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Offline AtomicRyan

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« Reply #90 on: March 18, 2020, 02:49 PM »
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Offline Mario Turcot

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« Reply #91 on: March 19, 2020, 06:31 AM »
You end up with a really nice studio, I like it  [thumbs up]

By the way is that a HermanMiller Aeron chair? I have the same  [big grin]
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« Reply #92 on: March 19, 2020, 09:48 AM »
Nice work, Ryan! 

I guess your walls were parallel as you didn't show any scribing for the top installation!


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« Reply #93 on: March 23, 2020, 04:52 PM »
You end up with a really nice studio, I like it  [thumbs up]

By the way is that a HermanMiller Aeron chair? I have the same  [big grin]

It is... Have had it for 15 years?

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« Reply #94 on: March 23, 2020, 04:53 PM »
Nice work, Ryan! 

I guess your walls were parallel as you didn't show any scribing for the top installation!

I had to redo much of that drywall... I made sure it was pretty damned straight as I sanded... :)

The largest gap I had after installing the top was maybe an 1/8th inch. I just used caulk.

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« Reply #95 on: March 31, 2020, 03:46 PM »
Hey Ryan, I have really enjoyed following along with this build, but especially the YouTube videos on the BF/MFT and the desk. I'm a professional commercial editor (advertising) so I know how time consuming it is to create content. Just wanted to let you know I like your style and found them entertaining and informative. Cheers!


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« Reply #96 on: April 10, 2020, 09:26 AM »
Hey Ryan, I have really enjoyed following along with this build, but especially the YouTube videos on the BF/MFT and the desk. I'm a professional commercial editor (advertising) so I know how time consuming it is to create content. Just wanted to let you know I like your style and found them entertaining and informative. Cheers!

Thanks man. I really appreciate that.

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« Reply #97 on: April 20, 2020, 12:13 PM »
Hey Ryan,

I think I said this before to you on YouTube but I just wanted to say again how awesome your build is! I also love porsche's and woodworking so the channel is perfect for me.

I was wondering if you could help me out with 2 dimensions of your table.

Could you give me the height of the "pillar" extrusions on the outside of your table. Ascetically the height of your table looks great so I wanted to recreate the same thing.

And if you could, the height of the casters without the "plate" that you used?

Thank you SO much!

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« Reply #98 on: April 30, 2020, 09:50 PM »
@AtomicRyan - any updates on offering plans?  Would love to support your efforts.

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« Reply #99 on: May 04, 2020, 04:39 PM »
Hey Ryan,

I think I said this before to you on YouTube but I just wanted to say again how awesome your build is! I also love porsche's and woodworking so the channel is perfect for me.

I was wondering if you could help me out with 2 dimensions of your table.

Could you give me the height of the "pillar" extrusions on the outside of your table. Ascetically the height of your table looks great so I wanted to recreate the same thing.

And if you could, the height of the casters without the "plate" that you used?

Thank you SO much!

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Those casters are 3 1/8" tall without the plate... The pillars, if I understand you right, are 25 3/4" tall...

As for plans, I've tried working with 80/20 to get some done with part numbers, etc... but they have ignored me. I'm going to approach a competitor and see if they would be interested in getting involved.

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« Reply #100 on: May 04, 2020, 05:30 PM »
As for plans, I've tried working with 80/20 to get some done with part numbers, etc... but they have ignored me. I'm going to approach a competitor and see if they would be interested in getting involved.

very much appreciated.

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« Reply #101 on: May 07, 2020, 02:49 PM »
@AtomicRyan Thanks so much for the reply. I think I have this pretty much locked down on how to build it now.

If i'm correct, the total height would be 33.5" on yours then?

3/4" MDF - 3/4"
80mm Top Support - 3 1/8"
"Outside Pillars" - 25 3/4"
Plate - 3/4"
Castors - 3 1/8"

If anyone was interested I could write down the cuts needed for this build once Ryan replies with the height total. If in Canada (Toronto Area) I have also sourced a supplier for 80/20 new. The total for my 80/20 new is $939.26 CAD plus tax. This doesn't include any fasteners or the drill jig.

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Re: BF/MFT Build
« Reply #102 on: May 07, 2020, 02:54 PM »
@AtomicRyan Thanks so much for the reply. I think I have this pretty much locked down on how to build it now.

If i'm correct, the total height would be 33.5" on yours then?

3/4" MDF - 3/4"
80mm Top Support - 3 1/8"
"Outside Pillars" - 25 3/4"
Plate - 3/4"
Castors - 3 1/8"

If anyone was interested I could write down the cuts needed for this build once Ryan replies with the height total. If in Canada (Toronto Area) I have also sourced a supplier for 80/20 new. The total for my 80/20 new is $939.26 CAD plus tax. This doesn't include any fasteners or the drill jig.

- Shomik

I just measured mine... and it's up on the feet at 35 9/16" - same height as a stock MFT... There's some adjustability there obviously.

