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Project by Joe posted 05-07-2021 04:15 PM 1017 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting camera stuff in and out of a camera bag in the car can be a hassle. So I made a camera box. But getting it to the car is hard enough for an old man so I built wings for handles that fit up against my round belly holding the lid in place while it fits right in the back of our SUV. I can travel around all day taking blurry pictures of neat things.
Sanding is now so easy with my new Festool system. I love it. Wish I had done it yeas ago. Quite the investment, but well worth it. Your lungs benefit greatly and so easy to use. Only your wallet suffers. That’s easy to say for someone who is old and has the luxury. If I had it to do over I would have saved & saved to get this system, it’s just that important and that good. The dust is dangerous!

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#1 posted 05-07-2021 04:24 PM

Very practical solution! Looks like a great organizer for all your camera-related items.

Thanks for the added comment on the sander. Looked back at your prior project and looks like you have the 125 FEQ? Keep hearing about Festool and think it is worth my checking out. I always wear my filter/mask in the shop, have a ceiling mounted filter system, etc. Know my two lungs are worth protecting. Just checked out the Festool webpage and there sure are a LOT of options.

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#2 posted 05-07-2021 06:10 PM

Neat project, I see you are a Canon man also.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 05-07-2021 07:27 PM

Very nice.

Carried a camera bag for years. Back in the day I even had a full B&W darkroom. Was raised near zip 14650 (Eastman Kodak’s private zip code). Thought every house had a darkroom and every Jr. High school had professional color and B&W lab facilities like ours did!

Photography tip here:
Edit & save your pics and they’ll upload correctly oriented.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 05-07-2021 08:51 PM

I like the organization. I have a festool vac. What sander did you get?

-- Petey

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#5 posted 05-08-2021 01:50 AM

Nice. This is a great idea for camera stuff.

-- AJ

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#6 posted 05-08-2021 05:34 PM

Your pretty busy Joe. A fitting build for you great camera and accessories.

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 05-08-2021 06:56 PM

I’m going to have to show this to a friend of mine. He loves his camera and sent me a picture he took yesterday in his yard. Knowing you like to take photos, I think you might enjoy it.

If you are interested here is his website with examples of his work.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#8 posted 05-09-2021 03:30 PM

That’s some extremely functional, attractive storage.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#9 posted 05-11-2021 02:00 PM

Nothing like old age and a little thinking to make life a little easier and more fun. I have evolved my own
dust collecting system over the years because of asthma, but Festool has a good system. I have a Canon
Rebel T5 that does not get the use it should. Hope you enjoy your tools and camera. Thank you for

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 06-03-2021 01:54 PM

Thanks for all your kind words. Joe

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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