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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by bobfog on Yesterday at 01:12 PM »
It's pretty much idiot-proof to share pictures from sites such as Flickr, so that isn't it.

The problem is a lack of interaction. Views are nice, but comments are better. I'm building a workshop from scratch and have gotten so little of the latter. Yet others who post similar things have threads ten pages long. It's so inconsistent, or otherwise you need something so over the top to get attention. I get way more interaction on Instagram, and as such after the shop is done I doubt I'll post any other projects here.

I know there has been some desire to not have stuff such as like buttons or whatever, but it is a quick and easy way for people to have their work acknowledged even if people don't feel like leaving a comment.

But yes, the forum is way more viewed as a tool support forum as opposed to anything else.

Being able to like or upvote/downvote posts is a standard forum feature, it just seems like the people who run this forum are over sensitive souls and don’t seem to like the idea of it. Far too politically correct IMO.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: TSC 55 performance question.
« Last post by ben_r_ on Yesterday at 01:00 PM »
So the two batteries do not drain proportionally? The top one is used up first?
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General Friendly Chat / Random anecdote about eBay scam
« Last post by prestonvisser on Yesterday at 12:56 PM »
Hello FOG,

I have enjoyed reading posts and purchasing some items from the classified section, but I have not posted yet.  I'm sure many of you keep your eyes on eBay for good deals on used Festool items.  I recently experienced a twist in an eBay scam that I thought I'd share just in case you hadn't heard of it yet:

1) I purchased a df 500 plus half-full tenon classic systainer for $500.  I know, too good to be true.  I thought that maybe someone just wanted to get rid of it quickly!
2) The seller was a few days late in shipping the item, but to my surprise it was marked as shipped after about four days.  Best of all, I received a UPS tracking number!
3) The item was marked delivered on Monday to my town (it didn't specify an address), but I didn't receive it.  I'm in a small town, so sometimes UPS will drop off packages at the post office to be picked up.  I held out hope that this had happened.
4) Nothing for me at the post office, so I called our UPS driver (small town), and she had no recollection of leaving me a package on Monday. 
5) I called the UPS office, and they reverse-tracked the package to a different address in my small town. 
6) I googled that address, got the name of the elderly lady that lives there, got her phone number off the internet (a little creepy, I know), and left her a message on her answering machine. 
7) The energetic elderly lady returned my call and was more than happy to help me out.  It turns out, she had indeed received a package on Monday, and it had the exact tracking number that I was given.  However, the package was for some nutritional supplements that she actually had ordered. 
8) The lady sent me a picture of the box with the tracking number and her address, and I sent it to eBay's concierge department, and they closed out the seller's account that evening and refunded the money.  I would have been protected anyway, but it was nice that they could move forward more quickly with closing out the fraudulent seller's account.
9) Apparently, the scammer found some legitimate tracking numbers for items going to my same town and used those on eBay as proof that the package had been shipped and delivered. 
10) I made a new friend with the lady that got my...her package. 

TL;DR - Just be aware that the tracking number you get from a questionable eBay seller might have been carefully selected as part of a scam. 

Cheers.
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Member Projects / What gauge nailer & nails?
« Last post by bkharman on Yesterday at 12:55 PM »
To be honest, with that amount of wood, you might want to get a keyhole router bit and put some durable screws in the drywall and slide the board down onto the screws. I know 16g nails should hold but it seems like a PITA.

If you need details, let me know. I did something similar with old barn wood as a chair rail in my in laws house.

Cheers. Bryan.




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Can you send me details and some pics if possible.  That would be great.

So I will do my best here with a stock internet photo. First, the keyhole router bit would make a slot like this in the back of your boards/panels. Then you would simply need to put screws in the wall matching the panel pattern. It requires a bit of math, but would be very strong and removable.




I will look and see if I took pics of the application I did before but am fairly certain I don’t have any. If you are a FineWoodworking subscriber, they had a good article from years ago that was my basis.

Let me know if you get the picture or if you need further explanation. Think of each of your panels as a large mirror and you are hanging the panels on the screws.

Cheers. Bryan.


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Member Projects / Re: What gauge nailer & nails?
« Last post by DIY WoodWerx on Yesterday at 12:25 PM »
To be honest, with that amount of wood, you might want to get a keyhole router bit and put some durable screws in the drywall and slide the board down onto the screws. I know 16g nails should hold but it seems like a PITA.

If you need details, let me know. I did something similar with old barn wood as a chair rail in my in laws house.

Cheers. Bryan.




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Can you send me details and some pics if possible.  That would be great.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: I have never seen chisels like these.
« Last post by Lemwise on Yesterday at 12:15 PM »
The difference between this Fujikawa set and the 24mm Matsumura chisel I have is night and day. The Matsumura has a clean, tidy lamination line and the finish of the blade and neck is very fine with clean lines and no coarse grinding marks. You can clearly see he paid a lot of attention to the details.The price is also very good so I think I'm just going to order the 5 piece Matsumura set instead of ordering Kunikeis over several months. The edge is still a bit chippy from the hardening process but I think that will stop after sharpening it a few more times.
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Member Projects / Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 11:41 AM »
Nice job...really nice job! [big grin]

Are the shelves solid cherry or cherry ply?

Also, love the beveled front, the long mitered corners. and the sexy pulls. [thumbs up]
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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 11:24 AM »
Better image manipulation/control would be a plus.

Not looking for a full blown image editor just maybe the
ability to rotate after uploading.


I'll vote for both of these...+1

I'll read a post on my iPhone, take a few photos, post them and then get back to business. Only to find the next day when I use the computer, the photos have been turned sometimes left, sometimes right and sometimes upside down. [eek]  I'll then spend 10-15 minutes modifying the post so that the pictures are oriented correctly.

Thus, I wouldn't even attempt to post 10-20 pictures from a personal project...that'd be sheer foolishness on my part.  [crying]

I've documented machining Jatoba HVAC grills using an MFS, Domino & 1010, while placing the Jatoba in a common nest that yielded different sizes and an on-going 12' wide set of built-in maple cabinets, with automatic LED lighting for each drawer, in the knee wall of a loft. My original intent was to post these projects but it's just not worth the effort.

Just yesterday, I was responding to a post on my iPhone. I added no attachments and no photos, but when I hit "post", it waited about 20-30 seconds and then brought me to a blank screen. That was it...post floating somewhere in space.  [sad]

This lost post issue has actually occurred quite often in the last 12 months or so. I now make a copy of the verbiage of the post before I actually post it so that when the blank screen comes up, I can then paste the info again and hope it works the 2nd time.

I will now copy this entry before I push the post button  [tongue]  it's cumbersome...
 
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@Sean KS
Sean, what a fine table. I'm going to build a stay-at-shop table and will incorporate much of your thinking. Question: what material did you use for the inlaid kerf guard? Looks like white nylon or Delrin. I assume you fabricated this with the dovetail profile. Where did you buy the raw material? Thanks so much for sharing. Joe
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Festool Wish List / Re: Autonomous orbital sander
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 10:14 AM »
Automation could certainly be integrated into these tools. 

But, the cost to do so would make the number of potential sales rather low.   

I'm sure all of you asking about this have a CNC router, yes ?




Finally, someone picked up on my hint.

You get a cookie Master C.

Would not be difficult to make a cradle/clamp to fit a palm sander.  A rotex yes.  [smile]


Personally I thought your hint was supporting the statement that sales would be too low. In effect asking / suggesting that not that many of you own a CNC router table so how could one possibly expect to sell very many auto sanders.


Seth
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