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Offline grobkuschelig

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Forays into order and chaos...
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:41 PM »
Hello dear FOG,

I have enjoyed your company for quite some time now and am totally enjoying all the inspiration and fun this forum brings to me!

Inspired by @alkaline and @six-point socket II and all the others, I have decided to start a thread of my small adventures into tools and woodworking.

I don‘t have a shop, due to not having any space in my rental flat, so most of my projects are either done in a shared basement/bike storage, outside or a friends and family.
But I love tools and am successfully growing my Festool and general tool collection and am constantly looking for improvements and ways to put them in use.

I hope that some of this stuff I‘ll be posting here might do the same, as other posts did to me. Bring ideas or motivate to get up and do something.

Kind regards,
Uli


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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 01:52 PM »
So, here goes the most recent project.

I had been eyeing the Bessey KliKlamp Systainer as an option to have an easily movable clamp storage for everyday needs.
After contemplating the purchase for long and finding inspiration in @Infected98 and his Version of the KliKlamp Storage / upgrade, I decided that KliKlamps only, would not be my choice.

I wanted some DuoKlamps and small stuff in there as well.

I opted for a SYS 3, to accommodate the DuoKlamps. This leaves enough room for other stuff as well.

For now it is designed to take:
- 4 Duo Klamps 300/8
- 8 KliKlamps (up to 250mm length)
- Additional stuff... (currently Bessey distance keepers, Wolfcraft corner clamps and Rockler Bandy clamps)

I don‘t have all the Klamps yet, but it already works nicely.

Built the stuff out of scrap wood and some aluminum pieces I had laying around.
To secure the „tool-holders“ I will glue them in place with „mirror-fixing-tape“ (double sided tape with a layer of foam in the middle). There is also foam rubber below all the wooden parts to eliminate rattling.

Glued together with superglue, for ease of assembly and „colored“ with left over paint from different cans...




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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 02:07 PM »
Then, what showed up today, the most recent addition to my tool box:

The Milwaukee Fastback 3 foldable utility knife.

Nice, grippy thing with integrated blade storage and a beefy belt hook. Like it so far, but it is a little boxy in the hand. The finger indent is massive and gives a great feeling of security. No risk of loosing grip.




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Offline live4ever

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 02:44 PM »
That clamp storage is pretty nifty.  And I've been eyeing that Milwaukee knife...as much as it's possible to "eye" a utility knife...

Look forward to following your thread.  I'm afraid if I had one it would be titled "Forays into chaos only."
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 03:47 PM »
That clamp storage is pretty nifty...

Thanks.  8)

..I've been eyeing that Milwaukee knife...as much as it's possible to "eye" a utility knife...

I have not really used it much. But it looks promising. It locks in two positions and build quality seems to be good.
I wanted something with blade storage, folding and a good grip. All features are perfect on the Milwaukee.

It it only my 2nd Milwaukee tool (have an unused butterfly drill somewhere), but so far they seem to make a lot of thoughtful tools recently. I'll get some more in the future for sure.
I am contemplating getting the original Fastback knife as well, since it looked to be slimmer and smoother. But this would just be "because of..".

The Fastblade 3 feels like a workhorse.
The only shame is the blister packaging.  [doh]

Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 09:26 PM »
It's a great utility knife.  I thought I lost mine about half a year ago and went out immediately to get another one.   Now, of course, I have two   [wink]

Offline grobkuschelig

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Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 03:59 PM »
A couple of weeks ago I was able to get some of my equipment to good use, at my Sister in Law’s house. They have a couple of farm animals and the goats needed to have an upgrade to their winter shed.



I only carried a small stack of Systainer (PDC, Carvex, Screws, Workbench..) and my newly gifted Wera 2go tool bag.
Constantly I am amazed what I am now able to do with the tools I have. And it really makes it so much more fun to do, if you see the faces of people you are able to help.

We did what needed to be done in half a day and had blast doing it. The SYS-MFT really made it easy to cut everything in place.
And the ever helpful Syslite made the work in the shed so much easier and helped retrieve dropped screws out of the hay. [emoji4]



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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 06:16 PM »
Finally some more progress in getting my toolstack organized.

I had ordered an additional Systainer for the Bessey clamps, since I was short on SYS3s and I also wanted a visual way to distinguish it from afar:



Was lucky to find this cheap on eBay...
Festool grey, but red handle and lock. Would have preferred a black one, but this one was unbeatable in price..

