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Offline TrackTubesGuy

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MFT3 Extensions (photos)
« on: December 15, 2018, 07:29 AM »
Track Tubes were originally designed to be used with sawhorses, but easily and quickly adapt to the MFT3 and other workbenches to greatly improve your work area.  I sold my MFT3 earlier in the year, but was able to borrow an MFT3 from my local Wurth rep., so here's what I came up with. I use low profile "Track Dogs" to hold the table wings in place and the longer dogs make it easy and fast to square up your guide rail or support it at any angle.  Quite an improvement! 
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Re: MFT3 Extensions (photos)
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 09:09 AM »
That looks great....
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Re: MFT3 Extensions (photos)
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 11:08 AM »
@TrackTubesGuy

Pretty cool, when will these be available?

I also like the stabilizing shelf you added to the legs.  Is that just 18mm ply?

Thanks Bill

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Re: MFT3 Extensions (photos)
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018, 11:28 AM »
@TrackTubesGuy

Pretty cool, when will these be available?

I also like the stabilizing shelf you added to the legs.  Is that just 18mm ply?

Thanks Bill

Thanks Bill .. The plywood I use is from Nudo (nudo.com).  It's marine grade plywood with an HDPE laminate on one side.  I have a bunch due to a special buy I made, so I use it for a lot of projects when suitable.  As far as the tubes,  just got a new batch, so have some available now.  Go to tracktubes.comfor more info.  You can always pm or email me directly for more info. 

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Re: MFT3 Extensions (photos)
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 09:15 AM »
I'm interested and I'm on the email list(s) but my reservation is you show all these great use scenarios but I don't see any way to get included pieces like the track dogs or the extensions or the hardware you use to do the more elaborate setups. My immediate use would be as a router sled. I also like what you've done here.
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Re: MFT3 Extensions (photos)
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 11:32 AM »
I'm interested and I'm on the email list(s) but my reservation is you show all these great use scenarios but I don't see any way to get included pieces like the track dogs or the extensions or the hardware you use to do the more elaborate setups. My immediate use would be as a router sled. I also like what you've done here.

@DynaGlide I get what you're saying and appreciate your feedback.  This started out as a personal retirement project and the interest has rapidly grown, so I've hired a web expert to help update my website and add the ecommerce/products pages (like the Track Dogs) .. which we'll be working on over the next couple weeks.  I'll also be adding a page to list where the accessories shown in the videos/photos can be purchased ... the ones I'll sell, the ones available through another source, and which ones need to be DIY solutions.   Kind of like 80/20, I'm just providing the extrusion (Track Tubes) and they can be used/modified for whatever use a person wants.  I'm collaborating with a couple YouTubers to do videos to show the different uses and will include the accessory resources mentioned above.  Be patient with me .. it should all come together soon.

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Re: MFT3 Extensions (photos)
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 11:35 AM »
Thanks for the prompt reply. I'm taking a chance on your tubes as I can see that you're investing in them so I might as well invest in you  ;) I placed an order today. I'm looking forward to see where you take this.
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Re: MFT3 Extensions (photos)
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2018, 08:48 PM »
Thanks for the prompt reply. I'm taking a chance on your tubes as I can see that you're investing in them so I might as well invest in you  ;) I placed an order today. I'm looking forward to see where you take this.

Cool!  The FOG has lots of folks doing things that I've invested in, @TSO Products, the Parf Guide by Peter Parfitt, and now @TrackTubesGuy to name just a few.   

I have a set of the TrackTubes in my garage right now.  What I see is using them to flatten slabs.  Other than that I know that I have a solution to a problem I've not come across yet!   [cool]
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