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Offline MAK

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Re: New Van
« Reply #90 on: September 04, 2015, 04:41 PM »
Wow that's a great job. I was wondering how you was going to construct the modules.
Fantastic JMB ;D
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Re: New Van
« Reply #91 on: September 04, 2015, 07:59 PM »
JMB, Time and again, you prove to be quite inventive.
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Offline mackenzie

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Re: New Van
« Reply #92 on: September 05, 2015, 10:05 AM »
A super, refreshing and modular approach, well done.

Your "sys docks" kind of remind of Bosch 1600A001SC i-BOXX Inactive Racks.  Though in your instance the dock is holding the systainer whereas the Bosch is the outer shell of a Boxx designed to accept a smaller box; if that makes sense.

Good job, more to follow I hope.

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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #93 on: September 05, 2015, 02:16 PM »
A super, refreshing and modular approach, well done.

Your "sys docks" kind of remind of Bosch 1600A001SC i-BOXX Inactive Racks.  Though in your instance the dock is holding the systainer whereas the Bosch is the outer shell of a Boxx designed to accept a smaller box; if that makes sense.

Good job, more to follow I hope.

Threads like this always prove popular.

Yeah makes sense just googled them. Never knew Bosch made them.

What I would like festool to do is copy my design but add a few design features which for me to do would be to difficult.

I would like to see festool do a similar design but instead off making all different sizes to fit each box size they can make just two size which are adjustable.
So have a small and large. The small will take the small boxes to medium size T-loca/systainers and the large will do medium to large T-loc/Sys.

The adjustment can be like two metal rods with a plastic horizontal which was independent which slides up or down with indentations for location to support the unit above.

Another feature they could do to replace my million holes I cnced they could sell rods/bars which you fix to your van and their units clip onto them and just unclip no screwing/unscrewing

i would buy them. If I knew what I was doing I would get them manufactured as after market accessories but I don't  [sad]

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Offline Tinker

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Re: New Van
« Reply #94 on: September 05, 2015, 03:28 PM »
Quote >>> If I knew what I was doing I would get them manufactured as after market accessories but I don't  [sad] <<<

JMB, niether do any of the rest of us. [poke]
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #95 on: September 26, 2015, 05:24 PM »
Well being able to remove the module boxes came in handy yesterday getting all the sheets in.


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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #96 on: September 26, 2015, 05:32 PM »
Oh and the bright light isn't the Sun but my vans super bright LED lights  [tongue]
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Re: New Van
« Reply #97 on: September 27, 2015, 05:05 AM »
JMB quote>>> If it wasn't for me wanting to get rid of my of fcuts and make use of them. I think it would have been better of in terms of time to Cnc the lot from a sheet.  I think in terms of cost per sheet and my time I recon just spending money on a sheet would have been more cost affective.  <<<

The biggest part of my problem in my own small shop space has been the scraps ("off cuts").  a lot of the smaller scraps i save for kindling for my son.  everything else gets piled in corners, leaning against walls (too little wallspace to begin with), leaning against work benches and just plain cluttering the floor (not much floor space to begin with either).  I am building shelves that are screwed into wall studs.  If i change my mind about placement, about four screws for each shelf set is all that is necessary.  Since all is being constructed with scrap wood, nothing really matches up.  i spend a lot of time searching thru scraps just to find the closest fit.

One thing that is happening by now is, i don't have such an assortment to search thru as when i started.  A lot of mixes of pine, fir, tulip, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 ply in all grades.  It probably would have been a whole lot quicker for me to just go out and buy the lumber to do the job, draw up plans and lay everything out so i could mass produce.  But then, i would have ended up with a bigger pile of offcuts.  Probably would have to build a separate shop, after which, i wood have a bigger pile of scraps.  [scared]

Oh well, I am looking thru stacks of plans and pics of very small projects for ideas for Christmas.  Those will make use of the scraps from my shop shelves project that has been done with scraps.  [unsure]

BTW:  I used to dump the sawdust and planer shavings out in the woods or take to the landfill.  I now save the coarser planings and shavings for my driveway in the winter.  I used sand for years and would spread from my sander along with about 30 other driveways on my snow plow route.  I used what was left in the sander when finished with my route and always had some on hand. I always worked it to have a few wheelbarrow loads left in the hopper in case a customer called with an emergency.  Last winter, my son, who is partner with me in the sno plow biz, took over the sanding.  One of his crew from his excavating biz now does the sanding.  I somehow get lost on the list every now and then, putting me even further down on the list beyond being last.  I have found that the sawdust seems even better than sand.  As the ice and snow melts, sand always sings to the bottom during the day and then the soft ice gets real hard  by nite.  It will always stay hard once the salt/sand sinks down thru and it is icy till another application.  The sawdust does not sink thru, but a lot stays on top so we have a bit of grit until we get more snow.  I have a customer whose husband is handicapped and we need to supply extra sand around the garage and at end of ramp to the house.  I am going to leave them with a couple of large containers for emergencies or for while they are waiting for us to bring sand. 

Yeah, offcuts are useful, even when they get down to dust sized cutoffs.  ::)   Oh! and THE BOSS likes the sawdust much better.  When it gets tracked into the house, it is MUCH easier to cleanup than sand and salt  ::)
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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: New Van
« Reply #98 on: September 27, 2015, 05:16 AM »
The adjustment can be like two metal rods with a plastic horizontal which was independent which slides up or down with indentations for location to support the unit above.

