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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by Holmz on Yesterday at 10:28 PM »
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In any case I posted a couple of small projects yesterday, to show some support along with the thread's title. Nothing to fancy, but even small projects are projects.


Projects are projects, never mind how small or how large. I would define a large project as just a lengthy continuim of a small project. The process is the same...the only difference is how long it takes to complete it.  [big grin]

Or the difference being expected time versus real time.
The boss wanted the counter edge redone... The dialogue included, "it is 1/2 hour job".

The good news was that I got her to help sand it, and then mask it.
5-coats of varnish later, and last coat had 'someone' belly up to the sink, and a small section still now needs another kiss with 320 and another hit with the brush... I am hoping I can just to the 6" section (at the sink and another I front of where the beer opener lives).
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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 10:21 PM »
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In any case I posted a couple of small projects yesterday, to show some support along with the thread's title. Nothing to fancy, but even small projects are projects.


Projects are projects, never mind how small or how large. I would define a large project as just a lengthy continuim of a small project. The process is the same...the only difference is how long it takes to complete it.  [big grin]
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Suicide cables? Braver than I am.

Suicide cables...now that’s funny. It’s one way to get the job done, however...I prefer your approach.
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Fun, Games, Diversions / Re: Lack of Project Posts on the Forum
« Last post by Holmz on Yesterday at 09:59 PM »
    Not having a like button hasn't got much to do with being politically correct. Whenever this has come up the discussion usually ends with more people not wanting it than wanting it, or at least a split decision, for a variety of reasons.
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I never realised that we had a vote.

Not referring to a vote but there have been several discussions on it.

Seth

Well I like the idea of a like button, as it allows one to acknowledge a post without posting any drivel.

In any case I posted a couple of small projects yesterday, to show some support along with the thread's title. Nothing to fancy, but even small projects are projects.

I did also see the beautiful post on the mid century modern credenza, which was deserving of a like... So I posted some drivel that but myself and the Boss liked it.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: I am done
« Last post by Holmz on Yesterday at 09:55 PM »
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But the perception is that the quality is in free fall.

I'm not sure that's quite accurate. 

Isn't it more like the quality is slipping at this point?  That's a far cry from abandon ship.

Maybe you're right... I am thinking the Kapex motor issues, Carvex woes, various issues with plugIt connectors, the ProV promotion having lots of returns, and the posts about how the repair department cannot be reached without invocation of a Festool employee.

Maybe it is not "The perception", but it is what I am reading from the various rants and complaints. Granted that is likely from a small set of people, but it is enough to cause my eyebrow to raise.

Festool advertises that they have some of the highest quality tools. The onus to live up to that expectation, or protect that expectation, needs Q&A/QC to back up the marketing... Or the general perception may readjust itself.
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- you're getting a lot of utility for a one time outlay of around $ 5k plus the satisfaction that the job is done "your way". - thanks for sharing.
Hans
@Cochese  - what an inspiring thread! Shows what is possible on a modest scale, one step at a time.
Perhaps some members, considering a similar project,  would be interested in knowing the budget.
I've bookmarked it to see it as you finish it.
Great post!
Hans

I wish you hadn't asked me about the budget. I was doing extremely well keeping track of everything right up until the Hurricane weekend. Went from just under $900 spent to over $1700 spent, best I can figure. Now that things are settled down I can keep better track. Still a number of huge expenses coming up, like putting down a decent looking floor, roofing, insulation, interior and exterior walls, etc. I'm guessing I'll end up spending somewhere in the 4-5k range, which is still quite a bit cheaper than I would have gotten by buying.

Windows, door locks, and starting my power runs.

While watching football no less... [thumbs up]

First off...nice job! It's coming together bit by bit.  [big grin]  Looking good.

Some questions:
Did you give up on buried electrical?

I assume you'll also run some electrical in the attic?

Do those doors flex or are they pretty stiff? Do they stay coplanar across the door opening?

Will there be some form of weather stripping on the doors? Both door-to-door and door-to-floor?

I didn't know those Hubbell power inlets were even available. Had I known, I wouldn't have needed to fabricate these.  [eek]

Buried electrical was never really in the cards. That adds the expense of having it run and hooked up, plus surveying for a permanent foundation, and then if you've spent that much you might as well spend more to expand it. $15k wasn't really something I wanted to put in this house. Not after an $8k window bill.

I'll probably do one run of electrical up in the attic to handle the dust extractor, air compressor, a light, and maybe a spare outlet to sharpen tools with the grinder. Haven't decided on that last part yet.

The doors turned out better than I expected. The composite siding is pretty stiff, and using the Dominos I assume helped as well. I still need to do some minor sanding with the belt to keep things from sticking in one spot. Very happy thus far, and there will be some sort of weatherstripping. Will just depend on what I need out of it. There will also be some rigid foam and something on the back to allow for some light storage.

Suicide cables? Braver than I am. These are some Journeyman Pro jobs I got off of Amazon and used the Hubbell housing and deep metal box.

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@Cochese  - what an inspiring thread! Shows what is possible on a modest scale, one step at a time.
Perhaps some members, considering a similar project,  would be interested in knowing the budget.
I've bookmarked it to see it as you finish it.
Great post!
Hans

I wish you hadn't asked me about the budget. I was doing extremely well keeping track of everything right up until the Hurricane weekend. Went from just under $900 spent to over $1700 spent, best I can figure. Now that things are settled down I can keep better track. Still a number of huge expenses coming up, like putting down a decent looking floor, roofing, insulation, interior and exterior walls, etc. I'm guessing I'll end up spending somewhere in the 4-5k range, which is still quite a bit cheaper than I would have gotten by buying.

