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Festool and Tanos Systainers / Another take on systainer storage
« Last post by mwolczko on Yesterday at 03:12 PM »
Here are a few photos of a systainer storage cabinet I just finished. It's a bit different in that each shelf holds two systainers. I was constrained to accessing both from the same side, so set them on 26x16 ½" plywood shelves using 26" slides with an inch of over-travel. The over-travel and a gap between the systainers means each can be fully opened in place. Each shelf has indents routed to match the systainer's feet, to stop them from sliding around. I made a template for routing the indents, which also served as a mask when spraying them (just to hide their plywood ugliness). The indent shape accommodates both T-Loc and classic systainers.
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Blade Left Development
« Last post by HowardH on Yesterday at 02:55 PM »
no worries!   [big grin]
Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Last post by Michael Kellough on Yesterday at 02:54 PM »
@tallgrass   Where do you buy RUWI stuff?
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Blade Left Development
« Last post by Michael Kellough on Yesterday at 02:48 PM »
Not to argue Howard but if they did make a blade left saw it could be used on the existing FS rails, but not the HK rails. If Kreg’s new saw fits Festool rails you could have what you’re asking about, and if it was cordless it would be very handy.
How does a Musclechuck fit a Festool OF 1010? I didn’t see any 8mm adapter listed, but that kind of info is surprisingly scant at his site.
Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Last post by Richard/RMW on Yesterday at 02:25 PM »
RUWI sounds like a perfect addition to the expanding @TSO Products inventory...

 [poke] Hans/Eric

Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Plywood Cut Sheet
« Last post by Sino on Yesterday at 02:19 PM »
I use “ Sketchcut pro”.  Its for IOS. This app it not full optimized for iPhone x but it is amazing and works great. Doing the job very well.
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Plywood Cut Sheet
« Last post by usernumber1 on Yesterday at 02:14 PM »
I used to be a SketchUp guy using it with my Mac, but given the hefty cost of SU, I moved over to Autodesk Fusion and I have to admit I like it much better.  I had to convert over to the subtle differences between SU and Fusion but that was kinda like going from PC to MAC IMO.  Best yet - Fusion is free to woodworkers or anyone else does not use it for commercial use.  For me that worked great.  To buy Fusion was about the same price as SketchUp.

There is a free SketchUp online version - that is where I started, but when I wanted to print my plans i could not - which i wanted to do.

is there some sort of a cut optimizer within fusion?
I guess after reading this thread again, it’s not so much country or location that would determine which tools take presidence when fitting a kitchen. It’s more about which materials the kitchen will feature?

In the U.K. worktops for example, might be marble, granite, hardwood staves, laminated chipboard, corian, ceramic, quartz, polished concrete, glass and stainless steel are a good few that come to mind. So different tools and methods are required.

I have built a few kitchens from scratch, making the cabinets and doors to a bespoke spec, where not only my routers were used but, my spindle moulder was doing overtime!

With those type of applications, a router, jigsaw, miter saw and planer would be essential tools.
Many pre-fab kitchens can be installed with very few tools if the supplier has done things their end properly.

I have a good friend who runs a bespoke kitchen company. His wife designs the kitchens, all bespoke and one offs, and he builds them. He makes everything too, the carcases, the frames, doors and drawers, and some of the timber worktops. It’s been a very lucrative business for them.

Out of interest, as I’ve not been accross the pond for a while, are the options for U.S. kitchen endless like over here? The contemporary look is very fashionable here now, and has been for many years.

Going back to what tools you need to buy first, after reading the thread now it’s expanded more, I’d say play it by ear. Buy what you actually need to get the job done.
I have a lot of tools that are used professionally, much of my stuff earns it’s keep by being used daily but, I have an awful lot of kit that doesn’t see daylight for months or more.
Sure, it’s there when I need it, as I never hire or borrow tools but, I much prefer seeing the tools I buy being used, not sitting in a cupboard. So a bit of thought is needed when buying.
The list of tools you mentioned in your first post, would cover many situations and would be invaluable for many projects, providing you do actually use them.

The MFT/3’s are great, I have two now and love them however, I also have the Parf Guide System mk2, which has turned out to be one of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time. I make my own tops for the MFT/3’s, plus larger tops and cutting stations. The kit opens up a lot of options and opportunities. So, you could make a saving, by making your own MFT, and use the saving towards another essential tool?

Whatever you choose, I hope all goes well. [thumbs up]
Thanks guys!  I do have a new BD plane, so let me tune up the blade and give that a go first before I mess with the BU block planes. 
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