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Offline Timtool

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New sysport workbench and cabinets
« on: February 11, 2017, 09:24 AM »
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)

« Last Edit: February 19, 2017, 04:44 AM by Timtool »
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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 09:58 AM »
Very nice!  I'm drooling and dreaming up my own ideas at the same time.  Several questions...

It looks like the shop is next to a house from the pictures.  The video shows a large warehouse looking place at the start, and a large Table saw setup next to it.  Is it all the same location?

On the bench, you have vertical strips with oblong holes down the fronts.  How do you use those holes?

What do you build in the shop?

Offline VW MICK

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 10:08 AM »
This is fantastic

I love what you have done that is something like my dream workshop

I did make some sys az drawers in oak

It did take awhile

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2017, 10:26 AM »
@HarveyWildes
The first shot is an exterior view of my workshop, the assembly room where I have these cabinets and benches set up is basically behind those windows. At the back of that room is the machine room where I have all my stationary machines.
I like to keep those apart but it's basically one giant room with a dividing wall in between.

The holes in the front of the legs are there to insert pegs on which you can rest work pieces, the holes in the sides are there for clamps and other jigs.

@VW MICK
Wow those are nice. You probably noticed it wasn't possible to make something out of wood so thin and space efficient as the SYS-AZ, if only because the bottom is like 2mm thick.

« Last Edit: February 11, 2017, 10:28 AM by Timtool »
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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 11:10 AM »
@Timtool really great to see you posting again. Plus a fantastic job on everything.

For those interested, here's a link from 2015 about getting the building and space ready.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/workshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops/new-workshop-build/?all

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 01:28 AM »
Man that Felder slider! WOOW!
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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 06:10 AM »
@Timtool really great to see you posting again. Plus a fantastic job on everything.

For those interested, here's a link from 2015 about getting the building and space ready.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/workshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops/new-workshop-build/?all

Ron

That helped give this thread some context - thanks for the reference.

The dovetailed table gave me a feel for the work done in the shop - nice!

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2017, 06:55 AM »
Now that's a workshop!

Offline PA floor guy

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2017, 11:26 AM »
Just fabulous.   

Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 11:55 AM »
Fantastic workshop. Would have loved to be as organized and well set up.  [smile]
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Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.

Offline eddomak

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2017, 06:57 PM »
Thanks for this post and the video. I moved in to a new house last March and am about to organise my workshop. I was in 2 minds about keeping it in its current "rustic" form or making it a lot more modern and fresh, and your thread has definitely encouraged me to go with the latter.

That Felder table is amazing! I finally see how fast it can be to break down sheet goods with the sliding attachment. Wow!

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2017, 05:59 PM »
Part deux is ready:

TS55R, CT22E, CTLmini, CTL MIDI, CTM 36 AC HD, Kapex KS120, ETS125, ETS150/5, RO150, RO90, CXS-set, T-15+3 set, DTS400, OF900, OF1010, OF2200 set, Carvex PS420 EBQ set, EHL 65, SSU 200, Centrotec installer set, LR32-sys, FS-800, FS-LR-1400x2, domino 500+domino sys, domino 700 XL, Surfix-sys, Sys-box 1, Syslite, LEV-350, Sys-box,MFTB/1-2-4... MFTC

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2017, 06:35 PM »
Hi,

Your workflow is absolutely stunning, very, very impressive! It was a joy to watch these videos!

Great build, love your workshop! (I almost don't dare to call it workshop, it's more like a one man & one dog factory  [big grin] [big grin] )

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2017, 07:54 PM »
@Timtool , do you have a way to clean out what is underneath the benchtop with all the holes?  from the vid, it looks like it's closed up  permanently.  i drop screws and small parts in the holes of my mft table and worktops all the time lol.

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2017, 03:42 AM »
@hayaku On my previous sysport that I used for 6 years, I initially thought I would have to remove the top from time to time but it turns out that you can get screws and bits easily out with a magnetic bit or screwdriver, and when dust accumulates in one spot you can get it out by passing the D27 hose over the holes.

@ six-point socket II thanks for the compliments! In part 4 I documented the build of furniture in this set up, that way you can see how it all works together.
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Offline Rhino1789

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2017, 07:00 AM »
Timtool,
There are some very impressive workshops on this forum, but I think yours is far and away the most impressive! Awesome work. Although, my wife overruled me when I told her I wanted to build a similar workshop. She said there was no way my workshop was going to be nicer than her kitchen.  [smile]

Thank you for sharing, I've enjoyed watching the videos and look forward to future videos.

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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2017, 07:44 AM »
She said there was no way my workshop was going to be nicer than her kitchen.  [smile]

There's your authority for a new workshop then. You just need to build her a *really* nice kitchen first...  [wink]
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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2017, 04:45 AM »
Part 3 (final part of the build)

TS55R, CT22E, CTLmini, CTL MIDI, CTM 36 AC HD, Kapex KS120, ETS125, ETS150/5, RO150, RO90, CXS-set, T-15+3 set, DTS400, OF900, OF1010, OF2200 set, Carvex PS420 EBQ set, EHL 65, SSU 200, Centrotec installer set, LR32-sys, FS-800, FS-LR-1400x2, domino 500+domino sys, domino 700 XL, Surfix-sys, Sys-box 1, Syslite, LEV-350, Sys-box,MFTB/1-2-4... MFTC

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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2017, 06:15 AM »
What an awesome workspace.  I think there's maybe a dozen things I learned in the videos and maybe twice that in ideas...and man do you make fab look easy!!  Can't wait to see more.

I've been following your stuff for years now.  Whatever happened to the dual MFTC?  You never posted up finished pics and I'd really like to see how it turned out.

Thanks for sharing.


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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2017, 06:32 AM »
Whatever happened to the dual MFTC?  You never posted up finished pics and I'd really like to see how it turned out.

Thanks for sharing.

That wasn't me, it's a builder from Holland who made a double MFTC.
Thanks for the compliments though!
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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2017, 01:08 PM »
Where do I start ???
I bought my very first Festool the other day It is the Ts55 REBQ and bar
I only use it for Breaking sheets of ply
I am Just getting into DIY and I want to dress out my work shop
the size is 9m x 6m and I have to get my HILUX in there in the winter
All machines have to be on wheels

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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2017, 01:45 PM »
A great job, @Timtool.  As usual, you show a great deal of thinking in your projects.
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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2017, 09:49 PM »
Good to see you posting again Tim!

I am also glad to see that others use the ETS 150 for everything!  I use mine on edges all the time. Has treated me well for years!!

Hope to see more of your projects as time passes.

Cheers. Bryan.


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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2017, 11:35 AM »
VERY nice Tim! I wish I could bring myself to build a shop like that. But I suffer from too much "move anxiety"... we're on our fourth house now and I get tired of having to redo my shop everytime! Hence, all my stuff is mobile geared now.

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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2017, 12:38 PM »
Hi Tim, great videos! Can you tell me what router bit you used when you made the holes in the workbench top? Thanks.
That is a beautiful workshop! Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2017, 05:32 PM »
Awesome shop, must be an absolute pleasure to work in. I have to say, I love the floor too.

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Re: New sysport workbench and cabinets
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2017, 05:40 PM »
Hi Tim, great videos! Can you tell me what router bit you used when you made the holes in the workbench top? Thanks.
That is a beautiful workshop! Thanks for sharing it.

@9Fingers I used a straight cutter from cmt, theirs have cutting edges below to allow for plunge cuts. There are probably many other brands out there that have similar ones, you just have to make sure the can do plunge cuts.
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