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Offline Dusty.House

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #120 on: January 31, 2018, 01:59 AM »
Thanks!

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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #121 on: February 04, 2018, 06:13 PM »
I bought this angle stock and plan to cut it down to smaller pieces to mount my MFT top using t-nut and screw to mount to the extrusion.

Angle Stock

Like this ... Angle Brackets

Now for my challenge, I’m making the height of my cart, without top, slightly less than my table saw, jointer, and planer, so it can serve as an outfeed for them, and it will be higher than them with the top attached so the table saw can be the outfeed for it (I’ll use the smaller piece of MDF without holes as a replaceable piece where I cross cut like a real MFT table).  The challenge, how do I attach the top in a way which allows me to remove in a reasonable amount of time?  With wood side panels, it will be difficult to reach inside to unscrew things. The tabs are aluminum so I’m not sure how well they’ll hold without stripping out. Perhaps some sort of retainer threaded through the aluminum with female end and a small screw which is recessed into the table from the top so I can power drive them out and fasten by hand as needed?
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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #122 on: February 04, 2018, 06:19 PM »
I’m thinking something like this which would thread into the bracket from underneath, because of its height somewhat into the MDF which is counterbored, and a screw with wider head which is countersunk from the top.  Do you think that would work well?  Where do I find smaller versions of these, not even sure what they’re called.

Coupler

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #123 on: February 04, 2018, 06:26 PM »
Ok perhaps something like this with red locktite.

Threaded Insert

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #124 on: February 13, 2018, 11:17 PM »
How did you attach your casters to the bottom of the extrusion?  We’re you able to use t-nuts?

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #125 on: February 14, 2018, 08:54 PM »
How did you attach your casters to the bottom of the extrusion?  We’re you able to use t-nuts?

Using 3 of the 4 holes in the caster base, thread one 5/16" cap screw into the end hole in the corner extrusion (threaded) and 2 others into t-nuts in the front/rear & side extrusions. 4th hole is unused.

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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #126 on: February 17, 2018, 11:28 AM »
Thanks, I was looking at doing it that way too but wanted to confirm.