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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2016, 03:12 PM »
Man,that bar came out nice.
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2016, 08:30 PM »


These credenzas are superb Steve!

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2016, 10:30 PM »
Thanks, Mike.

Much appreciated,

Steve

Offline deepcreek

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2016, 11:39 PM »
Here's a kitchen island we designed with a countertop made from reclaimed threshing floor material (White Oak) from an old timber frame barn in Amish country.

We used a TS 75, Domino XL, ETS 150/5, RO 90, OF 1400, OF 1010, HL 850 (with undulating head), Kapex, and CT36 during construction.

Fun project.

Joe



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Offline ScotF

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2016, 01:12 AM »
I have spent time this summer working on my Maloof inspired dining chair. This is the first of several I will be making at it has taken longer than I had initially thought, but the first one was working out all the nuances and challenges with a project of this scope and I think the rest will go better.

Used several Festool tools in the project including my TS75, CT22 and CT26, MFT/3 tables, Kapex, C12 and T15 drills, my most used tools include the RAS 115 and the RO90 and I have also used the ETS EC125 and RO150.

First pic is after rough grinding and the second pic is after assembly and sanding through 100 grit, all shaping done and now just working through the grits through 1,000.


Offline Topper

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2016, 02:55 PM »
This summer I built my wife a LARGE jewelry cabinet for our bedroom.  I was getting tired of necklaces EVERYWHERE and untangling them for her. There is a mirror on the door, almost 100 hooks, ring and earring holders, and places for bracelets. Since finishing this I have invested in a CT26 and ETS EC 125 so I may end up refinishing it in the future haha.

Offline Elmar50

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2016, 08:36 PM »
DW has long complained that there's not enough seating in our living room, especially since my favorite reading spot is lying down on the couch. The Summer project was building a sofa/bench which provided more bookshelf area, gives additional seating area in one configuration and allows me to read comfortably in a supine position.  Domino 500 was used for all the joinery (can't imagine doing the angled stuff w/o it). The TS 55 made the beveled inset for the backrest simple and safe to do along c making angled cuts for the back supports, etc. The MFT tables and clamps were also essential. My Kapex worked as it's supposed to- clean, accurate cuts with good dust collection. A RO150 was used for sanding for the whole project; but the project led to the subsequent purchase of a RO90 as that size would have made life simpler on this project.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 08:41 PM by Elmar50 »

Offline Girlsintheshop

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2016, 10:32 PM »
I've been working on converting our old pool deck to a playhouse & swing set.  I started to tear it down, but thought there had to be some way to make use of it.  So, my daughter and I started working on drawing up a plan of action.  My TS 75 Track Saw & MFT/3 table made it so much easier.  No more dragging everything back to the garage to make a cut.  Popped the MFT up and the TS 75 cut like butter! 

We repurposed nearly all of the lumber from the deck, made use of some leaded glass that someone had given me for windows, and only spent $30 for the little side window.  We were having Pella windows installed on our home and they damaged our bedroom window and had to replace it.  They gave me the damaged one for the playhouse.  I used it as the front door on the playhouse.  This was my first experience framing/structural.  I usually build furniture & cabinets.  I'm pretty proud of it.  Still have work to do on the inside after the electric is run next month.

Offline Mort

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2016, 10:35 PM »
Here's my entry. For the past few years I've done a donation build for an auction to benefit the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. For those that don't know, RonDon is a charity that provides housing for seriously and terminally ill children and their families while they are treated. Seattle Children's Hospital is a great facility, but is not convenient for someone in Montana or rural Oregon. Hence the need for free housing.

Anyhoo, I've made a few pallet maps of Washington state before but this year I wanted to do something different. So since Seattle is a city of neighborhoods (the locals, when giving directions, use neighborhoods instead of streets for the most part. "I live in Wedgwood, or Laurelhurst, etc."), I made a pallet wood map of Seattle's neighborhoods.



I wanted something a bit better than just drawing in the borders, so I cut them out on my scroll saw and beveled the corners.



This is where Festool comes in. I didn't dare bevel the edges with a router since they were fragile, so in came the RO90's delta head. It made quick work of individually shaping all the pieces.



The round head smoothed out the faces and then it was all reassembled and glued to some mahogany plywood as a backer. I'm not 100% done (tomorrow), but I will epoxy in some thick gauge copper wire to connect the four pieces and it should all hang from one hangy thing.

Winning an HKC55 would rule, but kids having cancer is the suckiest thing that ever happens so I hope it makes a ton of money at the auction.
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Online Svar

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2016, 11:59 AM »
Modern shelf. Maple, cherry, Carpathian elm burl, oil. Used TS75.
Still working on sliding doors and mounting hardware.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2016, 12:06 PM by Svar »

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2016, 01:15 PM »
I didn't dare bevel the edges with a router since they were fragile, so in came the RO90's delta head.

Are there abrasive bits with guide bearings? Intarsia makers must be dealing with this task all the time.

