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Title: Festool furniture plans?
Post by: ZeroCool on July 09, 2016, 12:34 PM
I've been researching shop projects and furniture plans online as well as looking in many books in order to find plans using the Festool system (mainly for using Dominos in place of regular joinery and staying away from larger equipment). Is there such a book or magazine subscription I can subscribe to?
Title: Re: Festool furniture plans?
Post by: TylerC on July 09, 2016, 12:38 PM
Cool question. We don't currently offer any furniture plans or project guides based around Festool tools. It's not a bad idea.

You might want to check the Member Projects board for ideas and plans.

Has anyone seen anything like this specific to our tools?
Title: Re: Festool furniture plans?
Post by: HarveyWildes on July 09, 2016, 12:47 PM
Festool has some PDFs with ideas for using Dominos that are pretty interesting, but I haven't seen any plans per se.
Title: Re: Festool furniture plans?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on July 09, 2016, 12:52 PM
There are loads and loads of excellent examples of Festools in use in the Members' Projects Section.

I was asked to show a specific use of the DF500 Domino for furniture making and so made a chair which is the subject of a 3 part video series and I provide the plans to people on YouTube free of charge.

Almost all of my project work has free plans available ranging from workshop benches, desks and hi-fi cabinets.

Peter
Title: Re: Festool furniture plans?
Post by: Alex on July 09, 2016, 01:27 PM
Cool question. We don't currently offer any furniture plans or project guides based around Festool tools. It's not a bad idea.

You might want to check the Member Projects board for ideas and plans.

Has anyone seen anything like this specific to our tools?

I shouldn't be telling this to a Festool employee, but Festool Germany has many projects posted in their website in PDF's. On one well known project Festool Germany worked together with Guido Henn to produce a bunch of videos on how to make a wall cabinet that holds systainers. They also did some other projects with him.

https://www.festool.de/Aktionen/Mehr-Festool/Holzidee-Heimwerken/Pages/Holzidee-Magazin-Ausgaben.aspx

The plans for those cabinets used to be downloadable from www.Festool.de but I don't know if they're still there. I'm sure some members here have downloaded them, maybe someone could share the PDF in this thread.

Festool Germany's youtube chanel is also filled to the brim with all kinds of projects and explanations on how to use the tools.

http://www.youtube.com/user/festool/videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7OZo2CH4Fw

Title: Re: Festool furniture plans?
Post by: ZeroCool on July 09, 2016, 04:20 PM
That's great Alex! I found and downloaded all of the Festool magazine pdf's on the Festool German website. Now I just have to figure out how to convert them to English or brush up on my German I learned in college! Maybe Festool could convert them and post here!

I really think their is a market in the U.S. for more plans on pdf using the Festool system, even using the metric system. I wish WOOD magazine, Woodsmith, or even Handyman magazine would have some articles using Festool.