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Offline WoodworkTech

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My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« on: March 22, 2018, 04:12 PM »
Added a flip down extension wing for off cut support.
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 06:12 PM »
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Offline Corwin

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 07:28 PM »
What? You just screwed your Festool MFT Guide Rail Support Brackets directly to the apron on your bench? What genius!   [jawdrop] [doh] [thumbs up]

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 11:27 PM »
I like it! :)

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 10:33 PM »
Added a replaceable insert for kerf line
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Offline OXCanada

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 11:50 PM »
Very nice, looks great!  Did you use a double thick layer for your top?

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 08:12 AM »
Very nice, looks great!  Did you use a double thick layer for your top?

Thanks.  No, used 3/4” MDF. 
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Offline SilviaS7

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 05:15 PM »
This is really cool, I love it.  Great work!

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2018, 05:58 PM »
Awesome bench!

Any more pics of how you did the festool track support brackets in the rear?
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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2018, 06:09 PM »
Awesome bench!

Any more pics of how you did the festool track support brackets in the rear?


Don’t have any pics but I did the same as the front bracket setup.  I screwed the bracket to the wood.
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Offline kevins007

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 10:23 PM »
Nice work. Can you please tell me where to got the folding arm from?

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 10:27 PM »
Nice work. Can you please tell me where to got the folding arm from?
I got the folding bracket from my local Home Depot.  I believe the brand is Knape & Vogt
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Offline reelbusy

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2019, 11:43 PM »
Hi , nice project (and my first post), i used this for inspiration with an old rockler stand i had sitting around. Pretty rough state atm but underneath i put a rail in center and on the backside you can't see sit's a surface planer on a shelf so there is longer infeed outfeed, and the front 1/2 is left open for systainers to roll under (quick and dirty caster base for now), eventually i'd like that to be a unit that rolls out with drawer slides to double as sys storage as well as extra work surface.

I've been sitting here thinking how i was going to mount the hinge and remembered your post.

This may be a dumb question but  how is the hinge bracket mounted just screwed in since it has a tab on back? did you cut it off
or dado your apron or something? maybe i'm missing it.

I was thinking what i'll do is those small holes on the apron are tnuts, so i may just dado a scrap 3/4 piece so the hinge fits flush
and screw it to that, then tnut the 3/4  in so it's removable. I've seen fancier rail setups but this is a budget build aka cheap track saws,etc...i mainly use tablesaws but had to downgrade that too to a contractor saw to save garage space.

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2019, 08:43 AM »
Hi , nice project (and my first post), i used this for inspiration with an old rockler stand i had sitting around. Pretty rough state atm but underneath i put a rail in center and on the backside you can't see sit's a surface planer on a shelf so there is longer infeed outfeed, and the front 1/2 is left open for systainers to roll under (quick and dirty caster base for now), eventually i'd like that to be a unit that rolls out with drawer slides to double as sys storage as well as extra work surface.

I've been sitting here thinking how i was going to mount the hinge and remembered your post.

This may be a dumb question but  how is the hinge bracket mounted just screwed in since it has a tab on back? did you cut it off
or dado your apron or something? maybe i'm missing it.

I was thinking what i'll do is those small holes on the apron are tnuts, so i may just dado a scrap 3/4 piece so the hinge fits flush
and screw it to that, then tnut the 3/4  in so it's removable. I've seen fancier rail setups but this is a budget build aka cheap track saws,etc...i mainly use tablesaws but had to downgrade that too to a contractor saw to save garage space.

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Thanks!

For the brackets, I removed the metal hook and cut off the plastic tabs.  Then just screwed the black plastic directly onto the wood.
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Festool FS 1400/2 (x2)
Festool FS 1400/2-LR 32 Guide Rail
Festool LR32 Router Hole Drilling Set

Offline reelbusy

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2019, 09:42 AM »

For the brackets, I removed the metal hook and cut off the plastic tabs.  Then just screwed the black plastic directly onto the wood.

AHA the infamous K.I.S.S method strikes again. lol here i was thinking complicated. Thanks for the reply and ideas!

Offline reelbusy

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Re: My modified Kreg Workench/MFT
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2019, 04:29 PM »
I ended up going 1/2 way simple. Removed the steel part and there were some premade holes to counter sink and put a flat topped screw to the 3/4. Was going to mount the 3/4 with the tnut holes (an idea i got somewhere about attaching bins, saw holders,glue bottle holders,etc) but in the end seemed more secure to line everything up clamp and just screw the 3/4 in to the apron so did that.