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2016, 02:04 PM »
@Svar, Great job! I really like your design.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2016, 02:48 PM »
To enter, tell us about your favorite project that you’ve worked on this year.
A simple project made me happy. Took my RO90 and figured out how to get the most commonly used sandpaper into the same Systainer (Sys-3) as the sandpaper Systainer (STF-RO 90 DX) wouldn't hold it all anyway. Since I had plenty of acrylic left over from a previous job, I cut it with my tracksaw, glued it up, and eased the edges with a router. This is the end result.


Offline lunchman

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2016, 04:50 PM »
Some very nice project entries here, many of which would be great to see under the Member Projects area. Please consider posting more details in that area. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to see additional build photos, techniques, etc. While finished project photos are great, how you got there is invaluable.

Offline Mort

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2016, 07:45 PM »
I didn't dare bevel the edges with a router since they were fragile, so in came the RO90's delta head.

Are there abrasive bits with guide bearings? Intarsia makers must be dealing with this task all the time.

That's funny, I actually had that idea when I was going through about the 25th or 30th piece. If they do exist I sure don't have one, hence the RO90.
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Online Svar

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2016, 07:58 PM »
I didn't dare bevel the edges with a router since they were fragile, so in came the RO90's delta head.

Are there abrasive bits with guide bearings? Intarsia makers must be dealing with this task all the time.

That's funny, I actually had that idea when I was going through about the 25th or 30th piece. If they do exist I sure don't have one, hence the RO90.
Sorry for hijacking the thread, but perhaps a small grinding bit in a pin router setup will work.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2016, 08:05 PM by Svar »

Offline Scott in San Diego

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2016, 12:41 PM »
Kitchen renovation...Replaced the dated golden oak cabinets and dark grouted ceramic tile with white painted soft maple and soapstone counter tops.  I did the entire kitchen, but this just shows the cook top area transformation.

I used many Festool tools including CT33, ETS 125, ETS 150, RO 90, RO125. TS55, Domino 500, CXS, Installers kit and others.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2016, 12:47 PM by Scott in San Diego »

Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2016, 12:59 PM »
This desk I did out of maple, with a steel base.  [big grin]

Used the TS75 and Carvex 420 to cut it all up, Domino500 to put it together, Rotex125 to get it smooth,  all on my MFT/3, and cleaned up what little mess was on the floor with my Workshop Cleaning set and CT26! Dream team there!

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2016, 01:47 PM »
That is cool Birdman!

Offline petersd

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #49 on: September 27, 2016, 11:42 PM »
Well I just got into woodworking this summer. Have a bunch of Festool tools but have only had time to build a couple small items so far. This winter I plan to build more and get much better at it.

The one project that I have completed is a wooden stool that I build based on a stool my mom bought for me as a small child. It is built out of a 2x10 construction lumber.
For the Stool I used my TS55 on my MFT3 set for the cuts. Used the 420 Jigsaw for the half circles by the legs. I used my RO 150 and RO 90 for all the sanding to make it smooth. I used the Domino 500 to connect it all together with some wood glue. Then I used my 1400 router to round over the top edge and the RO 90 to smooth the other sharp corners. I then used some poly to finish. Then the RO 90 to remove my horrible first finish attempt. Then did a much better job the second try. Have about 4 coats with sanding in between. This is all hooked to a CT 36.







As you can see someone has claimed it and loves it.

Thanks
Daryl
« Last Edit: September 27, 2016, 11:48 PM by petersd »

Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2016, 06:05 PM »
That is cool Birdman!

Thanks Michael!! Much Appreciated my man!!

Offline Ch!p

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2016, 12:02 PM »
Hi all. First post but long time reader.
The FOG's many contributors has inspired me to expand my skills....and spend a lot of money.
Anyway, to the last point.
I bought a Vac Sys set when they came out and I have been very happy with it.
I have used it on my MFT and other work tops but haven't been completely comfortable with it on those surfaces.
Also I also like to keep my setups as neat as possible when I start as they degrade pretty quickly after I start and I didn't like the hose tangle that the vacuum tubing created.
I had this old cabinet in my shop that was just holding "stuff" that I noticed one day and that's when the light bulb turned on.
Some quick measurements and sketches and then the TSC and Domino started buzzing.
After some adjustments and fittings I ended up at the mostly complete state below.
I still need to make drawer fronts, pulls and maybe a paint job.
Once I start really using it I also plan on adding tubing management holes where they are needed.

The pump is on a drawer slide with a storage box for smaller pieces and extra hose beside it.
251587-0

On the other side I added storage drawers.
The 2 top ones hold Sys 1's with small piece storage on the side.
251591-1

The Largest drawer holds both clamps.
The second large drawer holds odd shaped things like tubing or the foot pedal
251597-2
« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 04:49 PM by Ch!p »

Offline Ch!p

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2016, 12:05 PM »
Also wanted to add that it was a pleasure to meet TylerC and the other Festool staff at the roadshow at Atlas Machinery in Toronto on Tuesday.

