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Offline jjowen

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Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« on: May 27, 2015, 09:32 PM »
The demonstration videos with towers of Festool systainers in the background both amused and worried me. Then the SYS-AZ hit the streets. Am I on the slippery slope to becoming equally consumed?  You be the judge (photos below).

The unit is made up of seven separate components which can be bolted together. Each components is on locking castor wheels. Long pieces of wood can be stored through the bottom half of the rear units, ‘cept for the rail cupboard in the far corner. I may go up at a later stage with more storage. It is mostly made out of 18mm Russian Birch plywood, with MDF bench tops. Bench height is 900mm, with 55mm clear under the top for dogs and clamps. The Kapex is a bit too high where it is.  I typically pull the single-width unit at the front left out as a satellite bench to the MFT 3.
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Offline Billedis

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 09:37 PM »
That is very nice!  Thank you for sharing.  Bill

Offline ishmerc

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 11:18 PM »
Very nice ,look like you put a lot of thought into this .Are those MFT profile you've in the front ?

Offline SittingElf

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 12:07 AM »
First....  [welcome] to the FOG!

Very nice design and work! [big grin]

Question.... I'm interested in your floor. Can't figure out what you've done there. Tile? Concrete?  Nice looking and I'd really like to know what that is.  Looks easy to sweep/clean as well.

Cheers,
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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 12:31 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

Very nice. Interesting offset arrangement on the center section cabinets. Is that for something particular?

Seth

Offline jjowen

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 12:44 AM »
Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for the questions.

The cabinets were sized to fit a) two packs of extractor bags b) three boxes of 100x150 abrasives and c) user manuals - both A4 and is it A5? Odd arrangement is just to add a bit of fun.

Yes, that is MFT profile. I certainly did not pay full price though!

The floor is natural bluestone titles. The street outside still has bluestone kerb and guttering. I thought it would be fun to take this into the garage. I won't use this again as any spills stain.

Jeremy
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Offline Mr_Mod

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2015, 07:28 AM »
Where did you get the 18mm Russian Birch ply from, i have not found a good source for it here in Melbourne yet?

Nice job on the cabinets [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Offline jjowen

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 05:57 PM »
Hi Mr Mod,

Plyco have a couple of sites around Melbourne (www.plyco.com.au).

Regards,
Jeremy
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Offline benwheeler

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2015, 09:07 PM »
What are their prices like? I find it so annoying that most companies don't have them on their website!

Great-looking cabinets, too.

Offline Acrobat

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2015, 10:25 PM »
Well thats awesome.  [smile]  I'm now going to hide in embarrassment over my messy garage setup.....another job to do. :-[
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Offline neilc

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2015, 11:05 PM »
G'Day Mate!

Great design!  Welcome to FOG and thanks for sharing.

neil

Offline Don T

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2015, 12:19 AM »
Welcome to the FOG.  That is a very nice project. I hope my stacks of Systainers look that organized some day.
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Offline Kev

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2015, 07:48 AM »
I'm in two minds with those drawers ... Wish they'd introduced them for midi and maxi sizes too!

Nice unit - bet you need another soon! [wink] [big grin]

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2015, 08:39 AM »
What a clean setup.  Great work.
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Offline mike_aa

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2015, 11:05 AM »
A bit late, but Welcome to the Forum! 

Really nice work!  Keep those pictures coming.

Mike A.

Offline jjowen

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2015, 01:53 AM »
I'm in two minds with those drawers ... Wish they'd introduced them for midi and maxi sizes too!

Nice unit - bet you need another soon! [wink] [big grin]

It was a conscious decision to only just accommodate the systainers that I already had. This will stop me buying any more. Right?



Right?
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Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2015, 06:03 AM »
It was a conscious decision to only just accommodate the systainers that I already had. This will stop me buying any more. Right?



Right?

Ha! Such naïveté....

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Wish list (in no particular order!): Anything not listed above....

Offline Marc2010

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2015, 08:09 AM »
Wow, that is a very nice build there! I like the idea. I also like using the VS600 when I can. I need to build something like that in my shop. Thanks for sharing.  Do you have anything for your Ct vac or other cool pics to share.
Thanks, Marc
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Offline jjowen

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2015, 01:30 AM »
I originally planned to get the CT into the unit, but it would have cut into the long wood storage going through the back. If I extend along another wall…

I have included a couple of additional photos. One shows inside the rail and MFS cupboard. You can see two of the bolts near the top holding the system together. A couple of the front units have been rolled away. You can also just see my Fest-a-rest* tool rest sitting on a Systainer on the extractor.

The second photo shows my new Kapex blade storage. No matter how long you spend re-arranging your systainers, you always end up with a couple of vacant holes at the top.  A set of 18mm high drawer runners hold a piece of 18mm ply. The runners have perfectly spaced holes so I can use Euro screws into the SYS-AZ’s holes. Anybody thinks there is a problem storing blades like this?

*Paint pending.
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Offline Benjamin

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2015, 09:41 AM »
You think you might have the bug??

You probably drank a whole jug of the green stuff.

Welcome .

Great set up but I REALLY like your blade storage , awesome idea

Looks cool too!

Offline Billy stray

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2015, 07:46 PM »
Looking good, thanks for the pics, I love this sh%t
Billy

Offline burnbabybyrne

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2015, 02:40 PM »
Great looking units! You inspired me to set up a template in Polyboard to create some similar units. For anyone that uses Polyboard for cabinet design, I've setup a manufacturing method and sub-methods for 18mm birch ply, with 6x40 Domino fixings, 18mm MR MDF tops, with single panel pattern for MFT holes, and drilling pattern for SYS-AZ drawers. Using that manufacturing setup I created a single cabinet, double cabinet, Kapex unit, and XCarve 1000mm cabinet, all with 900mm worktop height and 100mm plinth height so you can use 100mm locking castors and make them into carts.

