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Member Connections and Introductions / Re: Hello from NY
« Last post by Atonwa on Today at 03:07 PM »
Thank you for the welcome.

Your my neighbor Seth. I mostly do custom commissioned art and custom furniture. I focus on the smaller stuff that the larger contractors just don't have the time or desire to take on. I'm also word of mouth only so I get a to pick and choose the jobs I want. It's been fun so far and hoping this year will be even better.

What do you make?
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Domino on angle cut jigs
« Last post by waho6o9 on Today at 03:04 PM »
Design enhancements are nice.

Oops. When it happened I just dominoed the rest of the cab and it looked like fancy joinery. So it's advisable to watch
depth of cut and practice on some scraps first.
I haven't seen any jigs for this either.

260930-0
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: T-track question . . .
« Last post by Z48LT1 on Today at 03:01 PM »
Is there any extruded aluminum tube with appropriate dimensions that would allow you to slice a section out of the middle of one face the right width for your need?

Just spitballing here.

Cheers,

Gary
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Schmitt 32 System
« Last post by fshanno on Today at 02:57 PM »

The best plan - at least for me as I already have the LR32 - would be to retrofit the quick and easy depth registration from the Schmitz32 to the LR32 (using a small and somewhat simple jig, ideally without the limitation on workpiece length should one not have a long enough holey rail)... I have some ideas how to pull that off but want to test them in practice first (no need to send others onto a snark hunt ;)) - might take a while...


I love snark hunts so knock yourself out!

The jig would indeed be very simple.  But it would need to be very, very accurate.
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Thanks again. Had it tested for asbestos, as did some neighbors. Built in 88.
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@kevinculle

Thanks for all the info.  Great post.

Appreciate the fact that you mentioned the scalloping effect of the cutters, but your mention of the db factor triggered my memory.  I have to make my dog sit outside the shop when the Jet vac and the 735 are running because the noise is horrendous even with my muffs on.  Sometimes I have those machines running for 15-20 minutes (or longer?) and it nearly gives me a headache.  Very glad you pointed that out as I had forgotten about that.

I have no issue with the built-in stops because I use an 8-foot bed that runs through my 735.  Photos will be posted below.

If I do switch to the spiral cutter head I will miss the mirror perfect cut of newly installed steel cutters. IMHO, they leave an amazing finish, but alas, that magic does not last very long. 

I have carbide cutters in my DJ-20, but they also have nicks.  I usually replace them about once a year or so.  As I noted earlier, it is the planer that makes the final pass over my stock, so nicks in the jointer blades are not that big of a concern to me.

Thanks again for a very informative post.  I really appreciate your feedback.
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Computers, Gadgets, Technology / cad 2d / 3d
« Last post by oldskool on Today at 02:34 PM »
looking for a basic cad set up to do drawings for woodworking projects in 2D/3D. i downloaded the google sketchup free trial and really liked it but found it a little on the steep side to buy as im not going to use it to its full capability's.......?
anyone know of a simple to use but affective software i can buy.
thanks.
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: T-track question . . .
« Last post by wimblejon on Today at 02:27 PM »
Hi Mark,
  . . . will do over the next couple of days.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Domino kit cost
« Last post by Gjarman12 on Today at 02:22 PM »
This is great. I wish I knew a month or so ago before I bought individual packs to refill my systainer, but still, thanks.
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Festool How To... / Re: TS55 oak worktop advice needed
« Last post by Flying Swan on Today at 02:12 PM »
My jigsaw is rather underpowered for the job. My router is also only 1400w, but I don't mind being patient with many cuts.

Would someone mind having a look here and telling me if any of these cutters would work for cleaning up the edge? Would like to get what I need rather than ordering online. Another thing that overwhelms me about routers - the number of bits!

http://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/routing/cat5990016?cm_sp=managedredirect-_-pta-_-routercutters

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