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Offline Rick Christopherson

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Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« on: April 12, 2011, 03:56 PM »
I posted this on another Festool forum. Let's see if you guys can guess it before they do.

Crystal water turns to dark
Where ere its presence leaves its mark
And boiling currents pound like drums
When something wicked this way comes...

A presence dark invades the fair
And gives the horses ample scare
Chaos rains and panic fills the air
When something wicked this way comes...

Ill winds mark its fearsome flight,
And autumn branches creak with fright.
The landscape turns to ashen crumbs,
When something wicked this way comes...

Massive weight as heavy as night
Shiny color blinds your sight
Nightmarish arms block your way
Winds reach out to catch their prey

And by the pricking of your thumbs
Realize that their poison numbs
From frightful booms, rank odors seep
Bats & beasties fly & creep

'Cross this evil land, ill winds blow
Despite the darkness, mushrooms glow
All will rot & decompose
For something naina this way goes...

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Edit to Add
Oh, I'm not sure who wrote the poem, but I believe it is inspired by Ray Bradbuy's book and Macbeth. I sprinkled a couple hints into this modified version.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2011, 04:25 PM by Rick Christopherson »

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 04:07 PM »
Looks like you bought up the remaining stock from a failing Harbor Freight store...   [tongue]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 04:08 PM »
Just to bring this discussion up to speed, the shipment already arrived this afternoon.

Here is the back of the Old Dominon shipping truck. It wasn't supposed to have a liftgate, but thankfully due to a scheduling error, it had one.

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 04:10 PM »
Looks like you bought up the remaining stock from a failing Harbor Freight store...   [tongue]

Silly Corwin. Would I be posting on a Festool forum if it was Harbor Freight? Come to think if it, do you honestly believe that I even own anything from Harbor Freight?  [scared]

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 04:12 PM »
Looks like you bought up the remaining stock from a failing Harbor Freight store...   [tongue]

Silly Corwin. Would I be posting on a Festool forum if it was Harbor Freight? Come to think if it, do you honestly believe that I even own anything from Harbor Freight?  [scared]

Well, you would be the first to do so...   [wink]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 04:34 PM »
Well based on the clues from the poem and the size of the box, I'm gonna guess a Turbine Extractor.

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 05:08 PM »
Well, since you replaced the word blooms with booms ....

Boom arm ASA 5000/6000 ?


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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 05:23 PM »
A CMS, with all the inserts?
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 05:32 PM »
This is the first I've seen this thread on the FOG.

Boom arm ASA 5000/6000 ?


This is my guess too.  And you aren't the first person in the US to have one of these, there was a guy selling one on Ebay a year or two ago. 
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 05:37 PM »
Boom arm ASA 5000/6000 ?

I dunno....that looks like a mighty big box just for that boom arm. Of course, based on the packaging I saw Kreg's UG stand arrive in, that could be the packing for one of the new NAINA 4' levels......lol

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 05:41 PM »
Boom arm ASA 5000/6000 ?

I dunno....that looks like a mighty big box just for that boom arm. Of course, based on the packaging I saw Kreg's UG stand arrive in, that could be the packing for one of the new NAINA 4' levels......lol

I'm pretty sure that's what it is.  If you see the whole setup it's fairly big.
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 05:42 PM »
I dunno....that looks like a mighty big box just for that boom arm.

The boom arms ASA 5000 and ASA 6000 have two arms that both are 2,5 meters long (over 8 feet).
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 05:48 PM »
The way Uncle Bob packs stuff, I would guess you got two or three of those router bits that were on sale. ;) [laughing]

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 06:20 PM »
The way Uncle Bob packs stuff, I would guess you got two or three of those router bits that were on sale. ;) [laughing]

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 06:58 PM »
 [popcorn] [popcorn]
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011, 07:01 PM »
The sheer "heft" of this thing is astounding. The frame of my pickup truck is not made from steel this thick. If you look at the upper gussets, you can see that this is a full 1/4" steel. I'm a little concerned that I bit off more than I can chew.  [scared]

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2011, 07:17 PM »
The sheer "heft" of this thing is astounding. The frame of my pickup truck is not made from steel this thick. If you look at the upper gussets, you can see that this is a full 1/4" steel. I'm a little concerned that I bit off more than I can chew.  [scared]

Oh, well then let me PM you my address; hopefully the truck hasn't gotten too far away  ;D
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2011, 07:30 PM »
The sheer "heft" of this thing is astounding. The frame of my pickup truck is not made from steel this thick. If you look at the upper gussets, you can see that this is a full 1/4" steel. I'm a little concerned that I bit off more than I can chew.  [scared]

Oh, well then let me PM you my address; hopefully the truck hasn't gotten too far away  ;D

Oh Sorry Paul. I would love to, but the Department of Homeland Security specifically precludes me from shipping this to anyone with the last name of Marcel. It's kind of like the no-fly list, but I guess it's called the no-Paul list or something like that. I think it was that beer stein review that got you listed as a "dangerous individual", but that's just a guess.
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2011, 07:39 PM »
The sheer "heft" of this thing is astounding. The frame of my pickup truck is not made from steel this thick. If you look at the upper gussets, you can see that this is a full 1/4" steel. I'm a little concerned that I bit off more than I can chew.  [scared]

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Wow, you have little feet.... ;-)

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2011, 08:26 PM »
I was thinking it might be a CMS prototype for Rick to assess prior to UL assessment. Looking at those spot welds though, I don't think it is a Festool product.
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2011, 08:44 PM »
So do I win the Rotex now?  ;D

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2011, 08:49 PM »
What is hanging off of the boom arm in the picture above?  [unsure]

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2011, 09:23 PM »
Ron,

It is an energy box.  Somewhere here we had a mention of it.

