It's been a while since I had anything to share but here goes! I was finally able to find time to build the workbench and cabinets I had originally planned for my new shop. In 2015 when I moved in I just reused most of my previous benches and cabinets, which were much too small for the room so most of my systainers were stacked on the floor and the workbench was always cluttered with work pieces and tools.
But now I finally made proper benches and cabinets for my shop, I now have a 5m long sysport workbench, a wall covered with sysport cabinets and a tool cabinet above the workbench.
In the sysport workbench I have systainers obviously but also normal drawers for hardware.
Lots of clamping options as before, but now I also built this little platform that helps me rest tall work pieces for sanding or assembly, it locks into the peg holes of the legs.
I needed this tool cabinet to keep my most used tools off the bench, the peg board panels make it easy to attach tool holder from behind. Below the cabinet a rack for chisels and other things I need often.
Inside the cabinet angled shelves to hold my drill bits and router cutters.
The sysport wall, as you can see I used the SYS-AZ drawers from Festool here, I originally planned on making all these myself but wanted to make my plans compatible with the SYS-AZ so I asked Festool Belgium if they could perhaps lend me a few for demonstration, not only did they agree but they sent me 30 I could keep!
It helped me discover these are actually pretty well designed, I tried to copy the design in wood but you cannot make homemade ones that are as efficient in space. So if space is an issue then these are to be seriously considered.
In the corner I made an open shelf cabinet in which I lay all the parts for the current project, these used to be on the workbench or on the floor. It's perhaps the biggest improvement to my shop.
I made plans of this entire project to replace the plans I made before about the sysport workbench alone, there are more pictures and info on my website
+ the plans you can buy.
Two more videos are to follow of the build and use!
(not sure this is the right section but my sysport, MFTC and MFTB posts were also in this section)