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Offline Backdragon

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Vac sys bench
« on: March 05, 2017, 06:39 PM »
First time posting, anywhere I think?
I just wanted to share the solution I came up with for mounting the vac system at a comfortable height. The mft with the vac sys puts materials to high (for me, and some others I gather) when using the domino cutter. We use the domino almost daily  so I wanted a really solid base. Using some cast iron legs weighting 125lbs plus each, a 2" thick fire door weighting a lot, 2 sheets of 3/4" plywood and some walnut left over for an old job.  This bench is heavy and stable,set up for two different work heights, allows systainers and vac pump storage. I want to credit (tjbnwi) for this post, after seeing his solution, I felt like I should share mine.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2017, 06:43 PM by Backdragon »

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 06:48 PM »
Thanks for the mention, my set up was an adaptation also.

Pictures rotated.

Tom

Offline Backdragon

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 07:05 PM »
If I had seen yours first, I might have went that route. Thanks for rotating the pics.

Offline duc996

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 07:20 PM »
Backdragon, that is a slick setup for sure! How about giving us a tour of your shop? Looks very nice and tidy.

Offline Backdragon

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 07:37 PM »
Duc996, thank you. I'll be sure to do that when I figure out how and where to post it.  Btw, the clean and tidy is constant work for sure

Offline Cheese

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 07:45 PM »
The bench is sweet... [cool]

Just curious if those legs are available commercially. 

Offline Backdragon

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 07:50 PM »
Sorry cheese, maybe 100 years ago. I bought the "very" used some time back, waiting for just the right project

Offline Cheese

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 08:32 PM »
I bought the "very" used some time back, waiting for just the right project

Good call on "just the right project". [big grin]

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 07:23 AM »
Very intelligent design well executed.

I am drooling over the amount of space you have in your shop. Professional?

Also, if you search on "workbench legs" on Amazon, there are some excellent legs for shop use. I used them for an extension to my MFT for mounting a heavy vise.
Birdhunter

Offline Backdragon

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 07:41 AM »
Cheese, thank you.
Bird hunter, (semi, pro). (I think). Just checked out amazon, good to know, thanks for looking and the tip.

Offline rvieceli

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2017, 09:08 AM »
@Backdragon very nice work

But I'm drooling over the assembly table in the background of your third pic. Is that another vintage  base or did you fab that? More details please. Thanks. Ron

Offline Backdragon

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Re: Vac sys bench
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2017, 09:18 AM »
Rvieceli, that's a work in progress. My new work bench. Friend gave me the extruded aluminum that I used for the legs. When I finish it I'll post it here as it is festool related...
Thanks for your interest