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Offline Pizza Steve

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #420 on: January 19, 2018, 07:10 PM »
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wow- first time I've seen a johnny ring used as a wheel!  Hope you work in cold climates!

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Offline David Fox

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #421 on: January 19, 2018, 09:06 PM »
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wow- first time I've seen a johnny ring used as a wheel!  Hope you work in cold climates!
I just know it as a pallet jack wheel...I bought it because it is listed at a non-marking material. I have been a situation previously where something I was using left black smudges randomly all over the work area.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2018, 12:45 PM by David Fox »

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #422 on: February 09, 2018, 08:33 AM »
Here's my version of the MFTC. 



I modified the attachment of the top pivot point so that it would drop down a couple inches when closed.  I needed the clearance so that the cart would fit underneath the cap in my pick up truck. 



The modification to the top pivot also meant that I  needed to adjust the location of the shelf.  This allowed me to set the shelf high enough to put my CT-26 beneath it.



I love having the cart on the job site!  It seems that I can never have too many work surfaces available.

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #423 on: February 09, 2018, 08:53 AM »
I need to get off my butt and make one of these.

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #424 on: February 09, 2018, 10:04 AM »
@gunnyr that looks great!  I got the plans from Tim recently (along with the MFSC)- was planning on starting soon, but now I have customer orders that are going to keep me busy for a while (good news, bad news situation).  Hopefully get to them late spring or summer.

One question- did you also make the extensions?

Enjoy your new cart!

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #425 on: February 09, 2018, 10:07 AM »
@gunnyr Beautiful job.  Can you tell me the footprint size when folded for storage/transport?

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #426 on: February 09, 2018, 10:45 AM »
One question- did you also make the extensions?

@gunnyr Beautiful job.  Can you tell me the footprint size when folded for storage/transport?

@Gerald_D and @Dick Mahany Thank you for your kind words.  It was a fun project.  Like others have noted the plans @Timtool created are very precise, you can cut all pieces from the plans and assemble.  Beware if you decide to make changes like I did.  When creating the new pivot for the top I did not realize the impact it would have on the shelf until later. [embarassed]

I did not make the extensions.  I already have a Paulk Workbench that I use on site so I don't currently see the need for them, nor do I have the space to transport them.  I'm not ruling them out though!

I don't have the footprint of my cart but the Sketchup file shows it to be 510mm D x 570mm W, in my case the folded height was reduced to 1215mm, about 40mm shorter than the plans.

For the legs I used the 6-inch Steel Furniture Legs with Leveling Screw Polished Chrome from Glide Rite Hardware.  I used replacement lawnmower wheels from Home Depot and used 1/2" Stainless bolts for the axles.



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Online Dick Mahany

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #427 on: February 09, 2018, 10:55 AM »
One question- did you also make the extensions?

@gunnyr Beautiful job.  Can you tell me the footprint size when folded for storage/transport?

@Gerald_D and @Dick Mahany Thank you for your kind words.  It was a fun project.  Like others have noted the plans @Timtool created are very precise, you can cut all pieces from the plans and assemble.  Beware if you decide to make changes like I did.  When creating the new pivot for the top I did not realize the impact it would have on the shelf until later. [embarassed]

I did not make the extensions.  I already have a Paulk Workbench that I use on site so I don't currently see the need for them, nor do I have the space to transport them.  I'm not ruling them out though!

I don't have the footprint of my cart but the Sketchup file shows it to be 510mm D x 570mm W, in my case the folded height was reduced to 1215mm, about 40mm shorter than the plans.

For the legs I used the 6-inch Steel Furniture Legs with Leveling Screw Polished Chrome from Glide Rite Hardware.  I used replacement lawnmower wheels from Home Depot and used 1/2" Stainless bolts for the axles.

Thank you for the info.  I agree that Tim's plans are well designed and documented and I recently purchased his Multifunction cart plans even though I don't have room for it im my shop.  I guess I'll order a set of the MFTC plans as I just might be able manage one of these and they look so versatile.  I appreciate the heads-up on shelf position impact for the mods you made.  I have a CT36 which is just a little taller and will need to think about that a little.

Offline Qworks

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #428 on: August 05, 2018, 09:47 AM »
Hi All!

does anyone know what has happened to Timothy? I had mail contact with him some month ago but after I transferred the money he is not answering mail anymore. Also he is not updating his homepage anymore?
Does anyone know an alternative source to purchase his plans?

Best regards,
Arne

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #429 on: August 05, 2018, 02:43 PM »
@Qworks  - check the email address you used and compare to what I have for Timothy:
timothy@benchworks.be
I also have a phone number for him which I can email you if necessary

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #430 on: August 05, 2018, 03:28 PM »
Thank you Hans!
I was mailing with him so I have the right mail-adress and even tried to call him on the phone.
This was the last reply I got from Timothy:

25 mars 2018 kl. 23:06 skrev Timothy Wilmots <timothy@benchworks.be>:
Thanks Arne,
Send me a reminder in case you don't hear from me in the next 2 days.
Regards,
Timothy


Since then he did not answer anymore.
//Arne

Offline CirclDigital

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #431 on: August 06, 2018, 04:45 AM »
I also am wondering what is up with him.... no activity on any of the forums anymore and on his website you can also find a few posts from people who are waiting for a response. Hopefully nothing has happened.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 06:11 AM by CirclDigital »

Offline egmiii

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #432 on: August 12, 2018, 10:43 PM »
I also am wondering what is up with him.... no activity on any of the forums anymore and on his website you can also find a few posts from people who are waiting for a response. Hopefully nothing has happened.

