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Offline Chris Meggersee

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My latest project.
« on: June 05, 2010, 02:13 PM »
Hey all.

I just thought I would show you that I do actually use my Festools and they don't just sit on the shelf looking pretty :) My sister wanted a cabinet to house her ps3, games, cables etc. This was a all Festool project, everything is dominoed together except for the bottom shelf which I used the hole drilling set for.





and the finished product.











I know it's not amazing but we have to start somewhere right? Oh and ther reason why there are so many chips and stuff is because I had to make from an old trunk my dad had made a long time ago. I swear he used some kind of evil varnish on that pine, it was hellishly hard to get it off. :/

Chris
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Offline gojira

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Re: My latest project.
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 02:32 PM »
Actually, it's amazing enough to me. Especially since you salvaged the material, which is admirable.

Offline waynelang2001

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Re: My latest project.
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 02:42 PM »
Good work Chris, I cant see from the pictures, but are those blum inset hinges your using???

One thing you could do for next time, i know you recycled the materials so im sure thats the reason the two dividers have the end grain facing forward. What you could do i plane some 5mm strips to glue onto those end peices so when you open the unit all the grain is vertical and horizontal. I like the finger grips by the way.
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Offline Chris Meggersee

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Re: My latest project.
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 03:12 PM »
Actually, it's amazing enough to me. Especially since you salvaged the material, which is admirable.

Thanks a lot. Like I said saving the wood was hard work.

Good work Chris, I cant see from the pictures, but are those blum inset hinges your using???

One thing you could do for next time, i know you recycled the materials so im sure thats the reason the two dividers have the end grain facing forward. What you could do i plane some 5mm strips to glue onto those end peices so when you open the unit all the grain is vertical and horizontal. I like the finger grips by the way.

Yep they are blum inset hinges and I used the 35mm hinge bore that you get with the hole drilling set from Festool :).  For this type of project I would not use them again to be honest, it limits the space of the two side openings. I should have planned that better.

Wow I never would have thought of that, that is a great idea. Thanks Wayne.
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Offline waynelang2001

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Re: My latest project.
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 04:30 PM »
Actually, it's amazing enough to me. Especially since you salvaged the material, which is admirable.

Thanks a lot. Like I said saving the wood was hard work.

Good work Chris, I cant see from the pictures, but are those blum inset hinges your using???

One thing you could do for next time, i know you recycled the materials so im sure thats the reason the two dividers have the end grain facing forward. What you could do i plane some 5mm strips to glue onto those end peices so when you open the unit all the grain is vertical and horizontal. I like the finger grips by the way.

Yep they are blum inset hinges and I used the 35mm hinge bore that you get with the hole drilling set from Festool :)For this type of project I would not use them again to be honest, it limits the space of the two side openings. I should have planned that better.

Wow I never would have thought of that, that is a great idea. Thanks Wayne.

Do you mean the space where the hinge itself sits?? or the fact you cant open the doors to say...... 170 degrees??
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Offline Chris Meggersee

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Re: My latest project.
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010, 05:08 PM »
Actually, it's amazing enough to me. Especially since you salvaged the material, which is admirable.

Thanks a lot. Like I said saving the wood was hard work.

Good work Chris, I cant see from the pictures, but are those blum inset hinges your using???

One thing you could do for next time, i know you recycled the materials so im sure thats the reason the two dividers have the end grain facing forward. What you could do i plane some 5mm strips to glue onto those end peices so when you open the unit all the grain is vertical and horizontal. I like the finger grips by the way.

Yep they are blum inset hinges and I used the 35mm hinge bore that you get with the hole drilling set from Festool :)For this type of project I would not use them again to be honest, it limits the space of the two side openings. I should have planned that better.

Wow I never would have thought of that, that is a great idea. Thanks Wayne.

Do you mean the space where the hinge itself sits?? or the fact you cant open the doors to say...... 170 degrees??

