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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #480 on: January 07, 2019, 08:16 AM »
Still going round and round in circles trying to find affordable but good adjustable legs.
Tried some from local Screwfix and there is so much play in the thread that I am going to return them. Any suggestions?

Not sure if this will help. For another setup I used some of the 80/20 holey tubes with 3030 (pretty sure) inside, using a t-nut and adjustable handle to lock the leg height. Couldn't locate a good photo showing full length but @ the bottom I tapped the hole 5/16" or 8mm and threaded in a foot.



They are simple enough to hinge @ the top with a bolt thru the hole in the tube. If it'll help I can get a better photo later today.

RMW
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #481 on: January 07, 2019, 12:09 PM »
Many thanks @RobBob for finding and posting the video.  [big grin]

I've never seen one of his videos before, but this was certainly impressive. [thumbs up]

Offline RobBob

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #482 on: January 07, 2019, 02:36 PM »
Still going round and round in circles trying to find affordable but good adjustable legs.
Tried some from local Screwfix and there is so much play in the thread that I am going to return them. Any suggestions?

Not sure if this will help. For another setup I used some of the 80/20 holey tubes with 3030 (pretty sure) inside, using a t-nut and adjustable handle to lock the leg height. Couldn't locate a good photo showing full length but @ the bottom I tapped the hole 5/16" or 8mm and threaded in a foot.

(Attachment Link)

They are simple enough to hinge @ the top with a bolt thru the hole in the tube. If it'll help I can get a better photo later today.

RMW

Richard, I don't suppose I could sweet talk you into posting a parts list for those legs, feet, pins, etc, could I?   ;D

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #483 on: January 07, 2019, 07:21 PM »
Still going round and round in circles trying to find affordable but good adjustable legs.
Tried some from local Screwfix and there is so much play in the thread that I am going to return them. Any suggestions?

Not sure if this will help. For another setup I used some of the 80/20 holey tubes with 3030 (pretty sure) inside, using a t-nut and adjustable handle to lock the leg height. Couldn't locate a good photo showing full length but @ the bottom I tapped the hole 5/16" or 8mm and threaded in a foot.

(Attachment Link)

They are simple enough to hinge @ the top with a bolt thru the hole in the tube. If it'll help I can get a better photo later today.

RMW

Richard, I don't suppose I could sweet talk you into posting a parts list for those legs, feet, pins, etc, could I?   ;D

Start talkin' cowboy...

Holey tube
Foot
3030 24" long
Pick whichever t-nut suits the handle you use

30-3030 metric series



Holey Tube (RT series)



The 3030 metric profile slips inside the holey tube with a little slop. You tap the end of the 3030 to 5/16" or 8mm depending on the foot you get. The 5/18" or 8mm or whatever thread you use handle or bolt goes thru the hole in the tube & threads into the t-nut inside the 3030 slot.

I just linked to random listings on the 80/20 eBay store to give you an idea of the specifics, you need to figure out the lengths for your application. If you shop around you can come up with options for the foot and adjustable handle on Amazon or eBay.

Disclaimer: Doing this from memory inside the warm house so you need to double check everything before you order it, not responsible for my own dumb errors omissions oversights...

Good luck.

RMW
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline RobBob

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #484 on: January 07, 2019, 08:27 PM »
@RMW
Thank you, Sweetie!   [eek]

Offline ART at WORK

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #485 on: January 08, 2019, 07:15 PM »
I have the RockandRoller Wheels on my Cart and I think they are great. Very strong and more importantly light
weight

Cheers
Pip

Trying to decide on wheels - any UKers have any links to wheels they've used? I was looking at wheelchair ones like these:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200mm-8-Non-Marking-Grey-Rubber-Wheelchair-Wheel/282957458792
quite like the idea of a bearing but maybe it's overkill.

@mickmick

Although I've *still* not got round to actually building my MFTCs, I purchased the wheels used by @CWP for his excellent builds in this thread. Not sure whether they're still available from the site I bought them from as it is down for maintenance, but they're still on eBay...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-RockNRoller-Rock-N-Roller-R10WHL-RT-O-R-Trac-Wheel-for-R10-and-R12-Carts/223309210174?hash=item33fe44223e:g:z28AAOSwk6dbi55m:rk:1:pf:0

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.
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Online Dick Mahany

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #486 on: March 14, 2019, 03:48 PM »
In maintaining the tradition of keeping oldie but goodie threads alive, here we are 6 years later and another satisfied new customer of Timothy Wilmot's MFTC plans.  Thank you Tim !

I can see why so many have credited his excellent documentation, it was spot on.  I did run into one difficulty where the dominos on the two shelf supports for the removable shelf interfered with one another when in the folded configuration.  This is supported in the Sketchup model, so I simply lowered the shelf position 15mm and all was well.

I used 18mm MDF for the top since I had some on hand and I used Incra T-tracks which required some work arounds on the top frame to keep the overall height at 900 mm to be the same as my MFT3.

The side cut outs turned out to be just right to allow me to place the DIY sys-power box on the lower shelf.  I plug this box into the CT36 and have plenty of outlets available for the tools so that I just have to switch the CT hose between tools.

I had thought about purchasing the new Festool mobile work station, however the utility of having four systainer drawers along with an easily accessible parts drawer plus being able to fold the top rather than having to lift it above the handle to stow for around $250 was an easy decision for me.  It was a fun and rewarding project, now I just need to use it  [big grin]









Since I was using a  leftover piece of MDF for the top I couldn't set up for the LR32 method that Tim described.  Instead I used an auxiliary MFT type top as a template and copied the holes using two long Parf dogs upside down for registration and a Lee Valley 20mm drill and guide bushing.  Not perfect but came out pretty good.

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