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2018, 06:22 PM »
The next step in getting organized is a FOG inspired storage for 150mm/6“ sanding discs.

I opted for a „2 box“ design to be able to take the sandpaper to the job, if needed.
The boxes are raised slightly to allow some additional large sheets of sandpaper to be stored below.

Additional dividers (1.8mm MDF) are needed, but I ran out of MDF. Plus I want to make a solution to store the M8 screws for the ETS EC sanding pads.
Thinking of adding a strip of wood with a drilled/tapped hole, but am still undecided.


Offline neilc

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2018, 06:28 PM »
Systainers are addictive!  Great organization and simple to stack up and transport.

Thanks for sharing your updates -

neil

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 06:28 PM »
The project leading up to the sandpaper storage was the „renovation“ of a second hand RO-150 I acquired.

It was definitely in worse condition than expected, when it arrived.

I took the Vac and a long haired artist brush and cleaned it, afterwards it got some new parts to give me the shiny-new-tool feeling. ;)


Offline live4ever

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2018, 07:02 PM »
Wow, what a transformation on that Rotex!
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 11:29 AM »
Great to see another thread like this!

Great job on the Rotex!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 06:36 PM »
Going through some older pics I came across this:

A pair of „breakfast cutting boards“ I made for my best friend for his wedding.
I had a piece of olive I bought at my local special wood dealer. Nice to work with and even nicer to look at.

Finished with 3 coats of Festool Surfix HD.


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 06:40 PM »
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.


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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2018, 10:38 PM »
nice ,thanks for sharing. Please continue sharing with us I really like loooking at things others make and their ideas

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2018, 08:10 AM »
So. I started a new project. I want to build a wardrobe with „shaker-style“ sides. Materials will be beech wood for rails and stiles  and white particle board for the „inlays“?!

This should make it affordable but hopefully still look nice.

I got out my TS55 to rip the boards I bought at my local home center in two.
Worked like a charm with the Panther blade.

I spent some time setting up my MFT so I only need one cut and end up with equal width on both sides. Since the resulting board is narrower than the rail, I used scrap wood for stop blocks.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2018, 08:13 AM »
Next step is cutting the boards to length.
I will do this on the MFT as well, to be able to cut all the boards for one part of the wardrobe at once.

In preparation I was again annoyed by the ABSA-TS55, which I use to avoid sawdust-spray.
In its normal state, this does not allow you to have the splinter guard still in place.

A quick, admittedly untidy cut with the Multitool and some filing later, I finally have the solution I‘ve been wanting for so long...

Offline grobkuschelig

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Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 05:07 PM »
What a week at work. [emoji42]

I wanted to get some stuff done for the multiple projects that are currently occupying all areas of my flat. But I only managed multiple minutes of moving things from A to B.

So I decided to relax this evening and went through some of my photos from the last couple of years.

Here you go:
A little more than a year ago I modified the under-bed storage in my Moms guest room to fit an additional mattress.
This was a special project for me, since the bed was originally built by my dad, who unfortunately is not around anymore to see me carry on the woodworking he taught me...


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2018, 05:27 PM »
During the last two years I made a pair of tables for the Mrs. She wanted a different sofa table and I suggested to build one matching the herring-bone oak flooring in her living room.

Shortly there after, a matching TV-table was requested...

The first table was initially built with round dowels and finished with IKEA mineral oil. After finishing the table I bought the DF-500. I used that for the TV-table and this made it turn out so much better and sturdy that I went back, sawed the legs apart and re-did the sofa table with Dominos as well.
I also tried out the Surfix HD here and it was miles above the IKEA stuff (who‘d have guessed...;)

I am still amazed how well they turned out. The table top is just old floor boards glued together. Fixed to the leg with table buttons.

The chamfer on the underside makes the grooves of the flooring almost invisible from the top.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 05:56 PM »
So. Today I tackled a couple of things that I’ve been pushing off for some time.

While I‘m on my way to the new wardrobe, I’ll need a makeshift storage for socks and underwear and such.
I had collected three old drawers at a yard sale some years ago.
So I decided to quickly whip up a storage solution using these drawers and wood from an old IKEA mattress support.
A perfect way to test out the pocket hole jig I just acquired a couple of weeks ago. It is a Wolfcraft. Was thinking about the Kreg R3 for some time, but that is more expensive here in Europe and thus I sprung for the local make.

