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Offline WPeters

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MFT workbench build
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:46 AM »
I'm wanting to build a workbench with an mft top and two vises.  All the parts will be cut on the cnc, but i don't have any other mfts, and i'm curios to how much clearance i need for dogs, clamps ect.  Does anyone have anything similar they can share to give ideas, etc?  I plan to store systainers on both sides with storage on the ends.  I want to have a vise on the side and one on the end.


Online Roachmill

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 02:01 PM »
160 from the underside of the top would leave more than enough should you want to leave clamps dangling and not hit anything. Here's a photo of a clamp fed through an 18mm thick top.

Offline dlu

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 03:09 PM »
You may want to allow yourself room to come up from below with a clamp too.

Offline BarneyD

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 06:13 PM »
I built this a few years ago. At the time I just guessed at the height. And I've been happy with it. About 5-3/4" from the bottom of the top to the shelf.



Good luck with yours.
Barney

Offline chris s

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 01:38 PM »
Barney, I like your MFT bench. Could you possibly give me the dimensions . 
                                                                          Chris

Offline BarneyD

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 06:10 PM »
Hi Chris,

I don't have any drawings as I just made it from some rough sketches. But the main top is 32 x 48 x 36 high on 3" locking casters. It has 12 rows of 8 dog holes. It also has some wings on either end which fold up to give me about 87 inches in length. If you need more info, just holler. Good Luck.

Barney

Offline RustE

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 08:17 AM »
...It also has some wings on either end which fold up to give me about 87 inches in length...

Are the wings done with typical drop-leaf table hardware?  Or something more robust?

Offline BarneyD

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 07:05 PM »
Hi RustE,

I used KV 206 brackets for the wings. Like these:

https://www.wwhardware.com/kv-206-folding-l-brackets-kv0206

It's only been a couple of years, but so far so good.
Barney

Offline Cincinnati

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2018, 04:22 PM »
You should check out the build by Peter Parfitt on The New Brit Workshop on YouTube. At one point he offered plans. Keep in mind he’s a Brit so you get a wonderful accent and metric measurements. I like the removable slide-in trays under the top and accessible from either side.  It makes it easy to retrieve items that fall thru the dog holes as well as cleaning sawdust from underneath the top. 
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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2018, 07:09 AM »
You should check out the build by Peter Parfitt on The New Brit Workshop on YouTube. At one point he offered plans. Keep in mind he’s a Brit so you get a wonderful accent and metric measurements. I like the removable slide-in trays under the top and accessible from either side.  It makes it easy to retrieve items that fall thru the dog holes as well as cleaning sawdust from underneath the top.

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2018, 11:20 AM »
@Peter Parfitt

Hey youre back posting again, good to see our name here

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2018, 01:04 PM »
I only took 3 days off to see the grandchildren !

Peter

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Re: MFT workbench build
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2018, 07:21 PM »
hmmm seems longer, well welcome back anyway [big grin]