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Offline Brice Burrell

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Bill, I see you have a miter saw on the wall, nice for storage but it's got to be hard to use up there.  ;D

Hm yeah, what's up? the best shop is gone!!!  ???

Maybe he decided he wasn't comfortable posting pictures of his shop after all. It was a nice shop for sure.
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Offline Steve Rowe

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Steve,
   Now that is a nice shop. I particularly like the red pipe cart - I think it it the panel cart that you can swing the panels horizontal and raise or lower to  match the height of your table saw. I had one in the 90's but gave it away since I didn't have any room in the shop I was moving to. But I got my money's worth. I would load 8 or so white melamine boards and slide them onto the Excalibur sliding table. I added a fine spread of corn meal to make the panels slide easier. It worked but every mouse in the count came to claim their prize...the cornmeal of course. I saw the panel cart at IWF in 84. At that time it was being shone by the two inventors - two lovely ladies. Later they sold the patent to the shop that was making it for them.

John,
That cart is a Hafele which I purchased one of the IWF shows.  It isn't perfect by any means and the wooden runners are just one of its' weaknesses.  The ShopCart models I have seen are much better quality but also more expensive.  I hate lifting plywood onto a saw particularly those 100 lb MDF core sheets.  Good thought about the cornmeal.  I was thinking of taking some UHMW tape and putting them on the runners to make it easier for the last panel.
Steve

Offline Bob Marino

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 Wow, Chris, that's quite a shop! I am  envious. Shane, I THINK IS GOING TO BE A VERY INTERESTING  CONTEST!

 Bob

There were several reference to Chris' shop. I'm assuming you're not referring to ForumMFG tongue in cheek post so where is Chris' shop?

 Les,

 No, I was referring to Chris' shop, pictures of which he decided to delete; perhaps Brice is correct, Chris felt uncomfortable posting shop pics - security issues?

Bob
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Offline Charimon

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Here is my Shop entry photo. I work out of a 6' x 12' V  tandem axle trailer  83" inside height.
I have a wet saw station in back  Line X'ed.   I have a few more sys's (thanks Dave) I am up to 39 sys and sorts.  I NEED 3 more sys4 , 2 sys3  and about 8 sys1 to finish my plan if anyone wants to do some selling ;)
As an interior remodeler.  Everything I do is in Someone's home.  Systainer kits allow me to have Everything I need for a given task,  at hand,  and organized.   I think they give me an income boos of about $75-90 a week just on trip savings.  (case in point---My Drywall kit has a sys just for 45min setting compound ;D )

I started sliding down the green slope with the purchase of a TS 55 and rails for counter top work (you can see the rail holders upper right hand side of pic.)

I use the Walko,  Trion, OF1010's, Ets 125, and domino,  oh and CHEAP RIDGID vacs.  I also find the rubbermaid big wheel cart to be one of the most useful accessories you can have ...... it can roll with 12 sys' haul trash, tile, tarps...and hooks neatly on the left side of the trailer with a  bulk storage shelf under it.

Sorry for the crappy pic.  took it today with the camera phone while doing a bath room remod.  I plan on doing a full writeup on the trailer, with instructions for the sys and rail racks, on a contractor forum later.



Craig
 
« Last Edit: September 22, 2009, 08:07 PM by Charimon »
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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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I remember you setting that up but, never saw any finished pictures.

Offline Bill Wyko

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Here's my mighty Mouse shop. Kind of a mess but that's because of progress on the work. If it's too clean, no work is getting done. ;D
Here is the tool list. I would have to say that the most important Festool feature for my shop besides the fact that they are top notch, would be the stackability. I couldn't have these tools if there was no place to put them.
Domino
ETS 150
RO 150
TS 75
ETS 125
DX 93CT 33
HL 850
« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 09:46 PM by Bill Wyko »
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Offline Neill

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Here's my mighty Mouse shop. Kind of a mess but that's because of progress on the work. If it's too clean, no work is getting done. ;D
Here is the tool list.
Domino
ETS 150
RO 150
TS 75
ETS 125
DX 93CT 33
HL 850

Bill,

You failed to include the most impressive tool in your shop, YOU.

