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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops => Topic started by: gwendal on January 10, 2021, 08:30 PM

Title: Yet Another MFT3 Cart
Post by: gwendal on January 10, 2021, 08:30 PM
Yet another cart, inspired by the numerous (https://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?pretty;board=festool-jigs-tool-enhancements;topic=mobile-mft3-build.msg331957#msg331957) projects (https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/expandable-(triple-wide)-mobile-compact-mft3-cart/) on FOG:

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I documented the project on shaperhub (https://hub.shapertools.com/creators/5bcf493945760d0017441fce/shares/5ffa797b5234e6001095b6a7): the parameterized fusion 360 .f3d file is also available on google drive (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1f337o9rvezz0biga-qLwaPjpIEfg_9yM?usp=sharing): it designed to ensure the MFT3 height is 900mm.

Gwendal.

Title: Re: Yet Another MFT3 Cart
Post by: mkasdin on January 10, 2021, 08:58 PM
I like the clamp cubby area. What goes on the French cleats.
Title: Re: Yet Another MFT3 Cart
Post by: gwendal on January 11, 2021, 01:16 AM
What goes on the French cleats.
Not sure yet, there is a whole section (https://hub.shapertools.com/search?categories=cleats) on shaperhub. Maybe a paper roll holder. As upright beams, they also help with overall strength as this cart does not have a lot of frontal vertical surfaces.
Title: Re: Yet Another MFT3 Cart
Post by: Wood_Slice on April 05, 2021, 10:40 PM
Im am planning to building my own in the next few weeks or so just havent decided on the design. I wanted 2 collums of systainer storage and a skinnier 3rd for my CT MIDI. One side would have 12” deep drawer trays for the systainers and the back may add more sys storage or drawers for most common used tools. I also wanted the section dividers facing out to have a 1.5 - 2” hardwood edge banding of sorts with domino holes for holding up panels during edge banding like that if Timothy Wilmots benches. Problem i keeping comming accross is the t-lock vs sys3 non-unit size heights. Im going bonkers atm.
Title: Re: Yet Another MFT3 Cart
Post by: John Russell on January 03, 2022, 09:28 AM
Old thread, but I'm finally going to build a cart to hold two MFT 1080 tops. I plan to remove the legs but I'm curious about how or if the tops are usually secured to the cart. If they are not secured then it would seem there could be enough movement to be troublesome. How is this usually done?
Title: Re: Yet Another MFT3 Cart
Post by: Crazyraceguy on January 03, 2022, 10:24 AM
Im am planning to building my own in the next few weeks or so just havent decided on the design. I wanted 2 collums of systainer storage and a skinnier 3rd for my CT MIDI. One side would have 12” deep drawer trays for the systainers and the back may add more sys storage or drawers for most common used tools. I also wanted the section dividers facing out to have a 1.5 - 2” hardwood edge banding of sorts with domino holes for holding up panels during edge banding like that if Timothy Wilmots benches. Problem i keeping comming accross is the t-lock vs sys3 non-unit size heights. Im going bonkers atm.

I did mine with 20" deep drawers. This leaves some space behind the Systainer for accessories or consumables that go with, but do not fit in the Systainer itself. Mine are just flat slabs with a back stop strip to keep the Systainer from moving and a vertical wall to keep the extras from falling off of the back.
I also did the Domino slots for vertical panel holding, but only on the legs of the assembly bench. I did all 3 legs of the side I use the most. I moved the top off-center to be flush with that side and increased the overhang on the other side.
The biggest headache, as you describe, is the spacing situation. This was all designed around the 32mm system and the 5 sizes of T-Loc. So far, I only have one Sys3 and it threw a wrench in immediately. I had to move one pair of drawer guides down to fit the RO125 into the column. This is actually below the last hole in the 32mm and barely fits.
The system was fine, before they broke it. Whoever engineered the first 5 sizes with a specific pattern must be very annoyed.
Title: Re: Yet Another MFT3 Cart
Post by: gwendal on January 03, 2022, 12:12 PM
Old thread, but I'm finally going to build a cart to hold two MFT 1080 tops. I plan to remove the legs but I'm curious about how or if the tops are usually secured to the cart. If they are not secured then it would seem there could be enough movement to be troublesome. How is this usually done?
In my case, the top is not secured to the cart. But given the weight of the top and the cart dimension tightly matches the MFT/3 dimension, there are no lateral movements.