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Offline bub254

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #330 on: July 09, 2015, 12:37 PM »
Clamps fit if you just touch them at the 90 With a grinder for one second.  Nice and smooth with no slop.  Shipping was not free but $17 ouch.  I imagine it would be the same for quite a bit a of track.  Overall im happy.

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Offline HausWorks

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #331 on: August 01, 2015, 12:37 PM »
I recently finished my MFTC and wanted to share the pictures. Its built with baltic birch plywood and finished with the festool interior heavy oil.

« Last Edit: August 01, 2015, 04:32 PM by HausWorks »
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Offline HausWorks

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #332 on: August 01, 2015, 04:31 PM »
work pics >>>
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Offline HausWorks

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #333 on: August 01, 2015, 04:34 PM »
work pics >>>
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Offline Neal W

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #334 on: August 05, 2015, 08:27 AM »
Here is mine.

Made a mistake when cutting the top. Apparently I couldn't read the numbers on my tape and cut the top 100mm too short so I patched in a piece.  And apparently my skills of drilling a 90 degree hole through a layer of plywood and a 2x4 also leave a lot to be desired, as the wheels "toe-out" a bit.  It works, that's the main thing, and it is a huge improvement over what I used to use.


« Last Edit: August 05, 2015, 08:39 AM by Neal W »
Turning perfectly good lumber into scrap and sawdust for more than 20 years!

Offline atomgewicht

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #335 on: September 02, 2015, 03:05 AM »
What kind of plywood is possible regarding the tolerances? Can i take cheap softwood plywood (pine, spruce) or is it neceassary to use classic birch or beech plywood?

Offline mike_aa

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #336 on: September 02, 2015, 11:11 AM »
@HausWorks
I somehow missed seeing this earlier.  Nice job on the MFTC!  Thanks for sharing all the photos.

Where did you find the extra thick rubber tipped leg adjusters?

@atomgewicht
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I'm probably not the best person to answer your question since I haven't built one yet.  But when I do, I plan on using one of the birch or maple plys or Baltic Birch for looks and strength.

Mike A.


Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #337 on: September 02, 2015, 01:25 PM »
What kind of plywood is possible regarding the tolerances? Can i take cheap softwood plywood (pine, spruce) or is it neceassary to use classic birch or beech plywood?

You are going to spend a fair amount of time building this, so you should consider the work / material cost ratio… My feeling is that you will regret using ‘cheap’ plywood once you finish. (Except if you are doing this as a learning project where the first, or even second build will be prototypes.)
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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Offline HausWorks

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #338 on: September 02, 2015, 10:04 PM »
Thanks @mike_aa.  those adjustable feet are home made from 1/2" bolts and threaded rod couplers. The pads are 2 layers of 3/4 Baltic birch that I machined to accept the 1/2" bolt head.
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Offline bryan1982

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« Reply #339 on: October 05, 2015, 08:00 AM »
Well its finally starting to look like a mftc with stair walking wheels

Still a bit more to do

Cheers

Bryan

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #340 on: October 05, 2015, 10:00 AM »
Well its finally starting to look like a mftc with stair walking wheels

Still a bit more to do

Cheers

Bryan

That's a great idea with the stair walking wheels. I had never seen those. They are a little pricey, but if you are in a place where you have to go up flights of stairs regularly, it would be worth the added expense. 

Offline mike_aa

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #341 on: October 05, 2015, 12:30 PM »
Bryan,
Nice job so far.  It's looking great.  I also like the wheels.

Mike A.

Offline Snodge

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #342 on: October 12, 2015, 04:18 PM »
If anyone is looking for the canmar legs, I just found a source in the US, National Builders Hardware in Portland, OR

canmar 345 legs

I've been working on my own MFTC and am unhappy with the 1/4" legs with t-nuts that I used. When looking for a Canmar source in Canada I stumbled on these at NBH. I called to check on shipping and struck out but did find they had over 400 of them and at what seems to be a great price.

Now I just need to find a source for t-track with free shipping (I live in a small town on the coast) or head down to City to buy some...

Offline bryan1982

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #343 on: November 15, 2015, 02:07 AM »
Well did a bit more work on the mftc cart for the festool sys over the week end and I'm going to give a go tomorrow

It still needs some tweeking but I'm prity happy with it so   far here are a few picks
« Last Edit: January 16, 2016, 04:00 AM by bryan1982 »

Offline TroyD

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #344 on: December 02, 2015, 04:52 PM »
Would love to see some detail on those push locks, not really sure how those work.
They are simple cheap drawer push locks, this was one of the great challenges of keeping the drawers closed while moving it around. And it was only when i mentioned my problem to a hardware salesman that he pointed out to me they had these locks i never used before.
When you close the drawer the locks hook the drawer, and to open the drawer again you have to give it a little inward push and the lock springs open.
Similar to the mechanism of a ballpoint pen!


