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Offline TylerC

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2016, 01:52 PM »
Update: The old thread was working again, but it isn't anymore.

It seems that some really massive files were attached to some comments, so that's breaking the system. Scott worked all night on a non-FOG project, so he's offline today. Thanks for the patience.

Offline Mort

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2016, 02:00 PM »
If it was me, I apologize (although in my defense, it was kinda wonky before I entered ;). On Tapatalk the thread works for me except page 3 (the page my entry is on. Whoops!)
I hate signatures.

Offline snodgrass23

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2016, 02:22 PM »
I just finished reflooring my deck with a combination of cumaru and ipe. I used the 1400 router to put in the slots for the hidden fasteners. The pattern I went with also had boards meeting perpendicularly so I used the domino to put dominos in the ends of the boards that then went into a groove in the other boards. I used my cxs for predrilling holes and some driving of screws (shared duty with my yellow impact driver). I used my ts55 to evenly trim the ends of the boards after they were put down and my Carvex to notch as needed around the perimeter.

I used my RO150 to make a quick sanding pass before putting down the oil finish and came back through with a vlie pad from my surfix kit to work the oil into the boards better. Obviously the vacs were used throughout with all of these processes, except the drilling. It made it especially nice because my wife was able to start putting down oil on the other side of the deck while I was still sanding without worry of a bunch of dust blowing over onto it.

I'm going to be using many of the same tools to build the outdoor kitchen next, also using cumaru for the main structure and shelving.

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2016, 04:44 PM »
I just finished building this credenza for my stereo using my TS 55, my Domino DF500 and sanded with my ETS EC 150/3, all of which were used with my CT 26.

This is the second of two matching 7 foot credenzas that I built for each side of a large 10 foot wide and 19 foot tall fireplace.

The credenzas are constructed from torsion boxes made with 3/4" ply ribbing and 1/4" MDF faces and covered with rosewood veneer.
The doors are made from 3/4" ply covered with red elm veneer.

To get the look of unbroken grain across the 4 door panels, I veneered one large panel and cut the indivudual doors using the TS 55.  The TS 55 is the only tool that could create a cut  in delicate veneer clean enough to create these doors.  Thank you Festool!

I'm very happy with the way the veneer on the doors came out because you can't tell where the veneer was seamed, it just looks like one wide section of lumber.

This second credenza also includes drawers custom fit for my CD collection.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2016, 06:11 PM by Steve-Rice »

Offline Tayler_mann

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2016, 07:25 PM »
I just finished building this credenza for my stereo using my TS 55, my Domino DF500 and sanded with my ETS EC 150/3, all of which were used with my CT 26.

This is the second of two matching 7 foot credenzas that I built for each side of a large 10 foot wide and 19 foot tall fireplace.

The credenzas are constructed from torsion boxes made with 3/4" ply ribbing and 1/4" MDF faces and covered with rosewood veneer.
The doors are made from 3/4" ply covered with red elm veneer.

To get the look of unbroken grain across the 4 door panels, I veneered one large panel and cut the indivudual doors using the TS 55.  The TS 55 is the only tool that could create a cut  in delicate veneer clean enough to create these doors.  Thank you Festool!

I'm very happy with the way the veneer on the doors came out because you can't tell where the veneer was seamed, it just looks like one wide section of lumber.

This second credenza also includes drawers custom fit for my CD collection.

Nice I like that a lot. Is that an old technics table?

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2016, 08:30 PM »
@Tayler_mann Good eye! Yes, that Technics turntable is about 40 years old and still works like new.  Still have all my old vinyl as well. Recently had to replace the old Technics receiver and CD player.  In fact, if you compare the photos you'll notice two different CD players.  Very impressed that you spotted that. Surprisingly, the 40 year old Pioneer cassette deck still works great as well, though I'll rarely use it except for a few old "time tapes" my brother and I made years ago talking to ourselves in the future...

