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Offline Reiska

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My take on a Sysport
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:57 AM »
I finally found the time over my summer vacation to get my thumb out and actually build these Sysports that I have been procrastinating on for years. Since my storage space is basically a half of a walk-in closet which is designed to hold standard 60cm deep kitchen-type drawers I opted to rotate my Systainers 90-degrees e.g. sideways to make the most out of the space available and put two on each shelf since I'm a bit tightfisted - it halved my drawer runner bill  [wink]

Attached are the cutlists for the plywood and an export of the shelf construction for those interested.

The case is Domino'd together as well as the drawer fronts. The backs I just screwed in since they will never be seen again. I used my TS55 and guiderails of 800mm, 1400mm and joined 2x1400mm for the plywood cutting and my Precision Dogs parallel guides.

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Then I cut the edges of the drawer grooves for the Systainer feet on my TS55 in my MFT-VL with the help of my Incra LS-positioner fence system and finished the waste removal with my OF1400 router on MFS guides.

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Then I made the LR32 holes in the case sides for the sliders with my OF1400 router on the "Holy"-rail using the LR32 Kit.

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I attached the drawer back support with only screws as it's there only to act as a stop and being totally hidden from view.

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Then it was time to start attaching the runners in place with my CXS and I filled the cabinet from bottom to top using the Systainers as a reference guide to the location for the next runners. The systainers are quite the right size for the 32mm system as there is exactly enough space between the shelf above and the systainer to close the drawers even with the latch open on T-loc Systainers.

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First prototype cabinet fully loaded (missing fronts)

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Fronts coming in place - sorry forgot to take photos of the Dominoing...  [sad]

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Notice: When cutting the Domino mortices on the drawer, make sure that you are morticing into the unthinned part of the drawer or you'll end up with a 0.2mm thick top side of the mortice... Don't ask how I know  [embarassed]
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 03:31 AM by Reiska »
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

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Online Gregor

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Re: My take on a Sysport
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 03:51 AM »
Nice.

I would suggest to use the OF to give the top of the handles a slight rounding to make them easier on the fingers.

Offline Reiska

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Re: My take on a Sysport
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 05:17 AM »
I actually hit the handle edges with sandpaper before attaching them on. Forgot to mention that. Such a quick job that it was not worth setting up a router for it and got rid of the tear-out at the same time.
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Offline DB10

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Re: My take on a Sysport
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 08:33 AM »
I like the idea of cutting grooves for the systainer feet to sit in, I routed out small squares with a template but I can see using the mfs to cut grooves would be quicker.
One day I might treat myself to the mfs.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: My take on a Sysport
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 11:42 AM »
Good to see you back, dont be a stranger :>D

Nice work to as always
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline Reiska

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Re: My take on a Sysport
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 04:33 PM »
Hi, Jobsworth!

I've been long time lurking with work and family life being a bit crazy at times, but found some time & motivation to make some saw dust again for a change. Got a few honey-do projects lined up next so lets see how long I procrastinate on them [tongue]

My major excuse has been that the tools are buried under each other so I can't be bothered to pull them out... Now can't really claim that one anymore so I guess I might actually get something done.

Major issue is the winter which is coming and forcing me to close shop for the next 6 months or so as its too wet & cold to keep my MFT outside or do any glue-ups on the patio.

Already ruined the top of my MFT which got hit by sideways rain during a night even though it was under the balcony and it swell totally out of whack like a pancake on a pan =(

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You can't tell the topographical mountain range that resulted from the swelling, but every dark splotch puffed up about 1-2mm from the level plane. It has come a little back towards flatter once it has dried, but not totally flat.

I may need to look into flipping the top around next summer.
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Online Gregor

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Re: My take on a Sysport
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2017, 02:54 AM »
You can't tell the topographical mountain range that resulted from the swelling, but every dark splotch puffed up about 1-2mm from the level plane. It has come a little back towards flatter once it has dried, but not totally flat.

I may need to look into flipping the top around next summer.
Or sand it back to flat.