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Systainer Kaizen Inserts and drawers
« on: August 05, 2020, 11:37 AM »
Hi everyone. This is my first topic on FOG.

I’m from Maryland and have a small woodworking space in my rowhome as well as a “clean” maker space in a spare bedroom. Right now I’m mostly making furniture and cabinets. I was inspired by another post on here to use systainers to organize some of my marking, measuring and hand tools. I bought a few Festools recently and really enjoyed the systainer concept, so I found an early adopter selling off 18 of his old systainer 1s, minis and Midis on Craigslist for cheap. I bought them all and spent two days scrubbing them with Magic Eraser and Dawn until they were pretty much as good as new. Soon I realized very few of my other power tools fit in the sys 1’s so I figured I could use them as small tool drawers. This is the marking and measuring kit I made in a Sys 1 using hand-cut Kaizen foam.

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Also, I combined my two sanders into one Sys 2 with Kaizen.

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Each systainer lives on its own shelf I made under my workbenches on $3 wurth full extension ball bearing slides using 3d printed cleats to hold the systainers on.

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I didn’t design the cleats, but I found they work well and print relatively quickly (in about 1.5 hours for a full set using a 0.8 mm nozzle).

Here is the link to the STL if anyone needs it: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2847586

Thanks for all the info and inspiration so far!

-CC
« Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 01:31 PM by TheNefariousCNC »
DF 500 - TSC 55 - OF1400 - ETS EC 125 - DTS 400 - CT MIDI I - PDC 18 - TID 18 - CXS

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Re: Systainer Kaizen Inserts and drawers
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 01:47 PM »
Looks great!  Ahh - the feeling of being organized, and getting a great deal on Systainers.  Love it!

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Re: Systainer Kaizen Inserts and drawers
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 04:26 PM »
@TheNefariousCNC  Very nice. When I get time I'm thinking of building similar pullouts. Thanks for the link to the cleats. Couple of questions:

1) Are the systainers one or two deep?
2) What are those cabinets on the countertops?

Thanks
Mike

Re: Systainer Kaizen Inserts and drawers
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 09:06 PM »
@Systainer.Store Thanks!

@Mike Goetzke Thanks. The systainers are only 1 deep. The benches are 24” wide and the drawer slides are 14” so I couldn’t go much deeper. The cabinets on the benches are for my upstairs “maker space” organization. I made those desks from butcher block counter tops on $4 ikea legs then put plastic storage bins under them. I ran out of storage space for different materials so I’m making 8 cabinets to replace the plastic bins. I have all the cases done and painted/clear coated and just have to make the face frames and the other 16 out of 28 drawers.

Below is a before and after of the computer desks without and with the new cabinets.

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For those I just need to mill the false fronts and attach them, then make drawer organizers. Two of the cases in the basement are another two of that “skinny” size to go at another desk I sit at. Then the other four are 24” wide and two of each will share a common face frame beneath a top so they look like two 48” wide cabinets.

DF 500 - TSC 55 - OF1400 - ETS EC 125 - DTS 400 - CT MIDI I - PDC 18 - TID 18 - CXS

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Re: Systainer Kaizen Inserts and drawers
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 09:25 AM »
@Systainer.Store Thanks!

@Mike Goetzke Thanks. The systainers are only 1 deep. The benches are 24” wide and the drawer slides are 14” so I couldn’t go much deeper. The cabinets on the benches are for my upstairs “maker space” organization. I made those desks from butcher block counter tops on $4 ikea legs then put plastic storage bins under them. I ran out of storage space for different materials so I’m making 8 cabinets to replace the plastic bins. I have all the cases done and painted/clear coated and just have to make the face frames and the other 16 out of 28 drawers.

Below is a before and after of the computer desks without and with the new cabinets.

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For those I just need to mill the false fronts and attach them, then make drawer organizers. Two of the cases in the basement are another two of that “skinny” size to go at another desk I sit at. Then the other four are 24” wide and two of each will share a common face frame beneath a top so they look like two 48” wide cabinets.

@TheNefariousCNC Nice work. Have you come up with something to hold your TID 18 and CXS together?
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