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Offline ChiknNutz

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MFT cart concept - overkill?
« on: August 02, 2019, 11:30 AM »
Planning on building a custom MFT mobile cart.  I currently have no need for it to be portable, but do want it mobile.  Here is my concept.  I wanted to build something with at least one 90 degree face with dog holes, then went a bit overboard.  I figure you can't really have too many holding options, can you?  Still...is this more hassle than it might be worth in regards to drilling all the holes?  Overall size is 62.5 L x 36 W x 36 H.
-Chris
Rotex 150/5 FEQ, CT 36 E, ETS EC125/3, TS75, Domino XL

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Online Michael Kellough

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Re: MFT cart concept - overkill?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 11:47 AM »
Probably overkill but maybe useful at some point.

If this is your hobby don’t let practicality take the fun/challenge out of it.

Enjoy!

Online waho6o9

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Re: MFT cart concept - overkill?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 01:15 PM »
Love it!

Here's mine:
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+1 for Michael

Offline Chris Cianci

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Re: MFT cart concept - overkill?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 04:00 PM »
Hi
I might suggest looking at the Stanton Bench for ideas on the vertical holes. Dave Stanton’s idea is for a portable bench but he seems to add vertical holes without the overkill you mentioned  I have even seen designs where a vertical section of holes is moveable (it slides into the needed positions)or even removable Similar to a Deadman. One thought I had was all of those vertical holes on your initial sketch may not be necessary and having  shelves or drawers to toss tools in to clear the horizontal surface midway through a project might be helpful without having to walk around to the open side to clear off your bench top.
I wish you well with your project
Best

Offline ChiknNutz

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Re: MFT cart concept - overkill?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 09:13 AM »
Started working on the table, go the top finished is all so far.  Was a little slow going at first getting used to the Parf system.  Was also able to use my recently acquired TS75 which I had so far only used to trim the bottoms of two interior doors.  Really impressed with how nice the cut is, better than any cutting tool I have used so far.

Not sure how to correct the pix being rotated.  I rotated them and then re-uploaded but show up the same.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2019, 09:16 AM by ChiknNutz »
-Chris
Rotex 150/5 FEQ, CT 36 E, ETS EC125/3, TS75, Domino XL

Offline ChiknNutz

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Re: MFT cart concept - overkill?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 06:17 PM »
Completed it today and backed off on the size of one of the panels but overall essentially the same. Have yet to use it though.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 10:55 PM by ChiknNutz »
-Chris
Rotex 150/5 FEQ, CT 36 E, ETS EC125/3, TS75, Domino XL

Online waho6o9

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Re: MFT cart concept - overkill?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 08:28 PM »
Good job

Offline AndrewG

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MFT cart concept - overkill?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 03:43 AM »
Looks great! Any tips on getting those end side panel holes in line with the top mft holes? Thanks

Offline ChiknNutz

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Re: MFT cart concept - overkill?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 11:13 AM »
Looks great! Any tips on getting those end side panel holes in line with the top mft holes? Thanks

I designed it all in CAD with the hope that all would line up when assembled, but I cannot yet verify that the end panels do in fact line up exactly.  I have only got it assembled and still have to verify the accuracy of my production and assembly methods.
-Chris
Rotex 150/5 FEQ, CT 36 E, ETS EC125/3, TS75, Domino XL

Online Michael Kellough

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Re: MFT cart concept - overkill?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 11:18 AM »
Looks great! Any tips on getting those end side panel holes in line with the top mft holes? Thanks

That’s a challenge with plywood. A little less so with MDF.