Neill
Kapex, Domino, MFT/3, Rotex 150 FEQ, CT 22E, TS 55, RS2E Orbital Sander, C12 Drill, 1400 Router, Rotex 90 DX, Rotex 125 FEQ, LS 130 EQ Linear, Parallel Guide Set, Deltex 93 E, Trion 300 Barrell Grip, ETS 150/3 EQ, ES125 EQ, Guide Rail Accessory Kit, Sanding Block, various rails, systainers, sortainers, vacuum hoses and accessories for various tools.

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Haha, Bill, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who uses the table saw for a work bench.   ;D
PS Nice looking humidors!

Offline Brice Burrell

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Bill,

You failed to include the most impressive tool in your shop, YOU.

Neill

So, you're saying Bill's a tool. ;D Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Offline Frank Pellow

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The thread http://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?topic=259.0 contains a link to a downloadable tour of my woodworking shed and well as a downloadable copy of the journal that I wrote while planning, building, and populating the shed.

There are LOTS and LOTS of pictures there, but I see that I have to post one here as well.  So, here you are:

16520-0

Here is the list of the Festool tools that I own:

491 877   TS 75 EQ Plunge Saw

491 967   OF 1400 EQ-Plus Router

489 873   RO 150 E-Plus Rotex Sander

490 345   LS 130 EQ    Duplex (linear) Sander    plus all the pads for same

489 921   DX 93 E-Set   Deltex (detail) Sander
 
489 848   PS 2 E-Plus   Jig Saw

492 136   TDK 12 CE-NC 45 Set   Cordless Drill   plus all the attachments

454 926   CT 22 E   Dust Extractor   with cloth bag, cleaning set, and dust trap bin for same

583 360   Mini   Dust Extractor

492 611  MFS   Multi?routing template kit   plus a pair of 1 metre rails for same

490 888   MFT 1080   Multifunction table    plus lots of clamps, jigs, and rails for same

490 915   MFT 800   Multifunction table
   
491 922   1000/2   Systainer Port

490 833   Toolie

Several extra systainers





« Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 09:08 AM by Frank Pellow »
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Bill Wyko

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Haha, Bill, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who uses the table saw for a work bench.   ;D
PS Nice looking humidors!

Thanks guys. I'll admit, I am a tool. ::) Sorry no pic of me, I'm hiding behind the camera. ;D Those are a few months old. I've since done my semi-anual gutting and cleaning. Too many tools, not enough room. As I said before,  Imagine if my festools weren't stackable. Where the heck would I put all that stuff? :-[
« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 09:46 PM by Bill Wyko »
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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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I see no excuse for that missing window trim!! ;D

Offline Frank Pellow

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That's a great place that you have Chris.  But, finding the Festool stuff in it is a lot like playing "Where's Waldo?".   ;D
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Bill Wyko

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I think that beautiful jointer table is in the way. Need me to move it for you? ;D Nice shop.
The bitterness of poor quality, lingers long after the cheap price is forgotten.

Offline Brice Burrell

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That's a great place that you have Chris.  But, finding the Festool stuff in it is a lot like playing "Where's Waldo?".   ;D

Well, the name of this section is "Fun, Games and Diversions". ;D

Great shop Chris, as I said earlier some of us get to live our shop fantasies vicariously through this thread so thanks for posting.
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Offline mhoy

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A tiny shop, a one car garage (400 sq ft or so) crammed full of house hold stuff with a little room left for some tools.
Started with a Ryobi sliding table saw (which is under the stuff in a corner may not need it now that I have a MFT/3),
various screw drives, etc, inexpensive drill press, etc.

Then I ran into this Festool stuff.....coupled with a MS cash back, slipper green slope...
Everything is used through either Ebay or Craigslist: TS 55 EQ, RO 150, CT 22, CDD 12, DF 500Q, OF 1400, MFT/3

An indispensable tool: Elektra T1

Corner bench that came with our house/garage 11 years ago.


