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Forum: Forum Help Desk 02-03-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,647
Posted By markhays
Kapex main fences

I'm using my Kapex for the first time. I needed to adjust it slightly for a 90 degree cut. I verified it with an accurate square. (I have not yet used the method shown on p. 24 in the online...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 03-11-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,450
Posted By markhays
Smile door hinges with European 5mm screws

Hello guys ( and gals?),
I recently used my LR32 to drill four 5mm holes to accept the base plates for some Blum hinges. Long story short, I learned that this make of hinge, and probably other...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 04-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,800
Posted By markhays
Re: Doubling up hoses

Thanks to whoever posted earlier using my name.:rolleyes: After doing some research from previous posts, I decided to hang my 27mm hose on the side of the boom arm using some velcro straps. Now I...
Forum: Festool Tools 04-17-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,695
Posted By markhays
Re: Hose Cover

Alex,
Thanks for such a useful tip. I was going to start a new thread, but it had to do with hoses, so I thought I'd tie into your thread. ( No pun intended.) I recently bought a 36 mm hose to...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 11-06-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,800
Posted By markhays
Re: Doubling up hoses

WW,
Thanks for the help! It's nice that you included the catalog numbers also.
What service!:clapping1: Anyone else have an idea? Mark
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 11-05-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,800
Posted By markhays
Doubling up hoses

Next to my MFT3, I use a CT 26 with an attached Boom Arm for my dust collection in my basement shop. At the other end of my shop I have a traditional workbench for my handtools. For cleanup at the...
Forum: Machines and Power Tools 07-02-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,644
Posted By markhays
Re: Belt/Disc Sander for Shaker boxes

Leakyroof,
Thanks for the feedback. I'm always a little amazed at how important tool features, such as dust collection in this case, are done well by some tool makers and carelessly by others. In...
Forum: Machines and Power Tools 06-25-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,644
Posted By markhays
Belt/Disc Sander for Shaker boxes

Hello Guys & Gals,
I've been considering buying a belt/disc sander for help in making Shaker boxes. I've watched the DVD John Wilson sells, and well as the one by Rob Cosman. What I want is...
Forum: General Woodworking Q & A 02-09-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,859
Posted By markhays
Re: Grinder wheel setup

TahoeTwoBears and Charles,
Thanks for the empathy and the idea about using the paper shims. Can the grinding stones be carefully "tapped" to try and remove the wobble? Is this also a shimming...
Forum: General Woodworking Q & A 02-04-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,859
Posted By markhays
Grinder wheel setup

Happy 2012 Everyone. I need help with the initial setup & dressing of my bench grinder wheels. Several years ago I bought a lowspeed grinder from WC. This past month, an experienced...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 08-28-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,712
Posted By markhays
Re: Shorter or Longer Rails?

Thanks everyone! Your views and experiences were just what I was after.:goodjob: It sure demonstrates the power of a this forum. Have a great day everyone! Mark
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 08-27-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,712
Posted By markhays
Shorter or Longer Rails?

I have two 1400 mm rails and the connectors for use on sheet goods. I'm wondering if a) a 2700 mm or 3000 mm rail is better/recommended for straighter cuts, and 2) if so, which of these two longer...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 08-27-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,039
Posted By markhays
Re: Ordering MFT/3 parts using EKAT

Paul,
After downloading JAVA, I was able to access EKAT properly. Yesterday the new rail, flag stop, and clamps arrived. THANKS! Now, if only I had ordered the correct Imp./Metric (not just IMP!)...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 08-27-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,181
Posted By markhays
Re: Is there a 32 mm construction video?

mbs & joraft,
Thanks for the question and video. As a hobbyist, I'm as new to cabinetmaking as a systainer T-LOC. I have an OF 1400 router and the LR 32 system, but I lack the understanding of the...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 08-10-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,039
Posted By markhays
Re: Ordering MFT/3 parts using EKAT

Paul & Peter,
Hmmm. . . It seems that Firefox won't bring up the toolbar on the left. (No wonder I didn't use it!) I'm assuming that I need Internet Explorer or another search engine. I'm afraid I...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 08-10-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,039
Posted By markhays
Re: Ordering MFT/3 parts using EKAT

Peter, Paul, (where's Mary?):nuts:
Thank you so much for the help. As you can probably deduce, I'm a real whiz at the computer. I'll take your information and give it a try. And Paul, your videos...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 08-10-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,039
Posted By markhays
Smile Ordering MFT/3 parts using EKAT

After viewing Paul Marcel's enlightening/entertaining videos on the MFT/3, I decided to purchase some extra parts via EKAT. The EKAT catalog site I pulled up - EKAT.Festool.com - was confusing;...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 05-06-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,561
Posted By markhays
Re: Abrasives for refinishing oak table top

Hasslefactor & Company,
Great comments and ideas! I had not considered using the scraper first. That makes common sense. Brilliant idea. :laughing1:( Pun intended.) The scratches go through the...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 05-06-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,561
Posted By markhays
Smile Abrasives for refinishing oak table top

Fellow Woodworkers,
Hope you've all had a good Winter/Spring. My prayers and best wishes to those experiencing flooding/tornadoes.
My sister wants her oak table top sanded and refinished. It...
Forum: Hand Tools 12-13-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,709
Posted By markhays
Re: A not so humble pencil

Derek,
I'm a new member and just looked over this thread. My wife and I were elementary school teachers. She hooked me on a little pencil sharpener called "Ellipse" made by a German company named...
Forum: General Woodworking Q & A 11-20-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,021
Posted By markhays
Re: Face frame on domino-built cabinet carcasses

John,
Thanks for the welcome! It's amazing to see how much help and experience is available from woodworkers around the globe.:)
Forum: General Woodworking Q & A 11-19-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,021
Posted By markhays
Re: Face frame on domino-built cabinet carcasses

Brice,
Thanks for your help! What a nice surprise to go online this morning and see your reply. I had actually tried to send an email to your website before signing up on talkFestool. Your time...
Forum: General Woodworking Q & A 11-18-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,021
Posted By markhays
Face frame on domino-built cabinet carcasses

Welcome everyone! This is my very first post, and I'm grateful for the site and the help. In Bryce Burrell's carpentry website, in the "How To" section,
he shows how he uses a Domino to attach a...
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