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Offline Timtool

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T-loc mft worktop
« on: April 09, 2012, 04:12 PM »
I know there have already been worktops for classic systainers, but i don't owe any classics and the idea of a portable worktop seemed very cool and handy.
So i made a model in sketchup of one that would fit on top of a T-loc. and has the size of a sys1


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The dark parts would be MDF, and the lighter edges would be hardwood, the T-loc design requires a bottom plate to attach the loc feet. Because of this you would have a closed box, so at the end i thought why not have the top open like a systainer so you can place clamps and stuff in there. This requires some kind of solid locking mechanism that doesn't protrude.
Apart from that i added a V groove like one of the other models had.
If anybody has some ideas and thought to improve it, then they are welcome
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Offline RvB

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 05:21 PM »
I like it!! A lot!!
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Offline Alan m

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 07:06 PM »
nice job.. i might build one. id like a t loc 4 or 5 and have drawers etc in the sides. if i was building a sys 1 i woyld folow the shape of the t loc but a bigger one i would have the sides flat and with holes for clamps
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Offline fritter63

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 07:17 PM »
Nice!

A couple ideas:

- A hole in the end would accept a DC hose to catch any sawdust that goes through the holes

- How about a larger size top that sits on four stacks of T-Locs? (might be no better than just having an MFT though)

Offline Steve R

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 12:00 AM »
How soon will it be that we are just sharing CNC or 3D printing files so we can just output this and keep our tools clean and sharp? Then we will our tools for just the things that we want to build not the tools to build to use our tools to build...   Sorry was caught in a circular argument do-loop.

Cheers,
Steve
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Offline Kev

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 12:04 AM »
How soon will it be that we are just sharing CNC or 3D printing files so we can just output this and keep our tools clean and sharp? Then we will our tools for just the things that we want to build not the tools to build to use our tools to build...   Sorry was caught in a circular argument do-loop.

Cheers,
Steve

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Offline Steve R

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 12:12 AM »
How soon will it be that we are just sharing CNC or 3D printing files so we can just output this and keep our tools clean and sharp? Then we will our tools for just the things that we want to build not the tools to build to use our tools to build...   Sorry was caught in a circular argument do-loop.

Cheers,
Steve

There's a real danger of someone building a virtual reality workshop game ... Imagine building stuff to sell and earning points to buy better tools - all while chatting and sharing FOG style  [eek]

Kev,

Your statement: "Imagine building stuff to sell and earning points to buy better tools - all while chatting and sharing FOG style"

just replace "points" with "money" ... and this is what most here do....   so your point is?  LOL.

My point was... I'm not here to make the tools to make the things I make for people. I want to buy the tools and use them to be creative and create new things.

Cheers,
Steve
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Offline Kev

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 03:34 AM »
How soon will it be that we are just sharing CNC or 3D printing files so we can just output this and keep our tools clean and sharp? Then we will our tools for just the things that we want to build not the tools to build to use our tools to build...   Sorry was caught in a circular argument do-loop.

Cheers,
Steve

There's a real danger of someone building a virtual reality workshop game ... Imagine building stuff to sell and earning points to buy better tools - all while chatting and sharing FOG style  [eek]

Kev,

Your statement: "Imagine building stuff to sell and earning points to buy better tools - all while chatting and sharing FOG style"

just replace "points" with "money" ... and this is what most here do....   so your point is?  LOL.

My point was... I'm not here to make the tools to make the things I make for people. I want to buy the tools and use them to be creative and create new things.

Cheers,
Steve


There was some context I should probably have added ... there are some mindless video games on the market. One of them is a street sweeper game - you clean streets.

I was aiming for "irony" ...  [unsure]

Oh well.

Offline Timtool

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 06:35 AM »
nice job.. i might build one. id like a t loc 4 or 5 and have drawers etc in the sides. if i was building a sys 1 i woyld folow the shape of the t loc but a bigger one i would have the sides flat and with holes for clamps

Thats clever, i will make a sys4 version with drawers and some vertical clamping possibilities.
I will also use Fritter63's idea of a dust port.
I was thinking it may be used to store the 4 little trays that come in the installers sys1 with all the drill accessories, i don't have it but it doesn't seem practical that the trays are now on top of each other. Having 4 small drawers for either the trays or the little sys boxes could be a handy use of space.
Can someone look up or measure the tray size?

I will try to finish it this evening and then share the file.
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Offline greenMonster

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 09:48 AM »
Not to knock your idea because i can see the merit. But i geta bit of a chuckle whenever i see someone build a box to put another box in.

Id be interested to see someone * replace* the lid of a systainer with an mft top  [cool]

Offline Andrius

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 09:40 AM »
Hello Timtool,
Is there any chance to get Sketchup (or dwg/dxf files or any other vectorical, not raster files) for the initial mtf-style worktop-T-lock-systainer box, as in the first picture of this thread?
http://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=19280.0;attach=171174;image

I've purchased MFTB files from benchworks.be, but that design includes hardwood planks on the mft-style-worktop-systainer sides, while i (as a lazy beginner woodworker) would like just to use plywood/mdf for top and just print 1:1 scale plans (on SRA3 size paper, 32x45cm), attach paper plan to the plywood/mdf and switch on jigsaw. Files of the initial design would help me a lot. How can i get them?

Thanks for attention and answering.

Andrius
PS this is my first post in FOG
 


Offline ben_r_

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 05:04 PM »
Hello Timtool,
Is there any chance to get Sketchup (or dwg/dxf files or any other vectorical, not raster files) for the initial mtf-style worktop-T-lock-systainer box, as in the first picture of this thread?
http://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=19280.0;attach=171174;image

I've purchased MFTB files from benchworks.be, but that design includes hardwood planks on the mft-style-worktop-systainer sides, while i (as a lazy beginner woodworker) would like just to use plywood/mdf for top and just print 1:1 scale plans (on SRA3 size paper, 32x45cm), attach paper plan to the plywood/mdf and switch on jigsaw. Files of the initial design would help me a lot. How can i get them?

Thanks for attention and answering.

Andrius
PS this is my first post in FOG
 


If youre decent with SketchUp, there are several versions of Systainers out there done in SketchUp which could be used to give you a starting point with dimensions to make your own version of this idea.
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Offline Timtool

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 04:55 PM »
@Andrius Sorry about the delay, I didn't notice your reply.

This is funny, because it's the thread that sparked my whole plan sale venture, send me an email or PM with your mail, and I'll send you whatever I have left of that model.
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Offline Andrius

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Re: T-loc mft worktop
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 11:52 AM »
Hello @Timtool ,
Did You received my email?

Have a nice New year!

Andrius
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 03:58 AM by Andrius »