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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2018, 02:02 PM »
I'm really liking what I'm seeing.  Hopefully someone is working with you on productizing this, because I want one too.  I really like the fact that this can be used with a custom-made table that has 80/20 (or other standard track) around the edges.  While the Parf Guide system gives us the ability to create 20mm hole patterns on any size top and use dogs as guides, the ability to cut at angles without extra jigs is still limited.  This really opens up possibilities for custom table configurations and sizes where you can change track angles quickly - I've got a flooring application that I would use this on this month if the RSU2s were still available, and this tool is better suited to the application than any other tool I've got at the moment.

Here are a couple of suggestions:

1.  Play around with the rear hinge placement so that the track can be slid further back without bumping into the mount when upright.

2.  Do something to replace the mount for the MFT fence as well, or just create a new fence.
     That would enable people to still use the MFT fence if they want.
     Or explore ways to use dog holes to replace the rear fence, and use something like the angle-setting TSO triangle to set angles.
     (Any other ideas on this one??)

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2018, 02:55 PM »
I do see a potential problem if others try to copy this idea,
the cut at the top of the posts needs to be dead square
or the rail will shift slightly as the elevation is changed.
I made a jig to grind them square after rough cutting. Then placed them vertically on a flat surface and checked with a square.

I'd like to see that!

Offline hamsey

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2018, 03:20 PM »
Please add me to the next production run. Thanks!

Norm

Offline Mgildersleeve

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2018, 05:36 PM »
Very beautiful craftsmanship.

Offline Alec Buscemi

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 06:55 PM »
What is the price for this?  I'm very interested.

Offline macrutt

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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2018, 06:59 PM »
Please add me to the list.

Thanks,  George

Offline supimeister

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2018, 09:51 PM »
I would be interested in one as well - this is a great solution for 80/20 workbench owners - hooray!

Offline jonathan-m

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2018, 05:35 AM »
I'm definitely interested in buying one or two as well.
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Offline NL-mikkla

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2018, 11:07 AM »
Very nice Svar, well done.

It appears difficult to me to reproduce them in large quantities in order to actually making a profit and selling them.
Maybe you could try to sell the design, for instance to UJK, like Peter Parfitt did with his MFT drilling jig and then have a fee per sold item?

Offline RogerP

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2018, 11:36 AM »
Excellent solution to a chronic adjustment problem!

I want one, please make more.

Offline squawkin

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« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2018, 12:08 PM »
I want one also. [big grin]

Offline serge0n

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2018, 01:38 PM »
Impressive work! Please add me to the "want to buy" list as well. As it grows, perhaps you will be able to justify making more of these.

Offline Peter Durand

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2018, 01:58 PM »
I would also like to buy a set.

Cheers,

Peter

Offline dupe

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2018, 02:55 PM »
Saw this pop up in the classifieds, but too late. 8020 Bench in works, plus one on the waiting list, I would definitely like a set
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2018, 02:58 PM »
Svar, looks like youre gonna have to figure out some way to produce more than a few of these. Youve got some interest here. If you need some help with a Solidworks 3D model for some CNC work PM me, I love playing around with that stuff. I have a couple of ideas for how you could keep the rods square with the mount bars once they are bolted in too.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 03:00 PM by ben_r_ »
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Offline Dane

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2018, 07:52 PM »
Seems like those could be CNCed out of phenolic and achieve 90% of the goal.  Woodpeckers is making a square out of the stuff, leads me to believe it would be stable enough for this application.

Offline ben_r_

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« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2018, 07:56 PM »
Seems like those could be CNCed out of phenolic and achieve 90% of the goal.  Woodpeckers is making a square out of the stuff, leads me to believe it would be stable enough for this application.
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Offline Roseland

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2018, 08:06 PM »
Very nice.  In my workshop, getting to the rear fixing is awkward.  I've considered making something similar for the front fixing, but with a double hinged rear fixing.

If the mounting had two hinges which were parallel but spaced apart by, say, two inches (50mm) then you wouldn't need to get to it to adjust it.  If you were cutting thin stock, the spacer would be nearly horizontal, and if you were cutting 8/4 stock it would be vertical.

I hope my explanation is clear enough!

Andrew
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Offline Svar

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2018, 09:18 PM »
Very nice.  In my workshop, getting to the rear fixing is awkward.  I've considered making something similar for the front fixing, but with a double hinged rear fixing.
If the mounting had two hinges which were parallel but spaced apart by, say, two inches (50mm) then you wouldn't need to get to it to adjust it.  If you were cutting thin stock, the spacer would be nearly horizontal, and if you were cutting 8/4 stock it would be vertical.
I hope my explanation is clear enough!
Andrew
This is how Ezsmart system from Eurekazone works. Its convenient, but does not provide upward support. The rail is supported by your material only.

Offline Roseland

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2018, 08:30 AM »
Thanks for that; I'd not come across it before.

Is it a problem supporting the rail only on the material?  I do that whenever I'm using the saw away from the MFT.

Andrew
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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2018, 11:14 AM »
Would like one also!

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2018, 11:48 PM »
Add me on the list also,please
Charlie


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Offline Peter_C

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2018, 02:29 AM »
I wonder if Festool has fully stood up and taken notice yet?

Heck I just got an MFT, please include if this UPGRADE becomes available again.

Offline wjohnoz

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2018, 03:50 AM »
Hi,

this is great work.  I'd be very interested in buying a set if another production run is completed.

Thanks,

John (Australia)

Offline Bloodydoorknob

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Re: New and improved Guide Rail Support Unit, RSU2 (lots of pictures)
« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2018, 12:10 AM »
I’m also interested in the next run. Excellent work!

Offline huskercrue

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« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2018, 09:27 AM »
I am interested in one as well.

Offline Redart

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« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2018, 06:54 AM »
Great work, I am intrested
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Offline Getmaverick

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« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2018, 10:46 AM »
I believe he may be getting overwhelmed by now. I would be interested also.

Offline Wmassey

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« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2018, 09:23 AM »
Please add me to the list to purchase.