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Offline Tom Ryan

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Homemade Sysport Question
« on: January 28, 2009, 07:40 PM »
Homemade Sysport question:

If I remember correctly, all the Sysports I've seen pictures of have the Systainers running the long way across the front, which leaves the labels showing (if they haven't fallen off).

I'm thinking of making one where the Systainers fit with the long way going front to back.  I would then have two columns of Systainers.  I'd make the drawers deep enough to hold some supplies, and use drawer slides long enough to put the entire Systainer in front of the cabinet, by about an inch or so.  This would let me open the Systainer from the side.  I'd put the hinges on the left column on the left so you can open it toward you from (partially) in front of the right column.  Reverse everything on the right.

Of course, I'd have to put labels on the ends of the Systainers.

The advantage is a deeper (hence more stable) cabinet (about 2 feet), without doing the front-and-back thing.  It would also have a narrower front that a regular two-column Sysport.  A short version of this would probably fit pretty well under a workbench or an MFT.

Am I missing something here?  Is there something I'd be sorry for if I tried it?

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Tom in SE Pennsylvania

Offline Dave Ronyak

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Homemade Sysport Question
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 08:29 PM »

My tool-containing systainers also have a label on one side.  You can make your own labels if you want to.

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Offline bruegf

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Re: Homemade Sysport Question
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 07:54 AM »
I think its more personal preference than anything else.   I'd rather have the systainer lid open from the front of the sysport rather than the side, but that's my preference.   As to the stability issue - I just made my sysport deep enough that I had room for sandpaper and other accessories behind the systainers.   Gives me extra storage and made it deep enough that I can open almost every drawer of my 6' high sysport without it falling over (but I don't dare bump it if all the drawers are extended).


Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: Homemade Sysport Question
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 11:08 AM »
You could just take the label off the right side and move it to the left side for your left column.