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Offline ddr90036

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"Foot" for lifting plywood on to MFT table?
« on: October 05, 2016, 03:02 PM »
Hi FOG,

I would like to make this foot (shown at 0:35) that Dave references in this video () and attach it the side of my MFT table.  I have two questions:

- What do I use to attach it to the t-slot or other slot and adhere it?
- Will the 70lbs be too much for the track and bend it?  What if I made two "feet?"

Thanks!

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Offline neilc

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Re: "Foot" for lifting plywood on to MFT table?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 06:41 PM »
Easy to make using a T-hinge and attaching to the T-track with two toilet bolts and the piece of wood.   Put the square hinge up and use two bolts and let the T end face down and attach to the piece of wood.

The t-slot in the MFT is plenty strong enough to support this.  You could do two feet but one is probably sufficient. 

If it were me, I'd probably bend a piece of metal from a metal angle braket at the bottom to give you more width to more easily enable you to place the ply on the bottom ledge.  You could use a 4 x 4" x 3/4" metal shelf angle bracket screwed in at the bottom and leave a 2" wide 'channel hook' at the bottom.

Good idea!

Offline bkharman

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Re: "Foot" for lifting plywood on to MFT table?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 10:44 PM »
I would do two "feet". That way you could lift one corner up on one, then the other and have a more stable pivot to get it on the table top. I used to have a snowboard lift that worked on my Sprinter in a similar fashion.

Cheers. Bryan.


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Offline ddr90036

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Re: "Foot" for lifting plywood on to MFT table?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 11:08 PM »
Easy to make using a T-hinge and attaching to the T-track with two toilet bolts and the piece of wood.   Put the square hinge up and use two bolts and let the T end face down and attach to the piece of wood.

The t-slot in the MFT is plenty strong enough to support this.  You could do two feet but one is probably sufficient. 

If it were me, I'd probably bend a piece of metal from a metal angle braket at the bottom to give you more width to more easily enable you to place the ply on the bottom ledge.  You could use a 4 x 4" x 3/4" metal shelf angle bracket screwed in at the bottom and leave a 2" wide 'channel hook' at the bottom.

Good idea!

Thanks Neil.  I'm not sure if I'm clear on how the toilet bolts would go into the T-track.  I'm very new to woodworking and Festool so if you could explain a bit more that'd be great.  Thank you!