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Online TylerC

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CXS sweepstakes thread
« on: June 07, 2016, 09:38 AM »
Something funky is going on with the CXS sweepstakes thread, and we're looking into it. Don't worry: If you made a submission, we still have record of all of those.

Until we get the thread fixed (or if we can't get it fixed), you can make your submissions here. (However, please do not post pictures to the thread for now. We're trying to see if those are part of the problem.)

You can review the original sweepstakes overview here.

Offline kenobi

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 10:06 AM »
Thank you @TylerC

I recently built a mobile cart for my MFT to reside on to make it more mobile in my shop.  It includes storage underneath for my systainers.  Of course I used my TS75 for all of my plywood sheets.  I just recently acquired the MFT, Domino DF-500, and a CT26.  The cart/storage unit along with these new tools will come in handy very soon as we just found out that our daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first child in January.  So it looks like Grandpa will get to break them in while building a crib for their new addition!  I'm quite certain that means I'll need another tool or two before it's complete.  ;)   

Offline WastedP

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 10:16 AM »
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What's the last project that you worked on using a Festool product? (Be sure to mention which tool(s) you used.)

I'm almost wrapped up with a project on the homefront, refinishing a fir log bench that I built a decade ago.  I used my RO 125 to strip what was left of the old finish and get it back down to bare wood.  I used Granat paper for almost all of that, except for a couple pieces of 80 grit Saphir that I found in a drawer that I don't remember buying.

I'm just about done with the spar varnish.  For the top of the bench, I have been sanding between coats with high grit Brilliant paper.  I'll post pics in another thread when it's finished.  Unless it turns out awful.

Offline Gjarman12

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 10:33 AM »
I just made some wine bottle holders, the MFT and TS55 were prefect for this and made the process so simple. The ETS 150/3 was great for the finish sanding and smoothing the edges with the interface pad after routing.

Offline Neohio

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 10:48 AM »
I am currently in the middle of building a set of cornhole boards.
I have used my OF1010 to cut out the 6" hole and round-over all the edges on the playing surface.
I also have used my DF500 to attach the side supports to the top. It is a bit overkill, but it is the perfect way to orient myself with the domino.

Offline JZ Bowmannz

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 10:57 AM »
Remodeling the powder room in my house.

Making the vanity, tool used TS55, MFT 1080, CT22, Domino 500, OF1010, LR32, and ETS EC 150;
Put up crown molding, Kapex, CT wing and Mini.

Offline mleny77

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 10:58 AM »
I Made six upper cabinets for a kitchen remodel.
1. TS55 to break down the plywood.
2. OF1400 to cut a dado in the sides for the back panels
3. MFT/3 table to cross cut panels to size
4. Domino DF 500 for case joints and assembly
5. Rotex RO 125 to rough sand raised panels
6. ETS 125 EQ to finish sand raised panels, doors & face frames
7. And of course the CT 26 HEPA Dust Extractor to suck up the chips!


Offline Aclaw

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 11:11 AM »
I restored two broken 1930's high chairs.  Great use of the Domino XL for leg surgery! [big grin]

Offline mwildt

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016, 11:25 AM »
Just finished putting trim around the skylights. Kapex came to my rescue in dealing with less then square opening/drywall.
Next is trimming the new attic door/hatch. As with the skylights I had to make my own trim though for the attic trim I'm also using the of1010 to round the trim edge a bit. Need trim that is wider in that this was a retro fit.

If anyone is looking for a good insulated attic access door/ladder checkout Fakro LWT.

Offline bigjonh

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016, 01:11 PM »
I use my Festool tools for work everyday pretty much. Just used my RO90 with an interface pad to clean up some live edge boards for a feature wall. It was hooked to my CT26 with boom arm and clamped in place on one of my MFT3 tables.

Offline downtheroad

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2016, 01:53 PM »
Our shop was contacted by the maker of a custom built bubinga table. After several months, the clients that owned it  asked if he could touchup some minor wear damage to the top. A supplier he talked to recommended he contact our shop for advice. It turned out  he was the project supervisor on a 10,000 sq. ft. custom home we did the kitchen and master bath finishing on 11 yrs. prior.

After seeing the tabletop and hearing that the clients favored a more closed pore, higher gloss finish to complement the rest of their decor, it was decided we would do the touchup, topcoat, and polish to give the clients that look.

We cleaned and prepped, did our touchups, then sprayed barrier coats of Zinsser's Seal Coat dewaxed shellac. Then we topcoated with Target's waterborne EM9300 in gloss. After we had enough build and plenty of time to cure, we wet-sanded, then used Festool's round sanding blocks, RO150 sander, and Platin abrasive pads to start bringing up the shine. Using the RO150 in rotex mode with Menzerna compounds and foam pads, we were able to produce a beautiful, reflective shine. The versatility of the Rotex sanders is amazing.

