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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: Motor on May 31, 2021, 09:01 AM

Title: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Motor on May 31, 2021, 09:01 AM
Check out my latest YouTube video featuring lots of Festools! LR32, OF1010, TD18 etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MovpWxqW8cU
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: squall_line on May 31, 2021, 10:15 AM
I liked how the "lid" that you used to secure it to the wall (safety always!) also acts as a display shelf and dust inhibitor to keep things from falling behind the bookshelf into oblivion and likely never to be seen again.

I'm curious on the TXS why it was left in drill mode and the screws 'bumped' into place instead of using one of the torque settings?  Is it harder to get a consistent torque setting for depth using particle board?

Good pacing on the video, I didn't expect to watch it all the way through but still found that I did!
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: ChuckS on May 31, 2021, 10:32 AM
No annoying background music --  [thumbs up]
2x speed; 5x? -- [thumbs up]
Interesting product info. (Fastcap, e.g.) -- [thumbs up]
Alternative methods shown (cabinet saw/track saw; edging machine vs iron) -- [thumbs up]
Team work shown, and most importantly,

No fake enthusiasm -- [thumbs up]

By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?

Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Rick Herrick on May 31, 2021, 11:01 AM
By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?

Hey Chuck, I think it may be this one.  I watched a couple videos when I started edge banding and this one was a hit with more than 1 person.  I got one and like it.

FastCap PLIERS-FLUSH CUT Flush Cut Trimmers (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MXA2BQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

EDIT: I forgot to mention how cool that Hammer saw looks.  Way out of my price and skills range but it was wicked cool.
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: ChuckS on May 31, 2021, 11:24 AM
Thanks, Rick. I faintly recalled seeing it on the Fascap website.
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Motor on June 09, 2021, 06:46 AM
I liked how the "lid" that you used to secure it to the wall (safety always!) also acts as a display shelf and dust inhibitor to keep things from falling behind the bookshelf into oblivion and likely never to be seen again.

I'm curious on the TXS why it was left in drill mode and the screws 'bumped' into place instead of using one of the torque settings?  Is it harder to get a consistent torque setting for depth using particle board?

Good pacing on the video, I didn't expect to watch it all the way through but still found that I did!
I have simply been leaving the TXS on the drill mode. Perhaps I should play with the torque settings. Glad you liked the video to the end. Cheers!
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Motor on June 09, 2021, 06:48 AM
No annoying background music --  [thumbs up]
2x speed; 5x? -- [thumbs up]
Interesting product info. (Fastcap, e.g.) -- [thumbs up]
Alternative methods shown (cabinet saw/track saw; edging machine vs iron) -- [thumbs up]
Team work shown, and most importantly,

No fake enthusiasm -- [thumbs up]

By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?

Yes that is their cutters. Work very well.
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Motor on June 09, 2021, 06:51 AM
By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?

Hey Chuck, I think it may be this one.  I watched a couple videos when I started edge banding and this one was a hit with more than 1 person.  I got one and like it.

FastCap PLIERS-FLUSH CUT Flush Cut Trimmers (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MXA2BQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

EDIT: I forgot to mention how cool that Hammer saw looks.  Way out of my price and skills range but it was wicked cool.

The Hammer K3 is mint. I remember the day it was delivered feeling like a daddy again... and then feeling guilty because I was being a "Shallow Hal" for liking a tool that much. Cheers!
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Motor on June 09, 2021, 06:54 AM
No annoying background music --  [thumbs up]
2x speed; 5x? -- [thumbs up]
Interesting product info. (Fastcap, e.g.) -- [thumbs up]
Alternative methods shown (cabinet saw/track saw; edging machine vs iron) -- [thumbs up]
Team work shown, and most importantly,

No fake enthusiasm -- [thumbs up]

By the way, is the edge banding cutter from Fastcap too?

Yes that is their cutters. Work very well.

Glad you enjoyed the video.
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: squall_line on June 09, 2021, 08:26 AM
I have simply been leaving the TXS on the drill mode. Perhaps I should play with the torque settings. Glad you liked the video to the end. Cheers!

If you're going back and forth between drilling and driving, the TXS and CXS can be a hassle to rotate the collar back and forth, especially if the right-angle attachment is being used.  That said, if you're changing between drilling and driving you're still swapping bits, so it's just one added step.

I've found the clutch to be pretty consistent and handy, though, since the driver has a decent amount of torque in low speed setting.

If they ever switch to a brushless motor (there are no indications that this is in the future path of the TXS/CXS), they could add the drill/drive switch found on the T18/C18, which makes swapping between drilling and driving much quicker.
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Cheese on June 09, 2021, 09:13 AM
No annoying background music --  [thumbs up]
2x speed; 5x? -- [thumbs up]
Interesting product info. (Fastcap, e.g.) -- [thumbs up]
Alternative methods shown (cabinet saw/track saw; edging machine vs iron) -- [thumbs up]
Team work shown, and most importantly,

No fake enthusiasm -- [thumbs up]


 [thumbs up]...What Chuck said +1... [thumbs up]

I usually don't watch videos because they're usually a simple 5 minute message stretched to 15-20 minutes. Nice job on the video & book case.  [smile]

I'm also surprised with how good the dust collection is on the Hammer and I love the sliding table.
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Motor on June 10, 2021, 01:28 PM
I have simply been leaving the TXS on the drill mode. Perhaps I should play with the torque settings. Glad you liked the video to the end. Cheers!

If you're going back and forth between drilling and driving, the TXS and CXS can be a hassle to rotate the collar back and forth, especially if the right-angle attachment is being used.  That said, if you're changing between drilling and driving you're still swapping bits, so it's just one added step.

I've found the clutch to be pretty consistent and handy, though, since the driver has a decent amount of torque in low speed setting.

If they ever switch to a brushless motor (there are no indications that this is in the future path of the TXS/CXS), they could add the drill/drive switch found on the T18/C18, which makes swapping between drilling and driving much quicker.

Thanks. Will give it try. Hope they don't come out with a brushless... that would mean I'd have to buy one. LOL
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Mario Turcot on June 13, 2021, 09:37 PM
Very entertaining and inspiring video. I like the way you assemble the two parts together.
Title: Re: Festool built melamine bookcase
Post by: Motor on June 16, 2021, 07:38 AM
Very entertaining and inspiring video. I like the way you assemble the two parts together.

Thank you!