Here is a link:  Energy Box and Mega Boom Arm Page

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2011, 09:43 PM »
Ron,

It is an energy box.  Somewhere here we had a mention of it.

Here is a link:  Energy Box and Mega Boom Arm Page

Peter

Thanks Peter.  It appears it could be a very handy setup for repetitive production environments.

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2011, 10:13 PM »
Well, since you replaced the word blooms with booms ....


I have to give you a lot of credit for spotting this tiny little missing "L". Peter Franks also deciphered the changes in the poem, but being a poor yank, didn't know what an ASA5000 was, so he just guessed a "big boom arm" from the other changes.

I've got a lot of things I need to figure out. I don't have the energy box (don't need it) so I am not sure how things normally terminate at the end. It is really nice to discover that it is already plumbed for electrical and pneumatic lines. I really had no idea what I was getting. The only information I had is what is shown in the International catalog, and that is pretty slim.

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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2011, 10:33 PM »
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I know that Rick likes to take things apart to have a look inside to see how it all works.  So, now it looks like he knows how a Boom Box works, too.   [smile]
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Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2011, 12:27 AM »
Shortly after I took the previous picture, my dad stopped by for a quick visit.......I put him to work.....hehehe

We carried the ASA 5000 down to the workshop, but I really haven't had the chance to take stock of it all. Before actually getting it in my hands, I didn't have anyone to ask questions about it. So I really had no idea what I was about to get besides the little bit of information in the International catalog. So there are some minor surprises, but nothing I can't easily work around.

It appears to be specifically designed for use with an Energy Box, but I thought that was just an optional accessory, and don't really want one. The round tube is both the vacuum line and the hanger for the energy box. It is intended to be cut to length depending on the height that the boom arm is mounted above the floor. I'll cut it short and attach a standard vac hose to it instead of the energy box. The 3 lines are power, compressed air, and some sort of control wire (presumably for the energy box).

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The main pivot joint is amazing. It's made from 1/2" thick steel. The plastic gears mesh to control the center of the 2-point pivot. The 2-point pivot prevents the hoses from getting kinked. One hose is vacuum, and the other hose carries the compressed air and electrical lines.

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It also has a Panduit-type duct to mount the vacuum line to the wall and down to the CT-vac. This too needs to be cut to length for the height of the mounting.

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You can't just mount this to any old wall. It weighs 270 pounds and extends out 16-feet. It would topple a standard 2x4 house wall. However, my basement extends under the garage with a spancrete deck and 12-inch thick poured concrete walls. The gray beam shown below is supporting the spancrete deck of the garage. I think the best place to mount this is at the corner where the garage deck meets with the rest of the house. It's also the central part of the shop and where I already keep my CT-22.

I'll have to open up the wall to take a look at what/how I can mount this. At first I thought there was a 6x6 post supporting that beam, but I now realize that this end of the beam is probably sitting in a pocket in the concrete wall. It is the other end of the beam that has a support post. So if this is correct, mounting this to the concrete wall will be a little more complicated than just lagging it to a support beam.

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2011, 12:48 AM »
Well, you've got an I-beam not doing much in the picture. :)

Would love to have your problem! ha ha  Congratulations, Mr Nania
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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2011, 01:14 AM »

Would love to have your problem! ha ha  Congratulations, Mr Nania

Mr Nania?      [doh]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2011, 01:18 AM »

Would love to have your problem! ha ha  Congratulations, Mr Nania

Mr Nania?      [doh]

Yeah. I'm wondering if Paul isn't testing another one of those beer steins.  [big grin] [big grin]  or should that be...

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« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2011, 01:20 AM »
Rats... -hic-
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2011, 02:21 PM »
Any pictures of this huge boom arm installed?
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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2011, 02:56 PM »
Holy Toledo, Batman! [eek] [scared] [eek] [scared] [eek]
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2011, 03:42 AM »
I went to the Axminster Festool store in Nuneaton yesterday, and saw one of these 'in the flesh' for the first time.

Honestly, the pics don't do justice to the sheer size of these boom arms! They really are massive.
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2011, 01:07 PM »
Yeah, it kind of caught me off guard how big it was too.

I haven't updated this thread because there didn't seem to be much interest in the boom arm, but I'll copy some of the pictures from the other forum.

I mounted the boom arm to the concrete wall that supports the floor of my garage, which is above the "machine room" of my workshop/basement.



It can sweep out an arc that reaches across the whole assembly room and a few feet into my machine room too.



I removed the rigid downtube that normally supports an energy box and installed my plug-it/vac hose. I also added a quad-box pendant outlet with one side for unswitched power and the other side for vac-power (triggers the CT vac). I'm going to mount a couple of hangers on the side of the arm (not shown) to hang an air hose and small extension cord. I also picked up a tool balancer to pull the loose end of the vac hose up off the floor when not being used.


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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2011, 01:15 PM »
That thing sure is a beast.  Nice looking workshop Rick.
If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2011, 02:29 AM »
i want one!!!


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« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2011, 07:12 AM »
Justin,

You are in luck!  According to the Festool AU site they are available!

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Re: Something Wicked This Way Comes....
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2011, 08:44 AM »
wouldnt we all like one of these.
pity they are so expensive.
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