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Festool How To... / Re: Back panel rabbet
« Last post by Mario Turcot on January 18, 2018, 11:59 PM »
You didn't say how large the cabinet was, but here's a method I've used on smaller cabinets. Took a straight piece of 2x4, jointed so two adjacent faces are flat and square, and clamped it to the edge of the cabinet. Used that to support the router with a rabbeting bit, cutting one side at a time. The back is cut to size and the corners cut with a radius to match the rabbeting bit - 5/8" radius in my case. It's actually quite quick as I use a spring clamp initially to get the 2x4 close until I can get the clamps on it. The back panel is cut to size, the corners rounded using router and jig and the panel glued and nailed in place.

That's a nice tip @tomp I took note :) The cabinets are 57"x26" ish

@bnaboatbuilder The cabinets are not assembled yet. I am making the rabbet before assembly.

@rst I ordered the Amana Tool 49350 Multi-Rabbet Six Different Rabbet Depths 1-3/8 D x 1/2 CH x 1/2 Inch SHK Router Bit.
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Member Projects / Re: My first project
« Last post by Mario Turcot on January 18, 2018, 11:41 PM »
Quick update, I made drawers first since I figure it was going to be the most tedious part. There we go 25 drawers ready to get a nice finish. I am very happy how accurate it turns out, especially on that scale. I never been able to get something that accurate before.

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Member Projects / Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Last post by ear3 on January 18, 2018, 11:31 PM »
Thanks for the tip.

I see nothing on FTUSA site that specifically states the outdoor oil is food safe.  If one is using this product for one’s own purposes there are no restrictions on materials that can be used (conscience is the guide), BUT if one is catering to the public that is another story. I would not use any material for areas of food contact unless I had on file the proper MSDS to protect me.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: Terrible experience with SCM Group .. what to do?
« Last post by cpw on January 18, 2018, 09:52 PM »
If it was like that in cardboard and plastic wrap; the shipper was seemingly trying to hide that they dropped/damaged it.  I had a slightly smaller FS41) delivered to an ABF terminal; and it had clear markings about which end was up with little cardboard pyramids on top indicating that nothing should be forked on top of it.

On Sam's advice, I picked it up at the terminal instead of opting for lift gate (because he says the lift gate is where most damage happens) and they forked it onto a drop-deck trailer that I got from Sunbelt rentals without incident.

Charles
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SW Vic, just topped 40C. [1.49pm AEST] At least the cool change should be in Adelaide now and reaching us around 9 tonight. Hopefully no fires today! @LooseSox
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Member Projects / Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Last post by Naildrivingman on January 18, 2018, 08:43 PM »
I see nothing on FTUSA site that specifically states the outdoor oil is food safe.  If one is using this product for one’s own purposes there are no restrictions on materials that can be used (conscience is the guide), BUT if one is catering to the public that is another story. I would not use any material for areas of food contact unless I had on file the proper MSDS to protect me.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Another Kapex Bites the dust. Again.
« Last post by ChuckM on January 18, 2018, 07:24 PM »
Admirable that you continued to use the saw for that length of time. 

Peter

6yrs? That admirable point is an understatement. I would have given up in 6 months or so in such circumstances as described by the OP.
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Finishing and Painting / Re: Help on Spraying BM Advance
« Last post by bnaboatbuilder on January 18, 2018, 06:53 PM »
I'm just saying this tongue in cheek, but for that $6K, I'd just repaint everything the client already has in a new paint to match the new cabinets.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Another Kapex Bites the dust. Again.
« Last post by Peter Halle on January 18, 2018, 06:41 PM »
WOW , looks like my kapex is / was not the only lemon . I bought my first kapex a month or 2 after being released in the Netherlands. What grabbed my Euro's was the stated accuracy and of course the dust collection.
Well I needed to make over 400 dubbel verstek { double mitre ??? } joints in some thin 4mm red pine, only 4 inches in length so not to big a cut.
After the first 20, it was no longer cutting accurately    [eek]
Took it directly back to TTS in Mijdrecht , explained the problem again  ??? to their tech guy. After 2 hours of trying to "tune "the tool and getting the lasers to work correctly -
He and I gave , only to be told be said techie - "It's a Monday morning Machine "  [eek] [mad]
SO, was sent a new machine direct from Germany. Despite being told it was all ok , it never met the sales talk, never cutting the double angles 100% accurately, since then , now coming up to 6 years iirc , it has had 2 services , 1 in the UK and 1 in France. It's now having a 4th service as on the 3rd , here in the Netherlands, they did not dail the lasers in properly, and after the first cut after return the lower internal dust shroud broke, making the toop unusable  [mad] [mad]

My advice - DON"T BUY A KAPEX, next mitre saw purchase will be the BOSCH 12"one or DeWalt as these have larger capacity, just as accurate and 1/3rd cheaper.

Just my 2 cents worth

Sorry to hear about your dis satisfaction.  Admirable that you continued to use the saw for that length of time.  Most people would have given up.  If you are indeed looking at the 12" Bosch I would love to hear your opinions after you get it and use it for a month or two.

Peter
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Home Improvement & Other Projects / Re: Forays into order and chaos...
« Last post by grobkuschelig on January 18, 2018, 06:40 PM »
Also a quick tip in between!

For anyone with a Kapex KS-60 (might work with others):
I found the perfect stop block for the quick, short cut. A Bessey DuoKlamp 160-8.
Goes on quick and holds nice and fast. Your cut length is fairly limited by geometry, but when the stars align, it works flawlessly.

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