By the way, I'm extremely pleased with the new Onkyo receiver and CD player. I also added a Klipsch sub woofer to fill in the bottom missing from my Mirsch bookshelf speakers (which, by the way, are also 40 years old and still sound great). Very happy with my sound system now.

Steve
« Last Edit: June 08, 2016, 08:42 PM by Steve-Rice »

Offline bgladd

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2016, 09:28 PM »
My six-year old son and I built a sports bin holder with my Kapex and CXS. We had a blast!


Offline Tayler_mann

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2016, 09:46 PM »
@Tayler_mann Good eye! Yes, that Technics turntable is about 40 years old and still works like new.  Still have all my old vinyl as well. Recently had to replace the old Technics receiver and CD player.  In fact, if you compare the photos you'll notice two different CD players.  Very impressed that you spotted that. Surprisingly, the 40 year old Pioneer cassette deck still works great as well, though I'll rarely use it except for a few old "time tapes" my brother and I made years ago talking to ourselves in the future...

By the way, I'm extremely pleased with the new Onkyo receiver and CD player. I also added a Klipsch sub woofer to fill in the bottom missing from my Mirsch bookshelf speakers (which, by the way, are also 40 years old and still sound great). Very happy with my sound system now.

Steve

My dad has had a technics table for years as well. They do sound really good for a direct drive. The newer Onkyo stuff is really good equipment. I have the tx-nr 5008 onkyo amp and processor. It's an amazing device especially when paired with Audyssey pro.

Offline Mopowers

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2016, 10:20 PM »
Currently outfitting my work trailer Ron Paulk style. CXS is my MVP for assembling the casework. My CSX is used on EVERY project! Never leave home with out it.

Offline balrog

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2016, 11:16 PM »
Used my T15 drill to install a tv mount on the wall.

Offline Duck76

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2016, 11:03 AM »
I used my TXS while drywalling the ceiling in my garage.  Nice and lightweight.  The right-angle attachment got a workout screwing on the fiddly bits around the roller doors and the monorail beam I have stuffed up between my joists.

Having a CXS would make for a nice pair.  [smile]

Offline kdzito

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2016, 11:12 AM »
I used my T18 and Centrotec Installers set last night to refasten some deck boards.
Building one day at a time.

Offline Scott in San Diego

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2016, 12:03 PM »
Extensive covered porch, stairs and handrails repair/replacement job using a TS55, CT33, RAS115, RO125, RO90, ETS EC125, DX93, Vecturo, and Domino 500. 

Talk about reliability...I purchased my CT33 in 2000 from Festool-Goleta, CA and it is stilling running strong after sixteen years.

Offline Angelo

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2016, 06:15 PM »
The last project I worked on using a Festool product was a rolling kitchen island made of pallet wood and rustic maple.

I used my domino 500, ts 75, mft table, T15 drill, trion jigsaw and 18v carvex, and ro 90 and ro125.

I would post a picture of it but you asked not to so I am not

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2016, 06:27 PM »
I just built a pair of adirondack chairs.  I used the ETS150 & 125 sanders, CXS, T18 drills and the Domino DF500.

Offline Ivan T

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2016, 06:45 PM »
Used the Kapex, TI 15, RAS 115, C12, TS55, and CXS to build a wheelchair ramp for a family member.

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2016, 09:41 PM »
I built storage shelves and used a TS55, Kapex, OF1400, MFT/3, RO125, T18 and the Centrotec Set.

Offline EquatorTwo

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2016, 10:40 PM »
Rebuilt a rotten wooden railing (widow's walk) along the roof of a client's home using the domino, the CXS, the kapex, and the CT Mini that follows me everywhere like a trusted sidekick...

