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French Cleat Holder for Dedusting Remote Controls

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Project by cmmyakman posted 01-06-2021 11:46 PM 726 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a holder for both a new SuperMax (Laguna) air filtration unit, as well as a holder for the controller to the pre-existing cyclone dedusting system that takes care of my tools.  

The Supermax’s remote control needs to have a line of sight (IR) to control the unit, whereas the cyclone dedusting is radio controlled and therefore can be left inside the French Cleat holder when turning the unit on/off.  I just made a hole in the front and rounded it over with a router so I can depress the button and see the red led light. 

At first I was going to have the two remotes arranged side by side, but then I decided to stack the two units on top of each other to decrease the space used on the French Cleat.  I finished the remote holder with a coat of Danish Oil.

I wanted to get this project done quickly before I lost the two remotes forever in a pile of debris.  The pics show the end result and I hope this post is a useful idea for someone looking to do something similar for their remotes.  

I can’t give a review on the SuperMax as I haven’t used it too much, but so far I think it’s working well, it’s pretty quiet and can move the air in the shop at 3 different speeds.

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Madmark2

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#1 posted 01-07-2021 12:11 AM

Cool little useful project.

Just as an aside:
Is there any point in blunting the French cleat edge so it doesn’t wedge into the hangers joint? See picture #2

On small (lighter) items it obviously doesn’t matter, but for larger, heavier items does it become an issue?

We just had a thread about cleat failure when plywood was used as the cleat. Could this be a contributing factor? I wonder …

Nice work though!

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cmmyakman

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#2 posted 01-07-2021 01:50 AM



Cool little useful project.

Just as an aside:
Is there any point in blunting the French cleat edge so it doesn t wedge into the hangers joint? See picture #2

On small (lighter) items it obviously doesn t matter, but for larger, heavier items does it become an issue?

We just had a thread about cleat failure when plywood was used as the cleat. Could this be a contributing factor? I wonder …

Nice work though!

- Madmark2

I saw the conversation on the Cleat failure. I agreed with the end result that the width of the cleat is important. I just measured my cleats on the wall an they are 4-3/8” high from the top lip to the base.

I think another important factor contributing to the cleat failure was that it was secured at only the 2×4 supports, probably spaced 16 inches. My 3/4” cleats are glued (100% of the back surface) to a 3/4” plywood backing. The plywood backing is then secured to the 2×4’s using many long deck screws.

I also would be hesitant to put so much weight so far away from the wall as the failure showed, as this will induce a large rotational force on the cleat. Had those clamps been closer to the wall, I doubt the failure would have occurred.

Anyway, I love French Cleats as you can see by some of my other projects, including the clamp rack https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/372609

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 01-07-2021 02:33 AM


Just as an aside:
Is there any point in blunting the French cleat edge so it doesn t wedge into the hangers joint? See picture #2

On small (lighter) items it obviously doesn t matter, but for larger, heavier items does it become an issue?

We just had a thread about cleat failure when plywood was used as the cleat. Could this be a contributing factor? I wonder …

Nice work though!

- Madmark2

I do this but not for any strength issues, just keeps them from jamming. And slicing me open. LOL

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TheOCDmaker

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#4 posted 02-08-2021 02:23 PM

nice

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