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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Simple Raised Planter Boxes
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:02 PM »
Was looking for a simple project to try out my new toys in the garage/shop. My wife wanted a couple of rustic planter boxes that she had seen for a couple hundred bucks a piece online.

Well, can't believe I'm almost in my mid-60's! Life threw a big curve ball at me about 5-years ago and didn't feel like woodworking. I'm a serious hobbyist and had a shop full of tools - TS, jointer, planer, BS, router table, lathe ...

I had a track saw system by Eurekazone but when I saw a great deal on a cordless Makita system I bought it and sold almost all of my Eurekazone. I then started visiting this site more and more and was fascinated by MFT tops. So I made three 32"x48" tops. I now needed support for the tables so I found TrackTubeGuy and purchased a set of 90" tubes and support them on a set of sawhorses. Instant 4'x8' worktable in my garage/shop. Next I see all kinds of bench dogs and get some of those. Then finally (probably not) I had to have the TSO TPG to go with the square I had. (Oh, forgot, I bought a recon TS75 with 75" rail.)

Sorry, back to the project. I bought 6"x6' rough sawn fence planks. This was so hard since I'm usually milling my own lumber but I used the wood as purchased. I was able to gang cut several boards at once saving a ton of time. I used domino tenons to hold the pieces together. Not the fanciest thing I have built but very satisfying. I rough figured around $8 lumber  [big grin] in each box and $5 in tenons  [eek] .

Best of all my wife loves them.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Simple Raised Planter Boxes
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 08:58 AM »
They look good Mike...any completed project is a good project. [smile]

Your thoughts on the TSO parallel guide system, it looks pretty slick.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: Simple Raised Planter Boxes
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 10:47 AM »
They look good Mike...any completed project is a good project. [smile]

Your thoughts on the TSO parallel guide system, it looks pretty slick.

@Cheese The TSO parallel guide system is great. So simple & intuitive make it a great design. Only took a couple cuts to be comfortable that I was going to get good/accurate cuts. I had and sold a WP PGS - it was tedious to set up. Only disappointment is that I bought several Parf dogs and may never use them now  [big grin].

I once before tried to do w/o a TS in the shop and couldn't do it. With these TSO products and my MFT tops I may not need to use one much any more, but, will never get rid of my 1950 Uni that my youngest son and I completely restored few years ago.

Mike


Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Simple Raised Planter Boxes
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 11:37 AM »
Thanks for posting the pics of the new TSO fence. You knocked some cobwebs out of my head.

I’ve been thinking the tool was for panels (the name “Parallel guide” is misleading here) but your pic shows it’s great for cutting sticks to length with a short rail, or am I missing something. More cobwebs?

Nice simple planters. Like the saw texture too.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Simple Raised Planter Boxes
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 11:11 PM »
Looks good Mike.

I gotta build a couple of them soon. After I finish my 5000 or so other projects I got to finish soon  [big grin]

Offline Cheese

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Re: Simple Raised Planter Boxes
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 12:12 AM »
I had and sold a WP PGS - it was tedious to set up. Only disappointment is that I bought several Parf dogs and may never use them now  [big grin].

I hear you @Mike Goetzke on the Woodpeckers issue. My WP setup sits in pieces in the basement.  [crying] [crying]  At the time, it seemed better than the Festool solution, but overall it was still a kluge operation. The word cumbersome comes to mind...

Thanks for the input.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: Simple Raised Planter Boxes
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 09:18 AM »
@Cheese  Another advantage of the TSO Square/TPG is that in seconds you can attach/remove it from the rail. This is important in a small hobbyist shop because it's not a big deal to make the one more cut you forgot (as opposed to dragging out the TS you just put away).

The TPG set I purchased has three size rules/t-tracks - 20", 30", and 50". Even for my small project I didn't like changing the rules. For this one use I left the 30" on. The 50" was big and bulky for small cuts and the 20" was limited in size. The 30" was perfect and handled all the cuts for this project so it stayed on the square all the time.

Mike