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Offline Jimdude

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 10:15 AM »
Hello there,

what a bunch of great ideas!

I don't understand the expanding dowel, though. (which is obviously entirely down to me)

If you turn the knob, then why does the bolt move downwards, rather than just twist within the dowel, without actually moving down (or back up again)? Also, can't you overtighten them, after which they can't be removed from the MFT any longer?

Jim.

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Offline Mgildersleeve

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 11:56 AM »
Jim,

At first the bolts would spin a lot more than they do now. Each one is different. If one won’t stop spinning and I need to tighten it more, then I just use a screwdriver to hold it place while I tighten.

As far as being over tightened, yes, they often stay wedged when I loosen the knob, but then you just push down on the knob and it pushes the bolt free.

Offline Jimdude

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2018, 04:17 AM »
Understood, thanks!

Offline Cjgiombi

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2018, 02:07 PM »
This whole thing is truly outstanding.
I especially like the simplicity of the systainer shelves!

Offline lawhoo

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2018, 06:28 AM »
Wow! Your system is pure genius. I’m eager to incorporate as many of your ideas as I can. Thanks for taking the time to share what you’ve done and to do it in such a polished video. Please keep it up.

Offline Rob Z

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2018, 09:46 AM »
WOW  [eek] Very nice. 

Thanks to my local FOG friend LawHoo for his PM, which got me to the FOG this morning, and  then to  this thread.  I had missed it before.

Offline Oceans05

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2018, 01:37 PM »
Wow that's pretty darn awesome! Great job!!

Offline toronto99

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2018, 08:09 AM »
Great system, I have watched the video a couple of times now. I hope you will consider offering plans for sale soon.

Online GoingMyWay

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2018, 04:57 PM »
Some how I missed this posting back in January.  It's phenomenal! 

You made all this just so you can improve your production workflow and do your actual work on site.  I wouldn't be able to build anything as nice or functional or as efficient if I spent the rest of my life trying.

Outstanding job.
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Offline travisj

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2018, 09:51 PM »
Impressive.  Please continue sharing your work.  As someone who moved from a large space to a smaller shop, I find a lot of inspiration in your work station.


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Offline CBRacerX

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2018, 11:27 PM »
Well done! Very inspiring. I’m looking for ideas like these for my ‘portable’ shop - needed because I do auto mechanic work much of the time that consumes all garage space.   You’ve done a lot of neat stuff here and it’s hard to pick favs but the clamping lounge/reimforcement bridge with rolling cabinet has to be the winner. Bravo! I think you could sell plans for much of this and get takers. I’d bite.

Offline Mgildersleeve

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2018, 05:40 PM »
Thanks, guys. I like to work on my system a lot more than I like to make things. It seems this is not uncommon. And probably, the purpose of this page of FOG. After the system gets honed, making projects like cabinets becomes a brain dead operation. The boss likes it when you can find a way to shave time off all future projects and has been wonderful at allowing me to explore and develop the systems we use. I walked into an open canvas he provided me.

I want to make plans for this to sell for cheap, but I am inbetween computers that can handle SketchUp at the moment. And, woodworking tools burn a hole in my pocket more than a new computer just to use sketch up. When I build my benches and “operating system” stuff, I find it much better to use a “hands on in the shop” design method. I can realize the design priorities better that way, personally, than sitting at home on a computer.