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Online TylerC

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To celebrate the launch of new tools in the US and Canada and the beginning of autumn, we’re launching a new sweepstakes.

Best of Summer - HK+HKC 55 Giveaway

To enter, tell us about your favorite project that you’ve worked on this year. Did you build a really cool piece of custom furniture? Did you remodel a bathroom that turned out really well? Tell us for a chance to win!

Dates: Now through Friday, September 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET
How to Enter: Reply to this thread by telling us about your favorite project that you worked on this summer. Share 1-3 pictures of the projects (and preferably the Festool tools that you used on it).
How Winners Are Selected: Random drawing among entrants
Prize: The winner will have the option of either the HK 55 with FSK420 Guide Rail (575085) or HKC 55 with FSK420 Guide Rail (564626)
Number of Winners: 1
Eligible Countries: United States and Canada
Complete Rules:  http://blog.festoolusa.com/fog-hk-sweepstakes/

A few notes:
1. IMPORTANT: Please keep your photo file sizes small. Ideally, each photo should be under 100 KB. On the last contest, we crashed the thread with too many large photos. If you need help decreasing your file size, try a tool like http://jpeg-optimizer.com/. (Your maximum width should be 800 pixels or less.)
2. We’re taking a very loose definition of “summer”. If you worked on it during a time in 2016 when there wasn’t snow on the ground, we’ll count it.
3. Sorry, non-North Americans. International contests are really difficult given various laws and regulations.



Offline bkharman

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 12:07 PM »
Thanks fot he opportunity Tyler!  I will give it a go...

What I did on my Summer Vacation no Holiday no  woking staycation!

I built a number of doors and drawer for a kitchen project at my in-laws.  Made the rails and stiles out of soft maple and the panels out of MDF.  Used quite a few sanders... ETS EC 125 and ETS 150 on the frames and panels and drawers and my LS 130 on the drawer ends/sides as well as the panel profiles and even for the edges of the doors.

I used my CMS to machine the rails and stiles and mill the profile on the MDF panels.  MFT to assemble and paint.  PDC 18 for cutting the hinge cups and the CXS (my baby) to assemble onto the boxes.  I used a lot of Festool but also a lot of Blum to make it look sharp!

And without further ado... the only thing people care about.. the pics (click to zoom):

Some dovetailed drawers:
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Sanded, branded and sealed (and installed):
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Drawers and doors to check 10mm spacing:
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Coping sled (love it from Inifinty tools):
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Coped and ready to go!:
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MFS to route for electric box:
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Panel installed on island:
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Also made matching wainscoting for a wall across from island:
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Thanks for the new contest!  (fingers crossed!)

Cheers.  Bryan.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2016, 12:20 PM by bkharman »
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Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 12:15 PM »
@TylerC Does the project need to be completed or can it be a project still working on?
Bryan

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Offline Paul G

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 12:22 PM »
currently building a built-in cabinet that divides dining from living room that are on two different levels. Festools used: TS75, vac, domino, RO90

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« Last Edit: September 17, 2016, 05:32 PM by Paul G »
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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 12:31 PM »
@TylerC Does the project need to be completed or can it be a project still working on?

The idea is to promote the HK55, and spread some good will here on the FOG.  I think they going to fairly loose with the rules as they pertain to the projects. 
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

Offline mleny77

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2016, 12:38 PM »
This is by far my favorite project I've made this year. Mainly because with this being completed I only have a few more things to do and this kitchen build will be complete. I made these pull out trays using the Festool TS55 to rip and cut the drawer parts to length on the MFT/3 table. Also used the Rotex RO 125 & ETS 125EQ sanders to sand all parts. Of course I make the cabinets they go into as well!

Offline Trevin

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 12:52 PM »
Hello All,

This summer my wife saw a mirror that she fell in love with.  It was a live edge walnut mirror 3' x 4' and cost $750.00.  She wanted it to be much bigger so I built this mirror.  It is 3' x 7'.



I used my TS75 to cut the walnut top and bottom boards off an 8/4 piece of live edge walnut that I picked up for $35 in a little town near Sacramento, California.  I then finished the boards with my ETS125 sander down to 2000 grit.  The vertical pieces were from the same board just cut and planed down to size. They are joined to the top and bottom with a rabbit in the back of the top and bottom boards.  Picked up the mirror at work during a remodel of one of our building for free so the whole thing was under $50 and the wife loves it and actually tells all her friends about it.

