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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Bench
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2014, 03:28 PM »
That is very seriously one sweet bench!!!  Well done!!! 

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Offline charley1968

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Re: Bench
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2014, 06:22 PM »
Bloody marvelous!
Just for today..

Offline Don T

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Re: Bench
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2014, 06:38 PM »
That is a very nice bench.  Well organized.
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Offline shed9

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Re: Bench
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2014, 11:53 AM »
Not delved into the jigs and tool section for ages, only just noticed this - What they all said up there ^, that bench is just superb  [smile]


Offline Iceclimber

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Re: Bench
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2014, 08:19 AM »
Agree that is one very nice bench.

That reclaimed pile of lumber is pretty nice also.

Kapex, MFT/3, MFT, CMS VL, 1400, TS75, Carvex420, CXS, DTS 400, Midi, CT36, RO90 and a bunch of other little junk and accessories it would be nuts to get into listing..

Offline Schwartzy

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Re: Bench
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2014, 12:49 PM »
Beautiful job and well though out.  I have been planning a similar unit but smaller for a roll around bench.  I too have access to a CNC machine for the top which is critical. 

One question, where did you source your T-track, and what size?  I think Lee valley track will accomodate the Festool clamps, but not sure if they're are others.  I've reveiwed Seths post about track compatability from some time ago. 

Again, great job!

Thanks! 

Offline VW MICK

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Re: Bench
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2014, 02:12 PM »
Beautiful job and well though out.  I have been planning a similar unit but smaller for a roll around bench.  I too have access to a CNC machine for the top which is critical. 

One question, where did you source your T-track, and what size?  I think Lee valley track will accomodate the Festool clamps, but not sure if they're are others.  I've reveiwed Seths post about track compatability from some time ago. 


Again, great job!

Thanks! 

I got the T track from rutlands .dont know how to post a link

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Bench
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2014, 02:32 PM »
Incra do "T" track which is perfect for Festool clamps. In the UK I get mine from The Woodworkers' Workshop but there must be zillions of places in NA.

Peter

Offline sydgeraghty

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Re: Bench
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2014, 05:29 PM »
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Hi guys
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Absolutely brilliant design and build, congratulations...

Offline VW MICK

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Re: Bench
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2014, 01:57 PM »
Any chance we could see what's in the 2nd and 4th drawers? Your clamp solution has me begging for more good ideas.

Sorry the 2nd and 4th drawers are empty at the moment but will end up with hand tools I think .will probably be another year as I've a couple of festools To get then I'm going to have a look at my hand tools .might do something temporary in the meen  time

Offline Sjur

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Re: Bench
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2014, 03:53 PM »
I'm planning on making a workbench heavily inspirated by your design (and a few other designs). I bought a domino, rotex 150, ctl26 and a MFT replacement top today, and I'm eager to start!  [big grin] 8). I'm planning on using the MFT top as a template. I hope it's not too much to ask for, but can you take some pictures inside the bench, or perhaps you have some sketches lying around?


Offline Dan Clark

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Re: Bench
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2014, 05:30 PM »
VW,

That is one excellent workbench!   VERY nice work!!!

I'm in the planning stages to create two workbenches - one is a heavy rolling version of your workbench and one is longer, narrower static workbench.   Your design will be a major influence.

A consideration for your workbench might be a narrow slot with a "crumb tray" beneath the work top.   Take a look at most all toasters.  They have a metal crumb tray to catch crumbs from toast.   The crumb tray typically slides out from the side or back of the toaster.   A metal tray might work to catch sawdust, shavings, screws, etc that fall through the holes in the work top.

Regards,

Dan.

Offline Sjur

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Re: Bench
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2014, 05:48 PM »
That's a nice idea Dan! I'll be going into the sketching phase soon, and I'll see if I can make it work.

Cheers
« Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 07:16 PM by Sjur »

Offline Tinker

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Re: Bench
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2014, 07:52 AM »
Great job, VW mick.  I am working out plans (so far drawings are only in my skull) for a small table to extend capabilities of my MFT/3 or MFT 600.  One of my major problems is lack of head room, so i may go with the MFT 600.  Or maybe adjustable legs on a new extension bench.  I like those drawers.  Are they full depth front to back? 

