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TIPS #6: MFS 400 - 700 (from Festool) look-alike

04-13-2018 06:56 AM by Dutchy | 8 comments »

Festool is making great tools, but not the cheapest ones. I like the working of the MFS 400 / MFS 700 but did not want to spend the money for it. And besides that it is easy to make a similar one. I ordered some parts on the internet and below you can see the results. I have selected one video from another woodworker, but there are a lot more. Google on MFS 400 or MFS 700 and you will find a lot, and feel free to put a link in your comment for another. The rectangle jig below is about 5...

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Shop Upgrades #1: MFT 3 Powertool Workbench

02-05-2018 04:57 PM by MatthewTruax | 3 comments »

Hi all! I’ve been designing this workbench in my head for quite some time. Over this past weekend, I was able to finish milling the frame/structure of the workbench and complete the glue up. I used the Domino XL 700 and installed twin tenons (loose tenons) in all joints of the frame. I know some of you will be astonished that I’m using this walnut for a workbench, but if you look at my completed projects, you will see that this will match my Roubo workbench and lets be hones...

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Handtool Basics #5: Who is the KING of the Butt Joint?

01-22-2018 07:58 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, I did a quick little deep dive into the ins and outs of common butt joint techniques. I looked at biscuits, Mortise and Tenons (both hand cut and machine cut) Festool Domino Floating Tenons, and the Kreg Jig. I broke down how long it takes to make these joints, how consistent they come out, how easy and repeatable they are, and how strong each joint is. I break down (with lots of data) how much they cost in both money and time invested into each joint from the perspective of a...

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9PwWN2mUWo

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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! http://youtu.be/E_7uvJDJuY4

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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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