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Offline rrmccabe

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Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« on: March 16, 2014, 09:18 PM »
Building a new Bench/Sysport that uses my 1080 table.  I have wanted to do this for a long time after seeing some of the nice versions on this forum.

I am incorporating a router table and Moxon vise on front.

The Moxon hardware is Benchcrafted with Maple jaws that I built. The vise is supported by the rolling table but attaches to the front of 1080 table with a couple T-bolts and countersunk nuts and can be removed and stored in the back of table.  Using Footmaster casters with crank down rubber feet.

Hope to have it trimmed out, narrow drawers built for right side and finished by next weekend.

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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 09:24 AM »
Rich,
Looking good!  Need more pics.  How can I copy this without more and more closeups. ;D

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Offline rrmccabe

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 09:40 AM »
LOL, Hi Rusty.

I am not far from having it finished so will get plenty of pictures when I am done.  I also have it in Sketchup too.

Here is the drawing rendition.
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 09:48 AM »
That's great.  How did you mount your Moxon?  Mine is presently just clamped to the top
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 09:51 AM »
T bolts into the extrusion on the table. It really doesn't take much as the bench below is supporting mine as my vise is same height as the table.
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 12:26 PM »
I saw that and wondered what it would be like without that support???
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 01:03 PM »
I am not sure. I will try to block up the table on some chunks of wood and see. But I suspect its more a twist thing than anything else.

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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 08:15 AM »
Rich,
I can see that rolling around in my shop right now!  I've been wanting a Moxon vise for a long time just haven't made the plunge.  Sure could have used one on my latest project because it had three draws all with handcut dovetails.  Don't know if you are a handcut dovetail kind of guy but if you are check out David Barron's site of the UK.  He makes a lot of goodies for dovetailing and let me say his guides are fantastic.  Keep up the good work and looking forward to more pics.

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 08:22 AM »
Rusty I am a power tool kind of guy but hope this vise takes me into a few new things I have not done before.  I ordered a set of Robert Sorby chisels so have plans to do something that doesn't require a cord!

The drawers on this are just birch plywood and no nice dovetails. This was supposed to be a week build in my spare time but looks like its going to be closer to 2 weeks. Maybe less.

I am already using the Moxon vise on the 1080 as  trim this thing out and its working great.
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 09:10 AM »
Very nice.  [thumbs up]

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 09:29 AM »
Awesome!!!!
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 09:42 AM »
Anymore pics and details coming, Rich?

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 09:45 AM »
Hey Rusty.

I finished it this weekend. Going to do a short walk around video on it and should have it up mid week.

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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2014, 10:18 PM »
Looking good Rich.  Looking forward to the video and maybe some dimensions!

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 09:00 AM »
Rich, that's a sweet setup.  I could see adding in an Incra fence for the router, rigged so it uses QWAS dogs or the like to position the fence on the MFT when needed, yet be able to lift off easily when not needed. 

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2014, 09:04 AM »
Thank you.  I have not thought much about my router fence yet. Its on my to-do list though.

I really like it. The unit went into use as soon as I started building the drawers. Been getting a workout since.
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2014, 09:10 AM »
I must say that looking at your concept has given me some ideas for future toys my own shop.  BTW, is the top of your setup 900mm AFF? 

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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2014, 09:15 AM »
Rich,
Are those the Carrymaster 50 or 300 casters?

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2014, 09:18 AM »
Also looking forward to seeing what kind of dust collection for the router part.

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2014, 11:37 AM »
The work surface height is 35".

The casters are Footmaster. They have ratchets built that crank down large rubber pads.

I really don't have any special plans for dust collection. Just a hose connection for my CT on the fence. All the clippings from the router drop down a chute to a box (what looks like bottom drawer).


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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2014, 11:24 PM »
Looking forward to the video - great table.
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2014, 12:37 PM »
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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2014, 01:44 PM »
Rich,
The video is fantastic!  It and the pics answered a lot of questions.  Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2014, 11:48 AM »
Don't know how I missed this thread originally but they are some sweet modifications and additions and some great organisational tips.

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2014, 10:05 AM »
Thanks for posting!  I recently purchased an MFT-3 and was working on plans for a project like this; however, now seeing yours sends me back to the drawing board.  The router table section seems small though- do you find it to be versatile enough for larger boards?

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2014, 08:40 PM »
Gerald I have not built my router fence yet but the plan is I can place the fence in any orientation. I made the router table top adjustable so I can raise it up and down if needed so it always planes across with the Festool top.

That said I have a really large router table top if needed.

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2014, 07:09 AM »
Great job, filled with ideas, Rich! This is a real space saver. Thanks, for posting.

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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2014, 05:39 PM »
I just built a similar bench and a responder sent me a link to this post. Looks great. I'm curious why your router table is so narrow?

Here's a link to mine if you are curious.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/my-custom-mft3-and-router-table-with-incra-ls/
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2014, 09:29 AM »
Space limitations. And if you consider the fact the router tables planes with the mft it make a large router table.
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Re: Festool 1080 project with Moxon vise
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2015, 12:38 AM »
Which specific Footmaster casters did you use? There seem to be quite a few choices - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_hi?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Footmaster&node=228013.