The Multi Purpose Table (MPT) is a portable work table that I have designed and built to fill the need for a shop-built, easily portable work table that allows for the integration of various accessories for an ultra-efficient, portable workflow. All of the components of the MPT completely pack up within the top section of the table for easy transportation or storage of the MPT. There are various accessories that work with the MPT both shop made and commercially available that further expand its use and efficiency. The MPT can be used for just about any woodworking task such as sanding, sawing, routing or assembly. Some key features are: the easy use of clamps anywhere on the table via the 20mm holes, track saw integration with Parf Dogs, easy portability, and easy integration of custom shop made accessories. Click here to see the shop made accessories that have been developed for the MPT and their uses. Accessories or clamps can also be used in the 20mm holes in the aprons and stretchers. Plunge-cut track saw integration of virtually any brand with the use of Parf Dogs is one of the main features and uses of the MPT. Below are several photos illustrating some of the uses of the MPT.
To purchase detailed plans and instructions on how to build your own MPT click here. You can also view photos and reviews from others that have purchased MPT plans and built their own here.
|Accurate cross cutting with a track saw|
|Breaking down sheet goods|
|Board clamped to apron|
|Easy clamping for sawing and shaping of work pieces|
|Sanding table with dust hose arm|
The MPT also features a shelf that can be used to put tools or tool cases on to keep them out of the way and close at hand.
|MPT packed up|
|MPT being transported in a hatchback car|
Check out the MPT video explaining how it works and showing how the MPT assembles.
And also the video showcasing the shop made MPT accessories and how they work.
For a list of commercially available accessories from Lee Valley Tools click on the links below: