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Offline travisj

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Re: Vac Sys mobile cart
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2019, 09:55 PM »
I am a fan of that cart.  Nicely done.  If only I had the room...

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Offline thedevme

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Re: Vac Sys mobile cart
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2019, 01:12 AM »
@DynaGlide  I haven't had to the time to reply yet but this build is absolutely beautiful.  Did you wing it for the top since this is not the same as the original model.  I am literally planning on doing this build next week I absolutely love it.

Very kind words. I haven't had a lot of use with the cart yet but I'm thrilled with how it has turned out. What do you mean about winging the top?

Here are the differences from Neil's design:

Vac Sys integration (different drawer, holes cut for hose routing)
No 20mm holes in top
I used plywood for the entirety of the frame for the MDF top. Neil used plywood for the interior frame but the outer perimeter that receives the T track he used maple hardwood. I don't have the tools to mill lumber for that purpose so I went with what I had. The top frame has a little flex in the middle if you lean on it but I don't think it will be an issue. I did reinforce the middle underneath the top with a cross member using pocket screws.

The dimensions overall are pretty much the same as well I may have changed this or that as I went. I did try to stick to the overall height of his since it's designed to clear the MFT/3 table ~900mm.

I have the ability to bore the 20mm holes in the MDF I just chose not to. I figure I could use a bench surface without holes in it in my shop.

The shop is still growing. Haven't been in the house a year even.

Very nice.  What I meant by winging it - I thought you deviated from the original plans. Looks like you didn't I am actually going to pick up the lumber for this soon and mimick exactly what you did.  Going to put all these dimensions into a cut list and do it.  I will post pics when I am done thank you again @DynaGlide you did a beautiful job. By the way, what kind of hooks are you using on your wall for your festool tracks?
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 01:26 AM by thedevme »

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Vac Sys mobile cart
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2019, 05:56 AM »
I did make the top flush at the front and back. Neil did not.

The hooks are rubber coated from home Depot. They have a large screw on the other end. It's an okay arrangement for now.
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Vac Sys mobile cart
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2019, 02:36 PM »
I just got back from Gregory Paolini class and while in Asheville looking around look what I found

Calavera stopped producing these a while back. I wanted one for the cart and was glad to have found it.
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Re: Vac Sys mobile cart
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2019, 07:20 PM »
Matt, that is a very nicely executed project. Has to be motivation for others to undertake something like that. Fellows, like NeilC, ever so willing to share information makes it all the more encouraging.  Where else but on the FOG?

My hat's off to you -  and Neil!


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Offline neilc

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Re: Vac Sys mobile cart
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2019, 06:50 PM »
Matt - Great idea on the Calavera holder.  I have one but never thought about placing on the side of the bench for FT clamps!

Hans - Thanks for the shout out!  Yes this is a giving community.  Makes it easy to contribute ideas and inspiration! 

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Vac Sys mobile cart
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2019, 07:36 PM »
@TSO Products Very kind words Hans.

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