Systainer tote and MFT worktable (post)

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Systainer tote and MFT worktable

Time for another project that was made out of joy, not need, but with a specific purpose in mind and the create as you go approach to the project, no drawings, no final idea, just loose thoughts.

The criteria was, that it could function as:
A tool tote / caddy.
A MFT compatible workbench, that could rest or connect on top of the systainers, so it could function as a low and high work surface.
A sawhorse.
A step stool or as small stool for a rest.
That it could be stored inside a systainer during transport.
That everyone should be able to make it easy and cheap.
Well and that it was also a joy to look at.

This post is from the blog:

1. Systainer tote work table.
2. Ready to route as a on site work table.
3. Tote / caddy use.
4. On the MFT3 as table top table.
5. For 90° cuts.
6. Making the SYS-MaFe.

I look forward to bring this to my allotment, for around the house projects, but even more to come and help my daughter, or work in my apartment, with a little portable workshop.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even better make life more easy, when working on site.

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 12-11-2020 12:52 AM

Another clever engineered and useful addition!

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

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#2 posted 12-11-2020 02:51 AM

WOW, fantastic looking and well engineered. NICE!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 12-11-2020 07:09 AM

Always good to see fine gadgers and tool holders

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-11-2020 07:38 AM

Very Cool Idea MaFe.

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#5 posted 12-11-2020 08:08 PM

Hi there,
Lew, yes I think this one is going to be a favourite of mine, one of those things one look forward to use. Thank you.
woodbutcherbynight, Big happy smile here, I had a lot of fun making it.
ivan, I have to admit, I like gadgets, things that can do something and where we put some thoughts and effort into making them, the gadget man… Laughs.
Ruben, Thanks, longe time since I saw you last here, how is life?
Best thoughts and thank you for the comments,

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

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#6 posted 12-12-2020 12:20 AM

Nice work, Mads..Jim

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

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#7 posted 12-14-2020 11:59 PM

Hi Jim, thank you, wish you a wonderful Christmas.
Best thoughts,

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

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