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Blog entry by Lance posted 03-08-2015 08:50 PM 2135 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my entry into the Festool video contest.

I’ve had this idea for a while now, and thought what better time to shot a little video while making it.

I used both the domino 500 & 700 to make the markers for the clock, then filled them with blue glowing epoxy.

Hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VpK7_fJP24

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""



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Moron

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 01:31 PM

Moderately impressive in the skill department but absolutely a brilliant marketing campaign by Festool where owners of the tools flood U-Tube with a gazillion videos for free exposure to search engines, and are rewarded with a handkerchief. I thought of doing one too but the value of the work for the reward ….. just dont have the time to justify the reward even if I won the grand prize: )

The hold down clamps u use could be substituted with the flat cam clamps therefore enabling you to sand the whole piece, machine the whole piece without ever having to manipulate the clamps again and speed things up, no high piece of steel to get in the way of hoses and cords and no marks on the exposed face.

Im not sure if using a jigsaw is faster or would produce a better result in rough cutting dimensioned lumber to length when the Kapex is right there. A tip you probably know, but when making a finished cut on hardwood or any wood for that matter, you should first run the saw across and score the wood and when reaching the front drop the blade and finish the cut pushing the saw back. Those little lasers that look so cool in the video can also be calibrated in width of line, and closeness of laser lines to pencil/cut line. Yours seem a little chubby, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t find them terribly accurate, certainly not as good as my own eye. I only use them to bisect angles for the jig that that comes with it, for doing inside and outside crown mould, then I turn it off and cut the angle.

For sanding, the machine should do the work, with you applying consistent pressure, and not chasing around the wood like the rabbit being chased by a Beagle

An observation on Bessey clamps is that they hate the glue that squeezes out onto the dimpled surface, so I tape mine where ever the glue lines are, as its quicker then trying to scrap off the dried glue and with time, the clamp isn’t worth the frustration of where the head wont slide over the bar, I find them beautiful in theory but not very practical in application ….. sorry, I digress

Your cinematography skills are excellent, and your shop is sweet.

I best get to work, and thanks for posting

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Lance

428 posts in 1987 days


#2 posted 03-09-2015 02:07 PM

Moron,

It does take time, took me 2 days to make and edit the video.

I do own the flat clamps, but there only good for 3/4” material. Regarding the rough lumber, 2 things go into the decision for me. First, too many times I’ve tried using the festool and go kick back b/c the lumber was twisted, esp. a board this big. Second, the size of the material, if it’s larger than my mitersaw station, the station has to be moved out 12” to cut anything of this length.

The laser line is the thickness of the blade, thats why it looks so thick, and your right, its there for a target line for me.

Correct, the sanders will do the work, laying it on edge a little will speed up the removal of the epoxy.

Agreed, the Jet parallel clamps can be a pain at times, but nothing beats the clamping pressure with that much area of jaw.

Thanks for watching and the comments!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Julian

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#3 posted 03-09-2015 02:40 PM

Wow 2 Domino machines. I feel so inadequate. Great quality video and clever idea for the clock.

-- Julian

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Marty Backe

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#4 posted 03-10-2015 01:48 AM

Moron is never lacking for an opinion on how best to do things, and he loves to share it whether you asked or not. Don’t you love the back-handed compliment “Moderately impressive in the skill…”

That was a great video all away around! And I admire your willingness to admit to having both Domino machines ;-) I also have both – they really do compliment each other.

P.s. You need a few more clamps on that wall :-)


Moderately impressive in the skill department but absolutely a brilliant marketing campaign by Festool where owners of the tools flood U-Tube with a gazillion videos for free exposure to search engines, and are rewarded with a handkerchief. I thought of doing one too but the value of the work for the reward ….. just dont have the time to justify the reward even if I won the grand prize: )

The hold down clamps u use could be substituted with the flat cam clamps therefore enabling you to sand the whole piece, machine the whole piece without ever having to manipulate the clamps again and speed things up, no high piece of steel to get in the way of hoses and cords and no marks on the exposed face.

Im not sure if using a jigsaw is faster or would produce a better result in rough cutting dimensioned lumber to length when the Kapex is right there. A tip you probably know, but when making a finished cut on hardwood or any wood for that matter, you should first run the saw across and score the wood and when reaching the front drop the blade and finish the cut pushing the saw back. Those little lasers that look so cool in the video can also be calibrated in width of line, and closeness of laser lines to pencil/cut line. Yours seem a little chubby, and I don t know about you, but I don t find them terribly accurate, certainly not as good as my own eye. I only use them to bisect angles for the jig that that comes with it, for doing inside and outside crown mould, then I turn it off and cut the angle.

For sanding, the machine should do the work, with you applying consistent pressure, and not chasing around the wood like the rabbit being chased by a Beagle

An observation on Bessey clamps is that they hate the glue that squeezes out onto the dimpled surface, so I tape mine where ever the glue lines are, as its quicker then trying to scrap off the dried glue and with time, the clamp isn t worth the frustration of where the head wont slide over the bar, I find them beautiful in theory but not very practical in application ….. sorry, I digress

Your cinematography skills are excellent, and your shop is sweet.

I best get to work, and thanks for posting

- Moron

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Lance

428 posts in 1987 days


#5 posted 03-10-2015 02:03 AM

Marty, Thanks for the kind words…. I thought the comment was a little “different” to say the least, but hey, freedom of speech and ones opinion I guess….. look where that got the college boys from Oklahoma University today!!

I hope I win, so I can actually buy the 500, I borrowed it from my uncle to help with my office build, and I do agree with you that they compliment each other, the 500 is awesome to work with when using sheet goods compared to the 700.

Thanks for watching, and I really enjoy your videos as well!

Lance

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Roger

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#6 posted 03-10-2015 11:47 AM

Very creative Lance. Wish you luck.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 03-10-2015 11:00 PM

Lance,

We have been buddies on here for a few yrs. I really didn’t care for the first comment from Moron at all. It has been a pleasure watching your videos. I must say you have spent some money on tools over the yrs. Watching your shop along with your skills grow has been great. We all try to improve on each project.

Hope all is well and look fwd to seeing more.
Ken

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Lance

428 posts in 1987 days


#8 posted 03-11-2015 02:26 AM

Ken, alway nice to see comments from buddies who’ve followed you over the year. Likewise on your craft as well. I couldn’t agree more about Moron’s comment, funny his name is close to another word! ha j/k.

How’s the west coast? Anything new in the shop?

How all is well!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 03-11-2015 08:48 PM

Yea I’m doing a murphy bed, well just the finishing, I bought a unfinished kit from Chris Davis on here from www.WWbeds.com Great guy to deal with! Saved me time and I can’t get the wood that cheap here in Southern California. I’m also doing two men’s Jewelry boxes. I havent gotten much shop time in Jan/Feb. Blondie and went on Vacation for 3 weeks then had a family issue back East to tend too, so that took up some time. This weekend it will be all back to norma!!!l Just in time for the 90 degree weather. I need air in the shop :>) I know I’m whinning LOL

I think our wives would get along great, they could talk about all the tools we buy. I think your addicted to the GREEN/WHITE BOX LOL
Ken

Always good to chat with you bud, talk soon

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Moron

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#10 posted 03-12-2015 03:01 AM

the murphy bed build

its like owning festool without directions and having a wife who chooses your direction

ones easy, just bedding

the other powder coated

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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