Center of the garage (believe it or not).


I helped out the contractor (or at least I think I did) with trimming of various Ikea side panels and a couple of the doors.
I used our kid's sand box and some scrap wood, this was before I found the MFT/3.


With all my tools, I claim that I'll build up some cabinets in the garage. However working in Silicon Valley in high tech doesn't always leave much spare time.

Mark
TS 55 EQ, RO 150, CT 22, CDD 12, DF 500Q, OF 1400, MFT/3, RS400E
Elektra T1

Offline Martin Johnson

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Peter,

Yes, we are working on a small shop concept for 2010...still too early to discuss the details, but we hope to have more information as we get closer to January.

Martin

One of the things that was mentioned in Lebanon recently was something about ideas for small shops.  Perhaps Shane could or would elaborate if it isn't too soon to do so.  I won't because it think it was / is something in process.  It is interesting how the pipeline of knowledge works in two directions now.

Peter

Offline GreenGA

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Talk about woodworkers "porn"...  :o

My shop is around 2400 square feet & has all wood floors.

My Festool tool list includes.

Sanders - RO 150, RTS 400, DTS 400, DX 93, ETS 125
OF 1400 router, MFS, Domino, HL 850 planer, CT 33
TS 55, TS 75, PSB 300, 1080 & 800 MFTs

The thing I like most about Festool tools is the ability to work almost dust free.
I have been able to cut inside home without making a huge mess.
Also the TS saw & guide rails make it possible to get factory edges with every cut.


















Never use a 2x4, when a 2x6 will do just as well.

SYS-Lites, CMS/GE, TS55, KAPEX, MFT/3, CXS Kit, C15 Set, C12 Set, T18 Set, Ti15 Set, CT48 w/Boom Arm, Carvex PSBC, HL850, HL65L, RO90, RTS400, DTS400, LS130, DX93, RO150, ETS 150/3, RAS 115/4E, RS2E, Domino 500 & 700 Sets, MFK700 Set, OF1010 EQ, OF1400, OF2000E+, MFS700, FS3000/2, LR 32-SYS+97" rail, 2011 Centrotec Set, Metric and Imperial Zobo Forstner Bit Set, VS600 Dovetail System, Guide Rail Kit, Parallel Guides, Tradesman Cleaning Set, Shinex, lotsa 'tainers (Sys, Sorts, Minis, Midis, Maxis. Attics, Classic, New and Blue).
Coming Attractions: Workcenter, NAINA when available.

Offline festoolman

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Chris,  do you need anyone to help clean up at the end of the day???  I am sure I could make time in my schedule.

Offline PeterK

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Chris won't let me come over as he dislikes drool stains on his tools!!

My whole shop would almost fit into his table-saw station area.
Yes these photos are pure porn!

Offline Neill

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My shop is around 2400 square feet & has all wood floors.



Chris,

Despite its size, your shop looks overcrowded.  Just give the word and I will be happy to help you remedy the situation.

Seriously though, everybody's workshops look great.  The most important thing is that they work well for the user.

Neill
Kapex, Domino, MFT/3, Rotex 150 FEQ, CT 22E, TS 55, RS2E Orbital Sander, C12 Drill, 1400 Router, Rotex 90 DX, Rotex 125 FEQ, LS 130 EQ Linear, Parallel Guide Set, Deltex 93 E, Trion 300 Barrell Grip, ETS 150/3 EQ, ES125 EQ, Guide Rail Accessory Kit, Sanding Block, various rails, systainers, sortainers, vacuum hoses and accessories for various tools.

Offline Qwas

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Here is the Qwas Shop. It is 18x26 or 470 square feet. At one time that seemed plenty big but 2 years later and I wish it was twice as big.

My main Festools are the MFT-1080, TS-55, Trion PS-300, OF1010, RS-2 and ETS-150/5 sanders, and the wonderful C12 drill.

