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Offline grobkuschelig

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Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« on: June 06, 2020, 12:17 PM »
Hi,

I thought I might share a couple of pictures on the guest room to nursery conversion.
Target for the little Festool-Fan-Girl is to arrive by end of August.

Being mostly relaxed with timing and deadlines all my life, the wife is the main driver of progress, in conjunction with the inspiring other member projects here. :)

We decided to get an IKEA „Hemnes“ Dresser unit to match some other furniture in the house. This will serve as a changing station and after that, a normal dresser.

To get the depth needed for the changing area, I got a desk top at IKEA and copied the mounting hole Lay-out of the original top of the unit. The desk top needed to be cut by 60mm to allow for more room. Easily done with the TS55 and a freshly cleaned laminate blade. The 2mm scoring cut only produced one tiny chip on the top side, easily hidden with some wax, on 1600mm length.

Since I could never stand the cheap, noisy and part-extension drawer slides shipped from IKEA, I directly upgraded to full-extension ball bearing ones.
Could not be happier with the results so far. :)

Copying the hole layout:




Side by side, original and copy.




Glueing the 2mm edge banding back on after cutting 60mm off the backside and salvaging the edge banding by iron-off. ;)

« Last Edit: June 06, 2020, 12:29 PM by grobkuschelig »

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 12:19 PM »
This is what it looks like in place:



The space behind will be utilized for storage, but this way, all the drawers are always fully accessible.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 12:21 PM »
The new full-extension drawer slides vs. the old original part-extension on another unit:


Offline grobkuschelig

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Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 12:26 PM »
Plus finally, brought to you encouraged by @six-point socket II
some of the new additions to my tool collection...

Oliver recently published some inspiring shots of PB Swiss stuff, which pushed me over the edge.
Definitely worth every single penny of the high price tag. ;)

The grip is fantastic and so much better than my Wera, Wiha and other screwdrivers. I really like it a lot!


Offline rvieceli

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 12:51 PM »
looks good. congrats on the new addition.

Ron

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 01:12 PM »
Congratulations!

Thanks for posting the great IKEA hacks!  I always thought they should improve on those 3/4 slides.

Did you address the potential for tip-overs with the fully-extended drawers?  IKEA usually offers some hardware with their drawer units.

Mike A.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 01:46 PM »
Thank you guys! :)

Did you address the potential for tip-overs with the fully-extended drawers?  IKEA usually offers some hardware with their drawer units.

First thing I did was to eliminate all the stickers showing the „danger of tipping over“ which they have even on the 3/4 slides. ;)

I will bolt the top to the wall with some non-Ikea brackets.
To both, eliminate any danger of tipping and also supporting the longer overhang at the back.

I had one of my storage shelves in the garage collapse on me, when we were moving into this place and I had not yet taken the time to fix it properly.
A lesson well learned. Since then I bolt everything in a way to enable climbing... ;)

Only picture of the aftermath of the garage shelving below. :cool:


Online six-point socket II

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2020, 02:11 PM »
First and most importantly, best wishes for your wife during pregnancy!

I spotted a Veto Pro Pac, too. In addition to the PB Swiss stuff. That is a fantastic choice as well! My CP4 TT Camo goes everywhere I go. I'm still waiting for the basement project to get to a point where I can use my TP4 extensively.

Your larger copy of the dresser top looks great and I think it's a fantastic idea, don't think I would have thought of that. Really great!

Replacing the sliders is great, too. Makes going through the drawers so much easier. Love that!

Seems you had a little more going on than "only" the IKEA conversions? Judging by the garage picture. ;)

Kind regards & stay safe and sound,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2020, 05:42 PM »
Thanks Oliver!

Yes, the Veto Pro PAC you spotted is the TP5B.
Came free with the OT-MC I purchased recently. ;)

I had purchased a Tech-MCT with the spring promotion two years ago, which brought me a TP3B.

First idea was to use the Tech-MCT for everything around the house and garage.
But I find that I am slightly annoyed by the “closed bag” design.
If I would do this kind of work professionally, I think I would love the Tech-MCT, but for DIY, I am not really in need of protected tools, since I will not leave them out or unattended.

I was using the TP3B for some time as a grab and go, but that did not really work. Not enough space for a “fix anything” approach in my opinion.

After some thought, I am now trying out:
- TP5B for fix everything around the house, and bring to relatives, just in case (minimal pliers, Fluke T150, VDE and normal blade-exchange screwdrivers)
- OT-MC for “extended” needs. ( a lot more pliers, dedicated screwdrivers instead of blade change systems)

So far I like the setup, but I am still in the process of filling the last open spots. ;)
The Wera Set has already been replaced by PB Swiss Torx & PZ...




The “garage accident” was two years ago. I was doing the kitchen fit and a large built in at the time while trying to organize a starting workshop. ;)
Fortunately it looks a lot cleaner now. Maybe I’ll snap a pic tomorrow...

After the changing station, I need to sand and re-paint the old crib I slept in when I was little. Nice find on the attic at my Moms... :)
In addition I desperately need to build doors for the self-build wardrobe that has been open for 4 years. :D

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2020, 05:48 PM »
Before painting the room, I used the opportunity to finally punch a hole through the wall and extend an outlet to the hallway.

This is only a rental, but I was so annoyed that there is not a single outlet in the hallway upstairs...

Fixed. :D


Offline mike_aa

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2020, 08:11 PM »
@grobkuschelig
I will bolt the top to the wall with some non-Ikea brackets.
To both, eliminate any danger of tipping and also supporting the longer overhang at the back.

