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Offline oberkorn

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Finally built my own Sysports.
« on: April 16, 2021, 07:47 PM »
Pretty pleased with myself!
« Last Edit: April 23, 2021, 03:56 AM by oberkorn »

Offline Don T

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2021, 10:00 PM »
They look very nice.
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Offline ScotF

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2021, 12:50 AM »
Looks great! I wish I had room to do something similar.

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2021, 09:46 PM »
What's in the mystery Sys3? Immdying here!  [smile]
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Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2021, 10:00 PM »
What's in the mystery Sys3? Immdying here!  [smile]

Nothing yet! Bought it for some random stuff, but I am thinking it might get all of my clamps, etc. related to pocket hole stuff.

Offline Samo

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2021, 11:02 PM »
Pretty pleased with myself!
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As you should be!   [big grin]
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Offline Jason Hagen

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2021, 01:45 AM »
What are the dimensions of cabinets? I’ve been looking to build a couple, but I’m struggling to find accurate dimensions.


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Offline Imemiter

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2021, 02:09 AM »
TSO has plans to purchase here, though detailed dimensions are generously posted in the picture scroll.

https://tsoproducts.com/plans-drawings/tsc-90-systainer-cart-plan-set/
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2021, 04:51 AM »
What's in the mystery Sys3? Immdying here!  [smile]

Which one? I count six Sys³s.
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Offline Vondawg

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2021, 07:51 AM »
Ha good eye Bob
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2021, 10:20 AM »
What's in the mystery Sys3? Immdying here!  [smile]

Which one? I count six Sys³s.

The mysterious one.  ;)
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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2021, 10:55 AM »
Which one? I count six Sys³s.

The Double Green Label one.

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2021, 12:10 PM »
TSO has plans to purchase here, though detailed dimensions are generously posted in the picture scroll.

https://tsoproducts.com/plans-drawings/tsc-90-systainer-cart-plan-set/

I built two based on the TSO plans.  They are well worth the $7 that TSO charges for the plans.

Bob




Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2021, 03:14 PM »
Mine are loosely built after the pattern that the guy from the WoodGrafter (Youtube). He built them based on the "unit" scale of the T-locs, so that they would always fit with the right combination. Eric from the Poplar Shop (Youtube) did them about the same. Mine are not on wheels though, so I guess it's not exactly "ports" if it is supposed to mean portable, rather than docking station.
I'm thinking that it's about time for a new one though, I just got a TS75 with no place to go.
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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2021, 05:43 PM »
Looks like the Festool shelves/pullouts make the DIY SYSport a lot easier to build.
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Offline Jeff Zanin

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2021, 06:23 PM »
Those are very nice. 

I started off building mine with plywood "drawers" and full extension slides, after building a few the SYS-AZ came out and I switched to those for the rest of the Sysports.  For me it is not worth re-doing the existing ones, they work fine, but I like the SYS-AZ ones better - they are a bit lighter if I ever need to life them and can fit more in the same height cabinet, especially SYS-1 and SYS-2 heights.

Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2021, 07:44 PM »
What are the dimensions of cabinets? I’ve been looking to build a couple, but I’m struggling to find accurate dimensions.


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Here are my cutlists: * Sysports-2.pdf (193.92 kB - downloaded 80 times.)

I made them a little smaller than "real sysports so that I could get two full units out of one 4x8 sheet of plywood, but after I made two, I realized I could make them slightly taller so that I could get more "slots" out of each one... These ones give me 29 "slots" according to SYS-AZ documentation. Worked out almost perfectly, so I'm not too bothered by it. I was using Festool's (MAX 1m) dimensions while making them. I assembled these with 8 pocket screws in the top and bottom pieces, and 4 in each stretcher, in case you were wondering why the top is assembled "between" the sides instead of the other way around. The painted tops are MDF cut to the same size as the top/bottom pieces, but I cut mating dominos into the right side of each to secure them, but did not glue them in or anything. Just keeps them from moving around. Casters were some decent-duty ones I have used from amazon on all my shop equipment.
I used the LR-32 and my 1040 router on the track to drill the holes in True32 fashion, so the SysAZs worked out properly.

