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Offline Tk_tobe

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #360 on: January 30, 2016, 08:54 AM »
The seal is a neoprene Vacuum rubber seal for a CNC.  It works incredibly well. If you try to lift the workpiece the whole bench will lift off the floor. I use my CT24 but I've not used it extensively so I'm not sure about any heat issues. I'll get a splitter for the hose soon so I can still use the CT while using the top which should also help with any over heating and hopefully won't negatively effect the suction strength too badly.

Toby
« Last Edit: January 30, 2016, 08:57 AM by Tk_tobe »

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Offline Mikey f

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #361 on: January 30, 2016, 02:36 PM »
That is a beautiful set up Toby , thanks for the ideas and posting!

Offline Tk_tobe

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #362 on: January 30, 2016, 07:07 PM »
Thanks!  Im glad you guys appreciate it.

Offline elimelech12

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #363 on: February 07, 2016, 10:07 PM »
Just out of curiosity...has anyone made one with the new festool drawers?
Sold my tools but kept a few Fes-tools...just in case.

Offline Michdad

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #364 on: February 21, 2016, 08:44 PM »
Tim, I see you have quite a selection of festool tools. I assume you have multiple Mftc carts built. How did you group your tools in each MFTC?

Offline Scorpion

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MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #365 on: February 21, 2016, 11:28 PM »
hello am member but not active i share this picture




Well now that's cool, different, and interesting.  What hardware did you use or how did you build the swing-out?

Very nice craftsmanship on all of them sir!

Offline bryan1982

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #366 on: February 22, 2016, 03:09 AM »
Just out of curiosity...has anyone made one with the new festool drawers?

Hey yeah i updated my mftc and put the festool drawers in it the touch catch ones did not stay closed.

Cheers

Bryan

Offline Chrisprols

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #367 on: February 23, 2016, 10:16 AM »
Hi,

I don't post much, but for the second time I read this full post.

Maybe my 2 cents of information if some of you guys find it usefull : the festool colors RAL codes
  • Green: RAL 6018 (Yellow Green)
  • Tools: very dark blue, RAL 5004 (Black Blue)
  • Systainers: light grey RAL 7035 (Light Grey)

... I used them to pain my cyclone dust separator on the top of my CTL26E
Oh my ... it looks great ;)

On my side, I bought the plans in 2013 and still didn't make it. No space in my tiny workshop  [crying] ... but hope is here, maybe I'll move to a house this year and have a decent workshop (plus some house work to do and therefore a full necessity for an MFTC    [big grin]

Offline myer84

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #368 on: February 27, 2016, 01:41 PM »
Here's a little teaser on my progress.

A little taller to accommodate a top drawer and wider for systainer room side to side.
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Offline MVReno

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #369 on: February 28, 2016, 11:11 PM »
 Hi I'm new to the forum and really enjoy the info and different ideas I am planning on building one of the mftc I haven't purchased the plans yet but plan to, I want to use the same wheels that are on the Ug stand but can't seem to find a part # or where I can order them from any help would be greatly appreciated

Offline downtheroad

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #370 on: February 29, 2016, 02:17 AM »
Quote
Hi I'm new to the forum and really enjoy the info and different ideas I am planning on building one of the mftc I haven't purchased the plans yet but plan to, I want to use the same wheels that are on the Ug stand but can't seem to find a part # or where I can order them from any help would be greatly appreciated

Looking on the ekat replacement parts catalog, the wheel is #496230
Tony

Offline Achevy

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #371 on: March 14, 2016, 08:57 AM »
Hi all, I've been eyeing this project for awhile now and finally decided to make the festool plunge and trying to decide which dust extractor to purchase.

Which dust extractors fit under the shelf?  It appears to the be mini or the midi?

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #372 on: March 14, 2016, 07:52 PM »
Hi all, I've been eyeing this project for awhile now and finally decided to make the festool plunge and trying to decide which dust extractor to purchase.

Which dust extractors fit under the shelf?  It appears to the be mini or the midi?

The mini and the midi will fit underneath - not that I have ever stored mine under the workbench.  (out to the side works best for hose ergonomics)
 
Warning on the dust extractor purchase: if you ever want to add the CMS, the mini and midi are not compatible with the hose accessory kit - nor are they compatible with many of the other vac accessories.  I know this is not your concern right now, but I am considering the CMS and I am a little ticked that I will need to upgrade my vac to a CT 26 to make it work right...

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #373 on: March 14, 2016, 08:04 PM »
I added a pair of brackets made from leftover baltic 1/2" ply and a piano hinge. So far, this works pretty well!

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #374 on: March 14, 2016, 08:05 PM »
Bracket with Rail.

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #375 on: March 14, 2016, 08:06 PM »
Bracket retaining pin is made from paduk and tapered to a friction fit.

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #376 on: March 14, 2016, 08:07 PM »
The up position is level and sturdy...

