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Offline 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

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 »

Offline TylerC

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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)

Offline epicxt

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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 »
DF500; OF1400; ETS125; CXS; installer Kit;  Kapex

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 »

Offline RockstarRemodel

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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

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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.

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.
Charlie


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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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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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 »

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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!

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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!

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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!!

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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 »

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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don't hesitate to make it beautiful." -- Shaker dictum

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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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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2016, 04:52 PM »
Thank you for the opportunity. Project that I started 3 years ago to install wood flooring in the entire house. Nicely progressing and did another room. Used all festools except for the nailer, finish nailer and compressor. attached pictures.

« Last Edit: September 30, 2016, 04:54 PM by bijeshj »

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2016, 06:47 PM »
Won't take my post

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2016, 10:49 PM »
This summer I completed chest of drawers. It was enjoyable job. With Fetool tools it was piece of cake. Walnut outside. Poplar and pine inside.

Tools used:
TS-55, ETS EC 150/5, CSM with OF-1400, OF-1010, surfix oil, VS-600, DF-500 Domino and CT-36













« Last Edit: September 30, 2016, 10:54 PM by VictorL »

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2016, 11:56 PM »
Late to this thread, but I am using several Festools in the ongoing Kitchen makeover I am doing using IKEA Kitchen cabinets.  Shown is my TSC555 saw in use to cut to length some end panels to size.  also used wer my OF 1010 router to  and MFS to route out openings for outlets. 



Mike A.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2016, 11:58 PM by mike_aa »

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #64 on: October 01, 2016, 09:58 AM »
Thanks for everyone's submissions! This has been great. I'll draw and notify the winner on Monday!

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #65 on: October 03, 2016, 02:42 PM »
And the winner of the HK(C) 55 is ... ... ... @mattmass!

He's pretty new to the FOG, and that's an exciting way to jump into this community! Congrats!

@mattmass: Please send me a message with your name, physical address (no PO Box) and phone number. Also, would you prefer the HK 55 or the cordless HKC 55?

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #66 on: October 03, 2016, 02:51 PM »
"How Winners Are Selected: Random drawing among entrants"

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2016, 02:54 PM »
"How Winners Are Selected: Random drawing among entrants"

Yes, it was a random selection.

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #68 on: October 03, 2016, 03:38 PM »
And the winner of the HK(C) 55 is ... ... ... @mattmass!

He's pretty new to the FOG, and that's an exciting way to jump into this community! Congrats!

@mattmass: Please send me a message with your name, physical address (no PO Box) and phone number. Also, would you prefer the HK 55 or the cordless HKC 55?

Congrats mattmass! [thumbs up]
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

Offline mattmass

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #69 on: October 03, 2016, 07:25 PM »
Holy moly I was not expecting this! This forum has been just incredible, haha. Awesome, friendly people and super helpful information. And now this - I can barely contain myself!

I cannot wait to put this thing to use - I was just planning out my first project this weekend.

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #70 on: October 03, 2016, 07:42 PM »
Congrats  [smile]

Offline lunchman

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #71 on: October 03, 2016, 09:40 PM »
Congrats! And welcome to the forum, nice way to start off!

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #72 on: October 03, 2016, 09:56 PM »
Always a bridesmaid, never the bride...

Congrats mattmass, enjoy that puppy!!  Thanks for the contest Tyler and Festool!!

Cheers. Bryan.


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Offline petersd

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Re: New Sweepstakes! Win an HK 55 or HKC 55 (North America only)
« Reply #73 on: October 03, 2016, 10:42 PM »
Congrats. Enjoy the new tools.

Thanks for putting on a great giveaway like this.