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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2018, 04:44 AM »
That wire looks strangely familiar...  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Good on your part to replace it!

Scrap storage looks practical as well!

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2018, 03:53 PM »
Thanks.
Here is a picture with the storage in use:


Needs some further tweaking but so far I am happy.

Today’s little project was to clean up my heirloom dead-blow Hammer. This thing has served the family for decades and I now bought a couple of new faces and have cleaned the head. Needs a coat of something, but I can’t decide if I should go for the original colored/hammered or a clear coat to show of the nice „history the hammer has accumulated.

Any suggestions?



Somehow I only remember ever seeing this thing with the beat-up Hammer faces. [emoji51]

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2018, 04:28 PM »
Blimey. I fell under a big rock of cough and flu.

Am only slowly starting to surface again. But I managed to finish the heirloom hammer.
So here it goes.

It is nice to work with the old tools from my ancestors. And also the fact that you are actually able to make such a used tool look like new again is what I love about tools im general. They just keep on giving if you let them...


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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2018, 11:09 PM »
I did a similar rack  many years ago. It has been really good to have. You will like having one. Can't ever be big enough though.




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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2018, 03:02 PM »
Posted this in the attic storage thread already, but I am so happy with my drill attics finally filled, that I can’t keep myself from putting it up here as well.

Here they are:


I really enjoy the Festool brad point bits. They leave a clean cut and the sets I got were real cheap.
I thought a lot about if I should put out the money for the bit sets (Philipps, Pozi, Torx) but since they were only 20 Euros each, I figured it would be more expensive to try and get empty holders to fill up with something else..

If only Fein did a Systainer in orange with an attic in the lid, I‘d be the happiest Attict in the world. [emoji51]
Sorry. My humor is sub-par sometimes.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2018, 03:12 PM »
While shopping, I also filled up the remaining spots in my Bessey Clamp Systainer.

Looks like my order is really making progress...


Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2018, 10:55 AM »
Looks great!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2018, 11:53 AM »
Blimey. I fell under a big rock of cough and flu.

Am only slowly starting to surface again. But I managed to finish the heirloom hammer.
So here it goes.

It is nice to work with the old tools from my ancestors. And also the fact that you are actually able to make such a used tool look like new again is what I love about tools im general. They just keep on giving if you let them...

I'm just getting over two weeks of sinuses (mysteriously without much of a cough) and fatigue.

Nice work on the hammer.  My dad was notoriously non-handy, so no tools from him, but I have an old, wooden handled screwdriver from my grandfather that gives me the same feeling when I hold it - this is the third generation of utility.  I can't say that for my computer.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2018, 05:53 PM »
@HarveyWildes, yes. True words about the comparison between tools and computers.

I get so much more satisfaction these days from hand crafting anything. Even more with nice tools, and best with some heritage tools that enable me to remember my ancestors and how they worked with the same tool. :)

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2018, 05:59 PM »
....although I have to say that I have been recently shopping around A LOT. [emoji33]

I decided to finally get the „a little bit more than extended base set“ of tools I had been craving for and have splurged for some nice things.

Latest purchase arriving today was the KV-SYS D8 which seems nice. Hope to try it next week.
In addition I got the Bluetooth remote for the CT and some consumables.

...and the nice Wiha Special Edition pink screwdrivers for the lady. I made her a mini-sys set in pink/grey some time ago and these are just the perfect addition. [emoji51]

Will post some more about my recent tool additions soon. I am unbelievably happy with the stuff I got because it really proves to fill the missing spots...


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2018, 02:27 PM »
The one for the Lady!

A while ago, when I saw the pink mini-Systainer, I got a couple for the Mrs. to get her tools into a nice ladylike home.
She appreciates my Systainer stacks, since they help build and fix stuff on the honey-do-list.

When I saw the pink Wihas, I knew this would be the perfect addition.
Unfortunately the Wiha set is limited to 3 screwdrivers (normal 0.8x4, PH 1&2). So not covering the complete range for a household...

But I have to say, they seem good quality and certainly look the part. :)

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2018, 08:20 PM »
I have been wanting a belt sander or large disk sander for some time now. But I am too cheap to try and get something new and have too many other projects preventing me from building something.

So anytime I need to sand small things, it is back to my trusty sander for any application, the RO150. What a godsend this thing proves to be, time and time again. :)


Offline leakyroof

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2018, 09:16 AM »
Also a quick tip in between!

For anyone with a Kapex KS-60 (might work with others):
I found the perfect stop block for the quick, short cut. A Bessey DuoKlamp 160-8.
Goes on quick and holds nice and fast. Your cut length is fairly limited by geometry, but when the stars align, it works flawlessly.


   I love my DuoKlamps....  They have just enough clamping strength in either direction for many tasks, but are lightweight as well.  My often 'first' grab clamp choice in my shop, esp. if I need to disassemble something like a chair joint for regluing.
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2018, 12:58 PM »
In my quest to optimize drill storage I went ahead and butchered my CXS charger.
In its original shape, it did not fit into the SYS-1 with attic lid.

