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Offline bnaboatbuilder

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Custom MFT work station
« on: May 17, 2016, 03:40 PM »
Reposting the photos which disappeared after Photobucket craziness.

The top is an oversized MDF CNC board from Atlanta, GA bought off ebay. Has 20mm holes 96mm on center no different than Festool's top just bigger. Used 1-1/2" 80/20 extrusions all around. Steel frame is 2" 12 gauge angle iron. Kreg double locking casters. 7 sys-az drawers.

Lee Valley track used with adhesive tape and flip up stops. I have Festool branded dogs inverted under the table with M8 knobs to lock the Lee Valley track.

Completed station



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« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 07:03 PM by bnaboatbuilder »
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Offline VW MICK

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 04:12 PM »
Nice job. I really like that

I like the way you presented your build I've literally just tried to do the same it didn't come across nearly as coherently as yours. Nice one

And didn't you find it impossible not to try and line the drawers up

Offline neilc

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 04:19 PM »
Really well done.  Excellent photos walking through the process.

Are those 20mm holes in the welding table top?  That's a great idea for clamping and squaring things up.  Looks like you used dogs that could also be used on the MFT top.

Offline paradox1509

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 01:53 PM »
Really great job, well done !

Offline icecactus

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 05:03 PM »
Great Job!

I like how you incorporated the 8020.

As I was looking through your pics, I was like, that looks like a certiflat :)

I just finished welding my CertiFlat Fab block a few weekends ago. Nice tables!

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Offline Vondawg

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 07:43 AM »
Really nice job! And rock solid....thanks for letting us check it out.

*and VW Mick, I thought your presentation was great I really enjoyed seeing your attention to detail on those drawer fronts....one of the nicest
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline #Tee

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 08:07 AM »
very cool! im in the process of making a work bench + kapex table + mft + sys AZ maybe some extra drawers later on as well. I used 1.75in .065 square tubing  with an everlast tig. I just finished my welding table so i can make this 10ft+ bench for my garage shop :)


I stayed away from the aluminum look and went for the steel because i enjoy the industrial look  [big grin]



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Offline #Tee

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2016, 04:45 PM »
Looking good john! love the cubby storage on the side! im almost done with my setup. goona mount a jet air filter on top of my miter shroud [tongue]


When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Offline #Tee

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2016, 04:59 PM »
Yes! i made a plate out of carbon fiber.  I pressed and glued in 2 5mm magnets for mounting to the oem bolts on the ts.
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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2016, 12:09 PM »
Fantastic!
Looks great!
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Offline jchau2007

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2016, 01:37 PM »
that's awesome. I really like it. it'll be nice if you could come with a corner piece that can join the aluminum rails. Maybe be a corner wooden block with the same profile or mitered... just a thought.

Offline s1301950

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2016, 10:45 AM »
rugged! looks tough

Offline johnredl

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2016, 06:07 PM »
Wow, some great stations. U've all given me some inspiration to start mine.

Offline Chef

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 11:24 AM »
Looking for inspiration for my own Mft work bench (some great ideas here to consider/incorporate alongside the ron paulk design)  my idea is for a centre floor P shaped design with the narrow section providing my main work/cutting area , I am impressed with the Ujk Mft box and top and therefore considering purchasing this as my work/cutting section and adding a custom built bigger workbench surface (L/h).
Does anybody have any thoughts on said item and conversion ? Ta

http://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-multifunction-workbench-for-parf-dogs-717978

Offline mirock

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2016, 12:52 AM »
Awesome workstation. Love it
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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 09:28 PM »
Very nice build!!

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Custom MFT work station
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 01:16 PM »
Yea this was a good build! Very nice. I really need to get into welding one of these days!
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