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Offline Justin Michael

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My version of the MFT sysport cart
« on: January 06, 2015, 12:28 PM »
I finally had time over the holidays to design and build my version of an MFT/3 sysport cart.  Viewing previous FOG post on similar carts was very helpful and provided quite a bit of inspiration.

The cart is 35/ 3/8 tall (~900mm) and 30 1/2 D x 45 1/2 W which allows for edge clamping of tall or wide boards on all sides. I also bored the corner supports for 5/8" pegs to support such pieces.  It's put together with pocket screws and is extremely sturdy sitting on red 3" locking casters from HD. 

In total, I used 1 and 1/2 sheets of 3/4" birch plywood, a couple board feet of 8/4 ambrosia maple for the corners, and edge banding to make it look purdy.  I will eventually build some small drawers for that center area to hold clamps, dogs, tape measures, etc. as well as some in the back area next to the CT26 for whatever. 

As you can see, I still have room for a few more systainers.   [smile]

Thanks for looking.
TS55 REQ, MFT/3, CT 26, Rotex 150, 1900 rail, and clamps

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Offline Don T

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 01:09 PM »
Looks real nice.
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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 01:26 PM »
Looks great!

Be careful, its a dangerous thing to have room for 'a few more systainers'! :o

Offline Billedis

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 05:17 PM »
Nicely done.  I like the hose holder, could you tell me more?  Bill

Offline Gerald_D

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 05:53 PM »
Looks great- I like how you made a cubby area for broom and clamps- will have to add that in my design.  Hopefully I'll have time to make mine this spring.

What CT do you have installed on the backside?


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Offline Baremeg55

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 06:49 PM »
Justin, looks great!  Thanks for sharing!!!

Gary

Offline Justin Michael

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2015, 09:57 AM »
Nicely done.  I like the hose holder, could you tell me more?  Bill

I only have 8ft ceilings so i attached a 24" rod with screw-in eyes, then use a bungee cord and a swivel clasp to suspend the hose.

I also wrapped the hose in Tech Flex 1 1/2" in diameter which works perfectly on the 27mm hose.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0008JF8U0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
TS55 REQ, MFT/3, CT 26, Rotex 150, 1900 rail, and clamps

Offline Billedis

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2015, 10:09 AM »
Thanks for the info Justin.

Offline Iceclimber

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2015, 12:40 PM »
Looks good!

Can you give us a close up of both ends of the hose on the CT so i can see the transition or end point of the tech flex..

I have bern considering this stuff myself but am unsure i will like the unfinished ends.

Sure beats the cost of sourcing the Festool hose covers from overseas though! My other real consideration..
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Offline mike_aa

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 01:10 PM »
Nicely done.  I like the hose holder, could you tell me more?  Bill

I only have 8ft ceilings so i attached a 24" rod with screw-in eyes, then use a bungee cord and a swivel clasp to suspend the hose.

I also wrapped the hose in Tech Flex 1 1/2" in diameter which works perfectly on the 27mm hose.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0008JF8U0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Justin,
Nice work, but there's a potential for serious injury with the use of bungee cords.  They don't look harmful, but they can be dangerous.  Here's an article about what can happen.  I knew someone who lost an eye to one of these.

Mike A.

Offline Justin Michael

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 01:34 PM »
Mike,

Thank you for the heads up; I've had (other) bungee cords snap back in the past but have been lucky.  In this instance, there isn't much tension on the bungee, just the weight of the hose itself.  It was more about convenience at the time I put it up to hold the swivel. One could definitely use a piece of para cord or clothes line instead to support the hose from the ceiling which I'll likely do this weekend.  Thanks again.
TS55 REQ, MFT/3, CT 26, Rotex 150, 1900 rail, and clamps

Offline Justin Michael

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 01:36 PM »
Looks good!

Can you give us a close up of both ends of the hose on the CT so i can see the transition or end point of the tech flex..

