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Offline CWP

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #210 on: January 16, 2014, 10:46 PM »
We build custom cabinets and those are the camar leg levelers that we normally use from Baer Supply.
But on the table extensions we cut the foot off and covered with a 1" rubber foot from Home Depot because
The legs are on an angle.

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #211 on: January 17, 2014, 06:39 AM »
Some pictures of our mftcs almost finished

Wow those pics really made my day! Can i put them on my site or will you soon have pics of them finished?

thanks again!
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Offline CWP

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #212 on: January 17, 2014, 06:51 AM »
Hi Tim,
  Feel free to post themon your site and I'll send better pics when they are done. We sort of staged them for those shots
because I don't have the drawer tracks yet. I didn't mention in my post but we are in Pittsburgh, PA.
   Once again thanks for the plans. Great job!

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #213 on: January 21, 2014, 06:45 PM »
After a bit of research I chose a replacement wheel for a really nice cart that seems to be made for mostly hauling band equipment like amplifiers and stuff- called the rock-n-roller r8. (I plan on replacing my wagon that stays on the truck with one of these) The best price for the wheels was from fullcompass.com
  Got them quick and the shipping was only $4.99 total for 6 wheels. Each wheel $15.99

For my UK brethren who might be interested, I found these wheels online at ALG Sound and Light Store for £9.54 + VAT for a pair, £5.00 + VAT delivery.

http://www.soundandlightstore.co.uk/r-trac-caster-wheels-8-by-2-5-pair-of-wheels-for-r12--p5970

£17.45 including VAT and delivery for two high quality 8" wheels.

Offline johnmocha

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #214 on: January 23, 2014, 01:32 PM »
Hi,
Has anyone used ultralight mdf for the MFTC?  Any issues in using this?   Also, I haven't been able to find those hafele salice push pulls in the US - does anyone have a source, part number or alternative?
Thanks,
John

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #215 on: January 23, 2014, 01:35 PM »
I think most people now use drawer runners that are push-to-open instead. Try something like the Accuride 3832 or 3832HDTR.

Offline Bosquet

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #216 on: January 23, 2014, 03:47 PM »
Wow CWP... love the setup with three MFTC's in one shot. Awsome wheels as well...  [tongue]
Best regards, Ekko

Offline Bosquet

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #217 on: January 29, 2014, 04:14 PM »
Finally found some time to continue my work on the MFTC-XL: started building the top and the legs. Because the setup of the XL-version is completely different in according to BenchWorks' MFTC some re-designing was acquired.

Below you will find some pictures which will give you an indication of how it's going to turn out.

To be continued... ;)

« Last Edit: January 30, 2014, 02:27 AM by Bosquet »
Best regards, Ekko

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #218 on: January 29, 2014, 07:50 PM »
What's the Festool part number for that lid holder-opener in the first picture?

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Offline elimelech12

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #219 on: January 29, 2014, 09:14 PM »
sick sick sick
Sold my tools but kept a few Fes-tools...just in case.

Offline Bosquet

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #220 on: January 30, 2014, 02:25 AM »
Quote
What's the Festool part number for that lid holder-opener in the first picture?

That will be the new Domino Sipo, 3 x 250, partnumber = 494874. Unfortunately only available in Drachten, the Netherlands  [blink]

The reason why the lid will not open completely... I ordered the wrong size drawer runners [eek] 300mm (approx 11.75 inc) in stead of the required 350mm (approx 13.75 inch). For this "prototype" I'll leave it like this...
« Last Edit: January 30, 2014, 04:19 PM by Bosquet »
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Offline elimelech12

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #221 on: February 01, 2014, 06:09 PM »
This is a thread jack if I ever saw one
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Offline alonzo

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #222 on: February 27, 2014, 11:32 PM »
Mftc from Denver Colorado almost finished!101524-0101526-1
« Last Edit: February 28, 2014, 12:58 AM by alonzo »

Offline avery

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #223 on: February 28, 2014, 01:49 PM »
put my laser cutter to work for cutting out the 1/2'' ply. also included the small work top and quick removable top and handle.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2014, 01:53 PM by avery »

Offline sonicfedora

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #224 on: February 28, 2014, 05:09 PM »
Incredible Avery!

I just bought Tim's plans a day or so ago.  I'm going to need to modify them because half of my gear is in Dewalt T-Stacks but I can't wait to get going on two of these.
Ben Strano

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #225 on: March 01, 2014, 06:46 AM »
Nice ones Alonzo and Avery!
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Offline Jim.mbr

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #226 on: March 01, 2014, 11:09 AM »
Nice job Alonzo and Averey!  Hey Averey you have a laser cutter? Id like to see that in action. Looks really good. I just finised mine will post soon.
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Offline Jim.mbr

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #227 on: March 01, 2014, 11:12 AM »
101602-0
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Offline Jim.mbr

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #228 on: March 01, 2014, 11:43 AM »
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Some Notes: Most of you would probably not make these mistakes, but here are some suggestions. Tims Plans are dead on. Don't be afraid to cut all the pieces before assembly as long as you are not changing sizes of any of the parts. And you have purchased all of your hardware and don't need minor adjustments for hardware that is not the same as the plans. (wheel size, drawer slides, adjustable feet...)

