Festool stuff #6: Vac hose holder for MFT3, or any work table

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Blog entry by mafe posted 11-20-2020 11:47 PM 387 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Vac hose holder for MFT3
or any work table.

Just a tiny practical project, I actually made while making my systainer router table.
Decided to make a workshop version for my MFT3 worktable, or where ever I want to use it in the workshop, just connect the shop vac, when ever I need suction while working on a project, to avoid chips or dust all over the shop and be kind to my lungs.

At first I just gave it a simple swivel base, using a bench dog to keep it together.

Scrap piece from a vac hose, I found in the trash.

Made a new base with 20mm holes, so it can be held in place easy, by dumping in a long bench dog.

Also the size is a bit bigger, so it gives more stability, when free standing.

A bolt goes up into the bench dog.

Finally it can be clamped down, or up!
If you are working on a project, it can be clamped on any where you need dust removed, while working on it.

Little simple practical thingy, anyone can easily make.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, perhaps less dust.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-21-2020 01:59 PM

Nice work, Mads. Necessity is the mother of invention!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-21-2020 05:38 PM

Clever idea. I like that clamping device.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-21-2020 09:50 PM

Smiles Jim and Lew, less is plenty as I like to say.
Thanks Jim, yes I love to go by that rule.
Thanks Lew, I look forward to have to clamp somewhere stupid, where it would otherwise be impossible, Laugh.
But it will be useful many places also on my lathe.
Best thoughts to both of you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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