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Offline RonWen

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Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« on: October 12, 2012, 05:17 PM »
Here are some great ideas to incorporate into a workbench:

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Offline duburban

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 05:34 PM »
Here are some great ideas to incorporate into a workbench:

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helper: i used a festool "circular saw" to do something simple and it made it really hard

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Offline jc

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 05:37 PM »
Awesome ideas.  Wish I had a work area like that!  Thanks...  [big grin]

Offline galwaydude18

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 05:50 PM »
That's the ultimate bench  [eek]

Offline PeterK

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 08:58 PM »
Surprises me with all the Incra and Lee Valley - Veritas products!
Great ideas there am bookmarking this one for sure.

Offline sfay

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 10:19 PM »
Does anyone know where to find a press like the one seen at 2:27? 

Also, are the plans for this bench available anywhere?

Offline rookie08

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 04:00 AM »
Guido's back!  [thumbs up]

Offline mattfc

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2012, 07:00 AM »
Does anyone know where to find a press like the one seen at 2:27? 

Also, are the plans for this bench available anywhere?

I think its wolfcraft..
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Offline optimistisch

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2012, 07:32 AM »
Guido often uses Wolfcraft tools, so I do think you are right with your anticipation.

Ingo
ETS125EQ+, TS55EBQ+, OF2200EB & Metric Set, DF500Q Set,  C12 Li 1,3+, PRECISIO CS 50 with an Sliding table, RO150FEQ+
MFS 700 & MFS-VP 1000 and 2 x FS1400/2 in a wooden case, a self designed installers kit for CentroTec tools
a self designed work bench in an MFT Style with a lot on enhancements


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Offline BMH

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012, 11:23 AM »
I feel another Guido project coming on. The "chaos wall" solve a lot of my workroom storage issues and was the basis for 40 feet of garage storage that my wife loves.

Any chance of having the plans for this great workbench?

Great job again.

Bruce


Offline optimistisch

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2012, 12:34 PM »
Plans will be in the next two issues of the "Holzwerken magazin". All in German language and metric.

Send him an eMail to ghenn@hobbywood.de.
ETS125EQ+, TS55EBQ+, OF2200EB & Metric Set, DF500Q Set,  C12 Li 1,3+, PRECISIO CS 50 with an Sliding table, RO150FEQ+
MFS 700 & MFS-VP 1000 and 2 x FS1400/2 in a wooden case, a self designed installers kit for CentroTec tools
a self designed work bench in an MFT Style with a lot on enhancements


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Offline Guido Henn

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2012, 03:43 AM »
Hi guys,

hope you all enjoy the video and workbench - it's perfect for woodworkers using both hand- and powertools.

As Ingo mentioned, the plans will be published in the next two issues of "HolzWerken" (www.holzwerken.net). It's not possible to buy the plans directly from me, but it's no problem to purchase the two issues (when they are available!) from this website / link:

http://shop.holzwerken.net/econtent/catalog/shop/holzwerken/abos/HolzWerken/Einzelheft-e

The plans are in magazin number 37 (is soon available) and 38 (available in two months!).

They will also send to the US and any other foreign country. For issues which are sold out, you can also purchase a PDF, this would be the best way for foreign woodworkers to get the plans, perhaps you can ask for it by stay in contact with "Andreas Duhme" the editor of the Magazine, he speaks also english, here is the email: andreas.duhme@vincentz.de

By the way:

The mobile drill press is a wolfcraft, but if you are looking for such a mobile press I would choose a drill press from WABECO. To use them you will need a drill with a 43 mm Euro-neck (sorry I dont know the right term in english). If you have a router-motor with this 43 mm Euro-neck you can also fix this to the press and you can use it as a small router table with a perfect look on the bit and what you are routing.

Here is the link for the WABECO drill press:  https://www.wabeco-remscheid.de/index.php?cat=c1029_Bohr--und-Fr--sst--nder-500---350-und-Sets.html

If you have further questions - let me know.

Regards from Germany

Guido




Offline TheTassieBFG

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2012, 06:31 AM »
Hi Ronwen

Thanks for bringing this to my attention [thanks]

Guido [not worthy] (if you are keeping an eye on the thread) I wouldn't be surprised for Holzwerken to see a spike in sales over the next couple of issues. Your projects always seem to be well thought out, practical and hit the must have list for the shed.. there's a lot of your stuff on my to do list when I finally get out to the shed, might have to start with the "chaos theory" just to make space for the bench.

Keep up the great work

Andrew

Offline BMH

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2012, 10:16 AM »
Guido,

I am looking forward to the next two edition of HolzWerken. How much time does it take you to come up with an idea like this and work out the problems. Do you build a couple of models or think it out on paper.

Thank you,

Bruce

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 11:02 PM »
Wow that is a great setup  [eek]
Assorted Playskool tools and some Bob the builder vids, 
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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2012, 11:55 PM »
Guido,
Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas!  I love how well your brain works.  [thumbs up]

Ron

Offline jc

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012, 12:33 PM »
Here is the link for the WABECO drill press:  https://www.wabeco-remscheid.de/index.php?cat=c1029_Bohr--und-Fr--sst--nder-500---350-und-Sets.html

Guido, thanks for the link.  I was looking into getting something like this a while ago. 

Offline Guido Henn

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2012, 01:37 PM »
Bruce,

I have worked about two months on this project. I have started with the idea in mind and a rough sketch on paper, then I have made a detailed 3-D model in a CAD-Program (VectorWorks). The most important point was to find an easy way to install the saw guide rail, with normal hardware anyone can find in a hardwarestore. After that I have started to built the table and beside to make photos of every important step for the article. When the tabletop was finished I went on to the legs and cabinets underneath, this was the easiest part of the project.

Now I am thinking about some other add ons for the bench: for example to cut really small slices (for edge banding) using the guide rail - as you can do on a table saw.

Thanks to all of you for your compliments!

Guido

Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2012, 04:54 PM »
[not worthy]
Very nice; this is very similar to what I had imagined for a table I've been mulling over in my mind.
I have a large Incra LS positioner laying around and I've been picturing what would be the perfect setup for a single do everything table...I have the double vise from Veritas sitting in a shopping cart online...
I'd imagine Guido's detailed build plans with his notes translated decently into English would sell for a pretty penny here in the states.
My German is quite limited I'm ashamed to say, I might have trouble following the details of the plans without translation...
If anyone is planning on offering the plans with his notes from the magazine translated to English, please PM me.

Christopher

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2012, 07:58 PM »

My German is quite limited I'm ashamed to say, I might have trouble following the details of the plans without translation...
Christopher

Hi Christopher
 I have found the following web based translator to be useful. It is a computer based translation so you still need to go through and work out the odd word and to mentally process it into "real" English but it beats looking up each word in a German/English dictionary.

I believe they use Google translator but it is capable of quite large documents. I use it on Festool Germany's Holzidee magazine which i download..

http://www.onlinedoctranslator.com/translator.html

Cheers

Andrew

Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2012, 08:09 PM »

My German is quite limited I'm ashamed to say, I might have trouble following the details of the plans without translation...
Christopher

Hi Christopher
 I have found the following web based translator to be useful. It is a computer based translation so you still need to go through and work out the odd word and to mentally process it into "real" English but it beats looking up each word in a German/English dictionary.

I believe they use Google translator but it is capable of quite large documents. I use it on Festool Germany's Holzidee magazine which i download..

http://www.onlinedoctranslator.com/translator.html

Cheers

Andrew

Thanks for that.
I am buying the mags either way ;)

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2012, 08:27 PM »

My German is quite limited I'm ashamed to say, I might have trouble following the details of the plans without translation...
Christopher

Hi Christopher
 I have found the following web based translator to be useful. It is a computer based translation so you still need to go through and work out the odd word and to mentally process it into "real" English but it beats looking up each word in a German/English dictionary.

I believe they use Google translator but it is capable of quite large documents. I use it on Festool Germany's Holzidee magazine which i download..

http://www.onlinedoctranslator.com/translator.html

Cheers

Andrew

Thanks for that.
I am buying the mags either way ;)

We need to respect the publisher of the magazine & only provide English translation of the plans for those that buy the magazine(s).  Hopefully, the drawings will be detailed such that not a lot of translation is required.

I e-mailed the gentleman that Guido suggested & received an auto-response that he is out of his office until Oct. 18. -- Hopefully I'll hear back after that.


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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2012, 11:21 PM »
starting to get [off topic] here but will continue anyway

We need to respect the publisher of the magazine

No arguments from me on that point.. If we don't respect these sorts of things then there will be no reason for publishers to keep investing in people to come up with interesting and innovative projects. . that said there are lots of genuinely free resources available in different languages that I am now able to access.. such as the magazine earlier referred to and a web resource that is able to can translate these be the free or bought from a proprietary source for my own use.

for example I somehow managed to sign up to receive a couple of free copies of the printed Holzidee magazine which have been sent to me in Australia,  one of which came with a copy of Holzwerken, both of these are great magazines but are of limited use to me in hard-copy as I can only pick out a word here and there.. A PDF copy on the other hand (and yes I was excited to see Holzwerken can at times be available in that format) i can run through the web translator and hey I'm not just looking at the pictures anymore  :)

Offline BMH

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2012, 05:59 PM »
Guido,

Thank you for your answer. I am looking forward to buying the next two issues. I do not speak German but find that your drawings and pictures are very good at describing the process. With some luck, this can become a long distance project with my brother who is discovering the joy of woodworking and the costly delight of Festools.

He lives in Alaska and I in Oregon, this could become very interesting.

Bruce

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« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2012, 06:55 PM »

I ordered the two (2) issues (#37 &) from Nicole Liedke   nicole.liedke@vincentz.net  -- The price is 8.90 euros ($11.67 U.S.) each with no additional shipping charge.  She offers to send the current issue now and/or ship them both together when the next issue is out on December 18.

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2012, 03:10 PM »
Wow! Except for the moveability, that is one true MFT! I just wish I had room for one...

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2012, 12:10 PM »
That is awesome!!  It will solve some of the issues I currently have with the MFT and give me a place to build in my router table.  Last spring I built a Roubo, which is great but I see a real need for one of these too!!!
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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2012, 01:05 PM »
That is awesome!!  It will solve some of the issues I currently have with the MFT and give me a place to build in my router table.  Last spring I built a Roubo, which is great but I see a real need for one of these too!!!


Since I have such a small shop Guido's design really appeals to me also -- I built a great router table but it's footprint could be replaced with Guido's idea -- if he throws a table saw into the unit I'll be selling some items...  [unsure]

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2012, 12:24 PM »
Cool video! I missed this the first time around. Anyone know who makes these clamps?

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Re: Great MFT Style Workbench Ideas
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2012, 12:32 PM »
Now that's what you call a multi function table!  Awesome!

Rob