Has anyone in the community thought of creating a carrying case

A fitted case with room for the cords to transport the M4 would be handy. Also, it could double as a bench support for bit changes with some cleaver design.

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@boxomatic has a beautiful one :grinning:

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Love the Boxomatic app too!!

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Scott wrote:

A fitted case with room for the cords to transport the M4 would be handy.
Also, it could double as a bench support for bit changes with some cleaver
design.

If you have a laser cutter large enough (or are willing to do the cleanup in the
corners for cutting it with the maslow)

box size, height, where the cut for the lid is, plywood size, wheel size, etc
are all config parameters, you can then click the ‘flatten’ checkbox to have it
show you a flat view of all the parts that can be exported to pdf etc to go into
CAM

I’ve got the parts cut, but not yet glued together (need to cut a slot for the
axel bolts that’s not shown in this)

David Lang

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It fits perfectly inside a Festool or Tanos Systainer. I used it as a temporary laptop stand, it works even better when on top of a dust collector.

Here it is in an older systainer with the t-loc (SYS V) - I was fit testing it to see how it worked.

The first picture is inside its current home, a Systainer3 M 437. It is I think 10mm taller than the SYS-V so it has a bit more room.

Right after I built it back in April I made a cardboard insert for the case to hold the Maslow more securely. You could do a foam insert but I think I want to make something I can cut on the Maslow and add a bit of foam padding to it, then it can function as a work stand as well. The cardboard works great both in the case as well as on the bench. It slides right in holding one of the column supports as a handle. I slide it in keeping the cord out of the way, then put in the power supply. If you like to be meticulous, there is lots of room below to stow the power and would be room for bits and essential tools above. And you can attach stuff to the lid.

I was expecting to use it as storage but it’s been super handy as I’ve been running back and forth with it the past 2 weeks.

Here are some more photos: -
Top Down into the case with power supply on top:

Systainer with the cardboard insert (I just did this ad hoc with scraps of cardboard and hot glue gun until it felt sturdy and it’s been great.)

Out on the bench:

Maintenance stand

Plenty of room for power cord above or below.

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That’s fantastic! Almost makes me want to break my “No Festool! No way, no how, not in a million years” rule

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Well, you could always use this as a starting point and make it taller:

And make your own Systainer compatible toolbox out of wood!

Link to shop drawings. There is a link in the article above with more details too.

https://www.bm-online.de/wp-content/uploads/W/o/Woodbox.zip

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There’s a YouTube video series going through that build (or one very similar). That’s a LOOOOOOOOT of work just to avoid the Green. Beautiful build, though.

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