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Offline jobsworth

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Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:35 PM »
Ugly, Most Used MFT that is

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 01:03 AM »
nice! i think the best part of any tool is after the honeymoon phase. when it gets a new ding or scratch and youre like ehhh its just a tool its supposed to get beat up and keep at it.
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 09:22 AM »
I'll take that challenge later today!  My MFT will pass the muster.

I have always wanted to have the Ugliest Festool project for a working tool.

Peter

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 09:25 AM »
From the look of that front edge it looks like the underside has a story to tell as well.

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 11:41 AM »
the underside hehehehe i used to have a disposible sacrificial piece of wood I would install so when it got ate up I could easily replace and not wear out the top..

 Then that side got more ugly from finishing work etc so I just flipped the top. The underside is even worse.

Anymore I use the MFT like its supposed to be, just cut on it. Buttttt in full disclosure I have a second mft thats in pristine condition used for dominion sanding etc. stuff that isnt going to mess up the top to bad. I do have a reaplcement top with te beat up top gets to messed up to use.

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 04:13 PM »
@jobsworth  [poke]  I have it all.  Kerfs everywhere.  Water or beer stains.  CUT THRU.  Extrusion laceration.  And the rarest of all - Canineliftyourleggis syndrome.

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 04:22 PM »
Ok, ok, Peter, you win.  [not worthy]

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 04:30 PM »
There are just some things one can't ever "un-see".  Peter's MFT is one of those things.  I think I'll just go out and vacuum mine just for therapy  [smile]

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 04:31 PM »
But wait......... there's more.


Fog Dog (MacGyver) at age 7.  I hope he gets more excited about the FOG.



T-loc added for de-emphasis  [eek]
Indiana Jones - almost 2.

Sanity unleashed.

Peter

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2017, 04:40 PM »
@TylerC ,

I know that Sedge did an Instagram video on when it was time to replace an MFT top.  Would you mind showing him these images and let me know if it is time?  No.  Really.   [unsure]

Peter

PS.  If @honeydokreg was more active and would post there wouldn't be a chance of me being the worst.

Peter

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2017, 04:44 PM »
I love these!

@Peter Halle - Sedge is traveling for a few weeks, but I'll definitely reach out to him.

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 05:03 PM »
That is why a tablesaw is BETTER!

Just joking.  [big grin]

But a tool is a tool and is meant to be used -- well. Peter's is a very good example that we should follow.

Confession: I do not have a MFT table and so it is easy for me to say, "Chew it up." :P

P.S. Your lawn looks pretty big. Do ya still have time (or energy) left for woodworking after a day of lawn mowing?  [tongue]
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 05:09 PM by ChuckM »

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 05:39 PM »
That is why a tablesaw is BETTER!

Just joking.  [big grin]

But a tool is a tool and is meant to be used -- well. Peter's is a very good example that we should follow.

Confession: I do not have a MFT table and so it is easy for me to say, "Chew it up." :P

P.S. Your lawn looks pretty big. Do ya still have time (or energy) left for woodworking after a day of lawn mowing?  [tongue]

Chuck,

I am answering this in all honesty and hopefully no hint of perceived marketing.

When I first visited Festool back in 2009 I had some tools.  I then heard Christian say time and time again "Use the tools."  I have followed that advice and I have ugly tools.  If you were to find my youtube channel (I am not pimping it here) you would read comments about "jacked up tools".  I don't care.

In 2009 I was so totally against the idea of the MFT that I would harvested on a soap box and preached against those who loved.  The reality is that the MFT/3 really made this a more realistic TOOL for others.  The 1080 certainly didn't cut it in my mind.  But one day I read a post here from Per Swenson about a finish carpenter using the MFT/3.  A couple of days later after ruminating I ordered one.

It is a cool tool with many possibilities.  It will never in combination with the TS saws replace a table saw in every aspect.  It can though in many. 

I used to travel with a Dewalt contractor tablesaw.  I don't anymore.  I did pull it out to rip pvc pickets this past week.

