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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Track saw
« Last post by Mario Turcot on Today at 10:33 AM »
I agree that a sub forum for each power tool would help new people. Like a How to TS 55 etc..

Like Jobsworth mentioned, the Lee Valley new platform is a real space saver. IMO better then insulation foam because on 2x4 you can use the clamps to secure your board.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 10:31 AM »
That turkey looks delicious.

I've never seen that grate setup on a Weber before with a round briquet holder in the middle along with the central door. I'm familiar with the grate that has 2 end doors and the 2 briquet holders are half-moon shaped so they can be pushed together or pulled apart for indirect cooking.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Every Day Carry (EDC)
« Last post by DrD on Today at 10:21 AM »
Pretty basic .... wallet, car keys, Benchmade Mel Pardue, FM Five-seveN, spare 20 rnd mag, iphone
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Shaper open for new orders
« Last post by Gregor on Today at 10:17 AM »
European model when?
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Dust extraction
« Last post by Mario Turcot on Today at 10:11 AM »
Do you have a splinterguard and is it against the board and is it supported?

Splinterguard

If you make a cut on the very edge of a board, expect more dust since it can easily escape the extractor suction.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Hole Jigs
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 10:08 AM »
A couple of examples of Parf system holes and a top that will get at least 4 location holes

Is that mahogany ply?
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Hole Jigs
« Last post by Douglas Urner on Today at 09:49 AM »
The outer two rows of holes (your x-axis) are also made with the 20 mm bit, if you've got enough extra material it doesn't matter a lot where you put them relative to the final grid pattern on the top (you can trim when you are done to get the edge spacing that you want).

The way that Timothy Wilmot does it is to use a pair of rail dogs to index in the outer holes so that the rail becomes the y-axis when you are cutting the "real" holes. The key to the accuracy of the pattern is keeping the rail dog solidly locked down. I found the rail dogs were tedious to get in and out of their holes. The next time I do it, I'm going to think about using the LR-32 indexing stop to register the rail and use conventional dogs as rail stops. I'll have to be more careful about ensuring that the rail is against the dogs if I do that.

Hi. Douglas could you explain how you used your lr32 system to achieve this. I've only seen one method that looks repeatable just using the system, and it was running 2 rows of holes parallel down the outside of the top and using the edge guide pins to locate and move the rail down those holes while plunging the 20 mm holes across the top. (hope that makes sense)...the edge guide pins appear to be 6mm so the standard bit that comes with system would not work...would need a 6mm router bit which is available from festool..it seems you would be limited in how long the top could be as I only have the shorter rail...unless there was a way to reset the system accurately. The jig to me seemed to be a simpler solution at the time...had I known about the router/bushing issues I think I would have tried the lr32 idea first..will need to break out the lr32 and do some more investigating...but still hoping for a fix to the jig as it seems faster and easier....that is if it can be made to work..and yes I find the 20mm festool bit makes fine holes for the qwas dogs I have as well....
Thanks, Greg
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Other Tools & Accessories / Shaper open for new orders
« Last post by rst on Today at 09:19 AM »
Shaper announcement;
 We’re happy to announce that we will reopen ordering for new Origin units starting October 23rd, at 6:00 am Pacific Time!
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Dust extraction
« Last post by Dick Mahany on Today at 09:10 AM »
I've attached a 1" National Guard Products weatherstrip to my 55 and 75.  Works great for eliminating side thrown chips, also have closed the rectangular opening with a piece of thin ABS.  My next modification will be to get a NGP 6611A style strip and make slots for attaching attaching so I can move the brush down further for edge cuts.

Nice idea, thanks for sharing!  My most unfavorite cut is the clean up cut on factory sheet good edges.  This looks like an excellent solution.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Dust extraction
« Last post by rst on Today at 09:05 AM »
I've attached a 1" National Guard Products weatherstrip to my 55 and 75.  Works great for eliminating side thrown chips, also have closed the rectangular opening with a piece of thin ABS.  My next modification will be to get a NGP 6611A style strip and make slots for attaching attaching so I can move the brush down further for edge cuts.
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