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

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Blog entry by mafe posted 11-29-2020 04:52 PM 1558 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Festool fence and rail dogs
updates 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 sexy. Laughs.

Mounted on the fence.
Cool and functional.

For the rail dogs, they are just slipped in and tightened up, while placed in the holes.

Then the collars are set for desired cut hight when needed.
Only little problem is where do I put the hex key…

A piece of hardwood and two rare earth magnets, glued in with epoxy.

Sized to a perfect fit, in the rail.

The hex key shortened.

To fit inside the rail.

Ready to rock and cut.

Here a way to use it, some plywood are put on the table, against some fence dogs, to align it.

Rail with rail dogs are put in and now it’s time to route a rabbet, saw or what ever one need, the holes give you a perfect 90 degrees.
(Hope you got the simple description).

Also made my self a small tray, to keep the most used dogs at hand.

The rest have a place in the small drawers.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a happy wruuffff!

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 11-29-2020 05:21 PM

In the link in my email I can open your pictures. When I’m on the LJ site I don’t see any pictures. This is not only with this post but also with the ones before about the Festool stuff.


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#2 posted 11-29-2020 09:48 PM

Sexy dogs Mads, that’s a nifty set up you have now. Is there a special name for them?
One thing I notice whenever you post something there is always some food involved in the picture. Make me hungry.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-30-2020 01:47 AM

Clever idea with the magnets to hold the allen wrench.

Funny but when on my phone, Google Chrome displays the images perfectly!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-30-2020 06:34 PM

Hi there,
Dutchy, sorry, we are working on it, think the problem is found.
doubleDD, Laughs yes dam sexy! The dogs for the fence are called fence dogs, the system table is Festool MFT.
The dogs are all bought at the have loads of cool stuff, for the 20mm holes.
Smiles, yes there are a thing about me and food, beer, whiskey, snacks, tobacco and woman… Laugh. Happy it makes you hungry. I love to enjoy life.
Lew, I know from experience, that I would look for that allen wrench again and again, if I did not come up with an solution. Smiles. Yes the picture thing is really strange, sees like the browsers run on different sets of rules.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 11-30-2020 06:51 PM

Lew, can you try now? I have changed the file extensions to https instead of http, my host says that’s what is needed…
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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