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Offline John Russell

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Re: Track Tubes MFT top
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2021, 10:51 AM »
I am missing something about attaching the Dashboard rail clamp to the TrackTubes or are you using something attached to the Tracktube to hold the Dashboard clamp?

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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Track Tubes MFT top
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2021, 10:55 AM »
I am missing something about attaching the Dashboard rail clamp to the TrackTubes or are you using something attached to the Tracktube to hold the Dashboard clamp?

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Offline John Russell

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Re: Track Tubes MFT top
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2021, 12:25 PM »
Thanks, but bear with me here, but the general idea is that the Tracktubes function as the base for the top which overlaps the Tracktube.  Then the T15 extrusion is attached flush to the edge of the table and then the Dashboard clamps attach to that.  I assume you could also use Rob's https://dashboardpws.com/products/universal-track-star for cuts as well?

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Track Tubes MFT top
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2021, 12:58 PM »
@John Russell Correct. I suppose you could, I don't own that product from Rob. My setup, I drop the fence in, attach a guide rail, square it up and go. I know @Grev just uses dogs now. I prefer having a pivoting guide rail and fence.

With the way my table is setup the guide rail gets registered against two dogs the same every time. The fence is always dropped into the same two dog holes using benchdogs.co.uk fence dogs. I have a calibrated measuring tape applied to my fence. As long as the guide rail is tight to the two dogs when I put it on, then the whole thing is square and calibrated.

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Offline festal

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Re: Track Tubes MFT top
« Reply #64 on: September 26, 2021, 08:59 PM »
So I finally started to do the bottom for my tracktubes top.
I went with kreg 64” x 28” universal bench.


My question is how do I secure tracktube extrusions to the metal frame? Not sure what connector to use.
Also I was thinking of doing melamine or plywood on the top of the bench and putting tracktubes on top of that
Here is a mock up


This way I can use the gap for fence, track storage etc and keep the dust away from the inside where I’m planning to put a cabinet with drawers

Any suggestions on which way to go and what top to use?


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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Track Tubes MFT top
« Reply #65 on: September 26, 2021, 09:28 PM »
Are you alright with a few holes in the top of the table?

I attach my fence to my Parf table using  Parf Anchor dogs.  You could attach them to the bottom of these rails and then just drop them in place when needed. The downside is the rails would have the PAD’s attached all the time and you’d have a few holes in your top … I’d solve the holes with a 3D printed plug when not in use.

https://www.axminstertools.com/us/ujk-technology-parf-anchor-dogs-106323

Offline festal

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Re: Track Tubes MFT top
« Reply #66 on: October 04, 2021, 11:01 AM »
Are you alright with a few holes in the top of the table?

I attach my fence to my Parf table using  Parf Anchor dogs.  You could attach them to the bottom of these rails and then just drop them in place when needed. The downside is the rails would have the PAD’s attached all the time and you’d have a few holes in your top … I’d solve the holes with a 3D printed plug when not in use.

https://www.axminstertools.com/us/ujk-technology-parf-anchor-dogs-106323

Thats not a bad idea.  I have track dogs that i might use for this.