Hopefully I won't get barred from the Festool group for mentioning the name DeWalt, but I built my workbench around my Dewalt storage units, which have built-in drawers, so no need for extra drawer slides and locks. In order to keep the drawer units from sliding out, I made the shelf so that it slides into the carcass. I'll attach a few photos to show what I'm talking about.

I will also add, don't use Home Depot plywood for this! Spent the extra cash on baltic birch. The bottom of mine has already come loose due to voids in the ply. I going to build a 2nd one a tad wider, and probably with shelves. I like the rolling carts from Rigid and DeWalt, and are far easier to carry individually, over leaving in the cart and moving as a unit--too heavy as well.  The DeWalt one are the perfect size to me, and like the built in drawers. 
« Last Edit: December 07, 2015, 02:44 AM by TroyD »

Offline cubevandude

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #345 on: January 14, 2016, 10:12 PM »
Well did a bit more work on the cart over the week end and I'm going to give a go tomorrow

It still needs some tweeking but I'm prity happy with it so   far here are a few picks

I've read through this entire post and somebody got the cool wheels.  Where did you get them? and how much?

Offline bryan1982

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #346 on: January 16, 2016, 04:23 AM »
Well did a bit more work on the cart over the week end and I'm going to give a go tomorrow

It still needs some tweeking but I'm prity happy with it so   far here are a few picks

I've read through this entire post and somebody got the cool wheels.  Where did you get them? and how much?

The wheels are rota caster wheels just Google them
They were about $230 I think.

Cheers

Bryan

Offline Tinker

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #347 on: January 16, 2016, 08:12 AM »
What happens with those wheels if there is saw dust on the floor?  Just curious as I NEVER leave any sawdust on MY floor.  ::)
Tinker
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Offline bryan1982

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #348 on: January 16, 2016, 04:01 PM »
The wheels are awesome. I was a bit worried how they would stand up on foot paths and roads dirt etc. to and from the van but they are great.

No problems

Cheers

Bryan

Offline cubevandude

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #349 on: January 18, 2016, 12:50 PM »

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The wheels are rota caster wheels just Google them
They were about $230 I think.

Cheers

Bryan
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Thanks Bryan,  I did do an extensive search on these, designed in Australia, and the only set of wheels I found was a replacement for hand carts for over $500.  That's why I asked, in hopes of you sharing where you bought them.

Offline Shengwei

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #350 on: January 18, 2016, 04:16 PM »


Hopefully I won't get barred from the Festool group for mentioning the name DeWalt, but I built my workbench around my Dewalt storage units, which have built-in drawers, so no need for extra drawer slides and locks. In order to keep the drawer units from sliding out, I made the shelf so that it slides into the carcass. I'll attach a few photos to show what I'm talking about.

I will also add, don't use Home Depot plywood for this! Spent the extra cash on baltic birch. The bottom of mine has already come loose due to voids in the ply. I going to build a 2nd one a tad wider, and probably with shelves. I like the rolling carts from Rigid and DeWalt, and are far easier to carry individually, over leaving in the cart and moving as a unit--too heavy as well.  The DeWalt one are the perfect size to me, and like the built in drawers.

I'd love to some of your picture as I'm building it for dewalt as well

Offline TheSergeant

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #351 on: January 26, 2016, 05:28 PM »
Soooo close to being finished!  Just trying to decide if I'm going to make the MDF top or have it CNCd.  Can't wait to put it to use!
« Last Edit: February 28, 2016, 01:15 PM by TheSergeant »

Offline smiley99er

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #352 on: January 26, 2016, 09:26 PM »
I may need to make one of these

Offline Scorpion

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« Reply #353 on: January 26, 2016, 10:06 PM »

Soooo close to being finished!  Just trying to decide if I'm going to make the MDF top or have it CNCd.  Can't wait to put it to use!





Wow, that looks fantastic!

Offline TheSergeant

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #354 on: January 27, 2016, 12:08 AM »
Wow, that looks fantastic!

Thanks!   I'm new to Festool so I've been getting acquainted with the the tools while building the MFTC.

Offline Tinker

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #355 on: January 27, 2016, 01:12 PM »
Wow, that looks fantastic!

Thanks!   I'm new to Festool so I've been getting acquainted with the the tools while building the MFTC.

It looks as if you are quite well acquainted.
Tinker
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Offline smiley99er

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #356 on: January 29, 2016, 08:25 AM »
I see these things and I was wondering what are the dimensions I measured my track saw box and looks kinda small and the width x length of the top 

Offline GhostFist

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« Reply #357 on: January 29, 2016, 12:47 PM »
The op is selling the plans on his website. see the first post. The plans are very detailed and well worth the purchase.

Offline Tk_tobe

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #358 on: January 30, 2016, 07:17 AM »
Here's mine with various interchangeable tops that I've made for it:









Router table top with a sliding table that runs on the T-track on the side:



Vacuum hold-down top:





Toby

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« Reply #359 on: January 30, 2016, 08:06 AM »
Very cool!  With the vacuum table top is that just caulking backer rod in the grooves?  Also so you use a CT for a vacuum source?  If so, how well does it hold and does the CT get hot in use?

Peter