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Hospital bed torsion box festool thingy

Postby jonnyd » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:01 pm

As some of you may be aware I bought some hospital beds last year to turn into adjustable benches today I made a start on the top. The idea is to make the top a torsion box with a series of holes like the festool mft tables which allow you to put clamps and bench dogs anywhere on the bench top.

Some holes being made in the top 20mm diameter at 96mm centres. The top is about 2200mm x 1020mm

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All this made easier with a custom jig made by Sainty on the CNC thanks mate

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The router setup is a 30mm guide bush with a 15mm cutter. The holes in the jig are 35mm so produce the 20mm hole

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To start making the torsion box some trestles are perfectly levelled so that when building the top it will be flat

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The bottom on the trestles ready to start building the top.

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Postby JHWBigley » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:21 pm

That'd going to be a handy addition. Do the little Bessy F clamps fit through the holes?

Looking forward to seeing the finished result.

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Postby jonnyd » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:27 pm

No the Besseys don't fit but the festool ones from the guide rails fit easily.

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Postby mattty » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:29 pm

Stop f**king about and finish your shelves first... Looks like a useful bench mate, i could imagine it being really useful for clamping complicate jobs.
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Postby jonnyd » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:40 pm

Don't worry shelves will be done soon . The paint is coming next week and the extortionately expensive solid wenge is acclimatising in the workshop.

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Postby Doug » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:07 pm

Looking good Jon, be interested to see how this works out.

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Postby promhandicam » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:11 pm

When you've finished it Jon you need to paint it like Dougs and then post the photos on FOG - some of the members there will wet themselves :lol:

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Postby senior » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:19 pm

is this for air press clamps?
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Postby paulchapman » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:58 pm

Looking good, Jon. You can never have too many dog holes.

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Postby jonnyd » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:12 pm

senior wrote:is this for air press clamps?


Just for manual clamps at the moment.

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Postby woodsmith » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:22 am

That as a great idea, that jig is marketable, I want one :D
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Postby jonnyd » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:56 pm

Assembled the bench today the struts had been ripped on the saw to 64mm so that the top will be 100mm thick when finished.

sides are 18mm and are screwed on from underneath

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Struts are made from 12mm mdf and are fixed by pocket screws and nailgun and plenty of glue

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Completed inside

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A good bead of glue is run around the top

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Top is clamped in place

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Max says its level

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The test for this was pimping the trolley which can be seen here must do a bottom shelf as well

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Postby jonnyd » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:59 pm

woodsmith wrote:That as a great idea, that jig is marketable, I want one :D


see stu then send on my commision :lol:

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Postby mattty » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:13 pm

What happens when it gets completely full of saw dust? :lol:
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Postby thatsnotafestool » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:48 pm

mattty wrote:What happens when it gets completely full of saw dust? :lol:


Doh! He turns it over and gives it a good shake :lol:
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Postby mcluma » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:37 am

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mattty wrote:What happens when it gets completely full of saw dust? :lol:


Doh! He turns it over and gives it a good shake :lol:


Bit heavy for that :?

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Postby Mr Ed » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:59 am

I can see that would be very useful Jon, nice one.

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Postby jonnyd » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:14 pm

Yeah it's pretty heavy I reckon it will take about 5 years to fill with dust at which point I will drill holes in the bottom and let it fall on the floor :lol:

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Postby mark270981 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:35 pm

Looks ace Jon, what are you going to do with the other 500 beds that you bought?
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Postby jonnyd » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:39 pm

mark270981 wrote:Looks ace Jon, what are you going to do with the other 500 beds that you bought?


Only bought 4 and exported 2 to France so just have 2 for myself.

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Postby jonnyd » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:43 pm

After a quick sand and rounding of the edges I attached the top o the bed using some angle brackets and tec screws into the metal frame.

At full height

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Thanks for the comments

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:15 pm

That is SO bloody cool, Jon.

Really really smart..
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Postby paulchapman » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:31 pm

Excellent, Jon.

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Postby mattty » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:40 pm

Looks very useful mate. As someone else said the Festool fanatics will wet themselves over it.
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Postby sainty » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:46 pm

That rocks Jonny!!

I might have to do something similar....could you report back in a couple of months and tell us what you'd have done differently before I start mine. ;-)

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Postby Doug » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:02 pm

jonnyd wrote:
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Has Bob ordered one yet Jon?....... Just wondered :P


Great work mate.

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Postby promhandicam » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:07 pm

You got there before me Doug :lol:

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Postby OryxDesign » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:52 pm

Cool

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Postby jake » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:02 pm

So who are you going to clamp to it first?

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Postby Mr Ed » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:20 pm

Very cool, I can see how useful that will be

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Postby tusses » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:47 pm

I often could do with adjustable hight for assy and spraying, but dont have the room to lose the under top storage :(

That really is a neat workstation :)

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Postby jonnyd » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:00 am

sainty wrote:That rocks Jonny!!

I might have to do something similar....could you report back in a couple of months and tell us what you'd have done differently before I start mine. ;-)


Will do but I expect I might have a couple of years rather than months before you start just guessing :lol:

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Has Bob ordered one yet Jon?....... Just wondered :P


Great work mate.


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jake wrote:So who are you going to clamp to it first?


Are you offering to be the first? :)

Thanks for the comments got a 5.5m long mega bench planned so watch this space.

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Postby woodsmith » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:51 am

Wish I'd got the space for one of those. How much weight do you think it will hold?
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Postby modernist » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:53 am

Very techy - good stuff
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Postby OryxDesign » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:23 am

woodsmith wrote:Wish I'd got the space for one of those. How much weight do you think it will hold?


Mines rated for a 180kg patient but I've had more on it than that. :shock:

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Postby promhandicam » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:54 am

More patients?

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Postby OryxDesign » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:59 am

promhandicam wrote:More patients?


Wish I did have more patience sometimes :D

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Postby jonnyd » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:28 pm

Mines the same rated at 180kg but you can stretch that a fair bit. I have resisted a Matty joke here.

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Postby karl » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:51 pm

Looks very useful Jonny.

Is the bench you are planning based on a torsion box design too?

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Postby jonnyd » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:12 pm

karl wrote:Looks very useful Jonny.

Is the bench you are planning based on a torsion box design too?


Yes. The idea is to have 2 2.4m long benches with an 800mm gap in the middle. Drawers and storage underneath torsion box tops a couple of no 52 vices on the front and a veritas inset vice. I'll post some drawings up to gain some feedback before I start.

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