Thanks,
Trevin
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Offline Baartman

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 02:48 PM »
Thanks for the opportunity, I like the format of the contest, it rewards the woodworkers on this site!

I built a set of doors for a customer after it was discovered that the doors would be a 5 week delay, and would still need to be modified. These doors were also able to have consistent dimensions.

I used my TS55 in all facets of this project. Of course my CT26 and Rotex got a workout, and the Kapex too!
« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 10:08 PM by Baartman »

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 02:55 PM »
Thanks for the opportunity, I like the format of the contest, it rewards the woodworkers on this site!

I built a set of doors for a customer after it was discovered that the doors would be a 5 week delay, and would still need to be modified. These doors were also able to have consistent dimensions.

I used my TS55 in all facets of this project. Of course my CT26 and Rotex got a workout, and the Kapex too!

And how did you join the rails to the stiles?

Offline Steve Rowe

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2016, 04:03 PM »
This is a Greene & Greene style nightstand to match one previously built in Darrell Pearts' class.  It is obviously still a work in progress which has been slowed by work demands, vacation (IWF), and a shop reorganization.  I also slowed construction  to monitor adequacy of a new construction technique on the breadboard top to ensure my combination of Dominos and Tenso 14 fasteners permitted adequate movement (so far so good).  I varied from Darrell's techniques to match some of my own methods and tools.  Festools used were the CT22, Rotex 150, ETS150, RO90, and the Domino 500.

Overview


Breadboard top


I messed up my planned integral tenon on the drawer rail and recovered using 8x40 Dominos without having to re-do the rail.  The accuracy of depth control and slot placement of the Domino prevented any blow-through even with a very small end grain bearing surface.

Offline neilc

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2016, 06:02 PM »
Thanks for sponsoring a new contest!  Great to see projects on FOG.

I wish I had had an HK or HKC saw for this project.

I normally do furniture or other projects around the house.  But this summer I took on a bigger task.  And the Festools were up for the job!

We built a new 50x75 shop on our farm with 18' sidewalls, a front overhead door that is 30x16 and a rear overhead door that was repurposed from 40 years ago that was 24x16.

Studwall, plywood wainscoting, cabinets, workbenches all completed with Festools.

TS55 / Midi Vac / 1010 Router / Domino for rails & siles on cabinets / Rotex 150 and ETS EC 150/3 for sanding and paint prep / T15 and CXS Drills. 

Used the new rail square from TSO Products cutting 55 sheets of 3/4 plywood.  The only non-festools on the framing job was a DeWalt Hammer Drill drilling the TapCon screws for the Studwalls, and a Paslode Framing nailer and a Dewalt wire brush for cleaning up the 40 year old doors from rust and flaking paint.

About 30 days of work over several weeks through the summer as the project progressed.  The Festools delivered!


Neil
« Last Edit: September 16, 2016, 08:16 PM by neilc »

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2016, 06:17 PM »
@TylerC Does the project need to be completed or can it be a project still working on?
It doesn't need to be complete. There's a bit of an "honor system" to this contest, so I'd just ask that you've spent a reasonable amount of time/energy on it.

Offline Baartman

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2016, 08:39 PM »
Thanks for the opportunity, I like the format of the contest, it rewards the woodworkers on this site!

I built a set of doors for a customer after it was discovered that the doors would be a 5 week delay, and would still need to be modified. These doors were also able to have consistent dimensions.

I used my TS55 in all facets of this project. Of course my CT26 and Rotex got a workout, and the Kapex too!

And how did you join the rails to the stiles?

How could I forget?! The Domino DF500.

Offline overanalyze

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2016, 02:18 AM »
I built my wife a new dresser this summer. I used my TS55 to straight line rip the maple for glue line joints, my Domino 500 for all joints and my drawer boxes, and tons of time with my Rotex 125 and ETS 125!

Offline Gjarman12

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2016, 08:49 AM »
This August was busy with two bathroom projects. For this one I made the mirror (similar to @Trevin ) and used the domino 500 and TS55, I couldn't image making that without those tools. For the vanity it was made from reclaimed bowling ally using similar tools. Some of the trim and baseboards were ripped with the TS55. All products were sanded with an ets150 and/or RO 90. The little girl helped too, but she's not a festool, just a tool.  (Jk)

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2016, 11:23 AM »
My favorite project of the summer was flattening some big Madrona slabs I had milled up on a beach in the San Juans (WA state) a few years back. Ended up being able to get all the tools needed on the ferry in on trip in a VW Passat station wagon.  The list included: TS 75 with multiple rails, OF2200 and the router sled, CT-Sys, EC-150 sander, Domino 700 and assorted tenons, a bunch of Bessey parallel clamps, saw horses, and some misc 2x material. Jointed and glued up a few slabs and am waiting until I've got a free moment in my schedule to finish the project, making a large coffee table. Still need to inset some butterfly inlay pieces to control some cracks and fill some voids with epoxy.
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Offline Stoli

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2016, 03:28 PM »
Mobile rack to hold 48 violins for local school system. Making 4 more now.

Used df500, ets125, cxs, kapex, and of1400
« Last Edit: September 17, 2016, 03:30 PM by Stoli »
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Offline mattmass

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2016, 04:57 PM »
I'm a new homeowner and an aspiring Festool owner. To date, I only own the SYS-Storage, which just arrived two days ago. And, as we speak, I've just sat down after finally patching and plastering badly damaged garage walls. I know this isn't exactly the most impressive project, or really something that fits in with the woodcraft nature of Festool in general. But, I'm proud. And I'm just dying to get my hands on some more gear so I can take on bigger things.

Not two days ago, I made my very first post to this forum, asked for advice about my first saw purchase. Everyone's been incredible, wonderful advice and opinion. Obviously, the HK 55 is in my wish list.

Offline bigjonh

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2016, 03:38 PM »
Built this monster wrap around deck and front porch. Used all of my Festool sanders, vacs and ts75 and Ts55. Could have really used an HK55 though.

Offline c_dwyer

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2016, 09:45 PM »
Thank you for the opportunity Tyler. One of several projects that I'm about to wrap up is building a bench for my son, using cutoff's from baseball dugouts that he built for his Eagle Scout project at the local school two years ago (at age 14). He reached out to a number of suppliers, one of which was a local mill that cut him 2x6's for rafters. They were as green as could be, of varying lengths, but everything came together overall.

So following two years of drying in the shed and a recent clean-out, all the cutoff's came to the surface.  After the basic planing and jointing last week, I finally got the chance to break out my new DF 700 for it's inaugural spin. I've had it since the Festool-a-Friend deal back in January, but life happened, and here we are. It felt great to make that first mortise, and even better knowing that the cost of every hole after that initial one will drop in half with each successive plunge.

I measured out an equal distance from the center of the middle board, and made 45 degree cuts along the length & width with my TS 75.  Then made a 90 degree cut a half inch in from each edge to give the top some shape. The legs are angled outward at 7 degrees, and everything went together with domino's (no hardware). Sketches and practice boards helped me make sure that while the top mortises required a plunge at 90 degrees, the mortise angles on the matching legs required 83 degree plunges to compensate for the 7 degree angle cuts (whew!). Some sanding with a 5" non-festool sander and got into the tight spots with my RO 90. I plan on adding an Eagle Scout logo on the bottom before I sign, and finish it with multiple coats of poly.

A very fun, quick and useful project that will allow him to take a little bit of the dugouts with him wherever he goes.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 09:55 PM by c_dwyer »

Offline WastedP

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2016, 01:12 AM »
There are some awesome projects in this thread.  I really like the MDF panels and the walnut mirror.

I took on a job to reconfigure a local shop and set up a new production system for building custom carriage house-styled garage doors.  The labor market here is pretty tight, so for the last six weeks I've made little progress on making changes, and spent a lot of time keeping the current projects on track by doing it myself, a real "head cook and bottle washer" situation. My first non-temp hire starts tomorrow.

The two reasons I took on the job were the owner's willingness to let me make any changes I saw fit, and the investment in a TS 75 and a lot of rails that he had already made.  I gave him the part numbers for a CT 36 and an ETS EC 125 to get started, but that's really the tip of the iceberg for this shop.

I can't say that this job is really my favorite of the summer. That honor would go to a gnarly murphy bed I designed made from wire-brushed alder and speed-rusted metal panels, but I didn't build or install it, nor do I have photos (the builder has an enviably solid Festool stash, and the installer definitely used a Kapex on the job).  But this garage door is one I built from reclaimed wood, and it's pretty well documented.  I used the TS 75 to straight-line the LVL's used for framing material, and to square up the finished door, and to cut apart the sections.  I also used the TS with the 1080 rail to crosscut the lauan door skins that went on the back of the sections.

