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@Slartibartfass- that's a nice looking drill press/milling vice. What model is it?
Would these homemade connectors also work as MFT connectors?
Do you think these would work acceptably if made from T6061 aluminum instead of steel? I know the Festool ones are steel but I'd really like to stay away from using a dissimilar metal if aluminum would work? Also it would be easier to work with than steel. I know it wouldn't be AS strong, but the question is "would it be strong ENOUGH"?
When I mentioned MFT connectors, I was actually referring to Slartibartfass's. I was wondering if you could use longer lengths of 8020 and have gaps between the tables. Maybe even another work surface between them?
The ones I made barely fit diagonally in a systainer.
Quote from: jcoby on August 18, 2015, 03:55 PMThe ones I made barely fit diagonally in a systainer.Mine were also too long so I just leave them in the middle of the longer track. That way you always have them on hand and the screws don't get lost.
Quote from: sgt_rjp on April 01, 2015, 04:07 PMWhen I mentioned MFT connectors, I was actually referring to Slartibartfass's. I was wondering if you could use longer lengths of 8020 and have gaps between the tables. Maybe even another work surface between them?To use these style of connectors (not my idea btw) you would just need to up-size them.As to using 80-20 you can hang them on the MFT/3 profile between tables to act as a support.... works with the 8020 T Slot Aluminum Extrusion 15 S 1515 ULS profiles.i've done that to hang some Festool clamps or small extension tables to the MFT/3 (also not my idea....power of the FOG at work....). (Attachment Link)
The hockey puck shimming up the MFT is particularly genius.
Is it possible to do these without a drill press?
Quote from: mrFinpgh on March 12, 2017, 10:59 PMIs it possible to do these without a drill press?I did it without a drill press.
Great idea! I'm glad this thread has resurfaced.