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Offline Cheese

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Re: What non Festool did you buy today? GRABO Pro Vacuum Lifter
« Reply #990 on: July 18, 2022, 11:48 AM »
@Cheese ……

Beautiful patio and garden ………………. A+
Vacuum lifting gadget ….…………………. A+
Steel-toecapped safety moccasins ……… F-

Buddy, please consider taking care of your patio toes as well as your woodworking fingers  [eek]


Please give me credit where credit's due, those are "Steel-toecapped Double Thickness safety moccasins".  [wink]

Ya I hear ya... [smile]...and I understand your concern...just a quirkiness I have.  [tongue]
« Last Edit: July 19, 2022, 11:01 AM by Cheese »

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Offline Richard/RMW

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@Cheese ……

Beautiful patio and garden ………………. A+
Vacuum lifting gadget ….…………………. A+
Steel-toecapped safety moccasins ……… F-

Buddy, please consider taking care of your patio toes as well as your woodworking fingers  [eek]

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And there I'd thought I was the only FOG'er who'd taken up DIY projects after giving up on my lifelong dream of foot-modeling...

FWIW I've been looking for a project that would allow me to seriously justify the need for the Grabo, you landed on the perfect excuse requirement.

RMW
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Offline squall_line

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Double bonus, they make plenty of kits and adapters to turn the Grabo into an ersatz Vac-SYS.

I watch my neighbor do his project work and yard work in Crocs (or generic alternatives) all the time, and I don't think I've ever seen him wear a mask in his garage shop.  But at least he usually wears ear and eye protection?

Offline Bob D.

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Izzy Swan has done a lot with the Grabo. Look for his videos on YT and some of his templates that work with the Grabo on his website.

https://www.izzyswan.com/Store/
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline Crazyraceguy

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That's quite a coincidence. I just saw a You Tube video where Matias Wandell was doing just the same thing, with a gadget that he built from a shop vac and a 2-wheel cart. He used it to lever the pieces up, rather than lifting by hand (back) Keeps the toes away from it too.
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Offline Mini Me

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We are all different, I have never worn shoes of any type in the workshop or working in the yard unless I am either welding or cutting / grinding metal. Bare foot and medical insurance fixes them for nothing but curiously I have never had a foot injury that required a doctor. I got the bare foot habit from being in and out of boats in my child hood and I only had one pair of shoes I wore to school.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What non Festool did you buy today? GRABO Pro Vacuum Lifter
« Reply #996 on: July 19, 2022, 11:05 AM »
Izzy Swan has done a lot with the Grabo. Look for his videos on YT and some of his templates that work with the Grabo on his website.

https://www.izzyswan.com/Store/

Thanks for that Bob...🙏...never heard of him but his cabinet installation adapter for the Grabo looks interesting along with the molds for epoxy knobs. [smile]

Offline Bob D.

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I thought his router templates using the Grabo were pretty cool.

Izzy has done some interesting stuff over the years. Look at some of the TS jigs he has built.
He has some nice BS jigs too.
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Offline 4nthony

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I'll be happy to retire my DIY thin strip ripping jig now that this is here. I'm kinda blown away by how substantial and heavy it is.

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Offline festal

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I'll be happy to retire my DIY thin strip ripping jig now that this is here. I'm kinda blown away by how substantial and heavy it is.



Red adds density :)  Still waiting for mine to ship

Offline Coen

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Ordered the TSO TPG 30 set plus a drop on adapter from the local TSO dealer. Expected shipping in 150 days...

Offline Bertotti

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It seems universal that everyone who tries vacuum clamping in their shops love it. I’m hesitant about buying the Festool vac sys, as good as it may be, simply because it isn’t generally readily available so I ordered up the excel5 kit and some of their pods. Should be here tomorrow as I head out for work naturally! I’m looking forward to trying it out. I have a few ideas for homemade jigs and if all goes well it will be a permanent setup in my shop! Maybe even add one of the Festool holder things at some point. Not sure about that yet they are a bit expensive.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2022, 07:25 PM by Bertotti »
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

Offline Coen

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I’m looking for wars to trying it out.

There is one in Ukraine.

Offline Bertotti

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I corrected the spell checks and auto-corrects. Thanks. I think I will avoid Ukraine for a while.
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

Offline Coen

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Ordered the TSO TPG 30 set plus a drop on adapter from the local TSO dealer. Expected shipping in 150 days...