Here's the entire 8x16 door:
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This is a closer view to show the wood.  The material looks janky, but I was impressed by how sound the wood was.  Many of the checks that look extra rustic are very shallow.  I had 5/8" thick tongue and groove milled out of it and every single piece was usable.
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Here's a closer view of the section cuts after the door was put back together for a test fitting.
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A sixteen-foot cut in a finished product is intimidating.  Even the smallest door has to have it done twice.  I have to put a lot of trust in the Festool TS system.  It has yet to let me down.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2016, 02:36 AM by WastedP »

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2016, 05:54 PM »
My favorite project this summer: Full Kitchen Remodel

Using Festool friends (don't call them tools):
New live edge walnut countertop
Custom cabinets to match existing
Completely modify built in bookcase in pantry

Other tasks:
Tile floor and backsplash
New recessed and undercab lighting
Paint
Lots of love

Thanks for looking!
Keep Rocking

Brendan with RockstarRemodel.com

Offline lunchman

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2016, 07:52 PM »
I posted this a few weeks ago in the Member Projects section, reposting a few pics here. Favorite Summer project that actually got a lot of outdoor use by the pool - these Adirondack chairs and side table.

The TS55 was used on the chairs, mainly on the angled cuts on the armrests, much easier than cutting on the table saw. I made extensive use of the RO90, using both the hard disk and the delta sander. The DF500 was used on the side table. All were hooked up to my CT26.

Sanding chair parts with the RO90 -



Mortises cut on the table parts with the DF500 -



Finished chairs and table -



-Dom

Offline w802h

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2016, 06:40 PM »
I have been building  this workshop  nights and weekends since April and it's almost ready to move in!  Including foam board, soffits, exterior wall and roof sheathing, and 7/16 OSB on the inside, there are more than 200 sheets of 4x8 material in the building.  The TS 55 was an essential tool for getting good cuts in those sheet goods.  The only trim thus far is around the attic hatch, joined with my Domino 500. 

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2016, 12:23 AM »
Several small projects...

Tool well for my bench.  Domino and DTS

Bedside tables for my son.  Domino and 150/3 ETS EQ

Wall hanging for the fireplace.  Domino and 150/3 ETS EQ



Offline mparka

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2016, 10:32 PM »
A new dinning table made out of cherry.

Used virtually all Festool I own from TS55, Three sanders, domino, and MFT.


Offline Twoodman66

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2016, 03:37 AM »
Bar build using ts55,domino,Ets ec ,of 1400

Offline Tayler_mann

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2016, 09:12 AM »
This summer I am tackling a very large project. I am adding a 900 sqft shop, and 1100 sqft of livable space to my house. I have another thread on it but just haven't had time to update it.

So far for all the rough framing I've used a ton of my festoon including, RO 150 for fixing a truss end the factory had unsquare, my TS 55 for cutting sheeting down, my HK 55 and FSK guide rail for cutting lumber as well as my kapex and UG cart. When finishing work starts I'll endorse the entire festool line up guaranteed.

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2016, 10:06 AM »
I have been trying to organize the shop a bit and create more storage, so the first part of my plan is to build a table saw workstation. I used my ts55, ct26, mft and my fleet of sanders.  I still have some work to do.
Bryan

TS 55, (2) 1400 Guide Rails, 1900 Guide Rail, MFT/3, Domino DF 500, 2 domino systainers, ETS 150/3, RO 90, CT 26, (2) OF1400, RO 150. RTS 400, LR 32 set, PS300 jigsaw, 3 abrasive systainers, (2) sys toolbox, (2) sys mini, clamps and other accesories

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2016, 10:52 AM »
2016 turned out to be the year I redecorated our great room by building two matching credenzas and two matching "Z" plant stands. 

The credenzas were made by creating torsion box assemblies for the tops and legs, which were then covered with rosewood veneer and joined together with my DF 500 Domino.  The doors are made from one large section of 3/4" ply and covered with ash veneer. My TS 55 REQ was then used to cut the four door panels from the one large 6' 6" door panel.  The Festool track saw is the only tool I know that can make a perfect cut in fragile veneer without any tear out, allowing me to create the continuous grain pattern across all four doors.

The "Z" plant stands were made by gluing two sections of 12" wide by 8' long 3/4" ply together to create 1 1/2" boards, which were then covered with ash veneer. The DF 500 Domino was used to join the three sections of each "Z" together.  Since I was concerned about the strength of the joints, I used 6: 10mm x 50mm dominoes in each joint, resulting in  a surprisingly strong structure.