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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 »

Offline gunnyr

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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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Offline DynaGlide

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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.

Offline Gerald_D

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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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Offline Dick Mahany

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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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Offline 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

Hans

Offline Qworks

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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

Online 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.

Offline Tinker

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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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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: Yesterday at 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: Yesterday at 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

Online CirclDigital

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

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #438 on: Yesterday at 07:47 AM »
I hope Timothy is alright!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver