MFC Upgrade

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Project by wuddoc posted 04-01-2018 03:55 AM 2012 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed additional work surfaces that worked with our Festool clamps, Veritas planing stops, and a way to attach our Woodtek picture frame jig and corner V nailer pneumatic gun. After looking at the Festool table we concluded we did not have enough space for another work table. This led us to look at our old multi-function cart (MFC). We determined a larger top would work. This would require the removal and discard of the carpet top.

The workbench top protecting the Delta dust downdraft unit that was built into the cart was kept. A top with a 5” overhang was cut from a 3/4” sheet of Maple veneered American made plywood. The plywood was laminated and edge banded. 20mm holes were drilled 2.5” in from the outer edge. A frame was attached to the bottom side thus keeping the new top secured from moving around on the MFC.

In order not to scratch or cut the laminate one of those large cutting mats was purchased from Walmart and just laid on the new laminate. A new carpet top was made to cover the new laminate top.

We still retain our dust downdraft unit our workbench top but now have a larger top for clamping or attaching fixtures to the 5” overhang.

-- Wuddoc

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#1 posted 04-01-2018 10:44 AM

That is very nice. Great way to re purpose an existing piece. Excellent work!!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 04-01-2018 01:10 PM

Wow, that’s an unusual table. Excellent job of upgrading. I’m not clear about its exact purpose, picture frames, sanding, assembly table? More and more woodworkers are following the design of the Festool table top with good reason, so many applications. All so I’ve never seen the jig with the nailer before, I’ll have to look it up, it sure looks neat. Certainly, the craftsmanship and design work in your cabinet is of the highest quality. I would love to have one in my shop. Happy Easter, Thanks for sharing

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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