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Offline neilc

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Nice work Oliver - Agree with CeeJay that a small piece of veneer or just thin ply wood inside the hinge pocket with glue and clamping would conceal that issue.

Quite a nice change.  And the ply seems to have some nice figure in it to add to the quality of your work!

Thanks for the detailed photos!

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Offline six-point socket II

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Thank you Neil! Yes, I will definitely correct that little mishap as explained by CeeJay & you! :) I actually feel a bit stupid for not thinking of a solution like this.

Kind regards,
Oliver
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Oliver

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Offline FestitaMakool

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Nice work Oliver!
Sorry about your very small mishap, they tend to happen - even to professionals  [wink]
As explained by others; some glue, additional pieces or wood dust mixed with glue makes it right.

I do often experience chips come loose, especially on ply, but also on solid wood. Cure is; find the chip that came off and glue it back on. It does not look great right away, but after sanding and finishing - most blemishes disappears completely. That’s the beauty of working with wood [smile]
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Offline six-point socket II

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Thank you Stig!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline Tinker

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I think I might have written my idea on another thread. It just seems to be appropriate here.

I had a teacher/mentor who came out with many observations.

A good mechanic is a man who can cover up any mistakes he makes.
Wayne H. Tinker

Offline six-point socket II

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Love that! And, great to hear from you!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline RKA

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Playing a bit of catch up in this thread.  Those pipes...yuck!  Love that plane, so handy, nice heft and fits in the palm just right.  The blowout on the door?  My best guess is the weight of the door cantilevered off an edge lifted that end of the door ever so slightly?  Whatever it was, it happens.  As was said above, thankfully wood is an easier medium to conceal what goes wrong.  Great job on the basement project!  Your patience is greater than mine.  Too many fiddly bits in this job, I would have jumped out a window before it was done. 

So what’s next on the project list?
-Raj

Offline six-point socket II

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Thank you very much, Raj!



Today it was about upgrading the basement workshop/ enhancing the usability of my work table.

I was introduced to this earlier this year on a German woodworking community forum. It's a Swiss company that makes quite some innovative products, among them a vise to attach to the front/face of a working table. But they also make hand planes and chisels with exchangeable carbide blades, aimed at tradespeople with a lot of "on site" work that can't set up, or don't want to, setup sharpening equipment. Personally, I think they lack a "soul", but they definitely serve a purpose. But the vise seemed to be a great product, especially after quite a few people I trust have had great results with it, over quite some time of actual use.

The RALI press evolution 1100 mm

https://rali-shop.com/vice/rali-press-evo-1100-mm.html  Please make sure you check out the demo video on the bottom of that site. :)

Packaged.



Scope of supply for the 1100 mm variant.





Drilling with help of the piloting/centering device. (Included with purchase.)



Connector.



Driving the T25 head screws. Bracket for easy installation and squaring it up visible on right side. (Included with purchase.)



Ready to use.









One word, ingenious. It's really a fantastic addition to the basement workshop/ enhancement of my work table.


Kind regards,
Oliver

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline hdv

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That's an interesting piece of kit! Please keep us posted on your experiences with it. I am really curious to see how versatile and sturdy it proves to be in your workshop.

Offline FestitaMakool

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That’s very interesting Oliver. Can’t you just start a shop for exotic tools?  [big grin]

It reminds me of the old Zyliss 4in1 vice. I recently got hold of one of these in mint condition.

It’s been featured in here as well:
https://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?pretty;board=festool-jigs-tool-enhancements;topic=mft-and-zyliss-vise.0
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Offline jobsworth

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Oliver, you got more tools then anyone Ive ever met

Offline Bob D.

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That's pretty slick Oliver.

It would be nice to have something like that on the front rail of an MFT/3.
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Jobsworth...hold my beer...you have no idea

Offline Imemiter

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That's pretty slick Oliver.

It would be nice to have something like that on the front rail of an MFT/3.

It is! Seems like there's an opportunity for someone making a right-angle clamping accessory that uses F-clamps. Though, the low profile of this system is definitely part of the draw.

Offline six-point socket II

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That’s very interesting Oliver. Can’t you just start a shop for exotic tools?  [big grin]

It reminds me of the old Zyliss 4in1 vice. I recently got hold of one of these in mint condition.

It’s been featured in here as well:
https://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?pretty;board=festool-jigs-tool-enhancements;topic=mft-and-zyliss-vise.0

I'm wondering if that is the same company (Zyliss) that made the kitchen accessories? Do you happen to know that by chance?


Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline six-point socket II

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Thanks for the positive discussion, everyone!

I will show it & it's possibilities from time to time, when I'm working with it.


Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Online Alex

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I'm wondering if that is the same company (Zyliss) that made the kitchen accessories? Do you happen to know that by chance?

According to wikipedia, it is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyliss

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi everyone,

I still owed a picture of the finished build-in. The trim/skirting ist still missing because I don't want to drive out to that store at the moment, but besides that it's all said and done.



One other task was to make some reliable brackets to hold shelves, I used some leftover aluminum profiles. The Rali was of great help, fixating my old Black & Decker jobber so I could easily cut the aluminum.











I should have thought about that earlier, but the 4mm plywood is not strong enough to make reliable shelve board, so I'm getting some 8mm in future.

I still want to share a picture with the 4mm plywood shelves, just take it as a bad example. ;)



Since the temperature around here is too warm for Oct./Nov./Dec. the garden requires much more attention right now than in earlier years. Here I set up a new compost. The old one needed to be cut out as it was tied down by all that ivy, and it's content needed to be strained and spread.











And the new one in place.






Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline neilc

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Nice update, Oliver.

