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Offline Wood_Slice

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Sysport MFT Cart with Vacuum
« on: April 24, 2021, 01:49 AM »
Seeing as its only downhill once you drink the green coolaid well I had to give it a go at a MFT cart. I have seen many version but I wanted the vacuum to be place in cart and save space. I do not have that many Systainers at this point although I have a few other tools on pre-order so Im guessing im getting ready for them. 

Anyways I want to show you what I attempted and things I learned along the way the hard way.

First, I wanted the height of the cart (with MFT on top) to be same height as a free standing MFT (900mm). A bit of math, took a while as I was waiting for the casters.
900mm (total height) - 180mm (MFT folded) - 103mm (3” casters) - 36 mm (18mm top/bottom skin) = dividers height. All good an all but cut dados/rabbets and almost forgot to account for them.

Second, wanted 3 bays (2 for systainers and 1 for CT MIDI). Since I had only seen videos and pictures I didnt account for the thickness of the lid when opened and that came to bite me in the ass later on. I was originally planning on using 18mm BB all around for thr carcaus but I was trying to be as close as possible to the MFT dimensions and also to crosscut 2 panels out of a 4x8 BB sheet for the top/bottom skin, whcih width was 48.5” and once you clean the edges and square it up it was around 48”. That was the reason my top/bottom panels.

Right around the time when I installed the drawer slide and trays i came accross my drawer slides dilema (pheeeeewwww). i had to wait another week for a longer drawer slides. I had not accounted for the systainers lid depth it added once opened. Uninstall all the slides, order a longer version, wait impatiently by the window for its delivery and tackle it again. Issue was I cut matching dados on top/bottom for a middle divided thats span the length. The width of the bays was correct but not the depth of the center divider. I had sold my multitool that I never used and wished I hadn’t. Took out the domino, on widest setting with 10mm bit cut 2 groves and cut out rest with chisels.

Then some tray front covers for fun. I champfered them on their insides to make it easier to pull out (Timothy Wilmots). I could go on but here are some pics of my journey along the way.


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« Last Edit: April 24, 2021, 01:53 AM by Wood_Slice »
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Offline nicholam77

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Re: Sysport MFT Cart with Vacuum
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 02:01 PM »
Looks real nice! Thanks for sharing.

Glad you were able to make the drawer slides work. I came very close to having that problem, too, mine barely clear the lids. I've found having the Systainers on slides makes them so much more usable.

I like having the vac onboard, too. I just gotta figure out a longer hose and boom solution now.  [big grin]
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Offline Wood_Slice

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Re: Sysport MFT Cart with Vacuum
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2021, 01:52 PM »
Looks real nice! Thanks for sharing.

Glad you were able to make the drawer slides work. I came very close to having that problem, too, mine barely clear the lids. I've found having the Systainers on slides makes them so much more usable.

I like having the vac onboard, too. I just gotta figure out a longer hose and boom solution now.  [big grin]

I plan on purchasing a boom arm solution:

Buy:
  • Festool Plug-It Cord 16-Gauge x 7.5M (203926)- make sure 16 gauge to work with all power tools
  • Festool Antistatic Hose w/ Sleeve 1-7/16" x 21' (36mm x7m) (204926) - make sure 36 mm so it works with smaller dust requirement tools like Domino and Sanders, and the larger that are better with 36mm hose like Routers, tracks saws, etc.
  • Festool DC-D 36/27-AS Reducing Sleeve (768135)- an adapter with will reduce the sleeve as it says to work with smaller port power tools


EDIT: from a different post I opted out of this option as it might be bulkier than I would like for every day tasks.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2021, 03:55 PM by Wood_Slice »
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