Windows, door locks, and starting my power runs.

While watching football no less... [thumbs up]

First off...nice job! It's coming together bit by bit.  [big grin]  Looking good.

Some questions:
Did you give up on buried electrical?

I assume you'll also run some electrical in the attic?

Do those doors flex or are they pretty stiff? Do they stay coplanar across the door opening?

Will there be some form of weather stripping on the doors? Both door-to-door and door-to-floor?

I didn't know those Hubbell power inlets were even available. Had I known, I wouldn't have needed to fabricate these.  [eek]

Buried electrical was never really in the cards. That adds the expense of having it run and hooked up, plus surveying for a permanent foundation, and then if you've spent that much you might as well spend more to expand it. $15k wasn't really something I wanted to put in this house. Not after an $8k window bill.

I'll probably do one run of electrical up in the attic to handle the dust extractor, air compressor, a light, and maybe a spare outlet to sharpen tools with the grinder. Haven't decided on that last part yet.

The doors turned out better than I expected. The composite siding is pretty stiff, and using the Dominos I assume helped as well. I still need to do some minor sanding with the belt to keep things from sticking in one spot. Very happy thus far, and there will be some sort of weatherstripping. Will just depend on what I need out of it. There will also be some rigid foam and something on the back to allow for some light storage.

Suicide cables? Braver than I am. These are some Journeyman Pro jobs I got off of Amazon and used the Hubbell housing and deep metal box.
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Other Tool Reviews / Re: Bandsaws
« Last post by HarveyWildes on Yesterday at 09:40 PM »
Hey guys, just looking for any positive/negative comments or experiences regarding the Rikon 10-326 or the Laguna 14-12 bandsaws. The saw will be mainly used for resawing.  Thanks in advance.
Mike

I bought the Laguna 14-12 a while back because I just could not get my Jet 18" to resaw worth a rip.  Set it up, tuned it, and it has performed very well ever since.  The resaw depth is about the same as the Jet, and the difference between a 14" and 18" throat has not affected me.  I'd do it again in a minute.

As an aside, I run it on 120V and it does great.
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My parents had a Delta faucet that lasted 30 years or more. The faucet part but not the main body was replaced once or twice due to something heavy falling on the faucet, but the only other maintenance was replacing the washers and ball a couple times, and relubing the washers with faucet grease. I believe the lifespan of their bathroom faicets was similar.

The major issues with plumbing fixtures dying quickly have almost all had to do with cast zink alloy components. Cast zink pot metal parts in plumbing fixtures can die within 6 months and should be considered disposeable junk. I don't know how often the cast zink turns up in high end plumbing fixtures, but a lot of home center parts seem to contain cast zonk components even if other parts are brass.

Another thing that can happen, is if components are cast brass or a zink alloy, ammonia fumes can cause zink leaching and affect the integrity of the metal. 
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: I am done
« Last post by Dovetail65 on Yesterday at 09:38 PM »


New shop and making a move will not include Festool, how can it. it's a shame I loved this forum and the guys here, but with forum leaning toward not being able to talk about other tools and me not having anything nice to say about Festool  I just dont see me being here, I am not going to cause drama. The QC is out the window, reminds me of the Laguna fiasco of about 5 years ago, something its wrong.

I am done!


     We are trying and are planning to be trying a little harder to rejuvenate FOG. But times and things do change and forums like everything else evolve. We would very much like it to move up the scale rather than down.  As far as not being able to talk about other tool brands goes? Not sure where that is coming from other that the recent / current Mafell topic where it was suggested that more and better info could be found on the Mafell forum rather than on the Festool forum. I have always  felt that being able to talk about other tool brands on FOG was a hallmark considering that the FOG is owned and operated by Festool.

    @Dovetail65     I do think that this is a rather dramatic post considering that you don't want to cause drama.  But I can certainly understand your extreme frustration and blowing off a little steam.

     Good luck with your new shop move. Would be great to see a shop tour or the like posted here.

Seth

Wait a second, I said my piece, one post and a follow up or two. Was I to say nothing at all? So it's drama to post  my one experience?

Your statement:

"I do think that this is a rather dramatic post considering that you don't want to cause drama."

The drama I am referring to is if I became vindictive telling everyone who will listen that there are issues with these sanders, posting  25-100 posts here on out dissing the tool. Some here have literally posted 100 times dissing the Kapex and the motor at every turn making that topic into a fiasco over several months. That is the drama I am not going to get in to. I actually believe you knew that already. Had you not made the above statement I would not even be back in this thread.

Near 5000 posts advocating Festool with ONE THREAD EVER STARTED STARTING TOOL DISSATISFACTION IN 8 YEARS. The only thing from a Festool perspective I have ever done negative is simply state a facts and comparisons that some some Fetools might not be the right choice, today was the first time I ever actually dissed a tool in a thread topic and it was after giving the benefit of the doubt over a period of months.


If I am not a guy Festool would want on the forum I have no idea who would be. I think to myself am I crazy, I don't get paid, what am I doing advocating for a tool company, I must be nuts. I guess the kool aid wore off or something because reading your one sentence for some weird reason hurt me for a second.. And that's weird to me.


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