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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements => Topic started by: Wim on May 18, 2007, 11:36 AM

Title: Homemade Mini MFT
Post by: Wim on May 18, 2007, 11:36 AM
For handling small objects I needed a small tabletop with a smooth top and also clamping capacity.
So I made a scaled down version of a MFT.
I found a left-over from a sinktop, thickness 30 mm and about 500 x 700 mm with a melamine covering.
For holes I wanted the mortises of the Domino, than I had also sufficient dogs. The holes are for 10 x 50 Domino's. Drilling them was a piece of cake. For extra versatility, I oriented the mortises in two directions. From a few small clamps and some Domino's I made a clamping system. And for good measure I added a few accessories to clamp round parts.
The table is intended for modelling, woodcarving and glueing-up small parts. With this set-up I can take the table to the living room and enjoy my favorite music or even watch TV while "working".

Title: Re: Homemade Mini MFT
Post by: ejantny on May 18, 2007, 12:14 PM
Nicely done and a great mini mft. Who makes the clamps you are using?
Title: Re: Homemade Mini MFT
Post by: Wim on May 18, 2007, 12:34 PM
The clamps are made by Wolfcraft, a German company. See their website at www.wolfcraft.de
There is an English version.
Title: Re: Homemade Mini MFT
Post by: ryansmythe on May 18, 2007, 05:56 PM
looks good wim, how long did it take to make all the mortises?
Title: Re: Homemade Mini MFT
Post by: Wim on May 18, 2007, 06:05 PM
It was not a contest so I did no time-keeping. I guess it was under 30 minutes, the drawing of the lay-out included.
The material was chipboard and I was surprised to see just a minimal amount of chip tear-out.
Title: Re: Homemade Mini MFT
Post by: Jim Marsh on May 18, 2007, 10:30 PM
Great idea and well executed. It will go on my list as I am always doing something when I watch TV. Thanks.