I got a nice surprise... it already shipped. I guess their stock status was incorrect or something.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Snappy Centro-tec bit set. I do wish that they had made the pouch thing just a bit smaller, but I will probably make a grooved insert to fit there with some round-bottom grooves.
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Online ChuckS

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Finally, I got to work on this non-Festool purchase (a last year's Xmas gift): https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/other-tools-accessories/what-non-festool-tool-workshop-related-gizmostuff-did-you-buy-today/msg655648/#msg655648

Add plastic spacers to increase the clearance (for some of the packages):


Most storage cans are still empty, waiting to be worked on:


« Last Edit: August 13, 2022, 02:49 PM by ChuckS »

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Cool, that looks like quite a space saver.
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Online ChuckS

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I'm still trying to find ways to organize the storage unit to reach its full potential. A good friend of mine built his own revolving unit several decades ago:



The one that I've been looking to buy for bench use, but couldn't find one is this one:


Offline Peter Halle

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Well, it might be a stretch to call this a tool.  But she will create dust that can be collected by an extractor.  Certainly can create wood chips if released to that end.  Also has the possibility of spending time in the shop if I ever get it set up, although setting on a shelf would be oh so wrong.  Sitting a chair would be ok.  I guarantee that she will be able to temporarily disappear like every tape measure and razor knife I have.

This is Xena - yes, my fourth Golden Retriever.  Eight weeks old and oh so ready to teach me a thing or two about canine Fluid Dynamics.

She joins Indiana Jones, Magnum P.I., and Remington Steele in our canine-centric family.

(And yes, Daddy wanted a little girl again...)



Peter


Offline Crazyraceguy

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Interesting dog names for sure, though I imagine that Remington Steele would go past most people. That was quite some time ago.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2022, 06:05 PM by Crazyraceguy »
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Offline Peter Halle

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Interesting dog names for sure, though I image that Remington Steele would go past most people. That was quite some time ago.

The dog names started with MacGyver who was our first Golden.  He came to us during a time when things weren't going so well at home, and I hoped that with some duct tape and perhaps a Swiss army knife he could make things better.  He did.  That was twelve years ago and although he passed away 3 years ago his memory and legacy continues.

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Offline Richard/RMW

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Peter, she's beautiful & the expression on dad's face is priceless. Xena's a lucky girl.

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Offline hdv

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Aren't dogs the greatest and most trustful companions? Whenever you're down, they will help you see the positive side of things. Just having to care for them, even when you are not feeling up to it due to circumstances, helps you get through the worst of times. And they will never ever abandon you.

Enjoy your new family member!

Offline krudawg

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Hi!

I love picture threads  [eek] [eek] [eek] and I love being inspired by purchases other people make  [scared] [scared]  [eek] [eek]  [big grin] [big grin] - it would be really cool if we could get this thread running.

Please share whatever you feel like sharing when you made a tool / workshop related purchase - even the smallest gizmo/gadget  [big grin]  [big grin]  [big grin] Just no new Festool purchases, as there is an existing thread for that on the main board. :)

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I'll kick it off with my new, personalized Dryplexx Softshell Work/Shop-Jacket from Engelbert-Strauss I received today among with some personalized workshop T-Shirts, too.

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Oliver

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Offline Cheese

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Xena is absolutely gorgeous Peter...I love her coloring. Some people refer to that color dog as a Canadian Golden Retriever.

She seems rather large for only being 8 weeks old.  [huh] 

Offline Michael Kellough

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@Peter Halle, wasn’t it MacGyver who helped you pack the special edition FOG Systainers?

Offline Peter Halle

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@Peter Halle, wasn’t it MacGyver who helped you pack the special edition FOG Systainers?

@Michael Kellough yes it was.  He helped keep me motivated and entertained.

Thanks for remembering.

Peter

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Xena is absolutely gorgeous Peter...I love her coloring. Some people refer to that color dog as a Canadian Golden Retriever.

She seems rather large for only being 8 weeks old.  [huh]

We''ll see what color she turns out to be.  All nine in her litter were different colors.  She is actually the half-sister of our Magnum (same dad, different mom).  Magnum is extremely light but does not have the Golden fur at all even though he has the proven bloodline.

Ironically our over two came from a different breeder and Indiana is an Uncle to Remington.  Remington's mom was Indiana's sister (different dad of course.)

Back to trying to solve Fluid Dynamic problems...

Peter

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Back to trying to solve Fluid Dynamic problems...

Peter

Unless it is contained within a pressurized vessel, it responds to gravity.....lol
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CT26E + Workshop cleaning set, Bluetooth remote
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ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
RTS 400
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation/Plate
MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set
Socket/Ratchet set
Pliers set