels (it looks like that in one of your pictures, but I can't be sure if that was just for the top).

All your missing is a couple of "Festool" logos and perhaps a racing green strips and members of FOG will be putting in pre-orders.  [thumbs up]

Front and rear: 45 1/16 x 29 1/16
      side panel: 31 7/16 x 29 1/16
I don't used domino to join the base frame to all upright panels. Frame is fixed with upright panels all around. Frank
CT 36 E - boom arm - Domino DF 500Q set - DTS 400 EQ -  RO 150 FEQ - ETS 150/3 - TS-55 - MFT/3 Multifunction Table - FS 3000/2 Guide Rail - T15+3 Drill set - Centrotec Installers Set - LR 32 hole drilling set -
OF 1400 EQ

Offline ezdrive

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 10:19 AM »
Frank;

I have been planning to make my own sysport for over three years.  Every month or so, I will do a Google search for homemade designs.  Most look too much like bad copies of the original design.  Your design is the best I have seen!  Great job!  I hope you will not mind if I copy it?  I definitely could use extensions to my MFT/3.  I can figure out the dimensions myself, but I have a couple of questions:

1)  Did you purchase the top from Festool, or did you make it yourself?
2)  The drawer slides do not look familiar from what I can see in the pictures, where did you find them and what are the dimensions?

I never started my project because I had planned to make out of Baltic Birch Plywood.  I calculated the cost and freaked out!  Your use of inexpensive materials is sheer genius!  I love it dude!  You have inspired me to build one!

Ray   

Offline ScotF

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 10:56 AM »
Simply brilliant! [thumbs up]

Thanks for sharing.

Scot

Offline Frank Stacho

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 09:26 PM »
Frank;

I have been planning to make my own sysport for over three years.  Every month or so, I will do a Google search for homemade designs.  Most look too much like bad copies of the original design.  Your design is the best I have seen!  Great job!  I hope you will not mind if I copy it?  I definitely could use extensions to my MFT/3.  I can figure out the dimensions myself, but I have a couple of questions:

1)  Did you purchase the top from Festool, or did you make it yourself?
2)  The drawer slides do not look familiar from what I can see in the pictures, where did you find them and what are the dimensions?

I never started my project because I had planned to make out of Baltic Birch Plywood.  I calculated the cost and freaked out!  Your use of inexpensive materials is sheer genius!  I love it dude!  You have inspired me to build one!

Ray   

Ray:
You can copy my design, no problem!
1) the top is original MFT/3 $152
2) I purchase slides from gliderite.com
14'' full extension slides with 1inch over-travel (type 1470ZC) 10pair about $65
I used three sheets of 3/4 white melamine $24 per one! Cheaper then 3/4'' MDF!
front of drawers is 1/2'' soft maple
Now I have all 10 systainers  in one place  [big grin]
Thank you. Frank
CT 36 E - boom arm - Domino DF 500Q set - DTS 400 EQ -  RO 150 FEQ - ETS 150/3 - TS-55 - MFT/3 Multifunction Table - FS 3000/2 Guide Rail - T15+3 Drill set - Centrotec Installers Set - LR 32 hole drilling set -
OF 1400 EQ

Offline PeterK

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 10:15 PM »
Frank
I REALLY like this design!! Has given me several ideas. Thinking I could build one virtually identical and another that would hold my current MFT/3 with legs folded and storage underneath. That way I could set my own height and still have the MFT/3 available for portable needs. Also, I could have a removable platform between the 2 tables at a lower level to set my miter saw on and use the table tops as extensions and use the MFT holes to drop in fence extensions. Hmm. Can think of several uses. Going to have to analyze your design more!!
Thank you for posting this.

Offline ezdrive

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2012, 01:51 PM »
Frank;

I really appreciate the time you spend replying with the details of your project.  I am definitely planning to build one soon.  Thanks

Sincerely,

Ray

Offline sl_1800

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2012, 01:31 AM »
Very Nice!!!
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Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2012, 02:01 AM »
Very well done stand; you'll like having it at the same height as the MFT/3 for expansion.  And nice presentation in the post with lots of photos.
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Offline JimRay

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2012, 10:37 AM »
Is it the same height as an MFT, by chance? Looks great, and has me thinking...

Jim Ray

Duh, picture 10 makes it pretty obvious. Can't believe I missed it. I sure am envious of level floors and a wide open shop though!

Jim Ray
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Offline bwiele

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2012, 11:04 AM »
I can't tell from the pictures - what prevents the Systainers from moving from side to side?  I'm asking because I have strong intentions of plagiarizing your design, so I want to be sure I have inquired about all the details!  This is really, really nicely done.

VERY respectfully,

Brian

Offline greenMonster

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2012, 11:34 AM »
Looks like you could install some sort of downdraft assembly pretty easily if you wanted

Offline Frank Stacho

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2012, 07:59 PM »
I can't tell from the pictures - what prevents the Systainers from moving from side to side?  I'm asking because I have strong intentions of plagiarizing your design, so I want to be sure I have inquired about all the details!  This is really, really nicely done.

VERY respectfully,

Brian

Two dominos on back side  holds systainers on place. Between slides and systainer is just 1/16 of inch space!
Thank you for ask. Frank
CT 36 E - boom arm - Domino DF 500Q set - DTS 400 EQ -  RO 150 FEQ - ETS 150/3 - TS-55 - MFT/3 Multifunction Table - FS 3000/2 Guide Rail - T15+3 Drill set - Centrotec Installers Set - LR 32 hole drilling set -
OF 1400 EQ

Offline jacko9

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2012, 08:45 PM »
Nice creativity Frank, thanks for posting and sharing your very talented design.

Offline Robert

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2012, 09:11 PM »
A beautiful job  if I might say. Thanks for detailing the construction .

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2012, 09:35 PM »
Very nicely done indeed!   [thumbs up]

Offline sandy

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2012, 06:42 AM »
Frank was kind enough to allow me to visit and see it, in person.  It looks like a piece of furniture.  Very well done.  I started to build my version, using an MFT 1080 top that I had purchased.  I redid all of the sizes to fit, and I will be putting the small section in the middle.  I cut out the melamine, and once I finish the rocking horse I'm building for my granddaughter, I want to finish the sysport.  Then, one of Ron Paulk's workbenches is next.  Then, the long awaited garage cabinets, so, if anyone has any garage cabinet suggestions, please share.

Offline dsotmoon

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2012, 07:24 PM »
wow, thanks for sharing frank, well thought out and designed, just like festool, got my wheels turning now, may be my winter project! cheers!
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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: My Home-Made Sysport
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2016, 07:06 AM »
I'm trying to get around to starting my MFT and KAPEX workstations and have been reviewing my old notes. I've found quite a few images I'd saved at the time, so where I can, I'm trying to add them back in to the threads where the photos were previously lost.

Hope someone finds this useful and that it's OK with the original authors.