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #377 on: March 14, 2016, 08:08 PM »
Full View

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #378 on: March 14, 2016, 08:10 PM »
I also added a moxon vise sized to fit the breadth of the bench.  I used the sjobergs smart vise and a couple other designs for inspiration.

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #379 on: March 14, 2016, 08:10 PM »
The rear shows that it can be clamped just about anywhere.

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #380 on: March 14, 2016, 08:11 PM »
It also works in my kitchen when the garage is too cold...

Offline StianRL

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #381 on: March 15, 2016, 08:56 AM »

The mini and the midi will fit underneath - not that I have ever stored mine under the workbench.  (out to the side works best for hose ergonomics)
 
Warning on the dust extractor purchase: if you ever want to add the CMS, the mini and midi are not compatible with the hose accessory kit - nor are they compatible with many of the other vac accessories.  I know this is not your concern right now, but I am considering the CMS and I am a little ticked that I will need to upgrade my vac to a CT 26 to make it work right...

Isn't this all you need to use the mini/midi with the CMS Y hose?
https://www.festool.co.uk/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=499196

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #382 on: March 15, 2016, 09:22 AM »

The mini and the midi will fit underneath - not that I have ever stored mine under the workbench.  (out to the side works best for hose ergonomics)
 
Warning on the dust extractor purchase: if you ever want to add the CMS, the mini and midi are not compatible with the hose accessory kit - nor are they compatible with many of the other vac accessories.  I know this is not your concern right now, but I am considering the CMS and I am a little ticked that I will need to upgrade my vac to a CT 26 to make it work right...

Isn't this all you need to use the mini/midi with the CMS Y hose?
https://www.festool.co.uk/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=499196

Absolutely. I have that and use my Midi with my CMS quite often.

Some people have used non-Festool parts to achieve the same thing too.
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Offline rst

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #383 on: March 15, 2016, 01:45 PM »
Onieda makes an anti static right angle hose connector that I use with my Midi all other Festool hoses.  you can find them in the Dust Deputy accessories pages.

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #384 on: March 15, 2016, 02:55 PM »
Good finds on the adapter options - I was told it was NAINA and should have searched harder.  The Oneida option looks promising.

Note also that you can adjust the design of the MFTC shelf to accommodate the taller CT models.

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #385 on: March 15, 2016, 11:54 PM »
Note to all: Lessons learned.

1.  Do not paint the edge banding frame around the perforated top.  Clamping to that surface scuffs the paint and leaves marks on your projects.  I recommend building it custom from a nice hardwood like oak, maple, or ash. (Dovetail time!)

2.  The rail slots on the top are nice if you plan on traveling with the MFTC a lot.  If you are building it to keep in your garage as a space-saver, just add another t-track.  You will find it more useful and you can hang your guide rails on the wall. 

3.  When buying a perforated top (if you swing that way) check and double check the dimensions.  I had to cut a spare bit from my cutoff to extend the length to fit.  The top was not the same size as the final interior dimension and came up a few inches short.  The T-55 and domino made the extension seamless, but I know it is there.

4.  The folding extension tables are awesome for anchoring the MFTC to a post or built-in bench, if you have one.  Just extend your top and clamp to a nearby top or leg and it is incredibly strong.  I can clamp the MFTC to my wall to brace it for planing and I can plane away with ZERO play.  No need for an overbuilt bench!

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #386 on: March 15, 2016, 11:57 PM »
Onieda makes an anti static right angle hose connector that I use with my Midi all other Festool hoses.  you can find them in the Dust Deputy accessories pages.

Can you recommend exactly which part?  I see a number of options, but not sure which.  Also, does the y-adapter fit directly to the Ultimate Dust Deputy?  I am thinking of getting that as my next purchase.

Offline rst

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #387 on: March 16, 2016, 07:31 AM »
Onieda has many anti-static accessories under
Onieda Dust Deputy accessories -  Static Conductive Right Angle Vacuum Elbow   Item #: AXD600103
2.5 in x 5.5 ft Static Dissipative Flex Hose    Item #: AXD250066
also under floor sanding accessories
Cleanshop 2.5" Static Dissipative Hose Kit - 25 ft                Item #: ASK000000

Offline Mitchewd

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #388 on: March 16, 2016, 11:18 PM »
Thanks! I have a built-in office to knock out - after that I will likely be getting the UDD!

Additional Note:

5.  Unless you are really hurting to keep the weight down, keep the extra five ounces and don't cut out the top of the base cabinet.  The hole allows a ton of wood dust and chips into whatever you have in the drawers.  If you are only using Systainers, you might be all right.  Still, when put away, you may want to place a small tool or jig on the cabinet for transport and the cutout may make that difficult as well.

Offline Vegaroma

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Re: MFTC portable workshop
« Reply #389 on: March 17, 2016, 03:54 AM »
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« Last Edit: March 17, 2016, 09:37 PM by Vegaroma »