Works well, but I’ll need to make some more pocket holes to perfect the settings etc..

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 06:01 PM »
In parallel I cleaned the shower with a chlorine based cleaner. The whole flat smells like a public pool now. ;)

But this is a rental flat in a house that is over 100 years old...
The former tenants were not too thorough and it showed in the shower. I tried different cleaners before, but this was recommended highly on amazon and arrived today. Couldn’t find it in any store around...

Brilliant stuff.
See before & after below. [emoji15]

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 06:17 PM »
If you ever want to be lazy, instead of scrubbing in the normal sense, put your drill or driver to work. I often use my Milwaukee M12 screwdriver (Reverses) for cleaning, with SoftScrub depending on the tile.

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2018, 02:49 AM »
Hi @Peter_C I thought about using a drill and getting into it.

The cleaning job shown was actually even easier. Spray on, wait for 60mins, rinse. [emoji6][emoji4]

I had even contemplated getting the tile-grout-cleaning thing that Fein offers for the OMTs.

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2018, 11:22 AM »
In parallel I cleaned the shower with a chlorine based cleaner. The whole flat smells like a public pool now. ;)

I tried different cleaners before, but this was recommended highly on amazon and arrived today. Couldn’t find it in any store around...


Curious what the name of the stuff you used is.

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2018, 11:23 AM »
Looks good! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2018, 11:42 AM »
In parallel I cleaned the shower with a chlorine based cleaner. The whole flat smells like a public pool now. ;)

I tried different cleaners before, but this was recommended highly on amazon and arrived today. Couldn’t find it in any store around...


Curious what the name of the stuff you used is.

Probably one of those foaming bleach products like Tile-X. Appears to work fine on opaque tile but I get the feeling all it's doing is removing color from the mold. If you use it on a dirty glass door it does become clearer you can tell that the bad stuff is still there and it really requires scraping or power scrubbing.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2018, 04:17 AM »
The name is „Bref Power - Mold and Bacteria“ (loosely translated from German...)

It definitely has chlorine inside and is advertised as killing 99% of the bacteria (like any standard disinfectant).

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2018, 04:34 AM »
Yesterday I managed to score a new toilet seat for 10€, so I finally changed out the old one in my rented flat.
I did not want the hassle of getting the landlord to have this done and I can spare a ten-er for a shiny new lid on the „throne“. ;)

In addition I finally whipped up some scrap storage for the longer wood and Aluminium I have laying around.
During the last visit to IKEA (I go there once every couple of months to check out the „scrap/clearance area“ for useful stuff..) I got a set of wheels mounted on a metal plate.
This was 1€, so no questions asked.
It now serves as a means of transport on the scrap storage (other side supported by wooden blocks).

This way the whole thing can be moved if needed, but it will most likely stay in place.
Storage is made out of air-ducts 150mm diameter and a rectangular air canal cut up to support different lengths. I left some space on one side to be able to also put a couple of boards ontop.
Seems to work as intended.


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2018, 04:40 AM »
One addition:
How do you know you live in a very, very old house?

If you take down the light fixture to replace a bulb and find that the wiring inside the light fixture looks like this:


Lucky me, only a quick short. ;)

Replaced it with something more modern. Not as stylish, but definitely safer. [emoji56]

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!

Kind regards,
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

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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. :)


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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...


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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..

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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.


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Oliver
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Kind regards,
Oliver

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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...



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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]


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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. ;)




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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...


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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..


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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2018, 03:23 PM »
What a time. I‘m struggling to keep up. I‘m in the workshop almost every minute for the last couple of weeks.
The goal was initially to get a whole bunch of projects done, but as it so often is the case, things take much longer than expected...

I‘m currently tackling a built in for our living room, which I definitely underestimated. But it is fun to try new things and this is bigger than anything I’ve done before.

Below you can see a shot of it “dry fitted” followed by a view of the @Scorpion inspired drying rack, which works great!
I’m trying out the Graco Ultra on this project, and apart from the usual learning curve it seems to be the ticket I wanted it to be. :)




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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 05:30 PM »
The bookshelf is on it’s last legs.
I am currently building the drawer boxes...

While doing that, I invented a new joint: The double Domino!


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This is what happens when you forget to check the cutter size... ;)

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #57 on: Today at 07:38 AM »
Looks great so far!

Are you going with white doors or is that the primer only? Satin or high gloss? Curious minds want to know... ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver