Author Topic: Needlessly Fancy Case for 1400 and 1080 Guide Rails  (Read 901 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Hume

  • Posts: 8
Needlessly Fancy Case for 1400 and 1080 Guide Rails
« on: April 04, 2019, 10:39 AM »
I made myself a case for my guide rails a while ago, and have just made a video showing how I did it.  I painted it with the Festool gray, just for fun.  It's sized to hold two 1400 rails (though I only have one currently), and one 1080.

I made it for my specific needs.  Since I don't currently need to travel with my tools, I didn't bother to put a handle on it, nor pad the inside to prevent the tracks banging around, though this would be pretty simple to do.

What I needed was a way to store my tracks safely and compactly, since I work out of a shared workshop in Brooklyn, where I cannot supervise my tools.  Thankfully I don't need to worry about theft, but there's lots of people doing their own thing around the place all the time, and accidents happen.

This case also serves me well when I have to stuff my tracks into my tiny tool closet at home.



Hope you like the video!

ps. moderators, I know there are a few other threads about cases for guide rails, but the most recent I could find was from 2016, so I thought I should start a new one.  Please feel free to move this if it belongs somewhere else.

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline Paul G

  • Posts: 1962
Re: Needlessly Fancy Case for 1400 and 1080 Guide Rails
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 11:27 AM »
Nice case. When you said needlessly fancy I was expecting something like exotic materials, dovetails or similar.

Curious how you accomplished the build animation in the vid, it was a nice effect.
+1

Offline Hume

  • Posts: 8
Re: Needlessly Fancy Case for 1400 and 1080 Guide Rails
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 11:36 AM »
Thanks!  I used Fusion 360 to make that animation.

I suppose needlessly fancy is in the eye of the beholder. ;)  To me, at the time I made this, painting a shop project and putting nice hinges on it seemed extravagant.

Now that I look at it, though, I see how that might be misleading...

Offline Alex

  • Posts: 5883
Re: Needlessly Fancy Case for 1400 and 1080 Guide Rails
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 11:42 AM »
Needlessly fancy .... needlessly fancy indeed, why would a simple carpenter need such a nice case .... tsk, tsk. But I was somehow expecting mother of pearl inlays and gold plated hardware.  [smile]

Still a nice case.

Online Mario Turcot

  • Posts: 832
Re: Needlessly Fancy Case for 1400 and 1080 Guide Rails
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 12:48 PM »
You Sir have multiple talents. I like that case  [thumbs up]

So far my track saw never leave the shop, but this could be a good addition if ever I have to go out. One day if it stop snowing... darn fake global warming!
Mario