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Member Projects / Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Last post by kcufstoidi on Today at 12:30 PM »
Interesting idea, on a side note did you happen to take a moisture reading on the Ipe. Any that I have used is not even close to being dry enough for interior use. It usually arrives in NA around 18 to 20 percent. Very hard wood to finish because of the oils and lack of any kind of penetration because of the density. Most restaurants also use cleaners that typically strip all but the strongest finishes like 2K polys epoxies and other more toxic stuff. Good Luck.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Leigh dovetail jig
« Last post by ben_r_ on Today at 12:15 PM »
Other than used, nope. Unless you buy one of their lower end models thats sold by a reseller and perhaps there is a coupon code that can be used with that reseller. Other than that I have never seen any deals on them. You can however get deals on the router bit sets as they use Whiteside router bits and there is all kinds of places that let you use coupon codes for Whiteside bits.
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Classifieds / Re: WTB Woodpeckers 2096 Workholding Kit
« Last post by jkanter on Today at 12:14 PM »
Bump
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Member Projects / Re: Bit of cooking fun (the Canadian way)
« Last post by Richard/RMW on Today at 11:38 AM »
Looks like your average NFL tailgate party around here...  [thumbs up]

RMW
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Member Projects / Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Last post by Wooden Skye on Today at 11:20 AM »
Edward, that is a really cool looking table.  As for the finish, I would think of CPES or epiphanes, or a marine type finish.  Even though these won't be subjected to the elements, I'm sure drinks or food will be spilled on them, so some protection may be needed.
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Curious why you put them so high. If you put the cabinet on the ground, then used SYS-AZ drawers, you could remove a tool without removing the systainer. I feel like I'm missing something.
yes I put them high because my shop is only 12ft wide in the main part so needed to utilize space and still be able to use table saw. seemed the best option.

Lambeater
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Hkc55
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 11:15 AM »
Hi @Cheese 

Do not know if this brand is available in NA but similar products should be available.[/font][/size]

Thanks for the info Untidy...looks like the current, readily available equivalent, is made by DuPont. It's also silicone free. I wonder how this stuff compares to Dyna Glide Plus other than containing PTFE?

https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Teflon-Non-Stick-Dry-Film-Lubricant/dp/B018FTA5WA
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Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops / Re: shop festool cabinets
« Last post by egmiii on Today at 11:08 AM »
Curious why you put them so high. If you put the cabinet on the ground, then used SYS-AZ drawers, you could remove a tool without removing the systainer. I feel like I'm missing something.
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Member Projects / Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Last post by neilc on Today at 11:06 AM »
Edward -

Those look great!  Fantastic use of offcuts in a really simple repeatable build process.

What's the triangular notch in the one side of the top for?  Just a design detail or something else?

Thanks for the step-by-step photos. 

neil
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Kapex Precision
« Last post by ChuckM on Today at 11:05 AM »

Finally, I am really disappointed with the included clamp - it feels like that old joke about the restaurant where the food is terrible, and the portions are so small. The fact that they did not include 2 clamps, and that they charge $90 for a second is bad enough. But the fact that the clamp has such poor holding strength is worse.


#1 - I agree totally that for the price of the saw two clamps should have been included. $90 a piece is bad? Yes, it is from a consumer point of view but many Festool items are like that.

#2 - You probably are not using the clamp right if it does not give you a good holding strength. Here is how to use it properly to get the max holding strength:

Press down on the clamp bar head (green top) and continue to hold it with its foot hard against the workpiece when you turn the lever to lock the hold down clamp. When you let go, the clamp holds the workpiece tight to the bed.

The way shown at 5:08 in the above video is not the way I would set my clamp.
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