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Offline KimEirikUri

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Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« on: March 27, 2015, 05:05 PM »
Hello everyone. Im a kitchenfitter from Norway, and I am about to make a rack in my new Van, a Transporter T5.

I have googled and browsed this forum for good ideas, and I found something that caught my eye.




Is there any kind of template available for these shelves?


Thanks.

Offline Nippychippy

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 05:11 PM »
I am interested in this also

Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2015, 05:24 PM »
I just made my own out of 12.5mm ply, cut out the holes for the feet with a jigsaw then used the template with a router to cut the shelves
Lots of the green stuff :))

Offline richy3333

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 05:37 PM »
I'd be interested too. Picked up my long wheelbase T5 highline today. Sw-eeeet!

Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 05:45 PM »
Lots of the green stuff :))

Offline KimEirikUri

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 05:57 PM »
Ok. I guess I have to try making my own template then :)

I'd be interested too. Picked up my long wheelbase T5 highline today. Sw-eeeet!

I picked up mine today aswell..

Offline dryvah

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 08:58 PM »
The picture you posted of Wing79s buildout I believe was done with a cnc router. I copied his shelf design in my van. I made a template out of 1/2 plywood and then routed out all the shelves with a template bit.

Offline richy3333

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2015, 01:25 AM »
Ok. I guess I have to try making my own template then :)

I'd be interested too. Picked up my long wheelbase T5 highline today. Sw-eeeet!

I picked up mine today aswell..
Must be that time of year for dealers making their numbers. 

Great ride.  I prefer those alloys to the ones I got. They were on my last T5

Offline joiner1970

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2015, 12:17 PM »


Ok. I guess I have to try making my own template then :)

I'd be interested too. Picked up my long wheelbase T5 highline today. Sw-eeeet!

I picked up mine today aswell..
  I prefer those alloys to the ones I got. They were on my last T5

They're called " Tangis" I've been looking for a cheap second-hand set for my t5.


Offline KimEirikUri

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2015, 01:18 PM »
Oh.. I don't have a CNC Router :)

Is it possible to use a normal router? I own a Bosch router, but I have never used it. Can it do the job with the right kind of "cuttingsteel"? Would be nice if someone know about a guide how to use it for things like this.

Offline dryvah

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2015, 03:01 PM »
I made my shelves with the festool 1400. It can absolutely be done! Does your bosch router plunge?

Heres a picture of what I have done so far.

Offline KimEirikUri

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2015, 05:00 PM »
Nice.

Yes, I think it can. Like I said.. I have never used it before. I bought it for a stair project, but I ended up buying stairs from a factory instead :) Did you make some guidinglines out of wood, or what?

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2015, 08:03 PM »
I'm learning how to use Sketchup Pro's Layout feature to create dimensioned plans, and since one of my next projects is a SYS/MFT cart/table I thought I would practice with the systainer bottom.

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The systainer model was downloaded from the Trimble 3D warehouse, credit to @Brice Burrell - I just imported it into Sketchup then created a Layout drawing with dimensions. Brice noted on the model it is 95% accurate, so no warranty given that these dimensions actually match the systainer, but I suspect they do.

RMW

Scaled Plan Attached:

* T-Loc Sys Dimensions.pdf (233.33 kB - downloaded 4472 times.)
 
« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 08:10 PM by Richard/RMW »
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2015, 08:19 PM »
As a sidebar - Brice did so much for us here.  I know that his sharing of knowledge helped me a ton.  I wish he was more active.  i hope that he is extremely busy with work!

Peter

Offline Nigel M

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2015, 02:11 AM »
Hi there,
I too was inspired by wing79.
I copied his "four feet" shelving system. It works well.
The systainers lock in and they don't fall out even in windy roads.
To make them I simply placed a systainer on a pre sized pc of shelving. (16"x12")
First centered it then I used and engineers square to mark out feet location on shelf.
Then I connected my lines with a framing square. I drilled a through hole in each square and cut them out with a jig saw. Then I just clamped this jig on top of my shelf blanks and plunge routed each indent. I used a short top bearing 3/4 template bit. It took less than s minute per shelf. I think went to a depth of about 8 mms. I left the round corners on the indents DNS the systainers drop in perfectly with s nice "positive stop" feel.
I then cut out the front indent out of my template with a jigsaw. Again I clamped this on top of each blank and routed each front with a large top bearing template bit. Again each cut took only a minute. Thsnks for the inspiration fellow foggers!
Ts55, Ct36, of1400,Domino xl700, Trion ps300, Abrasives Sys2, various guides,rails 1 1400, 2 1400 holy, 2 connector sets, ETS 150(3),compact cleaning set,
Sys 1 toolbox(for router bits),Sys storage systainer (2),lr32 kit, sys4 tool box(holds veritas mk11 sharpening system),mft/3,Rotex 150,Tanos sys2/with attic,sys2 with fein tool insert,sys midi2(2)sys midi3,csx installer kit, rts 400, conturo edge bander, edge trimming kit, mfk700