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« Reply #103 on: May 07, 2020, 03:16 PM »
@AtomicRyan

Hmm. I wonder if the "outside pillar" dimension was actually the inside pillar (between the systainers which is 40mm less). The outside pillars aren't 27.25" high are they? I am not sure how I am almost 2" off.  [eek]

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« Reply #104 on: May 07, 2020, 03:25 PM »
@AtomicRyan

Hmm. I wonder if the "outside pillar" dimension was actually the inside pillar (between the systainers which is 40mm less). The outside pillars aren't 27.25" high are they? I am not sure how I am almost 2" off.  [eek]

I'll be out there tomorrow... I'll send pics.

Offline sbiswas

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« Reply #105 on: May 07, 2020, 03:28 PM »
Awesome thanks! I'll definitely be keeping this build for life. I'm sure we all appreciate the hard work that you did putting this together originally.  [big grin]

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« Reply #106 on: May 08, 2020, 09:48 AM »
Awesome thanks! I'll definitely be keeping this build for life. I'm sure we all appreciate the hard work that you did putting this together originally.  [big grin]

I made a few changes to this before I built, but the basics are there and the measurements are right.


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« Reply #107 on: June 01, 2020, 02:16 AM »
@AtomicRyan Amazing videos and editing, truly entertaining and your narrating voice is a weird kind of soothing.

I am working on a folding MFT build using similar extrusions to your BF/MFT, so your posts have been super helpful.

I just watched your video about the cabinet/desk build too, really fun to watch. I wanted to mention a couple of things that might be too late but might be helpful for a future build:

Baltic Birch can be ordered by your local plywood shop in sheets up to 10x5. It might be a special order, but my local shop stocks it. Worth checking out. But...

For something as large as your desk top that wants to be strong and flat forever, you might have looked into honeycomb aluminum, no? I'm an architect by trade, and for most of my projects, if anything is over 9' or so, it gets a honeycomb core. This especially applies to doors, but I have used it on desks as well. Your build is different because you wanted the ply edges exposed (a look I really like, because its honest to the plywood), but normally you use the honeycomb with solid wood rails, so it works out well. Its like a torsion box on steroids.

Lastly, check out Docking Drawers (www.dockingdrawer.com). They make some sweet power strips integrated into your drawers, with usb-a or usb-c charging. Its a cool setup for offices and shops.

Keep up the amazing work!


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Offline luvwood

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« Reply #108 on: June 21, 2020, 02:42 PM »
@AtomicRyan Thank you for sharing your builds.  Your videos are every bit as good or better than your builds.  I really appreciate your style and down to earth approach.  And I especially appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and experience in going through the process.

I have been wrestling with a design for a larger MFT table and it wasn't until I saw your 4-part series and @Dusty.Tools design on ToolGuyd.com that it finally came completely together for me.  In reviewing your build I do have a couple of questions with regard to design on which I would like to hear your thoughts.

The first is with regard to table height.  I am not quite as tall as you as I am 6’1" but I have found that I prefer 38″ kitchen countertops over 36″ tops for a working height and I am considering building my workshop cabinets to a 37 1/2" to 38″ height as a result. The only thing that causes me to pause on that is that your builds are ~2″ shorter and you are 2" inches taller. Do you have any advice or thoughts on that?

I was also wondering about your top. Before I saw your video and Ben's article, I was considering building mine using either a torsion box top or a modified Paulk to ensure the top was adequately supported and would remain dead flat. I like the clean look and below-the-top access of your design much better but I was curious if you have encountered any issues with your top sagging?

During your search for aluminum extrusion and associated design service, did you consider Misumi USA?  At first glance, they seem like a very good source and I have heard great things about their customer service?


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« Reply #109 on: June 21, 2020, 04:05 PM »
Thanks man. I appreciate that!

Answers:

1. I agree with you - 38" is a more comfortable height for most tasks. However, the plan has always been for this thing to double as an outfeed table for my table saw eventually. As such, I was regulated a bit to make the bench adjustable from stock MFT height to my table saw height via the adjustable feet.

2. I have zero sag. My bench is dead flat. I think this is due to the cross members I used... If you think about it, they sort of make the top a torsion box.

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« Reply #110 on: June 22, 2020, 02:15 AM »
@AtomicRyan, did I see an el gato stream deck on your desktop?  If so, how do you like it?

Also, what are you running on the monitor over your computer screens?

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« Reply #111 on: June 22, 2020, 09:42 AM »
@AtomicRyan, did I see an el gato stream deck on your desktop?  If so, how do you like it?

Also, what are you running on the monitor over your computer screens?

I do a lot of web development and as such, have been a user of the stream deck for years... I don't really remember what life is like without one? I mean, I use it for sooo many things.

As for the display above my station, that's a nerd project I did a while back. I wanted a display that ran Dakboard (http://dakboard.com) from a Raspberry Pi, but could also double as a TV and triple as a third monitor when I needed it. I really wanted a Samsung Frame TV, but couldn't afford it... So, I bought a Samsung Q60 TV off craigslist, removed all the components from the case, and sort of built my own Frame and case. The end result looks pretty good... and the functionality is great.