Reminds me of the Dewalt Tough System https://stanleytools.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6198


Offline overanalyze

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Re: New Van
« Reply #99 on: September 27, 2015, 07:54 AM »
I love the t-nut concept! Brilliant way to have future adjustment.

Offline Steveo205

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Re: New Van
« Reply #100 on: October 14, 2015, 06:48 AM »
Jmb any more progress?

Offline RENO

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Re: New Van
« Reply #101 on: October 15, 2015, 02:32 PM »
great design!
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #102 on: October 15, 2015, 03:55 PM »
No not yet sorry.

I might get some done this weekend.

I'm helping my mate render my workshop so depends how far we get.
If we go over into Sunday then I'll be able to some work on my van.   If we just work sat then I'm going to do a roof job on Sunday.
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Offline Tinker

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Re: New Van
« Reply #103 on: October 15, 2015, 04:33 PM »
JMB, if you had more syslites, you could work round the clock. What are you, lazy?
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Offline MAK

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Re: New Van
« Reply #104 on: July 26, 2016, 09:35 AM »
Just resurrecting old thread.
How's it working out for u jmb?
Is your system making it is easier for you?

How's the van in general? Do u think it's a good van?
I'm still looking might bite the bullet and get a brand new one, might get the low roof model but think I'll miss the space a high roof gives you.

Let us know how you getting on.
Thanks
Mike
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #105 on: July 30, 2016, 04:48 AM »
Just resurrecting old thread.
How's it working out for u jmb?
Is your system making it is easier for you?

How's the van in general? Do u think it's a good van?
I'm still looking might bite the bullet and get a brand new one, might get the low roof model but think I'll miss the space a high roof gives you.

Let us know how you getting on.
Thanks
Mike

Sorry i read your message and forgot to reply  [huh]

I like the Van!
It drives nice. Prefer driving my van than our car 😆

Sooo so far so good.

My only main problem with the van and it is extremlly annoying are the locking arms for the rear doors. They are terrible! God knows why Ford decided to design them like that.

Only good thing about the locking arms are they are strong and I dont think they will ever fail. However I know mine will never fail because I have removed the springs and rarly use them unless I have to because of wind or parked on a hill.

Reason I removed springs because they almost smashed some double glazing I had in my van.  Plus hated having to use two hands to shut each door EVERY time.

They also ruin how you want to rack your van out because they slide along the inside of the van.

So yeah they do ruin the van.

Electrician bought one and when I seen him on a job I had look at his van and he removed the locking arms all together.

I have been looking at them in hope I could swap them round so they run along the door instead.
No go.

Would it stop me buying the van???? No!! But it wouldnt stop me moaning at the dealer about it if I had know at the time.
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Offline MAK

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Re: New Van
« Reply #106 on: August 01, 2016, 05:10 PM »
Thanks jmb.

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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #107 on: August 01, 2016, 05:13 PM »
Thanks jmb.


Lol wasnt super helpfull i know

If you do get the van make sure you get the LED lights in the back of the van. £80 well worth it!


Super bright! Bright enough to light up outside to work in.
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Re: New Van
« Reply #108 on: November 23, 2017, 02:29 PM »
how is this van set up holding up jmb. anything to change
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #109 on: November 26, 2017, 12:49 PM »
how is this van set up holding up jmb. anything to change

Hi Alan,

It been solid and brilliant only damage I managed...... twice 😂 was when loading up my van with a ton bag of sand using my forklift I knocked my racking so damaged two boxes but easy fix because being module i was able to just remove damage and replace.

However I’ve now removed all my racking and scrapped it because I’ve come up with a new design it’s same but foldable. It’s because I’m transporting more stuff now like kitchens and furniture which I need room in my van for but even though this design was easy to remove I still didn’t think it was quick enough. I want something which can simply Fold flat out of the way so I don’t have loads of racking sitting in my workshop either.

Just been so busy not had time to build the new MK3 racking
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: New Van
« Reply #110 on: November 26, 2017, 02:11 PM »
Good to see you posting again James

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #111 on: November 27, 2017, 04:02 PM »
Good to see you posting again James

👋 hello

Yeah sorry I have been active just been very busy

 Facebook talk groups is where I’ve been active which I find easier and quicker to post than FOG just feels like it takes more effort and slower. 

Plus responses on here more for next day viewing rather than instant.

I’ll see when I get some picture to post some projects again on FoG get some interest going



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Re: New Van
« Reply #112 on: November 27, 2017, 04:03 PM »
Good to see you posting again James

How was the move? Enjoying life?
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Re: New Van
« Reply #113 on: November 28, 2017, 08:44 AM »
The move hehehehe well still unpacking and going through all the crap we brought back and all the crap we had in storage. retirement is nice spending lots of time in the shop organizing it and setting it up having the time to ove things around until I find the best place for them.

I definitely dont miss work, I do eed to get into a routine though. Maybe take some more courses.

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Re: New Van
« Reply #114 on: November 29, 2017, 02:37 AM »
The move hehehehe well still unpacking and going through all the crap we brought back and all the crap we had in storage. retirement is nice spending lots of time in the shop organizing it and setting it up having the time to ove things around until I find the best place for them.

I definitely dont miss work, I do eed to get into a routine though. Maybe take some more courses.

What kinda courses?   Always best keep busy. I can’t imagine not having a job to do. 

If just been on a spray course last week 😂. Bored of joinery now going to paint houses 😂.

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