Offline Nigel M

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2015, 02:20 AM »
I'll post more pics when complete.
I will help anyone who wants my input. I blasted what I have so far in two nights after work.
The plan is to finish the truck to be uber nice and uber fuctional. I can't wait to rifle on it again!!
Ts55, Ct36, of1400,Domino xl700, Trion ps300, Abrasives Sys2, various guides,rails 1 1400, 2 1400 holy, 2 connector sets, ETS 150(3),compact cleaning set,
Sys 1 toolbox(for router bits),Sys storage systainer (2),lr32 kit, sys4 tool box(holds veritas mk11 sharpening system),mft/3,Rotex 150,Tanos sys2/with attic,sys2 with fein tool insert,sys midi2(2)sys midi3,csx installer kit, rts 400, conturo edge bander, edge trimming kit, mfk700

Offline KimEirikUri

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2015, 07:07 AM »
Thank you all so much for the great feedback.

This is the router I have, a Bosch POF 1400 ACE:

I drilled a through hole in each square and cut them out with a jig saw. Then I just clamped this jig on top of my shelf blanks and plunge routed each indent. I used a short top bearing 3/4 template bit. It took less than s minute per shelf. I think went to a depth of about 8 mms. I left the round corners on the indents DNS the systainers drop in perfectly with s nice "positive stop" feel.
I then cut out the front indent out of my template with a jigsaw. Again I clamped this on top of each blank and routed each front with a large top bearing template bit. Again each cut took only a minute. Thsnks for the inspiration fellow foggers!

And I would need a router bit like this to make the plunging for the drop in: http://www.woodcraft.com/product/845409/freud-50116-pattern-router-bit-top-bearing-34d-1cl-12sh.aspx

Is that correct?

Great setup btw :)

Offline SMJoinery

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2015, 08:02 AM »
Just thinking out loud...if you cut these with a router you get rounded corners. That's ok because the feet don't need to hold as a perfect fit they just need to locate in order to prevent sliding forward or jumping out. Therefore a properly sized and positioned round hole would suffice. Perhaps a full cut out using a hole cutter or a partial depth using a forstner type bit?
The template would be real easy. [blink] [popcorn]

Offline Nigel M

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2015, 01:34 AM »
Yes a bit like that but with a shorter cutter. The one pictured has a 1" tall cutting surface.
With thus bit you would need a thicker template for the beating to track. Get the same but but with a shorter cutting height
Ts55, Ct36, of1400,Domino xl700, Trion ps300, Abrasives Sys2, various guides,rails 1 1400, 2 1400 holy, 2 connector sets, ETS 150(3),compact cleaning set,
Sys 1 toolbox(for router bits),Sys storage systainer (2),lr32 kit, sys4 tool box(holds veritas mk11 sharpening system),mft/3,Rotex 150,Tanos sys2/with attic,sys2 with fein tool insert,sys midi2(2)sys midi3,csx installer kit, rts 400, conturo edge bander, edge trimming kit, mfk700

Offline Nigel M

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Re: Template for shelves in "Festool rack" for van
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2015, 01:55 AM »
I found the square cut, to the exact size as the "sys feet", with a 3/4" radius cutter, locked the systsiner with little or no "slop". I hate when things rattle around while I'm driving. Getting everything do that it is quiet under normal paved driving conditions is really important to me.
Ts55, Ct36, of1400,Domino xl700, Trion ps300, Abrasives Sys2, various guides,rails 1 1400, 2 1400 holy, 2 connector sets, ETS 150(3),compact cleaning set,
Sys 1 toolbox(for router bits),Sys storage systainer (2),lr32 kit, sys4 tool box(holds veritas mk11 sharpening system),mft/3,Rotex 150,Tanos sys2/with attic,sys2 with fein tool insert,sys midi2(2)sys midi3,csx installer kit, rts 400, conturo edge bander, edge trimming kit, mfk700