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Offline six-point socket II

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Now that's a great thought, hahaha  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

The term refers to, or better is a reminiscence of someone I "know" and who's wisdom on various topics I admire - but further explanations are not suitable to be had on here. ;)

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Oliver

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Hi!

Some tinkering I did over the weekend, installed a new fence gate. Please disregard the miserable paint job on it - I'll re-paint next week with another type of coating - this one didn't work on the wood the fence gate is made of...

Had root canal treatment on Saturday morning anyway before I went and bought the gate and painted it....





















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Oliver




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Hi!

I just got a notification that on Thursday they will install my indoor handover point for the fibre optic cable. At the beginning of last week they "shot" the fibre optic cable through that tiny orange hose - I sadly didn't have the time to go out and cross the couple of streets to take pictures from the location they were working their "magic" at.

So if it's still interesting, stay tuned for new pictures :)

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Oliver

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Hi,

So the handover point for the optical fibre cable was installed today.

This is what the actual cable looks like:


This is how it was left when they "shot" the cable through:


Today they started by drilling some holes for the cable clips. They asked for a vac, so I gave them my CTL-SYS - they were pretty amazed and liked it - especially the auto on/off - lol. Seems there is a lot left to do for Festool marketing ;) This, + a BHC 18 (instead of the corded Bosch 2-28 and a C or T 18 instead of the Metabo + Systainers and a Sortainer for all the fasteners and clips would make their life soooooo much easier... @festool I'll handover the company's address for a little revenue in Festools....  :P :P :P [eek] [eek] [eek] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] :



The Bosch 2-28


Some tinkering with cable ties


Drilling for the handover point


Needs to be screwed to the wall...


Some tweaking.


This is what the handover point looks like on the (visible) inside - on the back there's some sort of reel where some of the cable goes - I guess as a kind of strain relief.


The connector cables inside the handover point get "welded" to the incoming cables. This is done with this fun little machine, a fusion splicer (Fitel S177). Here's a video on how it is used (not mine) ->


Testing and measuring. A-OK.


So this was the last post on this matter - hope everyone enjoyed the journey!

Kind regards,
Oliver
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Offline Cheese

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Thanks Oliver, that's pretty interesting. That "fun little machine" costs around $16k to $17k. [jawdrop]

So do you have 2 fibre optic taps in that box?

Also, there seems to be about 2 feet of extra cable wound around that reel area, I wonder if the connections can go bad and that's the reason for the extra cable?

Finally, I'm curious what that yellow spigot is that comes out of the wall.

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That's a tap.  Isn't this standard in German homes?  In honor of Oktoberfest I think I need to put one in while I'm redo-ing the electrical in my basement!
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Hi!

Since I don't know if you need 1 or 2 lines to communicate via fibre optical cable it's either 2 ports, or 4.

I think its more meant to be a strain relief, but of course - extra cable is always nice to have if something goes wrong... I'll ask them if I see them in the street! :)

Thats the handover point for gas. When we decide to change from oil to gas, that's where it will be connected. The silver-shiny thing is actually a mechanical safety, the red knob is to open the valve... ;)

LOL @ Raj  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

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Oliver

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Hi!

Oh the joy of adding additional holes to an existing but somewhat incomplete system 32 hole line. But thanks to the exceptional BTA HW D 5 CE tungsten carbide drill bit it can be done fast and accurate.




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Oliver


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Nice thread.

Who takes the pictures when both your hands are in view?

Nice watch by the way.  ;)
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Hi!

Mobile-Sysport - Project coming *yay*  [eek]  [scared]  [big grin] [big grin]

So I found this 3D-Modell by Sketchup-User "Jared D." -> https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=8339ecb1-4997-4bc6-86fe-236749b9fb8b

I will add some wheels.

I had some questions/trouble regarding the 18mm plywood but once they got squared away, I bought some ply at the local lumber yard. Since I'm still not even close to be back at 85% health wise, I had it cut to final dimensions - so I don't need to stand as much as when cutting the sheet myself.



Went there with my layout and this is what I came back with. :)





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Oliver

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Hi!

Here are a couple of "Festool-Shots" that I like from a another recent "project".







Kind regards,
Oliver

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Oliver

Be honest, you are just showing that the mailman finally showed up with the new PDC!
Bryan

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Nice watch by the way.  ;)

A black 40mm Explorer II...what's not to like?

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Oliver

Be honest, you are just showing that the mailman finally showed up with the new PDC!

Hi Bryan,

actually and honestly, no. I utilized it during a pretty urgent modification to the electrical circuit for the backyard. After finding out that there is current on the ground wire. An we're not talking the inductive/inductance kind.

So among a lot of work, mainly digging, that didn't require any Festool tools. I transformed this, the last dirty little secret  [eek]  [scared] :



into this:



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Oliver

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Hi,

another day of work.

This time I went to work on the other side.

First some demolition work.



Catching the last rays of this days winter sun.



Worked until after dark.



And then some more. Installation time...



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Oliver


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The aftermath.



And a still life from the workbench  [tongue]  [cool]  [big grin] [big grin]  [wink]



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Oliver

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  ;) ;D ;) [big grin]






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Oliver

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Hi!

So I visited the Fischer (dowels) Tour Truck to learn about new Fischer products and dowel technology and of course to meet cool people.



Didn't leave empty handed - got these uber-cool dowel bottle openers.



And to support the shop where the truck stopped, bought some Fischer stuff. For example this really great dowel pliers for drywall dowels. Got to try this at the truck, it's amazing and sooo strong (20kg/dowel) It's not really new, but was to me.



Before I try to explain with a lot of words, watch the video and be amazed ;) ;) ;)  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]



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Oliver

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Hi,

Some pictures from the weekend, building a Sys-Port...

Cutting a couple of pieces for my "add-ons"


Old school System 32  [scared]  [big grin]




240 holes. The battery of my CXS had only one bar left and is still going...  [scared] [scared]  [eek] [eek]  8) 8) [big grin] [big grin]


Cleaning up.


Old school dowel jig.


Square


68mm hole-saw in 18mm ply - no problem for the PDC.


Todays goal was met - more work tomorrow.


Precision aka this is why I love the TSC 55.


I have to say, I learned a lot in the last two days. As you all know I'm far away from being a woodworker, but it was a fun and much needed project. I will clean it up, sand it and finish it in the coming days - then I will post more pictures and a couple of explanations.

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Oliver

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I have the same Rotring compass, Oliver!

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Some fun with auger drill bits...  [eek]  [scared]  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]






















Kind regards,
Oliver