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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Today at 02:15 PM »
Methinks a Big Green Egg might be ok in the cold since it's so heavy and thick.  I've never used one, but I know they can really hold the heat.

Yikes!  Couldn't you all have died from smoke inhalation or carbon monoxide poisoning?

I kinda wanted the super deluxe Performer grill with the ignition system and the charcoal holder, but space is at a premium and we already have the other Weber so we decided to get the smallest Performer.  The foldable table is good as we can also always use more table space.

I'd be interested in the Sear Grate, but I have the Grill Grates that work really well over my Slow N' Sear.  The pizza stone might be cool.  I have a baking stone for our oven.  It mostly just sits in the bottom, under the rack to act as a heatsink. I need to check and see how well my wok fits into the opening.  Weber offers a cast iron wok, but from my understanding that seems to be the opposite of what you want.  The wok should be able to quickly absorb and dissipate the heat - the cast would really hold the heat even if it was removed from over the coals.

I seem to recall Alton Brown showed how you can use a Charcoal Chimney Starter as a "burner" for a wok.  Speaking of Alton Brown, has anyone else seen that his show Good Eats is back?  It's called Good Eats Reloaded.  I watched the first episode and I was quite disappointed.  I was expecting a complete reboot of the series.  It ended up being him just revisiting clips from the original episode adding his commentary as to how what he originally said might have changed.

I just realized that the Weber website doesn't show all of the Gourmet BBQ System accessories that are shown in the brochure that came with the grill:

Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Kapex KS 120
« Last post by blaszcsj on Today at 01:40 PM »
More than three points creates the possibility of over constraining a system. This would especially be true in a high rate manufacturing environment where your are trying to yield the highest precision without major measuring/adjustment/shimming to bring a machine into alignment.
I'm talking about bevel, and I use the rail doing cross cut and it is clamped to the plywood.
Pretty sure the OP is talking about the bevel not being exactly on. As in edge not being square to face.

Member Connections and Introductions / Re: One Year On
« Last post by Mario Turcot on Today at 12:21 PM »
Congrats on your first year!

For me it will be on November 18. From November to February I purchased the DF500, CT26, ETS EC125, TS55, OF1400, RO90, LR32 Kit, KS120, CXS and lately the FS800, FS1400 and lastly the Vac Sys.

What else? It would be really really nice if Festool Canada send me a Pro 5 LTD  [wink]
General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 12:10 PM »
Though my understanding is that it may be harder to maintain the cooking temperature when it's cold outside.

Ya, be careful...several Christmas eves ago we had people over for dinner and the plan was to grill the steaks outside. Unfortunately it was Zero┬║ out and windy. The Weber just wouldn't get hot, gas probably would have worked better. At any rate, when dinner was 1 hour late "the boys" decided to move the Weber into the garage and leave the door open to help the process along. When dinner was now 2 hours late "the boys" then decided to close the garage door to further help the process along. Consequently, the garage filled up with smoke so completely that we couldn't see each other let alone the food we were cooking. We stunk from all that smoke, it permeated everything, our clothing and our hair. The garage still smelled 5 months later.  [tongue]  Live & learn.

I have an older Performer model, it has a stainless side cover under which is a bin for the charcoal. It can be seen in the very top part of the photo. It's 15-18 years old and still just hums along. I do try to enjoy it year round.

Thanks for the info on the Gourmet System. That sear grate and griddle look pretty interesting.

>>I have a new TS 55R EBQ-Plus.
I've done a few cuts in 18mm plywood to see how square cuts are and when checking with a square there is a slight unsquareness I can see (along the 18 mm width of the plywood).
How square should I expect cuts to be?<<

I get square cuts. As square or even more accurate (square cuts) Then I have with a table saw. If your not getting square cuts particularly with plywood ( Im assuming that is what your having issues with).

First we would need more info as to how you are cross cutting your piece to ensure it is 90 degrees from the edge of the piece.

My check list is.

Cut the factory edge.
Measure from that edge
Ensure your clear strip on your guide rail doesnt need repositioning or replacing.
Make sure you havent changed blades.
Measure from the edge where you removed the factory edge.
Accurately measure and make tick marks where you wish to cut on the piece .
Clamp the rail to the piece being cut.
When you make your cut:
Allow the saw come to full speed and is fully plugged (min required to cut the thickness of the piece).
While cutting beside your behind the saw, and not pulling the saw to one side or the other.

Now for cross cutting. I have some questions,

Are you using a MFT?

 If not what are you using to ensure you are cross cutting exactly 90 degrees?

Sales & Dealer Area / Jet 12" x 21" Wood Lathe - ON SALE! (US)
« Last post by Shane Holland on Today at 11:52 AM »
Save $80 instantly on the Jet JWL-1221VS 12'' X 21'' Variable Speed Wood Lathe through the end of the month from The Tool Nut!

General Friendly Chat / Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Last post by ChuckM on Today at 11:47 AM »
These threads always make me cringe when I see all the crap some guys carry around with themselves every day.

FWIW I hate carrying too many things with me in my pockets. I only carry a wallet, one key fob for my car, a knife and my iPhone. Keep it simple, keep it light :)

I am in your camp, except no knives: Wallet, key fob, cellphone, (and a pen if I expect to be using one, e.g., bank business, etc.). Less is more to me.

Same when I work in my shop: nothing in my pockets except may be a cell phone (for emergency). No aprons (except for photography reasons) and no tool belts (I cringe when seeing people adding an extra of 5 pounds or more to their bodies with a hammer dangling, a cordless drill, etc.!).

My apron plane sits on a shelf reachable at my bench.
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