Offline Staniam

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2016, 12:51 PM »
I've recently been working on some projects for my upcoming wedding (at the request of my future wife) and have almost exclusively used my Festools to complete them. So far I've finished 2 out of 3 and I really need to get on the third one as I only have 3 and a half weeks until the big day!

This is a "Welcome" chalkboard sign with custom frame and Cherry stain. I used the TSC 55, RO 125, CT MIDI, CXS and did all the routing (3 different bits and 3 steps) with the OF 1010. The 1010 was the star on this build hands down. I purchased the dust hood attachment for this project and wish I had made the purchase a long time ago as the dust collection is awesome with it.






This second project is actually going to be our "guest book" that people will be signing. We felt an actual book would just get put into a box and forgotten about so we decided to cut out our initials and a big "R" for Rodriguez (our last name) so we can hang them as art pieces and always be reminded of who shared in our wedding day celebrations. Tools used were TSC 55, RO 125, CXS and CT MIDI.




The third project is a cutout that will say "Thank You" and we'll be holding each word in some of our wedding day picture. Tools to be used will be TSC 55, RO 125, CXS and CT MIDI.

By the way, my future wife said to me when I showed her the new HKC 55 "the only way you're allowed to have that is if you win it or someone gets it for you" so, here I am. She also loves the TSC 55 and said it would be cool to use the HKC so hook it up Festool!
 
Oh and I should probably mention the plantation shutters I finished this year for my step mom, too. I dug out some old plans my Dad had and a couple of panel frames he started 8 years ago and finished the project for him. Made 6 more complete shutter panels including the louvers, panel frame and overall shutter frames then installed them. Used the TSC 55, RO 125, OF 1010, CT MIDI, CXS and PDC.






« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 01:09 PM by Staniam »
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Offline Erica

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2016, 03:57 PM »
I have been wood working for a little but rarely do I get to do something that is not trim carpentry, and grow boxes.  Eventually I would like to get into building more refined items but I do what I can with the little spare time I have.  I was asked to build a Chicken ark that was going to be used in a garden to maintain 3 to 4 chickens during the day and sometimes allowing them to roost overnight.  The Ark had to be secure as to not allow animals to get in etc.  The tools that I used in this project were the Trion Jigsaw, the RO 90, OF 1400, TS55, and the MFT.  The angles were odd so they were not able to be cut with the miter saw that is where the MFT and TS55 were a time saver.  The jigsaw was used to hand form the handles, and the of 1400 was used with a flush bit to make the doors sit flush with the wood.  The RO 90 was used to sand the wood for painting and any hole filing that was done.  I had to waterproof the raw wood and it was done with a clear Eco-friendly repellent which was necessary as this will be on top of one’s garden.  I have since built bigger structures and other garden features but sadly I don’t have pictures of those.  I know that with some of the larger structures using the HKC would be very beneficial in safety and quickness and could greatly use it.

Offline Staniam

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2016, 04:07 PM »
I just re-read the "rules" and it says 1-3 pictures. Will we be disqualified if we uploaded more than 3? Might be a silly question but also a potentially important one  [big grin]
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Online Svar

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2016, 04:18 PM »
I just re-read the "rules" and it says 1-3 pictures. Will we be disqualified if we uploaded more than 3? Might be a silly question but also a potentially important one  [big grin]
Pictures need to be small too...
Going through this thread I simply reaffirm that most people don't read or follow rules  [poke].
P.S. Erica is an exception.

Offline Angelo

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2016, 05:36 PM »
I finished building my pallet chair this summer using my TS75, MFT/3, Ro90, and CT48.

Offline clark_fork

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2016, 09:46 PM »
Built a Rietveld Garden Bench from redwood. Used the TS-55 to break down the planks. First go on a TSX with the right-hand chuck to  set the screws under the arm rest. I don't know how I would have done it without the chuck.

Clark Fork

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but if it is both necessary and useful,
don't hesitate to make it beautiful." -- Shaker dictum

Offline regdor1999

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #59 on: September 30, 2016, 02:21 PM »
With our house being over 60 years old there has been a lot of painting that's been done over the last several years we've lived here. Our bedroom was next up on the list.

The Festool power tools that have been used in every room thus far are the CT 26 dust extractor and the ETS 150/3 sander.  It allows me to remove or smooth out old paint runs and rough spots, remove loose paint, smooth out old brush stroke marks on baseboard, etc.  I also usually make use of the DTS400 for the trim and smaller detail surface areas, breaking out the Rotex RO 90 if I need to really get serious about removal of old finish.

My favorite tool is definitely the dust extractor, though.  Realizing I could work with tools and have cleaner area and less mess to clean up at the end was a revelation. 

I'd like to say I had a favorite project that used my TS 55 track saw too but my Uncle has borrowed it for so long while rehabbing a house I've nearly forgotten what it looks like!

-Rodger

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