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I've been doing a lot of TV projects during Covid for some reason:


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« Reply #112 on: June 22, 2020, 10:53 AM »
Thanks man. I appreciate that!

Answers:

1. I agree with you - 38" is a more comfortable height for most tasks. However, the plan has always been for this thing to double as an outfeed table for my table saw eventually. As such, I was regulated a bit to make the bench adjustable from stock MFT height to my table saw height via the adjustable feet.

2. I have zero sag. My bench is dead flat. I think this is due to the cross members I used... If you think about it, they sort of make the top a torsion box.

Thank you for replying. 

I initially thought about doing the same as you but my table saw is even lower than yours at 34 1/4" and I can't see myself being comfortable working at that height for long periods.  I am also not constrained by existing cabinet height, so I will plan for 38".  That will also give me a little more room between the top and the cabinets.

Yeah, you are right on the top... when I think about it... it is very much like a torsion box and knowing that you have no sag is just further confirmation that it won't be an issue.

btw, did you have any luck finding someone to help create your plans in a CAD program?




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Re: BF/MFT Build
« Reply #113 on: June 22, 2020, 01:10 PM »
@AtomicRyan, did I see an el gato stream deck on your desktop?  If so, how do you like it?

Also, what are you running on the monitor over your computer screens?

I do a lot of web development and as such, have been a user of the stream deck for years... I don't really remember what life is like without one? I mean, I use it for sooo many things.

As for the display above my station, that's a nerd project I did a while back. I wanted a display that ran Dakboard (http://dakboard.com) from a Raspberry Pi, but could also double as a TV and triple as a third monitor when I needed it.

Very cool. I’ve never heard of DAKboard, but I see one in my future.

On the topic of making things easier, this is a sketchup/any CAD program gamechanger.  I’ve got the SpaceMouse compact since I don’t do enough to justify all the buttons. But it does make flying around the model 100x easier than a keyboard/mouse combo.

https://www.3dconnexion.com/products/spacemouse.html

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« Reply #114 on: June 22, 2020, 01:12 PM »
I've sent countless emails to 80/20 asking them to develop a "kit" of the parts used to make ordering easier. They don't seem interested as they haven't even bothered to reply. Which is weird, because I get asked no less than four or five times a week. I think they could sell quite a few of these if they'd just put a simple line item package together to make it all easier to order.

I'm actually getting ready to build some base cabinet work bench type things and might use someone other than 80/20 this time in hopes of getting a little better post-purchase support.

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« Reply #115 on: June 22, 2020, 01:13 PM »
@AtomicRyan, did I see an el gato stream deck on your desktop?  If so, how do you like it?

Also, what are you running on the monitor over your computer screens?

I do a lot of web development and as such, have been a user of the stream deck for years... I don't really remember what life is like without one? I mean, I use it for sooo many things.

As for the display above my station, that's a nerd project I did a while back. I wanted a display that ran Dakboard (http://dakboard.com) from a Raspberry Pi, but could also double as a TV and triple as a third monitor when I needed it.

Very cool. I’ve never heard of DAKboard, but I see one in my future.

On the topic of making things easier, this is a sketchup/any CAD program gamechanger.  I’ve got the SpaceMouse compact since I don’t do enough to justify all the buttons. But it does make flying around the model 100x easier than a keyboard/mouse combo.

https://www.3dconnexion.com/products/spacemouse.html

I don't do a ton of CAD stuff, because I'm not very good at it... but those are SUPER rad.

Offline sbiswas

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« Reply #116 on: July 04, 2020, 08:54 PM »
Hey @AtomicRyan, I am finally ready to build this thing but I need to order the drawer pulls. Is there any way that you would be able to email me or post the order you had with Orange Aluminum?

Getting excited to get this into my shop finally. Not so excited for the Poly Glue...

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« Reply #117 on: July 05, 2020, 02:21 AM »
Hey @AtomicRyan, I am finally ready to build this thing but I need to order the drawer pulls. Is there any way that you would be able to email me or post the order you had with Orange Aluminum?

Getting excited to get this into my shop finally. Not so excited for the Poly Glue...
I’m pretty certain he used the same ones I used:

https://www.orangealuminum.com/angle-bulb-pull-oa5088.html

A useful tip - they will cut 8ft pieces to fit a box for free shipping (over $100). I had them cut at 76” so I could cut them into 25” or 51.5” lengths for my drawers.

They normally charge for cutting, but will give you one cut to make them fit.

Ben


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« Reply #118 on: July 05, 2020, 10:33 AM »
Yep. Those are the ones I used. I might still have the invoice. Shoot me an email and I’ll see if I can find it.

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« Reply #119 on: August 01, 2020, 11:45 PM »
@AtomicRyan did you ever come up with a detent/catch system to keep the rail at a more manageable height for repetitive cuts?