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Another thing I noticed. Why do those guys cut up their MFT's? They can be expensive to replace. I always use a piece (or pieces) of insulation board under the work piece so the blade doesn't damage the table.
Yes they do, and some of them look to be pretty chewed up too. When I got rid of my 40 year old Craftsman radial arm saw, it still had the original particleboard top, but I lost count of the number of 1/4" Masonite tops I went through over the years. I've got a sheet of 1/4" MDF on top of my MFT (4 tabs of double-stick tape to hold it in position but easily moved), and thinking that I should get the same kind of life out of it. The saw is set to only cut 2mm into the 1/4" MDF so I figure that I can flip it 4 times (and maybe move it backward and forward a little too) before it has to be replaced.
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Mike I agree with what you have said. I am not planning on using a cnc to make the holes. Here is my plan I'm going to have my home center rip my 3/4 mdf. to 3 ft. by 8 cut 2 2.5 inch wide strips out of the cut off by 8ft. These strips would be lamenated to make instead of a cross cut sled a cross cut table using parf dog guide pins only 4 holes needed. Table will be 3 x 6 .
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Default Radial arm replacement c utting table.

Here is what I hope can replace my radial arm saw using my version of parf dogs. I am happy with my results so far have to make my 2 fences to finish . My cutting table is 3 ft x 6 ft can cut 30 inch wide stock using stop blocks.
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I left my portable work table in Oklahoma at our kids new home. That way it will already be there next time we visit. So, I have bought new sawhorses and a couple of 2x4's to make a new set up. You may recall I have a second work top because the guy cut two of them from a single sheet of mdf.

Today I spent a little time in the shop piddling around. While I was at the store, I bought a 2x4 piece of mdf so I could make an extension. And that is what I did. I cut it to the same width of the work top (32 inches) and started routing the 3/4 inch holes. And then I got tired and quit for the day!

Gotta rest up. It's going to be a long day tomorrow at the crawfish boil!

Here's a few pics from the setup in Oklahoma and a couple from today. When I finish the table extension, I will be able to use it in the shop or the portable work table set up. The 2x's will be cut just shy of 68 inches so they fit in the bed of my truck. 32x68 will make a nice portable work area for sure.

Oh, I also upgraded the saw horses to the Stanley Fat Max model that has adjustable legs. That has already proved to be a Plus so I can level them with my work bench in the shop.

Onward and upward!
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Worked on the portable table tops today. Finished rounding off all the holes, edges and hand holds on both sides. Then I rolled on two coats of Parks Pro Finishes semi gloss polyurethane.

Tomorrow, I will flip 'em over and coat the other side. They are looking good and should make for a nice portable work station.

Note: The guy that cut the top put a 3/8 inch radius on all four corners. I changed that to 3/4 inch. I like the look better.
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Today I finished the portable workstation. All of the holes and edges have been rounded off and both pieces now have two coats of poly on each side.

I cut two 2x4's 68 inches in length so they will fit inside the bed of my truck. After cutting the notches for the saw horses, I did a test fit. It turned out just as I had planned. I have 32x74 inches of work space. That should work out well.

So, another project comes to a close. Hope you enjoyed following along.
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That portable work bench is perfect for my garage space. Easy to get out of the way, a couple of trusses to stiffen it, made as light as possible for easy lifting by an old guy. Big enough to lay some foam on it if I want. Let the ply overlap the long beams for clamping purposes. Really nice way to go. I think the folding saw horses are Stanley, which are pretty cheap. About 36 x 60 would be perfect, using 1/2 ply with trusses would lighten it up, 1x4 instead of 2x4 would help with weight as well.
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Mike since you now have a cnc have you thought of cutting a jig yourself to see if you could get better results?
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Mike since you now have a cnc have you thought of cutting a jig yourself to see if you could get better results?
If I make another one, I will give it a shot. I can cut up to 35 inches wide and how ever long it is needed. Normally, I can cut 22 inches long, but by using the "Tiling" feature in the software, I can set up the work piece so I can cut it in "sections". So theoretically, I can replace the larger piece 30x60 if I need to. Or anything smaller. It won't be as fast as the guys with the larger work areas, but that's OK. The guy that cut my original piece has a larger CNC, so he cut it all at once while I watched. :-)

I have been using the set up on my last project (kitchen cabinet remodel). Great to have a portable work table.
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My portable got rid of my radial arm saw and freed up space for me.
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