Author Topic: Free Tools - really!  (Read 6342 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Michael Kellough

  • Posts: 3573
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2018, 04:20 PM »
Got it -

Even better - a length adjustable arm....one of those twist to lock things.

A third hand!

 [big grin]

Exactly!

Not sure about the adjustable arm. Keep it simple (and inexpensive). The fewer moving parts when you’re making fine adjustments the better.

If it’s a fixed length arm then just light taps are the adjustment.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2018, 04:24 PM by Michael Kellough »

Offline Don T

  • Posts: 1821
  • Phoenix, Az
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2018, 07:50 PM »
I'm not near my tools but found a picture on my computer.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850, Vac Sys set

Offline JD2720

  • Posts: 1023
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2018, 08:22 PM »
So far all saws pictured seem to be in pristine condition.   [big grin] [poke]
Come on! Show few scars, throw some dust around!

Some take better care of what they own than others do. [big grin]
This is a picture of my 17 year old pickup. The paint is all original.
Do you ever drive it. It looks great.

It gets driven. It has over 130,000 miles on it.

Offline T. Ernsberger

  • Posts: 860
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2018, 08:24 PM »
Hmmm the only time in my life I wished I owned a Festool Track Saw.  😁. Will a Mafell picture work?

Offline deepcreek

  • Posts: 730
    • TimberFire Studio
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #64 on: August 24, 2018, 11:03 AM »
Many thanks, Rob!

I received my Veritas Panel Platform Kit yesterday.
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=76830&cat=1,43455

What a good idea!

I know this will be of great help the next time I'm breaking down sheet goods.

Heck, I'm already brainstorming other ways it can be used.

Thanks again!

Joe
Joe Adams
TimberFire Studio
Houston, Texas

http://www.facebook.com/timberfire

Offline Peter_C

  • Posts: 701
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #65 on: August 24, 2018, 11:53 AM »
Thank you Rob, I got mine when I got home late last night. Unfortunately I didn't know to grab the 1x material from the window frames as it would have been perfect and FREE! Dang it! Should be able to find some scrap soon enough though.

Offline Rob Lee

  • Festool Dealer
  • *
  • Posts: 170
    • Lee Valley/Veritas
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #66 on: August 24, 2018, 01:20 PM »
Hi -

Thought I throw in a couple of images of how I used it on my last project. I had to true and rip a 7" board into 2" strips for my face frame....

(hose removed for clarity!)

I could "walk" the track to the left with each cut .... no problem.




« Last Edit: August 24, 2018, 01:25 PM by Rob Lee »

Offline clark_fork

  • Posts: 272
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #67 on: August 24, 2018, 01:28 PM »
I am impressed, so much so, I ordered one this very day. Great idea; an improvement over the foam sheet I have been using on top of my Serpentine folding stand.   However, curious about nomenclature. Is this a tool, jig, kit, thingamajig, or just what? I would not consider this a "tool". But, what do I know..? If it is free. it can be called whatever.... Thanks Rob et al for a great...."....."
Clark Fork

"A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths."  Stephen Wright

"straight, smooth and square" Mr. Russell, first day high school shop class-1954

" What's the good of it?" My Sainted Grandmother

"You can't be too rich, too thin or have too many clamps." After my introduction to pocket joinery and now the MFT work process

"Don't make something unless it is both made necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful,
don't hesitate to make it beautiful." -- Shaker dictum

Offline mike_aa

  • Posts: 1052
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #68 on: August 24, 2018, 01:34 PM »
 @Rob Lee 

Wow!  This is so cool!

Thank you so much.  I was happy to get the kit and I will put it to good use.

Mike A.

Offline Michael Kellough

  • Posts: 3573
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #69 on: August 24, 2018, 02:19 PM »
Clark, don’t toss that foam sheet. Cutting with air under the work piece significantly reduces dust collection.

Rob, looks like you’re a good candidate for the cordless saw. That power cord is getting ready to slow your progress.


Offline HarveyWildes

  • Posts: 795
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #70 on: August 25, 2018, 01:58 PM »
Clark, don’t toss that foam sheet. Cutting with air under the work piece significantly reduces dust collection.
But you can use it over the panel platform :)

Offline Michael Kellough

  • Posts: 3573
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #71 on: August 25, 2018, 04:47 PM »
Clark, don’t toss that foam sheet. Cutting with air under the work piece significantly reduces dust collection.
But you can use it over the panel platform :)

That’ll work!

Offline JD2720

  • Posts: 1023
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #72 on: August 25, 2018, 05:25 PM »
Thank you Rob.

The brackets will be very useful in the shop. I also do a lot of on site work. After seeing the bracket, my first thought was that I could add some pins to the bottom of them, drill some holes in my saw horses & make a cutting platform on the horses. Then someone posted a link to some 1x & 2x brackets that come with pins. I will be ordering some of those very soon.

Offline Dick Mahany

  • Posts: 384
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #73 on: August 25, 2018, 05:58 PM »
After Rob Lee's fun giveaway of the Panel Platform last week, I just had to try a few of their similar saddles that have the variable dog posts.  Now my old 1986 vintage Workmate has learned some new tricks and makes a handy portable cutting table for small spaces.  Cuts are easily made in 2 directions with the track saw.  I expect to see them escape from my shop as I saw my son eyeing them.  [eek]

Thank you Rob for a neat idea and yes, you do need more projects.  [smile]



Good things come from Canada.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2018, 11:36 AM by Dick Mahany »

Offline ChuckM

  • Posts: 635
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #74 on: August 25, 2018, 06:21 PM »
If your free set disappears mysteriously [wink], you can get a new set (in the next free shipping event), and you will feel like enjoying a 50% discount on your purchase!

I like your portable workbench idea, too. The two sets I have ordered are waiting for me to pick up...and use.

Offline jobsworth

  • Posts: 5271
  • Does Anyone Know What Time It Is?
Re: Free Tools - really!
« Reply #75 on: August 29, 2018, 09:13 PM »
Ive been using something similar that I made using 3/4 dowls ground down to fit into the holes of my MFT and glued into 3/4 plywood.

I think these things will work good 4 per a mft will give me the support I need to rip ply using these with the dog hole attachments. I can just hang the 1" pieces of wood on the wood wall till I need them.

Gonna order a set of 8 today/tonight