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General Friendly Chat / Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Yesterday at 07:01 PM »
Our 7 year old Keurig coffee maker appears to have finally bit the dust.  Maybe 5 years ago it started experiencing problems - if I left it on too long it wouldn't brew.  Seemed like it was overheating or something, as a result I started turning off the Keurig immediately after I made a cup of coffee.  Yesterday a new problem arose.  The Keurig wasn't brewing a full cup of coffee any longer.  It appears that the machine is pumping "excess" water back into the tank instead of into the coffee cup.

Before buying the Keurig in 2011 I had a regular old fashioned drip coffee maker.  I actually kinda prefer the drip coffee to the Keurig.  It was nice just being able to brew 4 cups in the morning and then my second refill would be waiting for me instead of needing to brew anything else.  I think it was also cheaper.  I exclusively use The Original Donut Shop K-Cups in my Keurig and I find them to be a little bit strong.  I tried the Dunkin Donuts K-Cups, but didn't find they were that much better to justify the cost.  I don't really mind watered down coffee.  As you can probably tell, I am far from being a coffee snob.  I worked with some people before that were absolutely disgusted with the idea of using some sort of capsule that had coffee that had been ground ages ago and was now sealed inside.

I'm kind of now torn between buying another Keurig, a drip brewer, or something fancy like an automatic Chemix: https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/chemex-ottomatic-2-coffee-maker/.  We already have a Nespresso maker for making espresso drinks.  I suppose I could also look into getting their fancy VertuoLine coffee maker.

Any recommendations?
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Festool How To... / Re: Checking Inside CT Vacs
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Yesterday at 06:57 PM »
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who made this mistake.  It was a very yucky situation to open the vac up to see such a mess!  I had to bust out my respirator since I was worried about inhaling all of the fine dust.

I guess I will buy a new filter, but ouch - $100!
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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Yesterday at 06:53 PM »
@GoingMyWay , I was guessing sous vide.  I too am one of those who does "it".

I too have the torch, the Searzall, and probably the same portable burner as you.  I also prefer cast iron on the burner.  I found that Wegmans carries duck fat and holy cow!

Haven't tried avocado oil but have played with coconut oil which is close I believe.

Hey,  one day we will meet up at a Festool event and then there will be a cook off between all those who have posted here.

THAT would be fun.

Peter

Yep, I noticed you mentioned that you have a sous vide circulator in another post.  I have the Anova Precision Cooker and love it.  I know someone who waited a very long time for a Joule that ended up dying and needing to be replaced under warranty.

Frying in duck fast would be delish I think.  I know a lot of higher end places fry their fries in duck fat.  Last time I made sous vide duck breasts we had a lot of fat leftover.  I saved it for a bit, but didn't have an immediate need for it so I tossed it.

I just picked up a new big bottle of avocado oil at Costco since I noticed they were selling it.  I had tried using virgin unrefined coconut oil and it imparted a slightly coconutty flavor to the steak.  I can't remember now if I was actually supposed to use the refined coconut oil or not, nevertheless the flavor was very subtle and hard to immediately notice/detect.

A cook off would be fun - I think that's something I might have a shot at.  If it were a woodworking competition I'd be dead in the water.
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Festool How To... / Re: Checking Inside CT Vacs
« Last post by Jesse Cloud on Yesterday at 06:52 PM »
After an experience very much like yours, I put a recurring event on my calendar to "Check festool vacs".  Its just me in the shop and once a month is plenty often.  Don't want this to ever happen again - Yuck!
BTW, I bought new HEPA filters.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by six-point socket II on Yesterday at 06:42 PM »
Hey @Cheese that‘s a tomato dip, family recipe :)

I should have an english translation of that recipe somewhere, if you want I dig it out and post it. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by Peter Halle on Yesterday at 06:41 PM »
@GoingMyWay , I was guessing sous vide.  I too am one of those who does "it".

I too have the torch, the Searzall, and probably the same portable burner as you.  I also prefer cast iron on the burner.  I found that Wegmans carries duck fat and holy cow!

Haven't tried avocado oil but have played with coconut oil which is close I believe.

