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Offline FestitaMakool

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Well.. you guys are way ahead of me, in both departments  [big grin]
@jobsworth - Congratulations! One day, one day...  [wink]

@six-point socket II and @Peter Parfitt Thanks for the links and tips on the Zyliss vice! Might just order some additional accessories for mine, I’m preparing a systainer for this clever vice, neat to grab for on the fly tasks.
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Online six-point socket II

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Hi everyone,

So today you get to have a laugh at my expense, or "stupid"-temper-tantrum-throwing-Oliver at work ...

I found this: https://www.mixcard.de/p/holz-hygienehaken-werbemittel/ Not the worst idea these days. (I once used a disinfectant wipe on an ATM keypad - believe me, you don't want to see the result.) (I used this picture as template: https://www.mixcard.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Hygiene-Alltagshelfer-Holz.jpg )

Anyway, I thought without the chip function to relase shopping carts at the grocery store, I could use a scrap of 4mm ply. (4mm is too thick for the shopping cart chip)

I scaled down the image (Used a shopping cart chip to check how far I was off, not bad ...) and got the tools out. (It's about 20 years since I had used a coping saw.) Luckily I had a few saw blades for it left. ...



Used spray adhesive to get the template on the ply. (Bad idea, since I only had "extra strong" at hand ...)



While eating some homemade pizza I led the adhesive dry. Then it was time to start. What can I say, there is a reason I haven't touched a coping saw for the better part of 20 years, I'm still not calm and focussed enough for stuff like this. What worked like a charm, was using the Rali press to hold the saw table.







Drilled a hole, and used the coping saw on the inner circle. Then I removed the template, interesting enough that was easier than I thought it would be, after using the "extra strong" spray adhesive.







Then some filing and sanding.



Then both of the "hygienic helpers" were ready. Absolutely no prize to be won with these, but they will work as intended. As I said, I'm neither calm nor focussed enough with stuff like this. I threw a temper/cursing tantrum after the first few cuts ... Glad you couldn't hear me. ;)



Honestly, I didn't want to show them. But I had started taking pictures anyway, so I though "to heck" - why not show a classic fail.


Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Oliver @six-point socket II

You must get a CNC or a 3D printer !

Well done for having the courage to show a "fail" - it shows character.

Peter

Offline Ron B

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It just gives you a new appreciation for all the Victorian work that I presume was cut by hand. 

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Oliver @six-point socket II

You must get a CNC or a 3D printer !

Well done for having the courage to show a "fail" - it shows character.

Peter

Hey Peter, thank you! I don't think I will go that route. I know the endless possibilities that come with both tools, but I wouldn't use it enough to justify the time put into it until everything is setup and works smooth. Additionally, I'm very happy that I left Autocad together with my old job, behind me. ;)

It just gives you a new appreciation for all the Victorian work that I presume was cut by hand. 

It sure does. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline jobsworth

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@six-point socket II

Hey Oliver, You mean Im not the only one that does things like that? At least ya thought of a way to correct it. I still got a coping saw to. I love using it when I need to

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Hi Oliver   @six-point socket II

Your idea made me put down the Sunday paper,  turn the workshop heater on and have a quick play on the CNC.



I have not tested it yet so we may well have both wasted our time !

Cheers.

Peter

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@six-point socket II

Hey Oliver, You mean Im not the only one that does things like that? At least ya thought of a way to correct it. I still got a coping saw to. I love using it when I need to

 [big grin]

Hi Oliver   @six-point socket II

Your idea made me put down the Sunday paper,  turn the workshop heater on and have a quick play on the CNC.

(Attachment Link)

I have not tested it yet so we may well have both wasted our time !

Cheers.

Peter

That looks great Peter! I don't see why it wouldn't work. :) Thanks for sharing!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline hdv

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Oliver, I hope you did give them some good surface treatment and will disinfect them regularly? Virus particles and bacteria are known to stay alive on surfaces for a long time. Multiple studies on Covid-19 suggest this particular virus might retain its contagiousness for up to 2 weeks on contaminated surfaces.  [scared]  Also make sure that you do not put them anywhere where they will contaminate other objects (including your hands) after use.  [eek]

Peter's plastic version can be reliably disinfected, but for wood that hasn't been treated appropriately this is nigh impossible.

Not trying to be a negative factor here, just hoping to give you some good advice, as you are in the same boat as I am, when it comes to health and being in a high-risk group. All the best, and stay safe!

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Hi Oliver

i have now mentioned you in a video and many thanks for the shopping trolley idea....



It is about 10 minutes in.

Peter

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That's so cool Peter, thank you! :)

Here's a little still life from my latest adventure/endeavor down in the basement, nothing special, just consider it a "sign of life".  [big grin]



And, as always. Festool came through and shipped me the latest catalog, '21 calendar, sticker and the Domino and Conturo books. Thank you very much Festool!




Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Cool Oliver I down loaded the FT contouro book and have it on my computers desk top.