What I mean is that I originally designed it so that those side spaces (The ones with the cables and controllers in it) have 23cm of space each. With using those hinges because they are so "bulky" and the door is inset instead of outset the space is decreased to about 20cm. Now I know you are thinking "Well 3 cm isn't much" but the games were orginally meant to fit there and because of the hinges it would have made it impossible to get the first game out because the hinge was in the way. Luckily I had made the bottom shelf movable so it didn't take much to sort that problem out.
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Offline waynelang2001

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Re: My latest project.
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2010, 06:07 PM »

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What I mean is that I originally designed it so that those side spaces (The ones with the cables and controllers in it) have 23cm of space each. With using those hinges because they are so "bulky" and the door is inset instead of outset the space is decreased to about 20cm. Now I know you are thinking "Well 3 cm isn't much" but the games were orginally meant to fit there and because of the hinges it would have made it impossible to get the first game out because the hinge was in the way. Luckily I had made the bottom shelf movable so it didn't take much to sort that problem out.
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Alright i see what you mean, i see now why you put the games where they are. Im working on a cd/dvd/vhs unit for a client at the moment, Ive come up with a sort of bookend slide that will run in a dovetail to hold up the cd's and dvd's when they dont fill up the whole shelf. When im done i'll post a few pics and maybe next time you could give it a try. I used to just buy those plastic inserts that hold cd's or dvd's but the trouble is that they waist space and you either have to put cd's or dvd's in and you cant change between the two.

Id like to see more of your work, its nice to see how south africans get the job done.......and i dont have to sit converting inches to mm.

What i usually do with inset hinges is put a pull out over them so they dont interfere with anything inside the unit. It does cute down on the space though. And be sure to make them removable or you wont be able to adjust the hinges.........or get them on for that matter [doh]

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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: My latest project.
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2010, 06:18 PM »
First thing I noticed was the end grain like waynelang2001 said should hide that part from that seems sound.
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Offline RL

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010, 08:29 PM »
First thing I noticed was Assassin's Creed 2. Best game I have ever played on the PS3.

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Re: My latest project.
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010, 09:50 PM »

I know it's not amazing but we have to start somewhere right? Oh and ther reason why there are so many chips and stuff is because I had to make from an old trunk my dad had made a long time ago. I swear he used some kind of evil varnish on that pine, it was hellishly hard to get it off. :/
Chris

I always really love seeing salvaged/reclaimed materials being used to re-purpose it.  Even more so if (very) old tools happen to be used along the way.

Offline Chris Meggersee

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Re: My latest project.
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2010, 01:05 AM »


What I mean is that I originally designed it so that those side spaces (The ones with the cables and controllers in it) have 23cm of space each. With using those hinges because they are so "bulky" and the door is inset instead of outset the space is decreased to about 20cm. Now I know you are thinking "Well 3 cm isn't much" but the games were orginally meant to fit there and because of the hinges it would have made it impossible to get the first game out because the hinge was in the way. Luckily I had made the bottom shelf movable so it didn't take much to sort that problem out.
[/quote]

Alright i see what you mean, i see now why you put the games where they are. Im working on a cd/dvd/vhs unit for a client at the moment, Ive come up with a sort of bookend slide that will run in a dovetail to hold up the cd's and dvd's when they dont fill up the whole shelf. When im done i'll post a few pics and maybe next time you could give it a try. I used to just buy those plastic inserts that hold cd's or dvd's but the trouble is that they waist space and you either have to put cd's or dvd's in and you cant change between the two.

Id like to see more of your work, its nice to see how south africans get the job done.......and i dont have to sit converting inches to mm.

What i usually do with inset hinges is put a pull out over them so they dont interfere with anything inside the unit. It does cute down on the space though. And be sure to make them removable or you wont be able to adjust the hinges.........or get them on for that matter [doh]


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I would love to see that wayne. Please post some pictures when you are done.

Thanks for all the advice.

First thing I noticed was the end grain like waynelang2001 said should hide that part from that seems sound.

Yeah. I realised, especially that one piece, is ugly to look at. I know I made a lot of mistakes on this project but I learnt a lot from it so I'll just keep taking one step at a time and eventually get there.

First thing I noticed was Assassin's Creed 2. Best game I have ever played on the PS3.

 ;D
Agreed it is pretty awesome. Although if you can stomach the gore God of War 3 is pretty awesome too.

I know it's not amazing but we have to start somewhere right? Oh and ther reason why there are so many chips and stuff is because I had to make from an old trunk my dad had made a long time ago. I swear he used some kind of evil varnish on that pine, it was hellishly hard to get it off. :/
Chris

I always really love seeing salvaged/reclaimed materials being used to re-purpose it.  Even more so if (very) old tools happen to be used along the way.

Then maybe I should more of my stuff because whenever I am working with stuff at home thats all I ever seem to be doing. Rarely do I go out and buy new wood for this type of thing.
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