Mark, using my Rotex to polish and enhance the depth of the beautiful grain.

« Last Edit: June 13, 2016, 09:43 AM by downtheroad »
Tony

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2016, 02:16 PM »
The last project I did was at Jory brighams workshop class. We made an end table. I used the kapex, mft3, ro159, ets150, ETS-ec 150, ro90, of1400, domino 500, cxs (do not currently have one yet), ct36, and topped it off using surfix finish!

I documented the build here: http://festoolownersgroup.com/various-woodworking-crafts-topics/jory-brigham-workshop-classes/
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 02:19 PM by blaszcsj »
OF1010 EQ Router | MFT/3 | DF500Q | Carvex 420 | ETS EC 150/3 | CT 36 Auto Clean | TS55 | LR32 | OF1400 EQ Router | ZOBO Metric Set | CXS Li 2.6 - 90 Limited Edition | Universal Cleaning Set | HKC55 | Centrotec CE-SORT |

Offline Don T

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2016, 02:54 PM »
3 in 1 Baby bed for my grandson.  Used the TS55, RO90, C12, CXS, MFT/3, RTS400, PS420, and DF500.
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

Offline ear3

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2016, 04:35 PM »
I'll just post the link to the thread that was my last project, the QSWO bathroom cabinet.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/qswo-bathroom-cabinet-in-progress/

I used: DF500, OF2200, OF1400, OF1010, PDC 18/4, T18, MFT/3, TSC55, Kapex, Carvex, ETS-EC 150/5, HSK Sanding Block, RO90, RTS400, the MFS, and of course, the CT26.

« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 05:20 PM by Edward A Reno III »
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • DX 93 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/Long-Life Bag • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Offline thudchkr

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2016, 04:48 PM »
Completed 4 mobile sys-ports. Used TS 75, TS 55, DF 500, LR-32 with OF 1400, Kapex, MFT-3, MFT 800, MFT 1050, CT 22, ETS EC 150/5 and my new Festool scraper [big grin].
Clint

TS 55, TS 75, DF 500, DF 700, Kapex, MFK 700, OF 1400, OF OF 2200, CT 22, ETS 150/3, ETS EQ 150/5, PRO 5, DTS 400, CXS

Offline Len C

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2016, 05:05 PM »
Completely redid a kitchen, all new cabs/island in shaker style with non standard heights and organizers so my wife (bad back) do not have a lot of bending to do. used  the CMS-GE and all 3 of the routers to finish.

Offline c_dwyer

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2016, 05:31 PM »
Actually, I'm still working on a cherry dining room table set (Daniel Chaffin Trestle Table/Bench set design), and have one bench built so far. Using a TS-75, RO-90, midi, both Domino's, Carvex and various other non-festools. This past weekend, I used the full strength of my Syslite II to help clear out an old outbuilding with no power. Two 18v batteries lasted the entire weekend! Certainly needed a full N-95 mask for that one based on 25+ years of raccoon $%#@. Could have also used a Tyvek suit. A lot had to be burned, including some old barn wood that couldn't be cleaned up after the coons used much of it.

Thank you for the opportunity.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 05:34 PM by c_dwyer »

Offline Cochese

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2016, 06:06 PM »
I made drawers and drawer fronts for my router table.

All the plywood was cut with the TS55 on the MFT. The drawer boxes were assembled with the help of the DF500, and they went together perfectly. Sanded with the ETS 150/3 and the DTS.

Of course, the entire router table was done with the help of all of the above as well, plus the OF1010 and LR32.

Pics in my project thread: http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/router-table-nearly-done/
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 07:31 PM by Cochese »

Offline Runhard

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2016, 06:16 PM »
I used my T18 to screw a board to another one.
I just went camping and used 2 syslites.
I'm using my MFT to store stuff on.
I used one of my CT 26's last night to vacuum up the hair that I cut off of my head.
I used a Festool pin a few minutes ago to mark a line on a plumbing project that I'm working on.

I'm pathetic... At least I don't have to worry about my Kapex burning up, because I never use it.  [embarassed]
Daniel

Offline ScotF

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2016, 07:22 PM »
Cool contest. The last project I completed that is woodworking was a shoe rack -- used my TS75, MFT/3, CT22, C12, DTS400, ETS150/3, OF1010 with edging plate and LR32 and the Domino 500 and the Tradesman cleaning set to clean everything up.

The project after that was a steel fence repair that required lots of sanding and I used my RAS 115 for this project and MFT/3.

