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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.
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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.

Semper Fi,
Jeff

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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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Gerald
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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?

Offline gunnyr

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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.



Semper Fi,
Jeff

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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.