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Workshop operational tips. #36: Give your Fe$tool VAC$Y$ a kick along.

01-07-2022 10:44 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 2 comments »

Boy and Girls, It’s hard to make something perfect ”perfecter”… but here is an example. I have been overwhelmed by my Fe$tool VAC$Y$, and my only disappointment is that I didn’t buy it many years ago. OK, there was one other thing that could have been improved, and that was access to the on/off switch, which can be made easy or difficult depending on where the idiotic owner places the systainer… the latest version of the pump is enclosed in a systainer with the switch...

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Festool stuff #14: Engineers vice mount plate, for the MFT3 table.

12-30-2020 11:59 AM by mafe | 5 comments »

Engineers vice mount platefor the MFT3 table. When I make stuff like jigs and so in the workshop, I often find my self running from one end to the other, as my engineers vice is in an other room by my big workbench, but the other day I had it! Since I have several vices laying around, I decided to dedicate one to my MFT3 workbench, like this the running can come to an end and I can focus on the work. I had an engineers swivel base, clamp on vice that I found good for the project, as it ...

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Festool stuff #13: Makita rail / track adaptor - with zero clearance.

12-18-2020 11:00 PM by mafe | 5 comments »

Makita rail / track adaptorwith zero clearance. Makita DSS501 LXT 18 V with Festool or Makita rails, but this idea can be used for any table saw, if you want to put it on all types of rails.I simply love this little Makita 18V saw,it’s such a joy to work with.But once in a while, I would have loved it was a rail saw, or at least that there existed a proper rail adaptor for it, so I decided to make one. I’m completely aware I made another rail adaptor, but I was not really happy with it…...

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Systainer tote and MFT worktable - SYS-MaFe

12-10-2020 11:39 PM by mafe | 5 comments »

Systainer tote and MFT worktableSYS-MaFe. Time for another project that was made out of joy, not need, but with a specific purpose in mind and the create as you go approach to the project, no drawings, no final idea, just loose thoughts. The criteria was, that it could function as:A tool tote / caddy.A MFT compatible workbench, that could rest or connect on top of the systainers, so it could function as a low and high work surface.A sawhorse.A step stool or as small stool for a rest.Tha...

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Festool stuff #12: Rail square acrylics DIY - can be made for any rail

12-09-2020 05:23 PM by mafe | 5 comments »

Festool / Makita rail square DIY this one an acrylic version- This is the first version, I started on, as I went on, I found out, that a plywood version would make more sense, as it was easier to make, cheaper, more sturdy and could be made by every one, but I decided to finish what I started, so here it is. When doing construction work, its useful to be able to make fast straight board cuts in many situations, these cuts don¨t need to be furniture precise, but within a mm or so pr. Met...

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Festool stuff #11: Simple speed square rail square - easy peasy

12-09-2020 02:55 PM by mafe | 4 comments »

Simple speed square rail squareeasy peasy. A quick and clean, easy peasy, no nonsense rail square.As I were looking for inspiration, for rail guides on the big www, I saw this clever version, believe it was at Festool owners group, but could not find it again – but thank you to the guy, who came up with this clever idea.A short rail square is not as precise of course, but for a lot of construction work, it will be plenty and it can be made in a matter of minutes, all you need is a bolt, w...

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Festool stuff #10: Rail square DIY - can be made for any rail

12-09-2020 12:44 AM by mafe | 9 comments »

Festool / Makita rail square DIYcan be made for any rail. When doing construction work, it’s useful to be able to make fast straight board cuts in many situations, these cut’s don’t need to be furniture precise, but within a mm or so pr. Meter, is more than fine. This is where these rail squares are brilliant, no setup, just a pencil mark for the size and you can make a nice straight cut. Decided I needed one of these for my allotment house and that it would be a fun project, to make a MaF...

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Systainer router table #3: Adding a fixed base

12-01-2020 11:40 PM by mafe | 6 comments »

Systainer router tableadding a fixed base. The China base arrived, so I could make a fixed mounted base.This will make it no more than a click, to put the router on the table. Crazy world, 4.99 GBP / 6.5 USD / 40 DKK, including shipping – no wonder the Western economy are falling apart… Had to wait two weeks, but that’s more than fair at that prize.Even comes in a nice box… It’s a plastic base, yes so not as solid as the metal base, but it does not matte...

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Festool stuff #8: Fence and rail dogs - updates to the workshop

11-29-2020 04:52 PM by mafe | 5 comments »

Festool fence and rail dogsupdates to the workshop. Let’s just get started: The postman brought me these wonderful aluminium things, all the way from UK.(Once they are out of the EU, that kind of shopping will be over again). I had decided to replace my home made fence dogs, made from steel pipe, with some new and fancy dogs.Actually the old once worked fine, but they were so tight, that it was a struggle to get them out, when I needed that, also I just found the new dogs kind of sex...

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Festool stuff #9: Adaptor, for Makita 18V circular saw on Festool rails._

11-28-2020 11:03 PM by mafe | 6 comments »

Rail / track saw adaptor, for circular sawMakita DSS501 LXT 18 V with my Festool rails. UPDATE, a new version with zero clearance can be found here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131924 I simply love the little Makita 18V saw, it is a gem and a joy to work with.But once in a while, I would have loved it was a rail saw, so I decided to make it into one, by making an adaptor. This is not a full build, just an inspiration tour, for others to use. The saw connected to the rail...

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