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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements => Topic started by: Peter Halle on February 06, 2019, 08:32 AM

Title: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: Peter Halle on February 06, 2019, 08:32 AM
I was searching for something that came to mind after reading a post today and while entertaining myself during that unsuccessful search I realized that so much of what has been shared by Members in the past that may have helped someone else has gotten buried.

So, in the original intent of the FOG, which was about sharing information and ideas, I am hoping that this thread can be used to share great ideas from the past.

I hope everyone will take time on Wednesdays to share links to threads here that they have found interesting and helpful.

My search pulled up this interesting way to keep the MFT/3 rail from flopping down:

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/mft-guide-rail-catch/ (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/mft-guide-rail-catch/)

Peter
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: jobsworth on February 08, 2019, 11:04 AM
I bookmark good ideas.

Heres one I like and can be useful for those who want to build cabinets and other small parts and only have a tracksaw

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/how-i-rip-ff-and-door-pieces/
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: kbwoodworker on February 08, 2019, 12:13 PM
Very useful thread on ripping FF. Most of the pictures don't work.  Is there a trick to getting them to work?  I'm pretty new to using the forum.
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: RKA on February 08, 2019, 12:35 PM
Unfortunately, no.  The thumbnails were preserved in a forum update but the full size images were lost forever.  You're not doing anything wrong.
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: kbwoodworker on February 08, 2019, 02:46 PM
Thanks, Raj!
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: Peter Halle on February 08, 2019, 04:52 PM
Tom's approach has been a favorite one of mine.  What I learned was:

1.  Take a scrap piece of face frame in the width you want and place it against the mft fence or any secure straight surface clamped to a table.
2.  Take another scrap that when laid next to the other will be in total greater than the width of a guide rail.
3.  Lay your guide rail on these with it up against and running parallel to the mft fence or other.
4.  Make your cut.
5.  The board under your guiderail is now your pattern.  Grab a sharpie and mark it.

from here on all you need to do is lay that pattern against the fence and then the board you wish to rip to size next to it.  Cut away.  The piece under your rail is your face frame piece and it will match that scrap from step 1.

Tom has always rocked tips and tricks!

Peter
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: jobsworth on February 08, 2019, 10:11 PM
Ive booked marked alot of them. Heres another old one from Pers. I wish hed start posting again He's awesome

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/from-rough-sawn-to-workable-ts75-and-850-power-plane/
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: TinyShop on February 08, 2019, 10:26 PM
Ive booked marked alot of them. Heres another old one from Pers. I wish hed start posting again He's awesome

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/from-rough-sawn-to-workable-ts75-and-850-power-plane/

Brilliant read! Thanks so much for the resurrection! :)
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: Michael Kellough on February 09, 2019, 09:02 AM
Thanks @jobsworth , That’s my favorite ever Per post and I thought it was lost forever when the old Yahoo fog shut down.
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: Picktool on February 09, 2019, 10:09 AM
@Peter Halle .... who's Tom?

Sorry, I poke in every once in a while and not familiar w/ everyone.
Good topic to boot!
Or is in reference to the first posting?

Tom's approach has been a favorite one of mine.  What I learned was:

1.  Take a scrap piece of face frame in the width you want and place it against the mft fence or any secure straight surface clamped to a table.
2.  Take another scrap that when laid next to the other will be in total greater than the width of a guide rail.
3.  Lay your guide rail on these with it up against and running parallel to the mft fence or other.
4.  Make your cut.
5.  The board under your guiderail is now your pattern.  Grab a sharpie and mark it.

from here on all you need to do is lay that pattern against the fence and then the board you wish to rip to size next to it.  Cut away.  The piece under your rail is your face frame piece and it will match that scrap from step 1.

Tom has always rocked tips and tricks!

Peter
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: Michael Kellough on February 09, 2019, 12:47 PM
@Picktool  “Tom” is tjbnwi. Just search for his posts. All wheat, no chaff.
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: jobsworth on February 10, 2019, 10:57 AM
@Picktool

Tom also have a very good you tube channel. Its under tjbnwi
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: jobsworth on February 10, 2019, 11:01 AM
Heres another old thread I saved from a familiar FOGGER

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/did-you-get-a-mft3-or-a-dust-deputy-for-christmas/


A old one on setting/customizing your MFT. This one really shows some great easy ways to get the most out of it
http://www.festoolownersgroup.com/CoppermineMain/albums/Rey%20Johnson/A_Festool_MFT_Retrospective.pdf

Im looking for my favorite Pers post. This one is very old but man its great
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: jobsworth on February 15, 2019, 07:56 PM
Heres a amazing shop built square
http://festoolownersgroup.com/other-tool-reviews/amazing-new-tool-already-here/

Heres one from my friend Woodworking Wizard (RIP) he came up with the most cleaver jigs.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/vertical-clamping-for-mft/

Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: jobsworth on February 15, 2019, 08:16 PM
Heres another one from Pers

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-reviews/mft3-for-the-finish-carpenter/
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: Terry Fogarty on February 15, 2019, 08:58 PM
Heres another one from Pers

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-reviews/mft3-for-the-finish-carpenter/
Any idea what happened to Per? He hasn't posted for a number of years
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: Peter Halle on February 15, 2019, 09:13 PM
Per has moved on to a different place from where he was when he posted here.

Bob, his father, who was also a member here, has passed away.

@Per Swenson , would you like to elaborate or expand?

Peter
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: Terry Fogarty on February 15, 2019, 09:35 PM
Per has moved on to a different place from where he was when he posted here.

Bob, his father, who was also a member here, has passed away.

@Per Swenson , would you like to elaborate or expand?

Peter
Thanks for that.
I didn't know about Bob passing away, sad.
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: jobsworth on February 15, 2019, 10:07 PM
Didnt know about his father passing either.

Per is a very creative person, I hope hes doing well and i wish him the best.
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: jobsworth on February 19, 2019, 09:52 PM
Ok OK How can we have a We learned so much from others without having
Guidos Chaos Wall


heres 1 there are 3 maybe 4 in total
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7OZo2CH4Fw&frags=pl%2Cwn
Title: Re: We Have Learned so Much from Others Wednesdays!
Post by: jobsworth on February 24, 2019, 04:09 PM
Here is a photo from Woodworking Wizard (Ian) RIP ow to make a box joint jig for your CMS thougt it was pretty slick Ian was a very cleaver and nice guy