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Offline WPeters

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Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« on: March 17, 2014, 08:54 PM »
Hello fellow Festool Owners!

Some of you may remember the questions I had awhile back while planning for our Kapex purchase.  We have everything up and running and thought I would share what we came up with.

Objective: Use the Kapex as a mobile saw station in the shop (We are a small custom cabinet shop) and then when we do our installs be able to easily transport it and the dedicated vac to the site.

Festools:  Kapex, dedicated Midi vac(with 36mm hose from cleaning kit cut in half), Kapex MFT, UG Extensions

Other parts:  Multiblades KA-UG connecting brackets  www.multiblades.com,  Kreg Trak & Stop System  http://www.kregtool.com/Precision-Trak-Stop-System-Prodview.html,  Kreg Imperial rulers,    Casters from C & H,  Knobs from Lee Valley

The shop cart was made from Baltic Birch and maple hardwood.

While we brainstormed this together at the beginning, my brother Andrew gets all the credit for the design and construction of the shop cart.  [thumbs up]

The video explains the cart and how we use the Kapex on site.

Enjoy!  and thanks!  Parts of this were inspired by other posts here on FOG.






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Offline overanalyze

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 09:35 PM »
Very well thought out. This may get copied at our shop.

Offline rnt80

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex.
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 10:34 PM »
Nice job, Weston.  I started following you guys on Houzz a while back not realizing that you were also on FOG!
Russell Tribby
Gilbert AZ
www.agapewooddesign.com

Offline currentsupply

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex.
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 10:35 PM »
Impressive.  I imagine that your cabinetry also benefits from such nice attention to detail.  How many people work at your shop?

Offline TelcoRandy

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex.
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 10:49 PM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

You missed the deadline for the Collect your Festool Swag Video Contest, this would've been a nice entry.  [sad]

Offline RobBob

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex.
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 11:10 PM »
Would you mind taking a couple of pictures of how you built those drawers?  Are they half-inch ply all the way around?  Is the front of the drawer an additional half-inch piece?  Did you use Dominos?   Thanks.  [big grin]
« Last Edit: March 17, 2014, 11:21 PM by rljatl »

Offline WPeters

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex.
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 07:25 AM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

You missed the deadline for the Collect your Festool Swag Video Contest, this would've been a nice entry.  [sad]

Not to worry!  We made this last week and submitted it just in time  [wink]

How many people work at your shop?

Four

Nice job, Weston.  I started following you guys on Houzz a while back not realizing that you were also on FOG!

How did you find us on Houzz!?  All the way from AZ even.  BTW I looked at your website.  Nice work!


Would you mind taking a couple of pictures of how you built those drawers?  Are they half-inch ply all the way around?  Is the front of the drawer an additional half-inch piece?  Did you use Dominos?   Thanks.  [big grin]

Here you go.  We use pocket screws for this type of drawer.  quick, easy, and strong.  For the little commercial/medical work we do, melamine drawers gets used.  Our typical drawer is a maple dovetailed

The video explains the jig we use for making the drawers.  I made it for fastcap.




Offline rnt80

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 09:07 AM »
Thanks, Weston.  I think I added one of your photos on Houzz to one of my idea books.  That site has been a great marketing tool for me.  I'm a teacher so I only do this part time (after school and weekends) and thus can't take on too much but if this were my occupation I would cultivate my presence on that site even more.  I've had more inquiries and jobs come from my presence on Houzz than from my website and FB page combined.
Russell Tribby
Gilbert AZ
www.agapewooddesign.com

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex.
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 12:46 PM »
Other parts:   Kreg Trak & Stop System  

Do you find that the Kreg stops move if you jam or hit it hard while positioning stock to cut?

The shop cart was made from Baltic Birch and maple hardwood.
While we brainstormed this together at the beginning, my brother Andrew gets all the credit for the design and construction of the shop cart.  [thumbs up]

The video explains the cart and how we use the Kapex on site.

Great looking cart and nice demo video, thanks.

Nice job, Weston.  I started following you guys on Houzz a while back not realizing that you were also on FOG!

Nice web site too.


Here you go.  We use pocket screws for this type of drawer.  quick, easy, and strong.  For the little commercial/medical work we do, melamine drawers gets used.  Our typical drawer is a maple dovetailed

The video explains the jig we use for making the drawers.  I made it for fastcap.


Thanks for the video. Nice jig.
Before I cut the drawer components I rebate/rabbet the bottoms and then cut and rebate/rabbet the sides and use 1/2" for my melamine drawers. The math is a little more complicated than your approach.

Tim
« Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 12:49 PM by Tim Raleigh »

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 12:52 PM »

I've had more inquiries and jobs come from my presence on Houzz than from my website and FB page combined.

Russ:
Thanks for the info on Houzz, I was gonna PM you about it.
Your work speaks for itself, and those testimonials are great!
Good to hear it's working for you. Are you using Houzz's "web site builder" product?
Tim

Offline WPeters

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex.
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 01:07 PM »
Do you find that the Kreg stops move if you jam or hit it hard while positioning stock to cut?

Have not noticed this, but we haven't been using them very long.  I will keep my eye out for it.

Offline rnt80

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 09:15 AM »
I have the same Kreg set up and while I haven't found that the stops move when bumped they do move/twist when I tighten the knob down.
Russell Tribby
Gilbert AZ
www.agapewooddesign.com

Offline rnt80

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2014, 09:16 AM »

I've had more inquiries and jobs come from my presence on Houzz than from my website and FB page combined.

Russ:
Thanks for the info on Houzz, I was gonna PM you about it.
Your work speaks for itself, and those testimonials are great!
Good to hear it's working for you. Are you using Houzz's "web site builder" product?
Tim

Tim,

I am not using the web site builder but I may look into it.  My website is lacking and I rarely use it/update it.  I spend more time on my Houzz page and my FB page. 
Russell Tribby
Gilbert AZ
www.agapewooddesign.com

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 09:32 AM »
That shop cart is really well thought-out.  Excellent design and functionality. 

- Willy -

 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 11:10 AM »
Good design!   [thumbs up]
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Droc7683

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2014, 09:50 AM »
Very Nice Design!

Offline TheTrooper

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2015, 06:11 AM »
Awesome, great job
RO90, RO150, DTS 400, LS 130, CXS, TS 55 EQ, CT 36AC, OF 1400,  Parallel Guides, Kapex Miter saw,  3 MFT Kapex tables, C18

Offline Drich

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Re: Efficient. Mobile. Kapex. (our shop cart)
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2015, 04:53 PM »
Great looking cart. Do you have plans for this? would love to build one like it.