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Offline grayedout

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Mega MFT with Aluminum profile - The worlds biggest MFT ?
« on: October 10, 2017, 12:33 AM »
Hi All, thought you may like to see the full sheet MFT style lay up table I have made from aluminium-profile cost a lot less than my real MFT and has been so nice working with full sheet for cutting and large glue ups.

A full sheet 8 /4ft  18mm Ply lay up table its a mega MFT , I wanted to make one for years but never had the space..

Cost was £290 inc delivery + vat i for Profile and casters
http://www.aluminium-profile.co.uk
I used Br Range with 10mm slot

18mm Ply cost me £100 inc the Cnc cutting

my dimension are 2440/12220 outer edge and 890mm high,
if you would like a cutting list please send me a Private message I can supply you with a cutting list for a small fee.. and you could have this delivered flat pack ready to assemble..



Cutting list for sale on my Etsy : https://www.etsy.com/uk/ManorWood/listing/550680114/mega-mft-style-bench-full-sheet-of-84?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1507897247388
« Last Edit: October 13, 2017, 08:23 AM by grayedout »

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Offline eddomak

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profile - The worlds biggest MFT ?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 12:46 AM »
Hi, is there a mistake in the URL for the YouTube link? I am getting an ad for Oreos...  [big grin]

Offline Svar

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profile - The worlds biggest MFT ?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 01:55 AM »
Hi, is there a mistake in the URL for the YouTube link? I am getting an ad for Oreos...  [big grin]
I think this one:

Offline Picktool

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profile - The worlds biggest MFT ?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 10:16 AM »
... I wanted to make one for years but never had the space...

Well since you're at it... kick it up a notch like so:

http://rangate.com/products/barth-multipress-rpg-l25
These get pretty big & pricey though.  [huh]
Well Dogey

Offline fritter63

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profile - The worlds biggest MFT ?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 12:54 AM »
Nice!

A couple suggestions:

1) next time have your hold downs CNC'd as well. If you have 8020 do you cuts, they should be accurate and so the CNCing will make them line up with the slots nice (this is how I make my CNC spoil boards, the CNC cuts the hold down holes as well)

2) instead of that cut out spoil board, try using pieces of rigid styrofoam insulation. I bought a sheet and just chopped it up into 8 pieces that will all fit into a sys4. Then you can just position them under the sheet wherever needed (and importantly spanning the cut for support).

Question: How rigid is that 8020 frame with the wheels on there if the floor is not even? Does it hold a single plane or does it twist?

Thanks.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profile - The worlds biggest MFT ?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 01:37 PM »
Nice!

A couple suggestions:

1) next time have your hold downs CNC'd as well. If you have 8020 do you cuts, they should be accurate and so the CNCing will make them line up with the slots nice (this is how I make my CNC spoil boards, the CNC cuts the hold down holes as well)

2) instead of that cut out spoil board, try using pieces of rigid styrofoam insulation. I bought a sheet and just chopped it up into 8 pieces that will all fit into a sys4. Then you can just position them under the sheet wherever needed (and importantly spanning the cut for support).

Question: How rigid is that 8020 frame with the wheels on there if the floor is not even? Does it hold a single plane or does it twist?

Thanks.

They should be but in my experience they won't be.

8020's own specs for cutting are +/- 1/64" on length (which isn't bad) but for angles the tolerance jumps way up to +/- 1 degree (which is bad).

Unless you're buying the very smallest profiles 8020's cutting tolerance is not good enough IMO.

I put in an order for 8020 to cut pieces of the largest profile (80x160mm) thinking I couldn't cut as well as they do but I was wrong. They had to replace a bunch of  pieces because at +/- 1 degree they failed their own length tolerance test. After that I ordered long stock (or the longest manageable lengths) and cut it myself with TS75 on MFT. The big profile had to be turned over but the result was still better than from the factory.

Offline grayedout

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profile - The worlds biggest MFT ?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 08:24 AM »
Nice!

A couple suggestions:

1) next time have your hold downs CNC'd as well. If you have 8020 do you cuts, they should be accurate and so the CNCing will make them line up with the slots nice (this is how I make my CNC spoil boards, the CNC cuts the hold down holes as well)

2) instead of that cut out spoil board, try using pieces of rigid styrofoam insulation. I bought a sheet and just chopped it up into 8 pieces that will all fit into a sys4. Then you can just position them under the sheet wherever needed (and importantly spanning the cut for support).

Question: How rigid is that 8020 frame with the wheels on there if the floor is not even? Does it hold a single plane or does it twist?

Thanks.


It is rock solid ! mate

Offline jroth33139

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profile - The worlds biggest MFT ?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 08:36 PM »
Love the spoil board. I am thinking of making something similar, but using dominos to join some scrap strips of plywood into a grid. Nice and light that way.