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Old 04-28-2017, 12:09 PM   #1
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So the fire mess is all cleaned up and I finally had a chance to do some actual work in the shop. I decided the best thing to do was to build something simple that allowed me to use most of my newly acquired Festool collection. So, I built the simple...


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This is bad. I'm an old tool guy who is starting to have Festool lust....

Oh, "Nice box!"
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This is bad. I'm an old tool guy who is starting to have Festool lust....
I'm afraid it might be contagious.
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:17 PM   #4
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This is bad. I'm an old tool guy who is starting to have Festool lust....

Oh, "Nice box!"
I'm gonna make a beaver next... Stay tuned!
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I'm gonna make a beaver next... Stay tuned!
Now yer talkin' !
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Old 04-29-2017, 02:30 PM   #6
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Finger holes? Now your box is good for both marshmallows and ping pong balls!

I tend to use a bare minimum of tools when it comes to woodworking, because I do so little of it, but I believe I drilled two or three holes and then flattened out the high spots with a hand-held jigsaw.


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Old 04-29-2017, 05:22 PM   #7
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Oh boy, Ryan drank the green koolaid.
Cue: the next tool fetish. Lol
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Nicely done. It will need one of your logos painted on the side.
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I like old crates. I have a few wood ammo crates my dad got during his time in the army. I think most are from 1960 or earlier.

Ryan, what was the musical piece playing in your video?

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Old 04-29-2017, 11:46 PM   #10
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Festool is very well engineered, well made accurate stuff.

That said, I'm still trying to understand how anything on this earth was built before $ were spent on Festool.

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That box absolutely needs the Garage Journal emblem on it.
Go for it, Ryan!
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:09 PM   #12
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Nice job on the box.
A couple observations..
if you paint only one side of the boards in the finished project, it may eventually warp or split because changes in humidity will affect the parts unevenly.

Clamp only tight enough to bring the pieces together and clean up the squeeze out with a damp rag before it dries. It's possible to squeeze most of the glue out and starve the joint.
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Beautiful box and I'm lusting after your Festool system. I like the finger holes; you can slip a wooden dowel in there to serve as a carry handle in the future.
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Is there a reason not to use a sacrificial board on the Festool table? It looks like you're plunging into the working surface, where a thin piece of MDF would save kerf scars at minimal cost in time or money.

Also, what trainer said re. painting. Personally I'd wax them.

In other news, I'm not dead, just very very busy.
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:16 AM   #15
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Nice job on the box.
A couple observations..
if you paint only one side of the boards in the finished project, it may eventually warp or split because changes in humidity will affect the parts unevenly.

Clamp only tight enough to bring the pieces together and clean up the squeeze out with a damp rag before it dries. It's possible to squeeze most of the glue out and starve the joint.
I think that's what I am doing wrong... I think I am clamping too tight.

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Is there a reason not to use a sacrificial board on the Festool table? It looks like you're plunging into the working surface, where a thin piece of MDF would save kerf scars at minimal cost in time or money.

Also, what trainer said re. painting. Personally I'd wax them.

In other news, I'm not dead, just very very busy.
Replacement tops are over priced... So I get why you would ask that, but it's actually pretty easy to make these tops yourself. As such, I have no fear in cutting right into it. That's what it's for...
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That said, I'm still trying to understand how anything on this earth was built before $ were spent on Festool.
With great pride? And lots of practice and skill? And maybe years as an unpaid apprentice, too?

At the other end of the technological spectrum, Roy Underhill is teaching classes now:

http://www.woodwrightschool.com/



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Replacement tops are over priced... So I get why you would ask that, but it's actually pretty easy to make these tops yourself. As such, I have no fear in cutting right into it. That's what it's for...
You have correctly deduced that I am cheap

Nice work on the crates, they'd look awesome with the Atomic Industries logo, especially kissed with the sander after stencilling.

I have in mind something similar for my new garage, and YouTube has an extremely long memory - I haven't logged in here for two years, yet yours was one of the recommended videos!

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Old 05-02-2017, 07:39 PM   #18
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Darn! Now I want to build a crate or two.

I recently picked up an old pine bookcase at the curb that should give me enough wood for two crates that will already be pre-distressed.

What material would you use as stencil material if you were going to stencil on a logo? Not that I have a NO_GARAGE logo - just curious.

I guess I could but an epilog laser and laser engrave it . . .

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Ryan...
You said "swimmingly" . I heard it! lol
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Clamp only tight enough to bring the pieces together and clean up the squeeze out with a damp rag before it dries. It's possible to squeeze most of the glue out and starve the joint.
Two ways to handle the glue squeeze:

1.Wet rag, but that can stain the wood and that glue might show up during finishing.

2. Or allow the glue to dry and scrape clean and smooth.

Norm would vote for #2.

Obviously........Clamping force and amount of glue applied has a whole lot to do with the squeezing issue



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