Paint the add on pieces first.  I painted the black parts in place. Big mistake, pain in the . But I was so excited to get this cart together.

I had a hard time with the feet. I used a leveling foot insert, then screwed the foot into it. The insert is 34.9 mm (1 ⅜") round. It was the only one I could find and I had built the legs already. I had to sand the plastic insert down to fit it. I probably would have built the legs a couple of mm larger if I had the part first. I got mine from grainger.  By the way, this would be an example of changing the size of something and having a fit problem down the road. Tims tolerances are pretty tight, if I made the legs thicker, they would probably rub when folding the cart up.

The feet under the cabinet of the cart are a must, the cart will easily tip when in folded position without them.

I used carriage bolts instead of a wheel axel. I couldn't figure out how the wheel stays on the axel. Lol. (i couldn't seem to locate the locking ring.) The only problem I had, was I drilled the deep hole for one of the wheel carriage bolts  on a slight angle and now one wheel is not completely straight. This does not cause an operating problem, just annoys me visually.

I no longer have a shop, I built this in my laundry room in a space about 11ft x 6ft. I used my track saw for everything. For those of you with a real shop, this should go together pretty quickly. Took me about 2 weeks of spare time, in between jobs. I built the top first, and then used it on horses to build the rest of the parts.

I used Lee Valley drawer slides: part # 02K4835    Pr 350mm(14") Full Ext Touch Open Slides  4   @ 17.60ea    70.40 TL.

I only own a Festool FS 75, OF 1400 router, and Midi dust extractor. I will reconfigure the drawer system as I acquire more Festool.
Thank you Tim, your work is amazing, I love my MFTC! I wonder if you know how many confirmed MFTC have been built?
Jim Megna
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Offline Jim.mbr

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #229 on: March 01, 2014, 11:47 AM »
One more thing. I learned how to work in metric from this project. Why Oh why are we still using imperial measurements in the US. Metric is a no brainer.

Also: I just installed my t track got it from Incra
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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #230 on: March 01, 2014, 12:38 PM »
One more thing. I learned how to work in metric from this project. Why Oh why are we still using imperial measurements in the US. Metric is a no brainer.

Also: I just installed my t track got it from Incra

Metric is awesome!
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Offline badtastex

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #231 on: March 01, 2014, 01:45 PM »
From a european perspective I am having a very hard time understanding why you still use the imperial system. ;)

On the other hand, it seems that noone appreciates plywood here in Sweden everyone use MDF. I would really like to have the kind of supply that you have of plywood over there...

On topic: I have also purchased Tims plans but have not yet been able to build one. The plans are really great though and the fact that you get the sketchup drawings as well makes it possible to make adjustments.
There are a lot of nice builds in this thread, really nice of you to share!

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« Reply #232 on: March 01, 2014, 02:25 PM »
From a european perspective I am having a very hard time understanding why you still use the imperial system. ;)

LOL! From an American perspective I am having a very hard time understanding why we still use the imperial system also.  [big grin]

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #233 on: March 25, 2014, 05:25 AM »
Improvements on the MFTC-XL.

Moving forward at slow pace... Eventually we'll get there...  [embarassed]

 
Best regards, Ekko

Offline Bosquet

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #234 on: March 25, 2014, 03:51 PM »
...and the drilled top is in place as well...
Best regards, Ekko

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #235 on: March 30, 2014, 05:33 PM »
From a european perspective I am having a very hard time understanding why you still use the imperial system. ;)

LOL! From an American perspective I am having a very hard time understanding why we still use the imperial system also.  [big grin]

I've switched to metric in the shop. At my age , it's a lot easier than imperial math...

Offline tjbier

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #236 on: April 03, 2014, 07:53 PM »
Finally got around to buying the plans. Thanks Tim, and all those who shared part #'s ect!
may be a bit before it gets done but this way I can ponder  [thumbs up]
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« Reply #237 on: April 20, 2014, 03:24 PM »
I just bought a set of plans!  I can't wait to build the first of many.  I'll send photo once I'm done.  Great job Tim.
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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #238 on: May 08, 2014, 05:52 PM »
Bought the plans. Not sure when I will be able to do this. Someone was talking about stairs in an earlier post. Would it be possible/feasible to switch the wheel design to a 3-wheel rotating layout on both sides which would enable you to "glide" up stairs? Gotta think about that. Malte

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #239 on: May 09, 2014, 05:14 PM »
Someone was talking about stairs in an earlier post. Would it be possible/feasible to switch the wheel design to a 3-wheel rotating layout on both sides which would enable you to "glide" up stairs? Gotta think about that. Malte

It must be possible without major if any adaptations besides the position of the axle, always having 4 wheels on the ground might even add to the stability.
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