.Portrait of a Festool - Centric Shop as seen through the process of building a dining room table
I design and make furniture and architectural elements for a living here in Los Angeles.
My inside shop space is approximately 1500 square feet, spread over three rooms that are linked together like a train.
The first two rooms have a 12 foot "doorway" between them, the second and third rooms have a 5 foot doorway.
My first room has my large inca cabinet saw, the middle room is mostly devoted to assembly and Festool and the third room is crammed with a collection of bandsaws and sanding machines. (and more Festools)
My collection of Festools include all of their sanders, routers (except for the 2000), the TDK12, a bunch of rails, an MFS set up and a bunch of MFT1080's and 800's.
The position of the equipment in the first two rooms are fluid, depending of the project at hand.
The table you'll be seeing in the following posts measures 11' by 5' by 4" thick. (my client needed to seat 14 people)
The concept is a torsion box construction with solid core rails all around and a 1/4 " "veneer" mitered top.
......and all the edging around the table needs to curve inwards from the top edge an 1 1/4" to the bottom plane.
The photos above and below are showing my bandsaws (the light grey and green Inca bandsaw has a dedicated resaw blade and fence setup)
The two roller drumsander is below. (in the last posts I'll have more pics of this room)
That little black tablesaw to the left of the blue Inca (not the Inca 259 in the foreground) is a sweet little Byrnes Tablesaw - great for small fine cuts.http://www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/tablesaw.html?id_mm=1018MM835011
Below is an Inca 2200 Cab. saw, to the left out of camera sight is a 12inch Delta compound miter saw.
The Ct22 with boom arm is hiding (almost) to the right of the clamp wall and it serves both rooms.
above and below you see the two -880 pound (each) motor lifts that I needed to install for this project.
As I basically work alone and I needed to flip that 11 foot puppy several times during the process.
(the table, not the white creature observing the whole process)