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?