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Offline Mgildersleeve

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Transportable System
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:56 PM »


I got into Festool a couple months ago when I got a lead shop job making products for high end homes and needed to install the products on site. I consigned my shop tools to buy the Festool. Still developing this system, but it’s working out pretty well. I also use it in the shop to make cross cuts, sanding, etc.. Same as everybody. But, it packs up and transports well.  My fence gains a few inches over the Festool fence and is much easier to set up, for me anyway.  Hopefully the designers and builders will be impressed. If there’s any interest I can draw up plans. There’s a preview of an overhead milling kind of thing I’m not done with.


The plans for this system is now available at:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/700792140/mobile-cabinetry-system-plans?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=mobile+carpentry+system&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&organic_search_click=1
« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 08:52 AM by Mgildersleeve »

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Offline neilc

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 10:36 PM »
First, welcome to FOG!

That's setup is fantastic!  So many great ideas, and portable to boot!

The rifle laser is a killer idea!

Thanks for sharing!  Would love to see plans!

We look forward to seeing some of your commercial work!

neil

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 11:55 PM »
Great setup and unique ideas!
Bryan

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Offline mackenzie

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 04:28 AM »
@Mgildersleeve brilliant, lots of custom jigs and fixtures, well done.

Can you do another video please so we can see the hardware used to slide into the T slots and the locking thingy on your MFT fence where you screw the 2 knobs down onto the MFT surface securing the fence, if that makes sense?

Really liking this one, please continue to develop your ideas and share them.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 05:28 AM »
Very nice. Makes a great portable or semi-fixed work station. Wish I had room in my small basement shop for something like this. Maybe I can incorporate some of your excellent ideas and jigs though.

Question on the drop-down saw shelf. Did you consider making it so the shelf is to the inside under the MFT top and not protruding out front? I have been positioning the Systainer for my TSC55 under the MFT and using the top as a place to park my saw between cuts, but you shelf would be a better choice.
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Offline UncleJoe

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 08:58 AM »
Looks great. A lot of very good ideas and execution. Could you show some detail on the leveling system for hte table tops?
I am not young enough to know everything!

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 10:39 AM »
THAT is what I call real stable genius!
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 10:48 AM »
An excellent system, @Mgildersleeve.  Very well done.  I'm looking forward to your improvements.   [smile]
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 11:17 AM »
that is a well thought out system.it truly is both a shop and site work shop. well done

Offline Cheese

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 11:30 AM »
Very nice...my favorites are the recessed panel that ties the LH cabinet to the MFT, the rifle laser, the rail height shim for the router and the adjustable surface heights for the LH & RH cabinets.  [thumbs up]

Offline Svar

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 12:04 PM »
The rifle laser is a killer idea!
Wouldn't it be simpler to have a pointer on the router attachment and a measuring tape attached directly to the guide rail? It's hard to read a bright red spot several mm in diameter.

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 12:59 PM »
Wow, you've got some great ideas and designs!  I like the way you lock the systainers into the drawers.  That's an idea that can also be used to make a DIY Sys-Cart.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Mike A.

Offline Mismarked

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 08:49 PM »
This entire setup is truly remarkable.  Thanks for sharing. 

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 09:07 PM »
@mgildersleeve that is fantastic work.  Many great ideas.  As you mentioned, projects like this are never really done but at least you have come far enough to have something extremely useful.

Nice work.  Thanks for sharing.


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Offline gunnyr

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 10:13 PM »
Very nicely done!!!!  The folding saw shelf is slick.  The carts are a nice take on a systainer only sysport.  Seems to me the open drawers would be very handy!
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Offline jtwood

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 11:01 PM »
A very functional and creative system.  I'd love to see plans.
I'm going to be moving to a new place where I'll need to take down the MFT and accessories when not in use, so something like this would be terrific for me.

Steve

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 08:11 AM »
Not seeing the video today, did you remove it from your first post?
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2018, 08:26 AM »
@Bob D. , just as an FYI the video is still visible to me on my browser.

Peter

Offline mrB

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2018, 08:30 AM »
Wow! That is a really great set up. Very impressed.
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2018, 09:03 AM »
Yes, I could see it yesterday but today on the same computer using the same browser it's gone. But if I go to Chrome it is there so it's something on my end. I'll figure it out.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2018, 01:20 PM »
Very clever and well done! Makes me glad I never have to work mobile so I dont have to worry about coming up with neat, mobile, compact ideas like these!
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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2018, 02:01 PM »
@Mgildersleeve  - my hat's off to you for this demonstration of creative problem solution AND execution! a "TEN" !
Your video with title explanation is the icing on this cake - well done.

Please share more of your approach to work on the FOG

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2018, 10:41 PM »
right below the "Attachments and other options" click on (more attachments)
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 07:35 AM »
Very nice build!

Offline eddomak

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2018, 08:00 PM »
That's a fantastic build! Although I am in a garage workshop, I was aiming to have most things mobile anyway, so will hopefully utilise some of these ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2018, 09:04 PM »
You should be a lifetime member of Mensa! :)
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Offline Mgildersleeve

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 04:12 PM »
Here’s some detail pics of a self centering, expanding dowel and a guide rail clamping stop. I keep forgetting to take a picture of the fence.

Offline Jimdude

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 10:15 AM »
Hello there,

what a bunch of great ideas!

I don't understand the expanding dowel, though. (which is obviously entirely down to me)

If you turn the knob, then why does the bolt move downwards, rather than just twist within the dowel, without actually moving down (or back up again)? Also, can't you overtighten them, after which they can't be removed from the MFT any longer?

Jim.

Offline Mgildersleeve

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 11:56 AM »
Jim,

At first the bolts would spin a lot more than they do now. Each one is different. If one won’t stop spinning and I need to tighten it more, then I just use a screwdriver to hold it place while I tighten.

As far as being over tightened, yes, they often stay wedged when I loosen the knob, but then you just push down on the knob and it pushes the bolt free.

Offline Jimdude

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Re: Transportable System
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2018, 04:17 AM »
Understood, thanks!