Pro-tip: when counting holes from the top front-left, the top counts as one hole, so if your top takes 4 holes per the documentation, you'll go three holes down from the top for the track, put the lock tab on the fourth hole, and then from there, count down in the front-left starting at the lock tab hole on the left, and from the first hole under the track on the right / rears. I attached a snippet of the SYS AZ documentation for how to dimension the holes using the LR-32 The rear as a little extra room, and the LR-32 will need to be used in its alternate mode to set the parallel stops just right, but it's not too hard to do the math and check with a scribe line at the top and bottom of the first piece you do... Just drill out all the fronts first, then move on to the rears. I also cut extra stretchers to fill in the bottom "gap" under the first drawer. Just a visual thing, and gave the screws on the casters a little extra to "bite"





I'm also attaching a ZIP file with an excel spreadsheet you can use to copy / paste from the "menu of options" into the "empty sysports." This will calculate how everything will fit given the dimensions of these (though if you build with more / less "slots" it'll work for that calculation too). Hope this helps!!!

* Sysport 29 planner.xlsx.zip (9.92 kB - downloaded 57 times.)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 07:53 PM by oberkorn »

Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2021, 07:50 PM »
Looks like the Festool shelves/pullouts make the DIY SYSport a lot easier to build.

If coupled with the LR32 on a router, very much so!

Offline woodferret

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2021, 08:15 PM »
Nice.  What size casters did you go with there?  I've been fuzzing about trying to find one that doesn't swivel into an unbalanced center of gravity without hitting the neighbors and still supporting some weight.  Thanks in advance.

Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2021, 08:18 PM »
Nice.  What size casters did you go with there?  I've been fuzzing about trying to find one that doesn't swivel into an unbalanced center of gravity without hitting the neighbors and still supporting some weight.  Thanks in advance.

I use these ones:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y49D2J2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Offline VirTERM

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2021, 09:31 PM »
And here is mine, my own design, also acting as an extension to the mft3 table
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Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2021, 09:57 PM »
And here is mine, my own design, also acting as an extension to the mft3 table
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I was thinking of doing something like this as well... where I could 3D-print a joining piece that would slide into the track on the MFT... I might just end up making something that folds down, but still thinking about it.

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2021, 01:46 PM »
Here's one I made with my purloined dimensions. One Friday evening after work I was perusing the FOG classifieds where I saw some extremely generous forumite giving away 19 SysAZ. He was just a few miles away, so I pounced on the DMs and the deal was done (thank you again, Jim!) In the spirit of the thing I gave away nine of them and made two Sysports with the remaining ten. The pegboard back was the only 1/4" I had laying around.   

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Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2021, 01:53 PM »
Here's one I made with my purloined dimensions. One Friday evening after work I was perusing the FOG classifieds where I saw some extremely generous forumite giving away 19 SysAZ. He was just a few miles away, so I pounced on the DMs and the deal was done (thank you again, Jim!) In the spirit of the thing I gave away nine of them and made two Sysports with the remaining ten. The pegboard back was the only 1/4" I had laying around.

Having just bought 17 pretty much all at once... I can say that's an awesome gift to have gotten!

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2021, 06:33 PM »
Having just bought 17 pretty much all at once... I can say that's an awesome gift to have gotten!

Extremely! This was just last summer. I had to look up what a Sys AZ was! [big grin]

Speaking of, I note you've put a double layer of 3/4" ply'd on the bottom of your Sysports. Doesn't that seem a tad extravagant during this plaque of alarmingly priced lumber?? 
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Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2021, 07:46 PM »
Having just bought 17 pretty much all at once... I can say that's an awesome gift to have gotten!

Extremely! This was just last summer. I had to look up what a Sys AZ was! [big grin]

Speaking of, I note you've put a double layer of 3/4" ply'd on the bottom of your Sysports. Doesn't that seem a tad extravagant during this plaque of alarmingly priced lumber??
It's an optical illusion!!! Just a little piece leftover that's only 100mm deep :) I mentioned it in my little write-up ;)


Offline afish

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2021, 08:13 PM »
Pretty soon the Sys AZ will be cheaper than buying the plywood to make your own...

Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2021, 09:15 PM »
Pretty soon the Sys AZ will be cheaper than buying the plywood to make your own...

And with that, the price might be similar to the original Sysport 1000s!

Offline misha

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2021, 10:20 PM »
Those are very nice carts. I'm a beginner, so please forgive me for a dumb question. But how do you prevent these from tipping over when the slides are fully extended?

Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2021, 10:43 PM »
Those are very nice carts. I'm a beginner, so please forgive me for a dumb question. But how do you prevent these from tipping over when the slides are fully extended?
Haven’t had a problem yet! Maybe because they’re fully loaded? Could strap to wall, or distribute weight evenly in them too, I suppose.


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