Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'festool'

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Compass Deck #4: Refinement and Error

06-17-2016 11:47 AM by Nate Meadows | 16 comments »

Again, this is a junction where I continue to praise the Festool Track Saw. I cleaned up the edges of all the boards bordering the compass by simply laying the track down and setting the depth. The lines came out nice and crisp. I then followed that up by rounding over the edges. I did not want sharp edges on a surface bare feet would be on very frequently. I had to order a special 1/8in Amana Round Over bite with a small bronze bushing brazed on to the the end. As a standard 1/4in...

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Compass Deck #3: Decking

06-05-2016 04:28 PM by Nate Meadows | 24 comments »

With all the joists leveled out it was time to start laying out the deck. I started with the points of the star. Here its all cut out but not screwed down. I used the Kreg Hidden Deck Fastener System. I really like the system! It is very well designed and thought through. You do have to be careful you do not over bore your pocket holes or over drive your screws. The composite decking can also shift so it is easy to run out of square and true, but that is not the systems faul...

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On the Workbench #8: Upgrading my Miter Saw's Dust Collection

11-25-2015 05:02 AM by ontheworkbench | 2 comments »

Lately, I had not been very satisfied with the dust collection on my 12” Porter Cable miter saw, and had found a number of people commenting on how great dust collection is on their Festool Kapex. I cannot afford that saw, so I looked it up and found a parts diagram that included a shoe (in my words), or in their words and “apron”, part #4731316 that is used to control dust on the Kapex. After studying the diagram for a while I decided to ordered it from Festool and give it ...

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Fliptop Tool Stand Video

10-01-2015 05:16 PM by GodofBiscuits | 6 comments »

I created a video showing the construction of a Fliptop Tool Stand I built for my planer and oscillating spindle sander. My shop, like so many others is inside a small two car garage with some days feels like a one car garage. Space is not something I have a lot of and because the house I live in is a rental and only temporary, I can’t build cabinets like I’d like and or don’t want to put in the effort to build something that I’ll just have to remove and take apart whe...

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In the wood shop today #40: Festool RO125 - How to replace brushes

05-14-2015 12:59 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 0 comments »

In this video I show you how to change the brushes for a Festool RO125

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Making a Small Stand With The Festool Domino

03-11-2015 01:50 AM by Guy Dunlap | 4 comments »

This is my entry for the 2015 Festool Video Contest. I make a plant stand out of a single board of ash in an afternoon. The Festool Domino made it possible with fast and easy joinery. As always, I welcome your questions and comments!

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My shop #2: (second) Clamp modification

01-31-2015 02:33 PM by Dutchy | 4 comments »

I modified a second clamp. This time for the top of the MFTC. It isn,t the most beautiful one, but it works well. First I made a wood block on the top of the rod and a wood block on the clamp: Here you can see how it is set: After the modification: I was forgotten to tell that I first did some band saw work:

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My shop #1: Clamp modification

01-13-2015 07:49 AM by Dutchy | 1 comment »

Now I,m retired there is more time to reorganize my shop. Ten years ago I made my shop set up. From time to time bought some stuff and reorganisation was more than necessary. One of the things I did was making a bench you could see at In this blog series I want to show some modifications and some things I made the last time. I bought a very cheap clamp (Euro 1,95) and changed it to use as a festoo...

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Bathroom Vanity Commision #4: Bottom shelf, medicine cabinet, and spraying the interior

03-24-2014 08:19 PM by emetric | 1 comment »

As I have mentioned in an earlier post, it was decided early on that we would make the bottom shelf slatted instead of flat plywood. This actually turned out to be a little more challenging that I had hoped. It ended up with 12 slats, originally 14 but I dropped the 2 outer slats because I felt the joinery would be too busy, all connected with dominos to the front and rear rails. I also went ahead and pre-finished this shelf in anticipation of access issues while spraying. This piec...

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Small Wood Project #2: Folding Candle Holder We all Can Make!

11-25-2013 03:35 PM by Austin DenHerder | 4 comments »

Folding Candle Holder ProjectHey Everyone tell me what you think of this new Small project we can do in a day for gifts for the holidays! I have PDF file of this project for those that would like it. Just email me at:

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