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Offline Raffes

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Drawer organizer for Systainer
« on: October 01, 2017, 05:09 AM »
Hi, i made this yesterday for my Festool drawer Systainer.
What do you think about this. I didn't like kaizen foam so I came up with this. I made this on the CNC but, half way the CNC stopped because it lost vacuum. Took my CNC 20 minutes to do. Maybe you guys know an improvement. This was just an experiment. Thanks

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Offline Rob-GB

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Re: Drawer organizer for Systainer
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 06:34 AM »
 [welcome] to the Fog.
I like the simplicity of the idea and glad you had a CNC to do all those holes, that task alone would drive me nuts. [big grin]

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Drawer organizer for Systainer
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 10:28 AM »
A simple, creative idea that could be layered for deeper systainers.  I like it.  What about Domino sized holes?

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Re: Drawer organizer for Systainer
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 11:34 AM »
Nice. That basic grid with dowels could be used to attach solid dividers as well. Just use dowels in the bottom edge of the dividers.


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Re: Drawer organizer for Systainer
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 11:39 AM »
Welcome to FOG!

Very interesting project.  You wrote that your CNC sopped to loss of vacuum.  Were you thru drilling versus leaving a tiny bottom?  Also how porous your material is may be part of the issue.  Drill a bunch of holes and make thinner probably equates to more porous.  Maybe double side tape on the bottom to a sacrificial piece will cure that issue.

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Offline Gregor

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Re: Drawer organizer for Systainer
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 01:59 PM »
Interesting idea.

Possibly use a fully drilled board for test fitting and find a good layout for the tools that should be fitted - and when a setup has stabilized mill one where only the needed holes are? Would make it into a one-trick pony for that tools though.

Downside of this could be the weight, compared to foam. My drawer systainers are mostly on the heavy side already.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Drawer organizer for Systainer
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 03:20 PM »
Lost vacuum...Next time try pausing the drilling process halfway through and put tape over the already cut holes.

Offline fritter63

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Re: Drawer organizer for Systainer
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 11:34 PM »
Next time don't use vacuum. Cut from oversized stock and program in tabs when cutting outside contour.