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Offline ctvader

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Betterly rail connector...

Offline Cheese

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yes the blade change feature leaves no reason to not switch one out when needed And the scoring looks very interesting...I’m “in”
Thanks....nice review in the other post very helpful

Just remember there is no riving knife...other than that, it's a sweet saw.

Offline rst

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I bought another Metabo tool box as the free 120v adaptor came and I needed a systainer to store it.  I had already bought on for the batteries and charger.  Amazon...$57.00.  And they do attach to Festools and Tamos, although a different  latch mechanism.

Offline GoingMyWay

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I kept seeing the Pica pencil being used in the various Festool USA and Festool International videos so I had to get 2 for myself.  I also got a Woodriver Low Angle Block Plane and the Jessem Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides (on sale for $79.99 until July 31, 2020 at Woodcraft).

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Offline Cheese

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Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today?
« Reply #604 on: July 11, 2020, 11:01 AM »
A 4" diameter anti-static dust hose and then just added some Magport fittings.


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Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today?
« Reply #605 on: July 11, 2020, 11:50 AM »
A 4" diameter anti-static dust hose and then just added some Magport fittings.

I think you had asked me about how this hose was working out. So far so good. Much better on my DW planer even without making sure the grounding path is complete.

Seth

Offline Cheese

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Re: What non Festool tool did you buy today?
« Reply #606 on: July 11, 2020, 12:11 PM »

I think you had asked me about how this hose was working out. So far so good. Much better on my DW planer even without making sure the grounding path is complete.


Good to hear Seth...I was wondering if I needed to do something about completing the ground path but I'll just use it first and see what happens.

Offline Cheese

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A 4" Magport with short connection hose for a Jet 48" belt/12" disc sander...JSG-6DC

And the new 4" Magport bolt-on connector for a 6" Delta jointer. The bolt-on connector was just released a week ago.





« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 11:01 AM by Cheese »

Offline Cheese

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Re: What non Festool tool workshop related stuff did you buy today?
« Reply #608 on: August 22, 2020, 01:35 AM »
I finally received the Woodpeckers EZ Edge Corner plane. It's incredibly nice...and it's really sweet to use. I'll be using this on 20 drawer fronts just to put a small 45º chamfer on the edges. I was thinking about using a hand plane and then thought about using the router table but this ultimately made the most sense and I'm glad I stepped up and made this decision. These chamfers are only 1 mm wide.

Nice...just plain nice.  [smile]










Offline ScotF

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That looks like it put a really nice edge on the boards. Very cool!

Offline jcrowe1950

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Ordered a leather work apron from Calavera.....
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Latest Festool purchase...TID18 T18 set....love them

Offline Bob D.

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Cheese, do you know if the bodies on all four planes the same. They appear to be and only the cutter is different.

I see they are out of stock of most right now, only the chamfer plane and the set of four still in stock.

All the replacement cutters are out of stock at this time too.
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Offline Cheese

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Cheese, do you know if the bodies on all four planes the same. They appear to be and only the cutter is different.

@Bob D. I believe the bodies are all the same. After looking over the plane, I can’t imagine there would be a need to change the body to accommodate a different style cutter. That all makes sense.

Online hdv

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@Cheese: Nice to see those planes in action! Thanks for showing. I am still waiting for my set. (Ordered them in the first few days after they became available as a OTT.)

While we are on the topic of Woodpeckers: their current OTT is a sharpening set. I do have the Mark II Veritas and am very happy with it, but some of my chisels tend to slide in it, due to the top/bottom clamping instead of the side clamping. So I am thinking of buying another system for those chisels. Free-hand sharpening is too much of a challenge to me. My hand coordination isn't 100%, so I really do need a guide to help me with that. Would anyone recommend the Woodpeckers offering, or is the consensus that the Lie Nielsen is to be preferred? Would be happy to hear from you guys what you think.

Offline rvieceli

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@hdv Just pick up the narrow blade head for the Veritas guide. It clamps the blade from the side and works with all the pieces you already have.

https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/sharpening/jigs-mounts-and-rests/101438-narrow-blade-head-for-veritas-mk-ii-honing-guide-system?item=05M0909

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Thanks! However, I read that this add-on will change the effective angle of the bevel by a few degrees. As far as I know those few degrees in themselves are not really significant to the performance of the chisels. But if I would have to redo the primary bevels for those chisels, that is a lot of elbow grease. Especially as there are two quite broad ones among them (the underside of those is perfectly flat, I made sure of that, but the upper side is definitely not, hence the sliding). Call me lazy...  [embarassed]

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A 4" Magport with short connection hose for a Jet 48" belt/12" disc sander...JSG-6DC

And the new 4" Magport bolt-on connector for a 6" Delta jointer. The bolt-on connector was just released a week ago.

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Cheese,

    Thanks for posting this....it will go a long way to solving some issues for my applications.
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Offline Cheese

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While we are on the topic of Woodpeckers: their current OTT is a sharpening set. I do have the Mark II Veritas and am very happy with it, but some of my chisels tend to slide in it, due to the top/bottom clamping instead of the side clamping. So I am thinking of buying another system for those chisels. Free-hand sharpening is too much of a challenge to me. My hand coordination isn't 100%, so I really do need a guide to help me with that. Would anyone recommend the Woodpeckers offering, or is the consensus that the Lie Nielsen is to be preferred? Would be happy to hear from you guys what you think.