Once I've measured up my CMS unit I'll design a cart for that (to use with its legs folded away) and add SYS-AZ / CMS insert storage below it.

I really like your rail and material storage so I'll create some rear cabinets to mimic those too.

I'm happy to share the cabinet files if anyone's interested.

Chris


Offline jjowen

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2015, 09:00 PM »
Neat.

For the double unit, I did double up on the middle partition so that the SYS-AZ’s euro screws do not clash and so that the overall width is double a single unit. Likewise my unit with the middle cupboard is exactly 2.5 x a standard unit with (18+427+18).

I have indeed acquired further systainers since the last photos (no idea how this happened  [blink]) so I am in the process of proceeding around to the adjacent wall with more units.
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Offline burnbabybyrne

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2015, 08:55 AM »
Thanks. I realised that the euro connector holes would end up being through holes of insufficent depth, so I was going to make it a 25mm panel to minimise the problem, but doubling up would be much better (and all cabinet widths would then be multiples of 463mm as you say). I made the large storage unit design to be SYS-AZ compatible as well ... just in case ;-)

Happy days expanding the collection!

I'll take some photos once I've made a few cabinets.

Chris

Offline erock

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2015, 11:05 PM »
@jjowen

The blade drawer.......I'm gonna have to copy your idea.   Brilliant!    Thanks !

Eric

Offline burnbabybyrne

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2015, 08:33 AM »
For the double unit, I did double up on the middle partition so that the SYS-AZ’s euro screws do not clash and so that the overall width is double a single unit. Likewise my unit with the middle cupboard is exactly 2.5 x a standard unit with (18+427+18).

I doubled up the vertical division ... Thanks - good pointer.

Offline MC Zomby

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2016, 05:23 AM »
@burnbabybyrne
Do you have a construction manual for the wall unit? Greetings from Black forrest

Offline jjowen

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2016, 06:01 PM »
Honestly hon, I don't know where all these extra systainers come from!

I have had to extend around to the other wall. Unfortunately it is window so I am blocking some light. The base of the clamp rack has a cupboard at the front for boxes of grit. A 'standard' unit is in front. The latest addition is a 1-systainer-lower back-to-back unit which currently lives under the MFT. The top is a nice size and height for the Kapex. I now have room for about four or five more systainers...

The MFT moves out to the middle of the garage on weekends.

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Offline DB10

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2016, 06:10 PM »
@jjowen That's a nice bright space you have there to work in, I see you have the new Sys Vac, what are your thoughts on it ? Is it worth the dollar? Thanks.

Offline jjowen

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2016, 06:55 PM »
I see you have the new Sys Vac, what are your thoughts on it ? Is it worth the dollar? Thanks.

I was struggling to study for a physics exam. I bought myself a new HP programmable calculator (big investment for way back then) and coded up every formula I was supposed to be studying. I blitzed the exam. (And no, I did not use the calculator in the exam.)

I have to repaint all of the exterior door and window frames of my two-story house. If the new LS 130 and CTL SYS help me blitz the painting job, then yeah, they will be worth it!

With the 1st story windows the alternative was just have the old paint dust going everywhere. I have done one door frame and the CTL SYS worked fine. The capacity is small. In the past I have put the CT26 in the back of the car for small 'on-site' jobs, this will be a little easier.  I'll post my thoughts after using it more.
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Offline jacko9

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2016, 07:17 PM »
Great shop organization - did the city or county miss those blue stone tiles when you brought them inside [wink]

Jack

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2016, 08:15 PM »
238690-0 Field storage I envy neat work areas. Oh well some day. Thanks for sharing. Do you use the space?
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Offline Billy stray

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2016, 09:12 PM »
(Attachment Link) Field storage I envy neat work areas. Oh well some day. Thanks for sharing. Do you use the space?
Bro... u should've called [eek]
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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2016, 05:16 AM »
(Attachment Link) Field storage I envy neat work areas. Oh well some day. Thanks for sharing. Do you use the space?

Is this a "Where's Wally?" challenge .. are you in there some where? [eek]

Offline Jimdude

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2016, 08:22 AM »
Thankfully I also have that Bosch drill, otherwise you'd have made me, ehr, my woodshop feel ~really~ incomplete ;)...

Offline MC Zomby

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2016, 10:16 AM »
@jjowen Do you have a construction manual for the wall unit? Greetings from Black forrest

Offline mkolodner

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2016, 10:59 AM »
Very nice and clean build. I envy the room you have there. I have a small shop that I have been building out. As I work in the space for a while I get a better feel for how the layout needs to be set up or changed. I'm no more than a few steps from any tool I need but still have a way to go. Here's a picture of the first couple of projects. New combination outfeed table/ assembly and second work bench coming next.

Offline Willie1970

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2017, 02:04 AM »
I just started to use Polyboard today to create a Kapex miter station and I'm interested in your files of Pollyboard if they can help me.

Thank you in Advance.

Willie Castro

Offline jjowen

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2019, 01:06 AM »
Made my last sys-az bench. That is it. I have no more room. Can't buy any more Festool.

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Wall unit using SYS-AZ
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2019, 03:48 PM »
Come on, can't you built a two story shop  [big grin]

Q: Are those cabinets on wheels?
Mario