I have bern considering this stuff myself but am unsure i will like the unfinished ends.

Sure beats the cost of sourcing the Festool hose covers from overseas though! My other real consideration..

Thanks. Sure, I'll take some pics tonight.
TS55 REQ, MFT/3, CT 26, Rotex 150, 1900 rail, and clamps

Offline wow

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2015, 02:34 AM »
Nice job, Justin! Very well planned and executed.

Now, as for your comment:
I still have room for a few more systainers.   [smile]

My prediction is "Not for long!"
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Offline Justin Michael

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2015, 01:46 PM »
Looks good!

Can you give us a close up of both ends of the hose on the CT so i can see the transition or end point of the tech flex..

I have bern considering this stuff myself but am unsure i will like the unfinished ends.

Sure beats the cost of sourcing the Festool hose covers from overseas though! My other real consideration..

I've attached pics of the ends of the Tech Flex.  I think WOW used shrink wrap, but i didn't have any of that so i just used zip ties.  I used a lighter to keep the ends from fraying.
TS55 REQ, MFT/3, CT 26, Rotex 150, 1900 rail, and clamps

Offline gnlman

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2015, 02:05 PM »
Nice Job. Hoping to get rid of my temp table and build something along the same lines for my mft.
Interested in the techflex idea. Do you think that size techflex would expand enough to fit the 36mm hose (with plugit) as well?
Thanks Greg.

Offline Justin Michael

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2015, 10:42 PM »
Nice Job. Hoping to get rid of my temp table and build something along the same lines for my mft.
Interested in the techflex idea. Do you think that size techflex would expand enough to fit the 36mm hose (with plugit) as well?
Thanks Greg.

Definitely. It fits just fine over the plug it and my Bosch 35mm hose.
TS55 REQ, MFT/3, CT 26, Rotex 150, 1900 rail, and clamps

Offline Baremeg55

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2015, 11:06 PM »
Justin,

I was wondering if you still like having the CT located within your sysport?  I have the boom arm on my CT, thus, was considering having shelves on each side for systainers, and just park the CT close by.  Again, nice job!

Gary

Offline Drich

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2015, 07:02 PM »
Very nice job on that. I need to do something also along that line. Any  thought of posting your plans for the build?

Offline Justin Michael

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2015, 11:11 PM »
Justin,

I was wondering if you still like having the CT located within your sysport?  I have the boom arm on my CT, thus, was considering having shelves on each side for systainers, and just park the CT close by.  Again, nice job!

Gary

Thanks. I definitely prefer having the CT on the back - its now out of the way. I have plenty of storage elsewhere and to me the shop is now more ergonomic and "clean".
TS55 REQ, MFT/3, CT 26, Rotex 150, 1900 rail, and clamps

Offline johnesher

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2015, 05:28 PM »
Any  thought of posting your plans for the build?

I too would be interested in plans.

Offline thedevme

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Re: My version of the MFT sysport cart
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2019, 08:02 PM »
I finally had time over the holidays to design and build my version of an MFT/3 sysport cart.  Viewing previous FOG post on similar carts was very helpful and provided quite a bit of inspiration.

The cart is 35/ 3/8 tall (~900mm) and 30 1/2 D x 45 1/2 W which allows for edge clamping of tall or wide boards on all sides. I also bored the corner supports for 5/8" pegs to support such pieces.  It's put together with pocket screws and is extremely sturdy sitting on red 3" locking casters from HD. 

In total, I used 1 and 1/2 sheets of 3/4" birch plywood, a couple board feet of 8/4 ambrosia maple for the corners, and edge banding to make it look purdy.  I will eventually build some small drawers for that center area to hold clamps, dogs, tape measures, etc. as well as some in the back area next to the CT26 for whatever. 

As you can see, I still have room for a few more systainers.   [smile]

Thanks for looking.

@Justin Michael do your dimensions include the caster height?