I’m wondering the same thing. Hope he is okay.

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #433 on: August 13, 2018, 12:16 PM »
I seem to recall that Timothy is a farmer. I have word that Germany has been very wet this summer. Perhaps the same is true in Belgium as well. With crops to be harvested, the weather could keep all involved very busy. I hope that is the problem and not something more painful.
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Offline CirclDigital

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #434 on: August 13, 2018, 12:24 PM »
He grew up on a farm but is doing woodworking full time.....
And I’m afraid that most of Europe has been extremely dry in the last 3 months :-).

Let’s hope he will start posting again soon.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2018, 12:28 PM by CirclDigital »

Offline ScaredyCat

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #435 on: August 15, 2018, 02:52 AM »
Hi,

just joined having purchased the plans yesterday, looking forward to getting started. I'm also looking to adapt the MFTC into a portable router table / table saw trolley ... :D

Also just wanted to point out that, in mainland Europe, August is traditionally the summer holiday season. This might explain Tim's absence. He might be on his hols.




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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #436 on: August 15, 2018, 03:12 AM »
Hi All!

does anyone know what has happened to Timothy? I had mail contact with him some month ago but after I transferred the money he is not answering mail anymore. Also he is not updating his homepage anymore?
Does anyone know an alternative source to purchase his plans?

Best regards,
Arne

Given that the MW1000 is so like Timothy's creation he may have other priorities.

Peter

Offline CirclDigital

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #437 on: August 15, 2018, 04:16 AM »
Last activity was in March.... and not just here.

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #438 on: August 15, 2018, 07:47 AM »
I hope Timothy is alright!

Kind regards,
Oliver
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Offline David Fox

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #439 on: August 17, 2018, 04:08 PM »
I am done except putting finish on the extensions and cutting the sacrificial fillers for them. Rockler's had push release full extension slides which worked well on the drawers. I used Incra track which was pretty deep. It works with Festool sliding clamps. i think when I replace this top I will go to a 3/4" material, because there are some bench dogs that work better with 3/4 " thick material. It was a cool project and now I am planning to do the adjustable height multi function cart. I made my first threaded wooden insert to see if I would need to go with the carriage bolts instead, but I think I can make the wooden option.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2018, 04:26 PM by David Fox »

Online Dick Mahany

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #440 on: August 17, 2018, 04:19 PM »
I am done except putting finish on the extensions and cutting the sacrificial fillers for them. it was a cool project and now I am planning to do the adjustable height multi function cart

Nice work looks like it will be very handy.  Great pics also.

Offline David Fox

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #441 on: August 17, 2018, 04:29 PM »
Thanks Dick! My first set of picks were pretty cluttered looking, so I retook them.

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #442 on: August 18, 2018, 08:08 AM »
Nice job...that will be a very functional work station...love the wheels!
What is the purpose of the groove on top of the cutting area...a drop in top?
« Last Edit: August 18, 2018, 08:13 AM by Vondawg »
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline David Fox

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #443 on: August 18, 2018, 04:54 PM »
Nice job...that will be a very functional work station...love the wheels!
What is the purpose of the groove on top of the cutting area...a drop in top?
I have yet to cut and install the sacrificial strips that will be the same height as the main work table.

Offline ScaredyCat

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #444 on: August 20, 2018, 06:30 PM »
I am done except putting finish on the extensions and cutting the sacrificial fillers for them. Rockler's had push release full extension slides which worked well on the drawers. I used Incra track which was pretty deep. It works with Festool sliding clamps. i think when I replace this top I will go to a 3/4" material, because there are some bench dogs that work better with 3/4 " thick material. It was a cool project and now I am planning to do the adjustable height multi function cart. I made my first threaded wooden insert to see if I would need to go with the carriage bolts instead, but I think I can make the wooden option.

I love the little tool rack, does that fit in the systainer?




Offline David Fox

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #445 on: August 21, 2018, 10:17 AM »
Nice job...that will be a very functional work station...love the wheels!
What is the purpose of the groove on top of the cutting area...a drop in top?
I have yet to cut and install the sacrificial strips that will be the same height as the main work table.

Offline David Fox

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #446 on: August 21, 2018, 10:25 AM »
I am done except putting finish on the extensions and cutting the sacrificial fillers for them. Rockler's had push release full extension slides which worked well on the drawers. I used Incra track which was pretty deep. It works with Festool sliding clamps. i think when I replace this top I will go to a 3/4" material, because there are some bench dogs that work better with 3/4 " thick material. It was a cool project and now I am planning to do the adjustable height multi function cart. I made my first threaded wooden insert to see if I would need to go with the carriage bolts instead, but I think I can make the wooden option.

I love the little tool rack, does that fit in the systainer?
yes it does.

Offline ScaredyCat

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #447 on: August 27, 2018, 06:48 AM »

I love the little tool rack, does that fit in the systainer?
yes it does.

Very nice!

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Offline CirclDigital

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #448 on: September 07, 2018, 04:09 AM »
I guess Tanos also liked Timothy's design for the MFTC....


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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #449 on: September 07, 2018, 06:48 AM »
Tim did win a Festool contest back in 2013.  The prize was every new Festool tool for life.  Hopefully he is just busy using his tools.

Peter