Everybody's wants and needs are different.  My opinion - as shown in real life images - is far different than I went to a class back in 2009 with 18 other Foggers.

Each one of those kerfs represents either experience, education, or $$$ in my case.

Peter


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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2017, 05:43 PM »
Chuck,

I have about an acre of land.  Probably 3/4 of an acre in grass.  I am blessed that I semi-designed my house almost 24 years ago and a phenomenal builder took care of me.  Other than acidic well water eating things which the builder had no control over, I have been so blessed.

Peter

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2017, 05:52 PM »
"...no hint of perceived marketing."

I certainly didn't feel any of that from your post.

My shop (or garage) doesn't have space for a tablesaw AND a MFT table, and so only one of them can exist, unless I park one of the cars on the driveway, which is a no-no during our bone-chilling winter.

With an acre of land or so like you, I would have had a three-car garage and a dedicated, heated shop that I can work without fear of frostbites!

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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2017, 06:18 PM »
jesus peter . I'm shocked. I'm all for using the tools but that's just upsetting.
surely we can get a go fund me page for abused tops.
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2017, 06:30 PM »
Speaking of the tops, I really can't convince myself to spend $200 Cdn on a MDF board! [big grin]

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2017, 06:41 PM »
jesus peter . I'm shocked. I'm all for using the tools but that's just upsetting.
surely we can get a go fund me page for abused tops.

Alan, my old time Fogger friend.  I know that most know me here in my alternate role as a Moderator, but although I don't post many projects posts at least these images show that I do use the tool or I am just an MFT slasher.  I'll leave that the discretion or readers to decide.

Your joking mention of a Go Fund Me campaign right now was so weirdly timely - in a good way.

Please bare with me while I explain:

Last weekend was the Festool Connect event and I had a great time and got to do some stuff that I had never done before.  I also saw old friends and met new.  Obviously I have spent much time here over the years, but this year when I visited and talked there was a different vibe. 

Facebook reminded me the other day that three years ago I was having surgery for cancer.  Fast forward a small amount of time and a Go Fund Me account had been set up and publicized here to help out with uncovered expenses.

I can honestly tell you that last night I went to that Go Fund Me account online and read every name and every anonymous contribution and I cried.  I cried then and am crying now because of the generosity of so many when it mattered.

There is no way to repay the efforts and thoughts.  But I assure you and all reading that I haven't forgotten.

Peter

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2017, 08:03 PM »
Thanks Peter, you and other Foggers reaffirm my faith in humanity...very little in the news feeds does.

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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2017, 09:01 PM »
jesus peter . I'm shocked. I'm all for using the tools but that's just upsetting.
surely we can get a go fund me page for abused tops.

Alan, my old time Fogger friend.  I know that most know me here in my alternate role as a Moderator, but although I don't post many projects posts at least these images show that I do use the tool or I am just an MFT slasher.  I'll leave that the discretion or readers to decide.

Your joking mention of a Go Fund Me campaign right now was so weirdly timely - in a good way.

Please bare with me while I explain:

Last weekend was the Festool Connect event and I had a great time and got to do some stuff that I had never done before.  I also saw old friends and met new.  Obviously I have spent much time here over the years, but this year when I visited and talked there was a different vibe. 

Facebook reminded me the other day that three years ago I was having surgery for cancer.  Fast forward a small amount of time and a Go Fund Me account had been set up and publicized here to help out with uncovered expenses.

I can honestly tell you that last night I went to that Go Fund Me account online and read every name and every anonymous contribution and I cried.  I cried then and am crying now because of the generosity of so many when it mattered.

There is no way to repay the efforts and thoughts.  But I assure you and all reading that I haven't forgotten.

Peter
wow
did realise that was 3 years ago all ready
hope you are well
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Re: Ill Show Ya Mine If Ya Show Me Yours (MFT)
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2017, 10:36 PM »
I saw yours Peter and Ill show ya more of mines. I didnt get the underneath side which is better (worse) maybe I will tomorrow. Ill prolly find the nice kerf I cut into the V groove