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Offline VW MICK

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #90 on: July 27, 2014, 09:37 AM »
Hey your just showing off your egg

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Offline Oso Rojo

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #91 on: July 28, 2014, 12:21 AM »
Nice setup. How did you connect the rails to the Dewalt guide?

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #92 on: July 28, 2014, 12:32 AM »
Nice setup. How did you connect the rails to the Dewalt guide?

Thanks. Made some T-nuts from 1/4" AL bar w/ hole tapped 5/16", they fit in the slot of the Dewalt horse.

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

Offline Tinker

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #93 on: July 28, 2014, 07:46 AM »

I spent the last couple days staring at my MFT, which has been covered with grill racks and accessories for the past couple weeks. Came to the realization that it takes up a lot of SF (nearly 9 of < 120) and I have not actually cut anything on it recently. Now I am noodling a hybrid, something that is only 20" deep with a top that expands.

Yes, the erector set does become addicting. [doh]

RMW

I have been toying with same idea for my shop.  I have a floorspace of 9-1/2 feet by about 18 feet. One wall has my lumber rack so about 1-1/2 of floor space and wall space for tools is lost.  I am coming to the conclusion that my MFT's take up a lot of working around space.  I have been watching this conversation with a lot of interest along with a couple of others threads discussing variations to Ron Paulk's design.

RMW's idea for integrating DW rail and 80/20 really rang my bell.  The same idea could be used to extend my further replacement of MFT as well as moving outside to my 1/2 acre shop for projects that are too big for inside my shop.  Even if I have space horizontally to build inside, my ceiling is less than 6'8" high.  A set of shelves or a cabinet of any size are almost impossible to construct the way I am presently set up.

Tinker
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #94 on: July 28, 2014, 08:50 AM »
While I love my MFT and have a lot invested in dogs, etc. I am realizing it gets used for cutting only infrequently. Anytime I am cutting plywood I default to the 80/20 extensions with parallel guides for ripping, and this t-square-ish guide for cross cutting:

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Sometime after the first photos were taken I modified it by adding a section of Incra T-Track + with an adjustable stop, this lets me set repeatable panel lengths between about 9.5" and 24". Anything longer I just measure/mark and align the splinter guard.

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My current weekend project is a weatherproof storage area under the deck off the house, it gives me about 7' wide by 9' long, 36" high storage for materials and some tools. Basically built a very short shed under the deck. When completed next weekend I suspect my MFT will be calling it home, then I can figure out what to replace it with inside the shop.

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

Offline promark747

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #95 on: July 27, 2016, 02:00 PM »
Nice setup. How did you connect the rails to the Dewalt guide?

Thanks. Made some T-nuts from 1/4" AL bar w/ hole tapped 5/16", they fit in the slot of the Dewalt horse.

RMW

When you have a chance, can you please take a pic of those T-nuts?

Thanks

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #96 on: July 27, 2016, 03:25 PM »
Nice setup. How did you connect the rails to the Dewalt guide?

Thanks. Made some T-nuts from 1/4" AL bar w/ hole tapped 5/16", they fit in the slot of the Dewalt horse.

RMW

When you have a chance, can you please take a pic of those T-nuts?

Thanks

@promark747

I'll see if I can find them, they were basically just 1-1/2" squares of 1/4" AL with a 5/16" hole centered and tapped. I think I ground a slight bevel on 2 edges to match the underside bevel on the DeWalt horses.

Needed to cut some ply recently and I almost dug them out but instead used those 80/20 extension arms on the MFT to create a surface for cutting full sheets down.

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

Offline ben_r_

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #97 on: April 25, 2017, 05:09 PM »
Some great ideas in this thread!
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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #98 on: May 22, 2017, 09:53 PM »
This is only thing I'm using 80/20 for in my shop right now....  [cool]


Offline ryanjg117

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #99 on: May 17, 2018, 07:45 PM »
Figured you 80/20 fans would like this one:
http://festoolownersgroup.com/workshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops/repurposed-a-$10-000-custom-solar-panel-conveyor-into-tablesaw-outfeed-table/

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #100 on: May 18, 2018, 12:02 PM »
Figured you 80/20 fans would like this one:
http://festoolownersgroup.com/workshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops/repurposed-a-$10-000-custom-solar-panel-conveyor-into-tablesaw-outfeed-table/
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Offline ryanjg117

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #101 on: May 18, 2018, 09:55 PM »
This is only thing I'm using 80/20 for in my shop right now....  [cool]


@fritter63 Is that a CNCRouterParts purchase or custom made? I’m thinking about making my own since I’ve got some of the parts I’ll need, but it’s a very long term project.

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #102 on: September 19, 2018, 12:15 PM »
This is only thing I'm using 80/20 for in my shop right now....  [cool]


@fritter63 Is that a CNCRouterParts purchase or custom made? I’m thinking about making my own since I’ve got some of the parts I’ll need, but it’s a very long term project.

Sorry, I JUST saw this!

Yes, it's a kit from CNCRouterParts. Awesome machine. Search youtube for "the modern luthier" to see my channel showing it in use.