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Other Tools & Accessories / Finger joint & Dove Tails Options
« Last post by Mario Turcot on Today at 01:22 PM »
I am looking to incorporate finger joints and dove tails joinery to some incoming projects. I want to use something that will be somehow easy to setup and quick. Time is a huge factor and I don't want to spend days building table/jigs.

Here the options;
- Hand joinery, too much of a learning curve right now.
- Table saw and Incra iBox. Any other brand I should look for?
- Router table and accessories. Brand?
- Leight Jigs, would the OF 1400 fit well?
- Other options?

Thanks in advance, Mario

Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Rotex vs ETS vs ETS EC
« Last post by Alanbach on Today at 12:50 PM »
I get it Ben R, but the reason I said Rolex is because there were two places in the OP’s post where he indicated that he was not a patient sander. Also, I looked up the Bosch sander that he used and it is over 6 pounds so he is accustomed to a big heavy beast. His complaint about it was that it did not have enough power for the tough jobs, not that it was too big and heavy. As you know, he won’t have any power complaints with the Rotex. If he still leans to the ETS EC, I would recommend the 150/5 model so that he gets some more aggression since that seems to be what he has been wanting. Also please remember that online or not if you buy from a FT authorized dealer there is still a thirty day return policy (in the US).So if you pick wrong you can just send it back.
Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Last post by fritter63 on Today at 12:15 PM »
This is only thing I'm using 80/20 for in my shop right now....  [cool]

@fritter63 Is that a CNCRouterParts purchase or custom made? I’m thinking about making my own since I’ve got some of the parts I’ll need, but it’s a very long term project.

Sorry, I JUST saw this!

Yes, it's a kit from CNCRouterParts. Awesome machine. Search youtube for "the modern luthier" to see my channel showing it in use.
Listened to yer video again thins morning It still sounded normal, Maybe if you put it under load (sanded something) it will get a bit quieter
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Track Saw Suggestions
« Last post by jobsworth on Today at 12:11 PM »
“I know that there is no way I could be getting perfect straight line cuts in 6' long material on my table saw even in 1" thick material.”


Me too. Thats why I got a track saw
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Rotex vs ETS vs ETS EC
« Last post by ben_r_ on Today at 11:40 AM »
If I were only going to own one sander and was working on the types of projects you listed, there is no way I would go for a Rotex. They are way too heavy and large for those types of applications IMO. The ETS EC was made to be that all around RO sander and should cover all those tasks you mentioned with excellent results, ease of use, good dust collection and easy handling.
Sales & Dealer Area / Centrotec Mini-Systainer Set for Drills
« Last post by Dan Clermont on Today at 11:09 AM »
Hello everyone,

Just a reminder that we still have Centrotec Mini-Systainer Sets for pre-order. Festool is sold out of these, so if you want one, you should reserve one because stock won't last.

Festool accessory kits for cordless drills are one of the most popular limited-edition items that Festool does, and we are always getting calls asking if we have any left. Reserve yours today!


Hi David, thanks for reaching out. Would love to meet a fellow woodworker. You can personal message me on here and we can chat some more.

Member Projects / Re: Weber Kettle Handles
« Last post by lunchman on Today at 09:50 AM »
Handles #2 and #3 went a lot faster. Carving out the rabbets underneath took on the order of 45 minutes for each, compared to the nearly 2 hours the first one took me. Certainly a relaxing woodworking endeavor. Here's one with a little more cleanup to do.

To keep the handle from constantly slipping in the vise, I finally got smart and put a piece of wood beneath it with a shim.

It turns out the Delve Square was perfect for layout. Center rabbet is 3/4" wide, shoulders are 3/8". No measuring needed with the stepped edges of the Delve Square. And it finally occurred to me that I do own a Veritas marking gauge, which made knife wall layout go a lot easier.

All three handles nearly ready for finish -

The Teak Oil was driving me crazy on the first handle. After about the sixth coat it begins to take forever to dry, so I sanded it down with the Pro 5 sander and will apply something easier. So Festools were used in this project!

One thing I hadn't considered. There's a reason Weber puts the screws through the front of the handle. It's going to be a challenge fitting an offset screwdriver into the bottom part and inserting the screws. They'll look nice with no screw holes. The lid won't be that bad to install but the two base handles will be a bear. Oh well, my decision. I'll have to deal with it.

I'll post pics when they're installed on the Kettle.


Classifieds / For Sale: Boom Arm Set with handle
« Last post by RobBob on Today at 09:24 AM »
For Sale: Boom Arm Set with handle
$320.00 for local pickup only in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area.

Please contact me via email.
RobLJones at comcast dot net
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