Here are some pictures:

My MFT and accessories.


My Systainer cart.


Metal cutting bandsaw. It works horizontally (as shown) or vertically.


Mini Lathe and metal working area.


Router table, planer, and jointer.

« Last Edit: October 03, 2009, 09:57 PM by Qwas »

Offline L2theP

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Hey Guys, i just have a question, are we all in the same business?  i mean i have spent over 6k on festools and I have a few boxes and you guys got stacks and stacks of the goodies, how does one charge  to acquire this type of collection?  I must be in the wrong business, anyone can steer me into making more money?
Thanx up front  ;D
proud owner of  FESTOOL TS55 saw, ROTEX RO125 FEQ sander, OF 1400 router, Trion PS 300 EQ jigsaw, DOMINO DF 500 Q SET, CT22, ETS 125,  MFT/3, EHL65-plus planer, Kapex miter saw, T15-3 set along with a load of overpriced accessories!!

Offline Frank Pellow

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Hey Guys, i just have a question, are we all in the same business?  i mean i have spent over 6k on festools and I have a few boxes and you guys got stacks and stacks of the goodies, how does one charge  to acquire this type of collection?  I must be in the wrong business, anyone can steer me into making more money?
Thanx up front  ;D
I don 't know about the others, but I have purchased several empty systainers and put them to various uses.
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline woodshopdemos

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This photo is not new to many of you. I fixed it this way back in March and have since then made one slight change. It is a great layout for making cabinets and now it is proving to be as good in making furniture. I sold my my Unisaw over a year ago and while I have missed it on occasion, I find that there is nothing in woodworking that I can't do with this setup.

In memory of John Lucas (1937 - 2010)

Offline Dan Rush

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Cool new pic, Shane.

Offline mastercabman

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Funny, Mark...

I want to make sure this isn't perceived as a contest based on who has the biggest or most impressive shop.  Let's face it, we have a wide variety of folks who make up this online community.  A guy crammed into a one car garage, a guy who works out of his van and a guy with a 3,000 sqft megashop are all equally capable of being randomly selected as winners.  The purposes of this contest so members can share their shop environments, get ideas from one another and to see how Festool fits into their shop.  Personally, I think our products work extremely well when there is limited space.  I think for all of us, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our work space to become more efficient and to make better use of the space available.  Over the years, I have seen a lot of innovative uses of space posted in various threads here.

So, let's see more shops!  ;D

I do too Shane, my primary work space is about 130 sqft! You'd be surprised at what you can do with only a MFT and few (okay, I have a lot) of Festool tools. You don't don't have to have large stationary power tools or a ton of space to make great projects.

So, who else has a small shop or workspace, lets see it.   
Brice,We do share something in common,...  Same sq.footage shop!!!! :D :DIt is amazing what you can do with Festool and just a little space.But i also like the idea that you can take your "shop" just anywhere pretty quick.
I am going to take some pics of my little shop in the next few days.
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

Offline deepcreek

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I'm a newbie to Festool and FOG so I guess this thread is as good a place to start as any.  My shop is part of a 24 x 24' two car garage.  I have a tablesaw, joiner, bandsaw, drill press, router table, lathe etc. but the bench is where it all comes together.  

I have a Festool Domino and love it.  I bought it after talking with Tom Silva (This Old House) at the International Builders Show this January in Las Vegas.  He told me once you get your first Festool you're hooked and he was right!

Kreg (honeydokreg) knows me from over at the JLC Forums.  I called him after I bought the Domino and he was very helpful in getting me started.

Joe Adams
« Last Edit: October 18, 2009, 01:15 AM by deepcreek »
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Offline Peter Halle

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Joe,

Welcome to the FOG.  Now we need more photos of you shop.

Kreg is a great guy.  I asked him for advice on something and he offered to take the time to teach me.  Told me that others had taught him so he was just paying it forward.

Can't beat that.

Peter

Offline Brice Burrell

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Welcome to the FOG Joe, you're going to love the Domino.
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