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I created and built a MFT style portable workbench

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    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    Started a new job today. I will try and post pictures of the table in use throughout this one.

    That table sure does provide plenty of work space. Looks great.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #632959

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Started a new job today. I will try and post pictures of the table in use throughout this one.

    Definitely a winning design; easily transported and stored, simple to set up and effective in use.
    Really good work.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy. -- Red Green

    #632971

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    Started a new job today. I will try and post pictures of the table in use throughout this one.

    First off, welcome to BTP,
    Very nice design and build of your work table / station
    Nice work glad you decided to join, hoping to see more Posts from your work

    #633495

    2stix
    Pro

    Thanks for the props guys! It sure gets a lot of comments on site from all of the trades and clients.

    Today the vertical ribs on the big panels showed their worth today scribing a large L shaped gable. Sure makes what used to be a very awkward job very convieninet and safe. Also allowed for easy planer clean up of the scribe line.

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    Plans bought. Very simple and elegant approach. Im wondering if I couldnt make a fast and cheap version with a plywood router bit for the slots and a 6″ hole saw for the big holes. Might be able to get one out of a single sheet if I do without the shelves and lower horizontal, then it becomes a 30 minute build I could leave behind.

    My only complaint for my shop use is that all the parts take up quite a bit of floor space, compared to a full MFT or Dan’s MPT. But, the ease of construction might make it worth tossing, abandoning, or gifting should it not be used for a while. And exterior grade 3/4 ply would allow storage under a deck

    Im really seeing this (for me) as a good extra assembly or cutting table. Good to build one when needed, for the cost of a cheap sheet of ply. (If I can get it down to one sheet)

    #633581

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    @montreal_woodworks congrats Eric,
    You know I bought the plans from Dan and Andrew and never can seem to find the time to build either one of them.

    I’m looking forward to seeing your build

    Hopefully one day I can get one made.

    #633597

    2stix
    Pro

    Montreal woodworker, funny you should mention your idea as this is exactly how I made version 1.0. I had some spare construction grade 3/4″ ply and a scrap appliance panel. I had also purchased Dan and Andrews plans as well as Timothy (bench Works) plans and quickly made a table using Andrews slotting ideas. Once I used this very quick easy and cheap “workbench” I noticed other needs that could be solved with some simple tweeks and came up with the version I have here.

    As for the holes, these can be used or not used and made any way you feel works,I only did it the way I did to save weight and left only behind what was needed for strength. The shape and size really only effects your needs and uses. I have to change over sites for a couple days at the end of Friday. I’ll try and get some pictures of the different set ups I have found so far.

    Not quite sure I understand your comment on floor space though, the picture of the tables in the back of my truck is 2 tables and all the pieces and it is no more then 8″ thick, that’s around the size of 1 MFT. But I guess the pieces being loose maybe what you are referring to.

    Again thanks for the kind words on my design, much appreciated.

    #633632

    I haven’t been very active here for awhile but lurk from time to time…I saw your design and had to comment. Great design!! Nice balance of strength, ease of setup, and usability. Thanks for sharing it!!

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #633772

    2stix
    Pro

    As promised, here are a few pictures of different set ups of the table. The bottom piece can be used or not, it does add a great deal of stability, so I guess it would depend on your use at the time if you would use it or not.

    #633776

    2stix
    Pro

    For the life of me. I cannot figure out why this forum distorts my pictures so badly. If anyone knows or has advice, please let me know.

    #633778

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I haven’t been very active here for awhile but lurk from time to time…I saw your design and had to comment. Great design!! Nice balance of strength, ease of setup, and usability. Thanks for sharing it!!

    Nice to hear from you Andrew, hope you and the family are doing great,
    Miss seeing and following your work here,

    #633787

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    For the life of me. I cannot figure out why this forum distorts my pictures so badly. If anyone knows or has advice, please let me know.

    Are ypu refering to them being ‘distorted’ in their orientatation?

    I think somebody with moderator status can re-orient them for you. But why it’s happening in the first place, I’m not sure.

    Kevin.

    #633866

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    For the life of me. I cannot figure out why this forum distorts my pictures so badly. If anyone knows or has advice, please let me know.

    When I view them they are fine and oriented correctly. That is a really nice table well thought out.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #633877

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    As promised, here are a few pictures of different set ups of the table. The bottom piece can be used or not, it does add a great deal of stability, so I guess it would depend on your use at the time if you would use it or not.

    So versatile and adaptable. A really great design!

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy. -- Red Green

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