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Member Projects / Re: Entry hall table for a niece
« Last post by duc996 on January 22, 2020, 09:53 PM »
Derek, you are a very talented craftsman. Your Niece will cherish your work! Thank you for sharing!
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Mft/3 Deep Cut Repair
« Last post by SoonerFan on January 22, 2020, 09:46 PM »
Like @jobsworth I used bondo.  It was easy, fast and has held well for a year or more.

I use wood bondo
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Last post by Richard/RMW on January 22, 2020, 09:43 PM »
Sad I knew Dino for years. His inventions had so much promise but that's where they stayed. He needed to stop re-inventing and concentrate on the great ideas he had.

I also heard he gave up all the IP to the company he worked for in Florida so can't sell them on his own.

Agree that it would have been great to refine the ideas and products he had.  I spoke to him briefly last year and he sounds like one of those guys who is always thinking of new and different ways to do things.  He was talking about a whole new category of products that he is working on.

Definitely the mad scientist type, in the best possible way. I'm familiar with the just-one-more-tweak affliction.

That, and reorganizing the shop on an annual basis.  [doh]

Finishing and Painting / Re: Outdoor clear coat
« Last post by RightAngleDesign on January 22, 2020, 09:17 PM »
There's only one name you need to know: Target Coatings EM9300. Properly applied it's practically bulletproof. I live in Colorado and it holds up against the punishing UV at 7000' and having snow sit on it.
Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: DIY Vac-Sys Remote Power Switch
« Last post by tjbnwi on January 22, 2020, 09:06 PM »

How I have my Vac-Sys set up. To turn it on, I used a simple RF remote control.

Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFS: Notes on the MFS
« Last post by TinyShop on January 22, 2020, 07:45 PM »
Well, after much dedicated and stubborn persistence on my part (comprising numerous unanswered emails, then a couple of unanswered facebook messenger posts, followed by an assurance that someone would get back to me in two days, followed by another week of silence, followed by two more unanswered facebook posts followed by my receipt of three duplicate emails from three different Item 24 reps, I finally received pricing information for the "Automatic-Fastening Sets" (in zinc-plated and stainless), the "Universal-Fastening Sets" (in zinc-plated and stainless), the relevant-sized "T-Slot Nuts", the basic "Drilling Jig" and the "Step Drill". Perhaps not surprisingly (at least for anyone cognizant of the machining differences) the "Universal-Fastening Sets" are about half the price of the "Automatic-Fastening Sets". Meanwhile, and this will be most interesting to current MFS owners, the unit price of the zinc-plated version of the latter is about 30% of the EKAT price, excluding shipping.

I've requested a quote that includes shipping (none of the quotes I received mentions anything about shipping) for a selection of Automatic-Fastening Sets and relevant T-Slot Nuts and will post the results of that request when I hear back.

My impression so far is that Item 24 (at least here in the U.S.) is not necessarily used to dealing with modest orders from the general public or at least I hope something similar explains why it took 22 days for me to receive pricing info.

In closing, since I don't want to step on Festool's toes, anyone wishing to know the exact pricing info I received and what email address they should use to request a quote can PM me.
Every shop should have shellac on hand. It’s the aspirin of wood finishes.

General info on basic clear finishes.

Zinsser shellac is readymade and readily available. (You can make your own with dried flakes and alcohol from heavy to extremely thin for different purposes). But for sealing wood the ends of the boards it would take a few coats to equal one coat of varnish.

For the board ends I’d just get a quart of any varnish and a disposable bristle brush.

For “cleaning” the boards I like the RAS115 suggestion. It would be good practice to learn how to be productive and maintain fairly good sustainable collection.
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Mft/3 Deep Cut Repair
« Last post by jobsworth on January 22, 2020, 07:07 PM »
I use wood bondo
Only cut off a 1/4” of the ends even if deeply checked. Then paint the ends with a clear sealer, shellac at minimum.

You said shellac at a minimum, whats your first choice?

Genuine varnish. Most people coat green wood with an opaque latex sealer to slow drying of the ends to reduce splitting (can’t think of the name now) but your wood isn’t green and I take it you want to be able to see the end grain of the boards in the stack. Don’t forget to sticker the stack (put small sticks between the boards so air can circulate).

When you have a moment can you link me to a product you recommend? Im not too familiar with those products.  I only get into oils and waxes at home.

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I think that Anchor-seal is the name you are trying to think of. As you said it is generally considered to be for green lumber.
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