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Offline guitarchitect

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Re: Essential starters for a Rotex 90?
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2018, 05:42 PM »
The hose you see in the picture is from the Festool Universal Cleaning Set and is non-antistatic.  Besides being lots cheaper than an AS hose it is a lot more flexible, supposedly the new AS hoses are less stiff, but I haven't tried them yet.  I would assume it's safe to use the non-antistatic hose otherwise Festool wouldn't sell it.  I do notice that static cling causes dust to stick to the outside of the plastic hose sections from the set, but I assume that's because they are plastic.

I've standardized on a workshop cabinet size and the grinder cabinets (there are two of them in the picture) are that size.  I make them from one sheet of 3/4" plywood with 1/2" ply for the drawer boxes, 1/4" for the drawer bottoms, and melamine for the top.  The double locking casters I use are 100mm from floor to top of plate.  I use 3/4" ply for the back and fasten everything together with dominos since it has to be structurally sound standalone.  I make the doors and drawer fronts from one piece that I cut from the original piece of 3/4" ply and I make the cuts such that the grain matches through the doors and drawers (yeah, that kinda nuts).  The drawer boxes are 100mm high, the drawer fronts are 130mm high.  I use the LR32 system for the shelf holes and hinges.  I've been lazy for the last few cabinets and cut the pieces for the drawer boxes including the through and stopped dados for the drawer bottoms on the X-Carve CNC.

I can't remember the other dimensions offhand, but if you like I'll post a cutlist (except for the drawer boxes) and CAD drawing sometime tonight/this weekend.

sure that'd be awesome - sounds like a good system! I've just built myself a small shop (11x24) so it would help give me a head start... i'm going to build wilmots' workbench on one wall and some upper cabinets above, but still need a few multi-function ones at a consistent height. i've got a bunch of random cabinets built out of the cheapest spruce ply from my old 8x14 shop, but it's about time I wipe the slate clean!

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Offline sprior

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Re: Essential starters for a Rotex 90?
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2018, 08:52 PM »
Here are the plans I work from.

Additional hardware needed is 4 euro style hinges, 4 casters, 4 drawer slides (21" full extension), and 4 knobs.
I edge band the front edges of the top, bottom, and sides of the carcass.  Then I edge band all 4 sides of the drawer fronts and doors, plus the top edges of the drawer box as well as all four edges of the melamine top.  I fasten the casters with 1/4" carriage bolts with a nut, lock washer, and regular washer - I then cut the bolts to final length with a Dremel cut off wheel.

Offline sprior

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Re: Essential starters for a Rotex 90?
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2018, 08:57 PM »
The wheels let you do stupid things like line up all the cabinets for a group photo

Offline guitarchitect

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Re: Essential starters for a Rotex 90?
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2018, 04:35 PM »
Here are the plans I work from.

Additional hardware needed is 4 euro style hinges, 4 casters, 4 drawer slides (21" full extension), and 4 knobs.
I edge band the front edges of the top, bottom, and sides of the carcass.  Then I edge band all 4 sides of the drawer fronts and doors, plus the top edges of the drawer box as well as all four edges of the melamine top.  I fasten the casters with 1/4" carriage bolts with a nut, lock washer, and regular washer - I then cut the bolts to final length with a Dremel cut off wheel.

Looks awesome! What make of casters do you get? Regrettably up here in canada it's hard to find a good bang-for-the-buck caster that won't flatten over time. I prefer the polyurethane tires but at 3" the locking swivels are $20+

Offline sprior

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Re: Essential starters for a Rotex 90?
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2018, 05:51 PM »
I like the Steelex D2608 casters which are double locking, but they used to be easy to get on Amazon, but are now getting hard to find.