My latest project, which has been ongoing and will be for some time is my Maloof inspired High-back Dining Chairs and Table. One chair is in the sanding stage and I have 4-5 more to go. For this project I am using my 2 MFT/3's, Kapex, Mini-MFT/3, TS75, C12 and T15 drills, Centrotec Installers set, CT22, CT26, MFS 400, RAS115, ETS EC 125, Rotex 150, Rotex 90, Domino 500, clamps and a heck of a lot of sandpaper in all grits from Saphir 24 - up to Granat 500 and then Vlies 800 and the white pads after that (maybe higher grit Granat, just have not made it that far yet).  [big grin] Also my Tradesman cleaning set to clean up after lots of shaping and sculpting. I am sure there are a couple of tools I am forgetting to mention.

Offline Mort

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2016, 07:33 PM »
Not sure if my submission posted, but the summary is outdoor bench, w/Domino, Carvex, RO90, and ES125.
I hate signatures.

Offline Throwback7r

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2016, 10:36 PM »
Was cutting some counter tops for a kitchen I was installing with Ts55 REQ and CT26. Hopefully this counts If not I will have to go out and use them some more ;)

Offline Tayler_mann

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2016, 10:51 PM »
I just finished a Wine cabinet a few months ago and used mostly all Festool. The tools included were, TS 55 and Festool parallel guides, RO 150, OF 1400 and CMS table, MFK 700, RTS, DF 500, Kapex an UG cart, centrotec installers set (mostly those amazing brad point bits), CT 26, and finally the CT MINI. The only other tool used was my Jet bandsaw and drill press.

Offline McNally Family

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2016, 10:51 PM »
My Son and I used the CT26 to clean up our basement, then used both our C18 drill to attach sheets of plywood to the block walls for hanging tools, and our RS 2 E to sand between coats of finish.  Also used bits and drills from the Festool installers set.
GREEN: In order of purchase = | CT26 w/Installer Cleaning Set | C18 5.2 Set w/Centrotec Installer's Set | RS 2 E | Hose w/ Sleeve 3.5m | 115mm X 226mm Hand Sanding Block | 80mm X 133mm Hand Sanding Block | HSK D21.5 5m hose | CT Boom Arm Bundle Set |  Won the CXS Li 2.6 90 Limited Edition on 06/20/2016 | Metric Parallel Guide Set | 1080 Plate for custom MFT | OF 1400 EQ Router (metric) w/accessories | FS1400/2-LR 32 Guide Rail (x1) | Next  Purchase: Something else Metric |

RED: // Mafell P1cc  //  MT55cc  // Next purchase: TBD

Offline Erich

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2016, 12:07 AM »
I recently completed a floor lamp composed of reclaimed white oak barn flooring and curly cherry with walnut accents. the Festools that I used on the project included the Domino DF500, OF1400, Kapex, ETS150 and RTS400.

Online BarnyardTim

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2016, 12:21 AM »
Built 2 8' farm tables from reclaimed barn floor boards. Used my Domino XL, TS75 track saw and CT 36 vac.

Offline fatroman

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2016, 10:17 AM »
My last project was nothing glamorous, but a lot of fun since my 3 1/2 year old wanted to help. We built a dressing station with hooks and a shelf (for charging small electronics) for my wife.

I used TS55 to size the boards, the Kapex to cut them to their final lengths, the CMS/1400 to put a French profile on the perimeter, and the Domino 500 to mate the boards.

My assistant used the T12 to drill some pocket holes for temporary clamps at glue-up time, and the CXS (my kids love this thing, which is why it would be fantastic to have a second!) to run the screws for the pocket holes and the hooks.

Then we both used the DTS400 to get it ready for stain and shellac.

All in all, a great way to spend a Saturday!
El duende está lleno de mierda!

Offline Paul G

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2016, 10:30 AM »
Something funky is going on with the CXS sweepstakes thread, and we're looking into it. Don't worry: If you made a submission, we still have record of all of those.

Until we get the thread fixed (or if we can't get it fixed), you can make your submissions here. (However, please do not post pictures to the thread for now. We're trying to see if those are part of the problem.)

You can review the original sweepstakes overview here.

I guess that original thread is fixed for some since posts still are being made, but for me it's still blank.
+1

Offline Cochese

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2016, 11:35 AM »
There's something about the second page on the other thread. 1st and 3rd pages work fine.

Offline Cheese

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Re: CXS sweepstakes thread
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2016, 12:38 PM »
I tried tapping into the original CXS thread and I can't get anything. Just a blank screen. [tongue]

Added: On both the MB Pro and iPhone
« Last Edit: June 08, 2016, 03:24 PM by Cheese »