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Offline RKA

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2019, 09:23 PM »
Excellent job Matt!  I love it (and all the thoughtful details) you added to the workstation.
-Raj

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Offline Cheese

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2019, 09:30 AM »
Nice job Matt...now I can see what I'm looking at.  [big grin]  You must be pumped with the results.

Do those levelers have HDPE on the bottom so that the bench can be moved?

Are the MFT's fastened to the ply top?

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #62 on: August 28, 2019, 11:01 AM »
@richard/BMW thank you! Once the Walnut drawer fronts and stainless black pulls are installed, then she'll really be done :)

@RKA thank you sir! Really appreciate it!

@Cheese thank you!! I am super excited. It was quite the long road for me from design to build, probably 3 months or so. I'm super excited to get pulls and drawer fronts installed to really button it up. Yep they do! The benches actually slide well. They're super heavy obviously, so it takes some force, but they do slide well. Especially on my garage floor which is epoxy. Although the 8' black aluminum extrusion connects the two together for added rigidity so you'd have to remove that at this point to move them around. But I used threaded inserts in the top so it's easy and repeatable.

Festools aren't fastened - I'm waiting on new MFT replacement tops (3x) that come today to set all 3 up.

A combination of the Festool MFT connector sets (I have 4 to connect all 4 tables together on both sides), the rubber feet, and the "L" shaped black aluminum "corner" I made for them to sit in means they REALLY do not go anywhere. Like zero slide.

Thanks all for the kind words. Hope to have final pictures up by end of this coming weekend with everything 100% done!

Matt

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2019, 08:46 PM »
Hey team! Now that it is built I have a couple things for free to give to you awesome people. Prefer local (bay area California).

3x MFT legs and 3x stabilizer bars.

@DynaGlide already asked for one pair, as did Bob D.

If you guys can just confirm you still want one that would be great.

So That leaves one set left if anyone wants it.

And then my old systainer port - no longer needed because of the workbench.

Casters included if you want them. That one is pickup only of course.

Matt

Offline Cheese

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2019, 10:00 PM »
Hey Matt, if it's not too late...I'm rather liking the 4" heels.

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2019, 10:10 PM »
@Cheese hahahaaha I don’t know how my wife would like me giving her shoes away.

I can ask though, just for you ;)

Matt

Offline neilc

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #66 on: August 30, 2019, 11:45 PM »
Hang onto the Systainer Port - Systainers have a way of multiplying.  Guaranteed.

I'd personally put the legs in the attic.  We know there will be new tables coming out and you may end up selling those that you have to upgrade - 3-5-7 years into the future perhaps!


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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2019, 11:29 AM »
Hang onto the Systainer Port - Systainers have a way of multiplying.  Guaranteed.

I'd personally put the legs in the attic.  We know there will be new tables coming out and you may end up selling those that you have to upgrade - 3-5-7 years into the future perhaps!

+ 1
My thoughts exactly,

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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2019, 02:54 PM »
Thanks for the advice team. Starting on the drawer fronts today!


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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
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Offline neilc

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #71 on: September 02, 2019, 11:49 PM »
Looks great! 


Thought I'd orient your photos to better show off that bench!












Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #72 on: September 04, 2019, 08:58 PM »
@neilc thank you so much for doing that!!

Matt

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2019, 10:25 PM »
@neilc - thank you!
yes, not only is "right side up" a big improvement but so is separating images with white space. Totally better comprehension/appreciation possible as a result.

Wow, Matt, you raised the bar for the rest of us!

I'm probably not the only one who could benefit from a new FOG thread explaining how to post images and how to troubleshoot uploading problems.

Any contributors out there willing to step in and help some of us social media challenged folks?  [wink]

Hans

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Offline neilc

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #74 on: September 04, 2019, 10:47 PM »
See if this helps @TSO_Products

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/gallery-attaching-images/another-short-easy-picture-insertion-tutorial/

I always preview on the desktop before uploading to make sure orientation is right.  I'm on a Mac and use Apple's Preview to rotate images if they are not correct.  I assume a similar tool is available on Windows.




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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #75 on: September 04, 2019, 11:04 PM »
@neilc  - thanks for that refresher.
I saved the link for next time!
Hans
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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 24] Workbench Overhaul
« Reply #76 on: September 06, 2019, 12:22 PM »
Thanks everyone for all the kind words! The last upgrade to the bench I am working on is a way to catch the dust at the end of the track.

I'll post pictures of that setup later this weekend, and then this project is all done and on to 25 :)

Matt