Why don’t you get some aluminum angle or similar tubing material you made the brackets out of and rivet them under the front of each shelf.  That would add plenty of strength for the items you have on those shelves, plus let you use the wood you have.


Offline six-point socket II

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Thanks Neil!

That is actually a good idea I hadn't thought of! I might even have some more of the aluminum. Need to check. :) Thank you very much!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Online Alex

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I should have thought about that earlier, but the 4mm plywood is not strong enough to make reliable shelve board, so I'm getting some 8mm in future.

Nah, 8's not good enough either. Minimum should be 15 but 18 mm is best.

Offline jobsworth

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Oliver, Wow where do you get your energy? You should come give me a hand setting my shop up and landscaping this place [big grin]

Offline six-point socket II

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Oliver, Wow where do you get your energy? You should come give me a hand setting my shop up and landscaping this place [big grin]

Loving wife & hope for the future ... (And an Advent calendar filled with tools ...)

Some stuff just has to be done as it comes up ...







Necessities



There's just no place like home ...



It's this time of year again :)



And the fun part



( https://lp.hazet.de/adventskalender )


And in all honesty, it would be my honor to fly in and help with whatever I could do, if that was possible again - and I don't just mean pesky Covid ... !


Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline jobsworth

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Wow you really get into the Xmas spirit to. My daughters are the ones in my house that put the tree up and wife decorates.


Offline six-point socket II

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Wow you really get into the Xmas spirit to. My daughters are the ones in my house that put the tree up and wife decorates.

Oh yeah, Christmas. :) :) :) -> http://bigrradio.com/  Christmas Country Station ... Blasting since Thursday and will be till New Years ... And I'm totally in my comfort zone ...  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] Ok, on Christmas eve I break out my digital copy of a tape my Mom & Dad put together in the 70ties of German, Flemish, French and English Christmas classics ...

Hope you and yours have a fabulous season!!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline Tinker

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since you asked: When I was growing up on my uncle's farm in the Berkshires, we went "up on the hill " for our Christmas decorations. We always got our tree from our pasture lot. We got ground pine to make our wreaths. W  hen I moved back to Connecticut with my Mom, the first adventure I had with Christmas decorations was to get into trouble.

I decided to go into the woods for our Christmas tree. I drove my brother and neighbor pre teen to a forest area where i had noticed many pine and hemlock trees. While tying two trees to the car, along came a car with three people in it. They asked where we had gotten the trees. I answered that we had gotten them from the woods down by the reservoir.

The leader of the three asked who owned the woods in question.

"I think the Water Company owns the land."

"Wrong. I own the land from here on down to the water."
The lady in the group told the owner that "... we should take them to the police..."

The man who had asked the questions suggested "... we don't need to take you anywhere. Take your trees, but just don't come back next year..."

A week later, my mom was at Christmas party. She had always been an outgoing person. She got into a conversation with the town judge. She told of her two children getting into a problem with a local land owner over a couple of trees. The Judge replied, "I think I was your landowner..."

To which my mom got into a long conversation in which the Judge told her we had been very polite and had offered to pay for the trees. They ended being good friends.

The next year, the judge called my mom and offered for us to "go back in his woods to get your tree..."  And for the next two years, until I graduated from high school, we always got out tree from the judge's property.

Tinker

PS: My wife, even tho our kids are older than both of us, always gets an advent card with all the goodies for all the kids in the family. She grew up in Germany and continues the practice even tho she has been in the USA for over 60 years.
Wayne H. Tinker

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That’s very interesting Oliver. Can’t you just start a shop for exotic tools?  [big grin]

It reminds me of the old Zyliss 4in1 vice. I recently got hold of one of these in mint condition.

It’s been featured in here as well:
https://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?pretty;board=festool-jigs-tool-enhancements;topic=mft-and-zyliss-vise.0

I'm wondering if that is the same company (Zyliss) that made the kitchen accessories? Do you happen to know that by chance?


Kind regards,
Oliver

Hi Oliver

The Swiss company Zyliss which are now a big name in kitchen kit did make a "Zyliss Vice". I bought one many years ago and still have it. A couple of years ago I contacted the company to find that they have given up the woodworking stuff. I asked if it were possible to get hold of drawings or even the moulds for the castings but no luck. They had even lost track of the patent information.

A copy of the Zyliss vice is on the market but it is not a patch on the original. I understand that it is made in China and marketed through a company in either Australia or New Zealand.



Peter

Offline rst

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I have a Zyliss and although I do not use the clamping function much., I use the attachment to hold my Milwaukee corded drills for holding sanding drums, burrs or brushes. Makes a great third hand.

Offline six-point socket II

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Thats wonderful Tinker! Thank you very much for sharing the story with us! I love it when you do that :)

Thank you for the additional picture and information, Peter! I did some research and found some offerings, there are indeed some useful attachments to be had as mentioned by rst. Really interesting and great piece of kit. I might be inclined to get one as it can be had around 100 Euro with packaging and everything. Cool "blast of the past"!

I also found this shop, that still has accessories and spare parts: https://www.rexmetall.ch/Zyliss-Z-Vise:::424.html

Kind regards,
Oliver

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline jobsworth

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Wow you really get into the Xmas spirit to. My daughters are the ones in my house that put the tree up and wife decorates.

Oh yeah, Christmas. :) :) :) -> http://bigrradio.com/  Christmas Country Station ... Blasting since Thursday and will be till New Years ... And I'm totally in my comfort zone ...  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] Ok, on Christmas eve I break out my digital copy of a tape my Mom & Dad put together in the 70ties of German, Flemish, French and English Christmas classics ...

Hope you and yours have a fabulous season!!

Kind regards,
Oliver


Im sort in the spirit this year. I already finished my Xmas shopping even before the wife and kids (mainly my girls) did. This is a new record for me