I chopped of the upper part with a hacksaw, melted it in my oven at 220°C and mushed it into the open spots. Glued in with plastics glue. Seems to work and fits perfectly, the Frankencharger. ;)


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2018, 04:16 PM »
So I just took possession of my newest Festool:
Got a brand spanking new RTSC 400 and can’t wait to use it. Unfortunately, the sanding sheets for it are still in the mail, so it will be tomorrow or the weekend.

Looks nice, though. I‘m in love. [emoji7]

Hope to be able to use it to finally finish off the many little odd jobs I could never be bothered to setup my outdoor workstation for. Sanding here and there in between with bag and battery...


Offline leakyroof

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2018, 08:35 PM »
So I just took possession of my newest Festool:
Got a brand spanking new RTSC 400 and can’t wait to use it. Unfortunately, the sanding sheets for it are still in the mail, so it will be tomorrow or the weekend.

Looks nice, though. I‘m in love. [emoji7]

Hope to be able to use it to finally finish off the many little odd jobs I could never be bothered to setup my outdoor workstation for. Sanding here and there in between with bag and battery...


. Give us an in-depth review of it once you’ve spent some time using it.
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2018, 01:20 PM »
I just wanted to quickly put an update in the thread.

I have to say, the last weeks I have really felt the Festool-Love again.
It is just so great how the stuff works together and how good it is on the road.

I am just quickly building a wooden horse for my niece (6). I was not able to finish this at home, due to timing constraints.
So I packed a bunch of Systainers and some additionale into the car and have now setup shop in my girlfriends attic.
Took 15mins to get productive.


Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2018, 02:40 PM »
Interesting workspace!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline grobkuschelig

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Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2018, 05:23 PM »
Yes. [emoji4]
It is the attic of an old hotel building which was renovated some years ago and now houses a dental clinic and some flats to rent.

I never worked on the attic before. I mostly used the balcony or backyard when working here.
Today it was raining, so I chose the attic. Nice workspace, even though I need to maneuver around all the stuff that is stored there. Good thing is that there is loads of sawdust etc on the ground already, so I don’t have to be too careful.
I’m going to leave the place cleaner than it was, anyways, thanks to the CT-SYS. [emoji6]

Here, another impression from today..

« Last Edit: June 23, 2018, 05:10 AM by grobkuschelig »

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2018, 05:29 PM »
Never mind. Sent a PM.


Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 05:48 PM by six-point socket II »
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline grobkuschelig

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Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2018, 05:58 AM »
So. Finally the time has come!
I will have a proper garage for woodworking! [emoji1319][emoji41]

We just moved our stuff and the new house/flat has a garage. I already put up the MFT and fabricated some extensions for the bracing of the lady’s desk.

But with all the stuff that got put into the garage during the move, it will be a long time, until the workshop setup is complete...



Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2018, 05:05 PM »
While the shop is a total mess in this time, it helps a lot to have a place to just quickly sand something or have the Kapex ready for a cut, which I have not had for the last 10 years.

I really enjoy working again, and I find myself putting more effort even in the little things that will be left unseen in the end, just because of the working environment.
Previously, when I always had to put up my work area and break it down again, I always thought twice about every minute spent...

Today, I had another use again for the new laser level.
Why did I wait so long to get one?
They are amazing for alignment... [emoji41]


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2018, 04:32 PM »
So, the chaos is progressing and I finally had the chance to check out the KV-SYS connectors for the DF500.
I bought the set because I run into projects where it might prove helpful to be able to break down furniture here or there...

So I took upon me the task to „recreate“ the look of our kitchen modules (IKEA Värde, not sold anymore, but a beautiful mix of birch and white melamine, if you ask me..)

We needed a narrow unit on the left side of our kitchen, so what I did was to buy a couple of IKEA units for their current kitchen series. I cut them down to fit into a self-build corpus that matches look and style of the original.
This way we can use the comparatively cheap and quick IKEA storage solutions, drawers etc. But keep the look we want.

Somehow a very rewarding project to find that I am now able to build stuff I had not dreamed about some years and also some Festool purchases ago. ;)




Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #53 on: August 21, 2018, 04:38 PM »
Today I received 50m of birch veneer that will be used to cover the drawer fronts-sides.

I found the Festool round over bit 2mm on local eBay a couple of days ago and I have to say „wow“! This thing cuts like a hot knife in butter!

I only have a picture of the glue up for the test piece and one of the first quick rough trimmed corner. Will post some more pics on this later...


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2018, 06:35 AM »
So. The kitchen is coming along, there are only a couple of drawer fronts to be done, but I need to wait for two sets of drawer slides...

In between I turned to organizing the workshop a little and started with a French cleat tool wall.
I‘m still not sure if I‘ll like the end result, but so far I chose mostly cheap materials and with a bit of sanding, everything seems to turn out well.

If you have any good tool holders, please share, since I think this is where it all comes together, and most of the stuff I have seen on YouTube was mostly uninspiring in terms of accessibility and ergonomics..