Offline bruegf

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2016, 07:01 AM »
Built a new set of euro style kitchen cabinets for my kitchen remodel.  Used my ts55, mft, ets125, ct22, t12, domino, and mfk700
Fred

Offline jbasen

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2016, 09:10 AM »
Recently I've been turning jewelry on my lathe.  However, my last large furniture project where I used my Festool tools was my craftsman dining room table.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/craftsman-dining-room-table/msg431967/#msg431967

I used the following tools

Kapex
Domino XL
T18
CT Mini
OF 1400
RO 150
RO 90
ETS 150/3
RTS 400

Thanks

Offline Krkww

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2016, 10:55 AM »
Built a custom clothes drying open cabinet for a client.
Used my:
Kapex
Domino 500
CT 26
Rotex 150
ETS 125
CXS

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2016, 04:26 PM »
For a client;

http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/60-bdft-of-red-oak/

Festools used...

MFT3's(x5)
CT's(x6)
TSC55, TS55 & TS75
Kapex, UG stand and UG wings
700, 1010, 1400, 2200(x2) routers
Various Festool router bits
500 Domino
CMS
VAC Sys
ETS 125's(x2), RO 125, RTS, RO 90
HSK
RT Premium
Conturo & Conturo accessory kit
CXS(x2) & T-15
Vecturo
Sys roll & Sys cart
SysVac

Tom


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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2016, 05:12 PM »
I have been helping my Mom set up displays and shelving for her antiques collection. Nothing fancy, but I have used my CXS and Installers kit, Kapex, Domino, TS55, CT26 and also the T15 impact to fix some fences around the property.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2016, 10:12 PM by copcarcollector »

Offline IanB

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #53 on: June 10, 2016, 05:44 PM »
I just used the LR 32 set with a 1010 router to do shelf-pin holes for the first time, for a bookcase.  It's great.

Offline Peter Belisle

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #54 on: June 10, 2016, 07:12 PM »
Im finishing up a 76 inch wide by 48 inch tall 4 door cabinet for a customers 80 inch TV.  My Domino 500 and TS55 did most of the casework.  and my ETS 125 did most of the sanding.


Offline Steve Rowe

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2016, 09:43 AM »
I recently built a Kapex miter station for my shop.  I used the OF1400 router, Conturo, and MFK700 to build this project.  I used a medium gray double sided melamine (PB core) with both 2mm and 3mm PVC edgebanding.  The top corners have a radius to prevent what I refer to as "hip jams".  This was also my first use of the Sys-AZ drawers that provide storage for 4 systainers.  I also included a regular drawer and shelf for storage of Kapex accessories and additional blades.  The back has shelves deep enough for storage of various connectors I use (storage is in plastic cookie jars from a dollar store).  The saw is easily removed for attachment to a mobile stand when used away from the shop.  I have also attached Aigner rails so that I can attach extension tables when required.

Offline 14scott

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2016, 02:46 PM »
I used my new domino d500 in a nightstand that I'm building.  I liked using it so much that I Just purchased a ts55 and a ct36. Thanks for the contest!

Offline RJNeal

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2016, 04:53 PM »

Here a fun project I finished up. Client wanted/ needed a way for his son to get up to the loft. Not wanting anything too permanent. We came up with this cabinet and ladder.
This is the first real cabinet that I made. About 52" wide. Adjustable shelves using my LR 32 for the first time. Counter top is reclaimed zinc.
Ladders attach by French cleats.
Tools used. Kapex, 1400, CMS, LR32,Domino, RO 90 &125, MFT,MFS TS 55, CT26,C 15
Thanks for looking.
Rick
« Last Edit: June 12, 2016, 04:56 PM by RJNeal »
Have you walked your saw today?

Offline DougB

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2016, 07:33 AM »
The most recent project I completed using a Festool product was a basement remodel that included four rolling barn doors.

The Festool products used include CT36, Domino XL DF700, OF1010, OF2200, PDC 18/4, Rotex RO 90, ETS 150/3 T15, TI15 and TS75.

Offline teocaf

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2016, 08:06 AM »
other thread still broken.

cool prize, here's my entry:
Installed laminate flooring in 4 rooms in the house; part of an ongoing 'doing it myself' renovation of a nearly hundred year old house.  Good portable dust collection was a big consideration in getting Festools.
Festools used on the flooring project:  ts 75 with MFT, Kapex, cordless Carvex