Hey,  one day we will meet up at a Festool event and then there will be a cook off between all those who have posted here.

THAT would be fun.

Peter
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Peter -
Well... If they ever do make it to Colorado Springs -
At least 4 of ‘em can stay at my place. We’ve got plenty of room - Indoors.
(We have visitors stay with us from April through September - Every year.)

If any do want to camp... No problem. I’m on 5 acres... At 7,500’. Cool and dry.
You’re welcome, too. [smile]
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Festool How To... / Checking Inside CT Vacs
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Yesterday at 06:24 PM »
The other day I noticed I was seeing a little puff of dust when I turned my RO150 to sand down a cutting board glue up.   I didn't think much of it - I thought maybe it was just some dust that had accumulated in the course 40 grit paper or something.  The overall dust extraction was still excellent and there was basically no dust when running the sander.

Friday I was cleaning up and using the CT26 to vacuum up some dust. The suction didn't seem as great as it once was, but there was still suction. When I put the end of the hose against my hand it pulled tight, but not super strong and the motor really sounded strained. I initially thought that there there might be a big chunk of wood that got stuck in the hose. I was going to jam a broom stick down the hose to see if there were any obstructions, but thought maybe I should check to see if the bag is full since that's a little bit easier. The bag shouldn't be full as I recently changed it for the first time and since I'm only an occasional hobbies I don't use the tools all that much.

I opened the top of the CT26 and to my horror I saw loose dust everywhere! As you can see the filter was completely packed with dust.



The dust mostly looks like it came from the cedar planters I made, but then again maybe it's hard to tell as wood dust might all look very similar.  It looks like the bottom of the bag wasn't completely clipped in.  Since it was my first time changing the bag I now know I need to be extra careful to make sure that the bag is completely clipped in.  The odd thing is that the bag wasn't completely empty - it had a fair amount of dust and chips inside so at some point dust was able to flow into the bag.

The pile of dust and shavings are basically what was inside of the CT26 that wasn't captured in the bag.

I banged the HEPA filter out as best as I could, being careful to not damage the filter media itself.  I also used a shop vac to try to suck out some of the dust and debris, but there appears to still be a fair amount of debris trapped in the filter pleats. 







The suction has improved and the motor sounds less strained after I cleaned the filter out.  Do you think it's ok to continue using this filter?  The only bought the CT26 brand new in October and it hasn't been used all that much - just to make cutting boards and the planter boxes and cut some plywood.

I feel like it's even harder to notice a loss in suction when the hose is primarily hooked up to a tool.  Even when using the hose freehand to suck up dust - it was still hard for me to tell if the suction was less or the same.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?  I guess in the future it's probably a good idea to periodically check the inside of the vacuum to make sure that the bag isn't full and/or that the bag hasn't come loose or blown a hole in it.

Do people periodically check inside of their CT vacs for instances such as this?
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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 06:22 PM »
Hey Oliver, is that a red pepper or a tomato dipping sauce next to the bread?
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Won a Festool Sander at the Roadshow
« Last post by Peter Halle on Yesterday at 06:17 PM »
Peter:
I’m sure you’re - As is said: “Right on the ‘money’”.
I am - As you say: “sadly mistaken”. Very.

BTW... An aside: I see that you’re in Central VA.
We lived 20+ years in Chesapeake, VA.
My backyard neighbors - Bill and Heather - Owned/operated the Norfolk, VA Woodcraft store.
A fellow that worked for them - Learning the business - Now owns/operates the Colorado Springs, CO Woodcraft store. Small world. [smile]
The COS Woodcraft store sells Festool - And has a normal “Woodcraft” display.
Austin Harwoods in Denver - Has a MORE THAN COMPLETE Festool display.
I’ll speak to both next time I’m there.

I have heard many positive comments about that Woodcraft store that your neighbors once operated.  I haven't been to that part of the state in 18 years even though it is less than 2 hours away.

I am sorry if I came across harsh - it really is in the dealers hands and then integrating those requests into a realistic route.

A little know fact, one of the Festool employees who has done the show since the beginning - camps out thru the trip.

I won't supply names or any more details but it is true.

Peter
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