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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."
"What you have to do tomorrow, do today.  What you have to do today, do now."  - a wise grandfather who was clearly talking about purchasing Festools

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!
"What you have to do tomorrow, do today.  What you have to do today, do now."  - a wise grandfather who was clearly talking about purchasing Festools

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

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.


Offline jobsworth

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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
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 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: Yesterday at 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...