Dan's idea is a good one.  I currently have a couple of rolling cabinets under my MFT/3.  The tops capture all of the debris that drops down thru the holes, so i get none in the drawers unless i leave any of them open, even just a couple of inches.  Dan's idea wood solve that.
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Offline Dan Clark

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Re: Bench
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2014, 11:52 AM »
Thanks.   

One possible enhancement might be to add clips to hold rosin or craft paper to keep the crumb tray clean of glue or finishing materials that drip through the holes.  I.e. if it's filled with sawdust and shavings, just dump them.   If it gets gunked up, just toss the paper and replace with new paper.

I'm not sure if this would be worth it, but it's something to consider.

Regards,

Dan.

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Bench
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2014, 01:27 PM »
Having stored stuff under my MFT3 I am well aware of the debris that drops through the holes. In fact it is not so much the debris that is a nuisance it is the odd screw or small thing that you drop that then has to be retrieved.

On my mobile bench I created the "Push-me Pull-you" drawers at the top and these work as both debris collectors and places to put pieces of the current project.

Peter

Offline VW MICK

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Re: Bench
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2015, 03:06 AM »
I'm planning on making a workbench heavily inspirated by your design (and a few other designs). I bought a domino, rotex 150, ctl26 and a MFT replacement top today, and I'm eager to start!  [big grin] 8). I'm planning on using the MFT top as a template. I hope it's not too much to ask for, but can you take some pictures inside the bench, or perhaps you have some sketches lying around?



Sorry Sjur .I lost track of this thread .

Hope this helps

Offline VW MICK

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Re: Bench
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2015, 03:09 AM »
Found it

Offline EV

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Re: Bench
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2015, 06:22 AM »
Very Nice indeed, Similar to what I had built at my last work place (in my own time) but  was not been given permission to take it with me when I left there. Ill be building a new bench hence I was asking about T-Track in my other post.

Looks Nice!!!

Regards

EV
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Offline John1102

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Re: Bench
« Reply #49 on: October 31, 2019, 10:15 PM »
Do people prefer the 20mm holes in 3/4 material over a solid 3" top using holdfasts?  While holding option do you prefer and why? 

Offline RightAngleDesign

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Re: Bench
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2019, 10:55 AM »
Beautiful job and well though out.  I have been planning a similar unit but smaller for a roll around bench.  I too have access to a CNC machine for the top which is critical. 

One question, where did you source your T-track, and what size?  I think Lee valley track will accomodate the Festool clamps, but not sure if they're are others.  I've reveiwed Seths post about track compatability from some time ago. 

Again, great job!

Thanks!

I recommend Orange Aluminum. It's in CA and I've bought tons of track from them. They have THE best price by far.
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Offline Dusty.Tools

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Re: Bench
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2019, 12:46 AM »
Beautiful job and well though out.  I have been planning a similar unit but smaller for a roll around bench.  I too have access to a CNC machine for the top which is critical. 

One question, where did you source your T-track, and what size?  I think Lee valley track will accomodate the Festool clamps, but not sure if they're are others.  I've reveiwed Seths post about track compatability from some time ago. 

Again, great job!

Thanks!

I recommend Orange Aluminum. It's in CA and I've bought tons of track from them. They have THE best price by far.

Ditto, I've been very impressive with their products and prices.
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Offline martin felder

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Re: Bench
« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2019, 10:41 PM »
Nice work!

It is very interesting how these perforated tops have taken over, for good reason.  My first real bench was a more traditional workbench, and now that I have a perforated top bench, the traditional bench only gets use )other than for storage and counter service) when I want to use the bench slave AKA deadman.

Offline robump

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Re: Bench
« Reply #53 on: May 24, 2020, 09:01 AM »
Fantastic looking bench. Really like how you have combined both an MFT top and traditional vices.

You didnt happen to use plans to build off did you?