For the last 15 years I've used the Veritas MK I system. It's worked well but there have always been some niggling issues with it. The micro-bevel adjuster was always an issue, I could never remember which way to turn it. And the single bolt clamping method would skew the chisel blade if you weren't careful. 

So I was looking for a new system, specifically the MK II version or the LN version and then Woodpeckers came out with their system. I purchased the Woodpeckers setup and have been very happy with it. It's so easy to set-up and use. I like the dual rollers and the micro-bevel adjustment.



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Thanks for the feedback on the Woodpeckers offering Cheese. I am tempted to order their sharpening set, but I am still hung up between that or the LN system. Ah well, I still have a few days to decide...   [unsure]

Offline rmhinden

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Thanks for the feedback on the Woodpeckers offering Cheese. I am tempted to order their sharpening set, but I am still hung up between that or the LN system. Ah well, I still have a few days to decide...   [unsure]

I have the Lie-Nielsen Honing Guide.  So far the stock jaws have worked with my chisels (non-LN) and plane blades (LN and Stanley).   I made a jig like they describe here:

Angle Setting Jig

Works well.   I am very pleased with the setup.

Bob

Offline ChuckM

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I sharpen chisels and plane blades freehand except when:

- honing back bevels or skew blades (Veritas MKII jig/skew registration jig), or
- sharpening the 1/16" chisel (Veritas MKII narrow jig).

If I had to choose between L-N and WP, it'd definitely be L-N because in the hand-tool world, L-N is one of the recognized leaders; WP isn't.

Offline HarveyWildes

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I got an 8" Dobsonian reflector telescope.  Yeah - not a trades tool, but still a lot of fun for me and the grandkids.  I also ordered several accessories including a couple of eypieces, a Telrad (bombsite) finder, filters, colimator, and so on.  It all needs to go somewhere, so I'm in the process of building a telescope accessories case out of some #3 cherry that wasn't good enough for rustic-look architectural woodwork.
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Offline pettyconstruction

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I’m one of the cool kids now.
Chestnut tool co. “Clam Clamps”
I have been looking at these for a few years, but never thought the value was there. Until some cool you-tube videos.
Looking forward to upping my miter trim game.
Cheers,Charlie


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Offline Cheese

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I’m one of the cool kids now.
Chestnut tool co. “Clam Clamps”
I have been looking at these for a few years, but never thought the value was there. Until some cool you-tube videos.
Looking forward to upping my miter trim game.
Cheers,Charlie

You're going to love them Charlie...one of the cool things about them is they are custom made in-as-much as you have to talk to the man in person to be able to order some. These aren't off-the-shelf items.

After talking with Jim, I realized that the clamps are machined in the Twin Cities (St. Paul/Minneapolis) and then shipped down to Florida for assembly.

I only purchased a pair of them but they are well worth the money.  [big grin] [big grin]  I've used them for door & window trim.

They are a thing of beauty even in the raw state...or maybe more importantly...because when in the raw state, they offer up their good looks with the machined stainless plates, the brass pivot points and stainless fasteners. Then again, the laser etching also adds to their elegance. Very nice.

http://www.miterclamp.com
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Couldn't resist a Bridge City Tool Works Palm Brace PB-2


Offline rst

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I received  my Shaper table today...the packaging was amazing...Uncle Bob would have been impressed despite there being no bubble wrap involved.

Offline GoingMyWay

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I've been hearing a lot of good things lately about automotive masking tape so I picked up 2 rolls at the auto parts store.



I've always used blue painter's tape because it's easily available and cheap.

I haven't had a chance to use it for anything yet.
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Offline Cheese

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I've always used blue painter's tape because it's easily available and cheap.

I haven't had a chance to use it for anything yet.

I always use 3M tape because I'm a Minnesota kind of guy...besides I have stock in the company.  [smile]

The green tape has a very aggressive adhesive and I've used it for masking off NY bluestone treads and risers when grouting them. Nothing else would adhere to the stone. It's a killer product.

Thanks for the heads-up on the yellow tape, I'm not familiar with that item.  [smile]  I need to check it out.  [big grin]

Offline Cheese

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What non-Festool gizmo did you buy today...Woodpeckers EZ Edge plane
« Reply #628 on: September 15, 2020, 11:00 AM »
I recently purchased the Woodpeckers EZ Edge plane for putting 45º chamfers on drawer fronts. I like it a lot and it produces a nice uniform chamfer.




However, after some use the thing I didn't like was that the thumb wheel that controls the depth of cut was not marked so if the thumb wheel was moved accidentally or purposely you had no idea where you were.

And when you did move the wheel to remove more material you'd either remove too little or remove too much which would cause "chunking/gouging" of the cut surface.

The thumb wheel connects to the cutter blade which has a 32 TPI thread. That means that for every 1 rotation of the thumb wheel the cutter advances .03125", let's just call it .032", or 1/32".  [smile]

I decided to place 8 equally spaced marks on the top of the thumb wheel so that as I moved from mark to mark the cutter would advance or retreat .004". To be easier to identify where you were in the cutting process I used a Magic Marker to color the 8 positions, Red-Blue-Green-Black-Red-Blue-Green-Black.

I used a spotting drill to mark the thumb wheel. I like it...it works well.

My guess is that Woodpeckers may implement something along this line on their next production run of EZ Edge planes. That'd be nice because they'd use laser marking.  [smile]








Offline Michael Kellough

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@Cheese very smart and well implemented improvement!  [thumbs up]