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Offline kraftsy

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Hi I found on Youtube video I was thinking If it would be possible to make such as huge bench but with foldable legs. I ain't go so much space in my garage :), after work just fold the legs and lay on the wall. Would it be possible and stable ? Anybody know what components should I use ? to make foldable legs ?  Thanks  [big grin]

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Offline mkasdin

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profiler for Ts55 - with Foldabe legs ?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 02:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum !! I was planning on making an 8 foot top by 2 feet and setting them on a set of saw horses. That way it’s mobile and strong an easily stored. Festool just came out with the STM-1800 which is a folding work table.  If you have the money and your tight on space this might be a good way to go?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 03:00 AM by mkasdin »

Offline kraftsy

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profiler for Ts55 - with Foldabe legs ?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 03:01 PM »
Hi Thanks for Your post :), the top You planned, You planned top with aluminum frame, or just top(mdf ? ply?)without nothing ?
I saw table from Festool yes its cool :), but I don't want to spend more than 1000 Euro for work table, I think something with saw horses would do  8) 

Offline mkasdin

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profiler for Ts55 - with Foldabe legs ?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 04:11 PM »
80/20 extrusion, square 1”, built like a ladder then I would put on 1/4” mdf on the back as a glue up surface and a dog hole top 3/4” mdf that could be altered and sacrificial by using sections. This is my thought....
If you look on the Festool site under video tutorial the picture has a workshop with an MFT/3 in the center, there are two other workbenches that appear to be 30-50 years old. Well worn. It’s interesting, not everything needs dog holes. Good for plywood and sheet goods if your building boxes. If your building furniture then dog holes are fine for hold down clamps not as a cutting station?

Online woodferret

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profiler for Ts55 - with Foldabe legs ?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 04:35 PM »
Welcome,

I'm not really answering the question directly, but one concern to keep in mind that huge tables get heavy fast.  The MFT/3 is already 60lb.  Sheet deflection is going to be an issue if you want to use this as an assembly table too, not just for layout/cutting.

Have you considered doing something along the lines of the Mike Farrington's joinable torsion beams on sawhorses?  I too am space/budget constrained when I move into my new place.  It stows to 3 sawhorses, and a stack of 4 beams.  You can build lower horses too for assembling cabinet builds.


Offline mkasdin

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Re: Mega MFT with Aluminum profiler for Ts55 - with Foldabe legs ?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 07:12 PM »
You might consider just getting a plain Festool MFT to start without all the stuff. Then decide if you need something bigger down the road. The MFT is small enough to not have to disassemble and reassemble every time you want to work and it’s fairly stable. If you decide it doesn’t meet your needs sell it on the FOG forum or Craigslist. Anything Festool and with Covid in full swing it sells quick. People are at home tackling home repair and woodworking jobs. The bars and restaurants are mostly closed except for takeout.