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I created and built a MFT style portable workbench

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    Well, it will mostly be a cut table. I will do some assembly on it. I have a plan.

    Make the top. I’m thinking 36×60.

    Make a square frame with 1 1/2 x 3″ plywood runners to set in the slots on the saw horses.

    Then wrap the whole thing with 1×4 hardwood or more of the plywood. If I use hardwood around the frame I will only need one sheet of plywood.

    I was planning on lowering the edge band about 1/4” to make the plywood top replaceable.

    I think it will be flat enough for my purposes. I’m not really building furniture on it.

    I also won’t be just leaving it outside all the time. Just sometimes on the job it will start raining on me.

    More thoughts????

    I'm the only person I ever hit in the head with a hammer.

    #653084
    Doobie
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    More thoughts????

    Keter work tables are fairly rain resistant. Maybe that’s the solution. I just got two of them this past year and I really like them. A LOT!

    https://www.keter.com/en/folding-work-table

    With their ease of transport and super fast deploy/collapsing ability, they’ve become one of my go-to portable tables.

    #653113

    More thoughts????

    Keter work tables are fairly rain resistant. Maybe that’s the solution. I just got two of them this past year and I really like them. A LOT!

    https://www.keter.com/en/folding-work-table

    With their ease of transport and super fast deploy/collapsing ability, they’ve become one of my go-to portable tables.

    I did enjoy the keter for awhile, but the two I had both broke. Same place on both benches. The top hinge on one leg. I still have one in the back yard I use around the house. But they were always a little wobbly.

    I looked into the medex, nearest location is in ft worth, Texas. They also have MDO. I remember researching it before (I had forgotten about it) and may be the best of both worlds.

    Problem is it will cost 200 in shipping or find a reason to make the trip during the week on the clock. I can maybe swing that.

    I'm the only person I ever hit in the head with a hammer.

    #653122
    jkirk
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    halifax, nova scotia

    keep in mind with mdo its also heavier than regular mdf.. atleast from my memory it is.. its been over 10 years since i’ve used it.

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #653136

    Thanks.

    I'm the only person I ever hit in the head with a hammer.

    #704072

    I did break down and make this table… The edge banding was eventually removed. it only served to provide weight. I went with just a piece of furniture grade 3/4 for the top. it did well over the last year. Now I am looking towards something a little more transformer-like. I believe a system similar to the O.P.s tables could do the trick. I want to make it be able to be set up in a few different configurations. Like for a quick rip for one piece, something that can be set up in a low configuration for working on floors, and then a full day set up for trim and track saw set up.

    I also, have some exterra mdf for this build found locally.

    Well, it will mostly be a cut table. I will do some assembly on it. I have a plan.

    Make the top. I’m thinking 36×60.

    Make a square frame with 1 1/2 x 3″ plywood runners to set in the slots on the saw horses.

    Then wrap the whole thing with 1×4 hardwood or more of the plywood. If I use hardwood around the frame I will only need one sheet of plywood.

    I was planning on lowering the edge band about 1/4” to make the plywood top replaceable.

    I think it will be flat enough for my purposes. I’m not really building furniture on it.

    I also won’t be just leaving it outside all the time. Just sometimes on the job it will start raining on me.

    More thoughts????

    I'm the only person I ever hit in the head with a hammer.

    #704080
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I did break down and make this table…

    Show us a pic please. Especially since this is a year old thread since last was posted.

    #704219

    I don’t have one in this phone. I’ll try and get one of it tomorrow.

    Sorry.

    I'm the only person I ever hit in the head with a hammer.

    #704303

    Here are some pics from today….

    I'm the only person I ever hit in the head with a hammer.

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