I should have guessed you had it covered!  Definitely want to keep the little one safe!  The full extension slides are excellent and I really like the overhanging top!

I had one of my storage shelves in the garage collapse on me, when we were moving into this place and I had not yet taken the time to fix it properly.
A lesson well learned. Since then I bolt everything in a way to enable climbing... ;)

What a terrible ordeal to go through!  It's especially challenging when something like this happens to your workspace as you are doing a kitchen build!   I'm glad you got it all sorted. 

Good luck with the upcoming birth!

Mike A.

 

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2020, 04:18 PM »
Update on the state of the Garage today:



Currently getting ready for the beech doors to be built. „Shaker Style“, but larger for the Wardrobe.
I finally routed T-Slots into my „MFT-Extension“ Router Table to secure the fence down and be able to use the Jessem Stock Guides. Brilliant bit of kit!



And the current state of the Veto Pro Pac OT-MC with PB Swiss screwdrivers and dead-blow Hammer:



The hammer is a great thing, similar to the Halder Simplex I love to use, but with „washer-driven“ dead-blow mechanism and exchangeable faces. Currently with nylon and steel. Like it so far.

Online six-point socket II

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2020, 06:37 PM »
Your Veto setups look great! All that PB Swiss goodness  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

And yes, everyone should have at least one dead blow hammer. You made a great choice, especially with the steel/rubber combination. Sometimes you really need that steel surface.

Garage looks much tidier today. ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2020, 03:26 AM »
And yes, everyone should have at least one dead blow hammer. You made a great choice, especially with the steel/rubber combination. Sometimes you really need that steel surface.

Thanks. And yes! ;)

I only had an old Halder dead blow hammer from my grandpa.

After a little bit of paint and new faces it is practically new again. But it is a little large and as you said I was missing the steel face.

I also ordered a Kukko dead blow, but am still waiting for delivery, since it will be shipped together with the new Knipex Cobra mini (100mm teensy tiny cobra) that is just coming out.

Will be interesting to compare the two.
The Kukko looked like a Halder Simplex with an additional dead-blow cylinder inside.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2020, 04:50 PM »
Nice little „intervention“ from the usual stuff in the past days.

We had wasps directly in front of the bedroom, below the deck. Luckily I was able to get control of them before they all hatched..



Those boards are 145mm wide, so a solid round of 6 inch is wasps, at least.
Can’t imagine how this would have looked two weeks from now....

I contemplated moving them, but that did not seem to be an option with how they made themselves a home...

Offline Gregor

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2020, 04:58 PM »
I contemplated moving them, but that did not seem to be an option with how they made themselves a home...
https://www.bussgeldkatalog.org/tierschutz-wespe/

While they are seen as problematic they often can have benefits as they can keep other things that you really don't want at bay.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2020, 06:52 PM »
Wasps in large colonies is rather scary when they build large at close quarters.
This winter I did insulate my attic (which hadn’t had any! insulation in its 100 years of life) - and I knew, knew that I had to remove some large “village” up there. It was nearly 30” in diameter and up to 16” deep on the wall. It was a community above my bed, and in periods last summer I had to watch where I put my feet not to step on half dead wasps in my bedroom. That summer was the worst ever. I rarely have the need to remove wasp nests, but sometimes it’s got to go.
I did “relocate” the queen, as we removed the core gently and out far from my house..

Congrats on your soon to be! And therefore I think it’s wise to “relocate” the closest nests.
Funny seeing “Hemnes” hacked - it’s been many’s favourite IKEA cause it’s qualities being solid wood, and actually good drawer slides. I just prefer this type, although the IKEA ones are just a liiitle short  [wink].
Cool if we could see IKEA hacks in here. Low threshold woodworking for those of us dreaming dreaming of more time making furniture and interior.
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2020, 04:14 AM »
...have benefits as they can keep other things that you really don't want at bay.
I know and I would be very happy to host them in the garden shed or under the roof or in some other place.

But directly in front of a door, below the surface we usually walk on barefooted, no way...

Offline grobkuschelig

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Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2020, 04:23 AM »
Funny seeing “Hemnes” hacked - it’s been many’s favourite IKEA cause it’s qualities being solid wood...
Thank you for the wishes.

This is only partly true. Depends on the version, I think. If you opt for the whitewashed pine, it might well be mostly wood.

The interior designer (aka “wife”) does not fancy see-through-white and so wenn went for the painted one. There the main parts are mostly MDF painted with the odd bit of wood in between.

At least the drawers are mainly wood.

But the IKEA way of assembly with plastic dowels and not securing the bottom is not my preferred way.

I replaced the plastic dowels with confirmat screws (like IKEA did in the good old days) and secured the bottoms with screws and washers. :)

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Getting ready for a little Festool-Fan..
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2020, 07:34 PM »
Yup, careful with the “in house designers”  [big grin]
I haven’t seen solid paint on Hemnes 🤔. Then of course they “cheat”. I’ve seen other series go from really good to awfully bad. I tend to update and investigate “in shop” before I buy, as these changes happens very quietly.
Many years ago I bought a Scandinavian style 3-door wardrobe/cabinet, from the limited “PS” series which is all in solid birch even in the doors mirrors and semi matte glas. For me this is a keeper, and is in my bedroom, still looking great after 3 moves and  more than 19 years.
This has two large drawers at the base, with the same “gliders” as Hemnes, but they pull almost full length, and still in perfect shape as well.

Watch out when PS appears, there’s often very good designers, and the PS appears having less compromise in packability and more quality oriented assembly.
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
“If you have an old Land Rover and a fit wife, you’re most likely always busy”