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Offline Timtool

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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2011, 06:30 AM »
very nice. can you tell me where to pick up the 20 mm bit you used to drill the holes. thanks

In europe 20mm bits are easy to find, in your case for the States i can't help you but luckely Boatman has already jumped in on that.
Maybe your festool dealer can get them for you, but routing such holes by only plunging pretty much ruins the bit which is supposed to make dado cuts really. So i wouldn't go with an expensive one, unless you can find a spiral cutting bit.
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« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2011, 01:37 PM »
Dear Timtool,

I really love what you have done with your workbench. When I first saw your post it made me think about my new bench project. I like your ideas for the systainer drawers and the clamping slots. I have been able to develop my own design after seeing yours. When mine is complete I will post a picture or two.

Thanks for your brilliant bit of work.

Peter

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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2011, 02:56 PM »
Thank you Peter, can't wait to see yours.
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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2011, 08:28 AM »
well darn, now i have to start over- NICE JOB
expensive , how much did the one cost that doesn't work?

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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2012, 06:12 PM »
i thought i'd show how it has evolved, i invested in the LR 32 system and a small edge bander so during the holidays i tested it all out by building some melamine wall storage cabinets.

The center cabinet is very shallow so it doesn't get in the way of working on the table, it's used for storing router and drill bits. I made the holes for the router bits with the LR 32 aswell.
theres also storage for clamps and tool wrenches.




« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 06:17 PM by Timtool »
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« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2012, 06:37 PM »
Very neat & organised, just the way I like it. Any closer pics of the edge banding ?
If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
Shirt size medium
p.s- ive started reading these too

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« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2012, 07:08 PM »
Very smart! I like how the Bosch router base has been relegated to the top shelf!

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« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2012, 12:55 AM »
Thank you Peter, can't wait to see yours.
Dear Tim

Here it is. They are not visible in this shot but I have a number of slots in the sides of the legs which allow the Festool lever clamps to be used. There are also 4 holes in the front face for the same. I have room for all of my systainers (at the moment!) as the drawers can accept them two deep.
 All of this was put together with the DF 500 and DF 700 Dominos, my Kapex, Rotex 90 and TS 55 - all supported, of course, by my faithful CTL 26.

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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2012, 05:30 AM »
Peter,

Could I ask how you support the drawers? Do you use hardware or are they supported with wooden cleats of some sort?

Very nice unit!

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« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2012, 06:20 AM »
Dear John

The drawers are supported on heavy duty runners which I buy from Screwfix at about £8 per pair. They are 550mm long and allow my drawers to open fully. They are strong enough to take the weight of two big systainers (eg OF 2200 and TS55). I have attached a picture.

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« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2012, 07:55 AM »
Discovered this thread today. Great workbenches! Timtool, I really like the dog and domino holes in the vertical stiles. Very nice feature! Next upgrade could be to make the vertical support legs adjustable so you can raise the work piece to the exact height of the worktop for routing applications and so on. A simple solution could be two t-tracks and two Festool clamps with the work piece (door fx.) resting on the back of the clamp.

Actually, come to think of it there seems to be enough room for the clamp to be angled a bit in the domino holes in the side and that might just be enough to catch the vertical work piece and clamp it down.

Good job!

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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2012, 01:00 PM »
Tim that is a very nice shop.  Someday I hope to get my shop looking that nice.
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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2012, 04:17 PM »
Woodguy, i don't have any close ups of the edge banding but it turned out fairly ok, the problem is that even with my scoring blade i get an occasional chip that would be unacceptable on customer projects. In the future i will cut 2mm to big and trim it on the shaper.

Richard, actually the Bosch router is in the router table!

Peter thats a very nice workbench, an interesting hybrid between mine and a more classical one.

Kristian, it would indeed be very handy if i could extend support arms outwards that were flush with the top in order to do through routing or sawing over an open area. I already thought of it and i think it's best to make support arms that attach to the table with a set of dominos that hold into the slots on the sides of the vertical beams. Sounds more complicated than it is, but ill post pics when i make it!
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« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2012, 10:15 PM »
Hi!  Beautiful setup!  This may be a silly questions..  Did you make the track on the front of the bench or did you purchase it somewhere?  Im about to start making my own bench and would love to incorporate some of your amazing ideas.
Proud owner of TS 55 EQ, PS 300, RTS 400 EQ..  More to come...

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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2012, 03:20 PM »
Hi!  Beautiful setup!  This may be a silly questions..  Did you make the track on the front of the bench or did you purchase it somewhere?  Im about to start making my own bench and would love to incorporate some of your amazing ideas.


The tracks come from a normal hardware store, they are meant to be used for curtains. they are cheap, but also thinner than woodworking tracks. If you make sure to place them absolutely flush with the surface then you risk no problems.
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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2012, 07:43 PM »
Thanks for the info!  Once again, fantastic setup!
Proud owner of TS 55 EQ, PS 300, RTS 400 EQ..  More to come...

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« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2013, 08:36 AM »
Not sure exactly how I got to this thread via google, but I enjoyed reading through and seeing the setup. Great organisation! First class work.

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« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2013, 01:57 PM »
Great setup, Tim. You've made yourself very nice workshop.
Will copy few ideas.  [embarassed]

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« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2013, 03:29 PM »
Nice shop Tim, say how large is it? As Im heading across the pond Im wondering how big a shop (probably a 1 or 2 car garage) will be. Im bronging my festools so I can still relax a get some woodworking time in. Plus some tool buying for some NAINA stuff.

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« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2018, 01:38 PM »
Hey Tim, reading your thread has captured my attention, but the links to the photos don't work.  Is there any way to get that fixed so we can see your great project?


TIA,
Bradley

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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2018, 03:27 PM »
Hey Tim, reading your thread has captured my attention, but the links to the photos don't work.  Is there any way to get that fixed so we can see your great project?


TIA,
Bradley


This thread is 5 years old.  Tim has a website here.  He has some great ideas and plans available and is very talented.

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Re: my sysport workbench
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2018, 08:32 PM »
Hit YouTube many great videos
From Tim
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