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Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 06-01-2012, 12:03 AM
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Posted By dbursch
Re: MFT/3 top not flat

Thanks for the responses. I now have my MFT/3 on top of a flat outfeed support, jacked up just enough to bring the middle of the mdf to flat against my 48" veritas straight edge. I plan to check it...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 05-30-2012, 08:19 PM
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Views: 18,497
Posted By dbursch
Re: MFT/3 top not flat

Well...either I've hit on a topic with no interest, a problem that is unsolvable or both. But I was just thinking: why don't those terribly clever Festoolians devise an aluminum I-beam of sorts that...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 05-29-2012, 04:40 PM
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Views: 18,497
Posted By dbursch
Re: MFT/3 top not flat

Thanks. I had no idea if it was common or not. I think for most uses of the table it is not critical it be very flat. Mine shows a gap in the center of the table of about a sixteenth when I put a...
Forum: Festool Tips and Techniques 05-28-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,497
Posted By dbursch
MFT/3 top not flat

Is it normal for the MDF to sag a bit over time? Anybody had any luck restoring it to dead flat (say by putting it over a stand with a little constant upward pressure?)
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
Re: My Benchcrafted Roubo Bench Journey

Thanks for the tip and the link
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
Re: My Benchcrafted Roubo Bench Journey

Thanks, Jim. I'm making up for lost time. Only recently did I get the time and means to make this move.

I forgot to mention a huge debt of gratitude to both Jim and Jameel Abraham for answering...
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
Shop Build Time

Sorry, Ronwen, I didn't answer your question. I had help with the framing and roof and concrete foundation from a contractor. That started in late February and I did the exterior siding, trim and...
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
Re: My Benchcrafted Roubo Bench Journey

Thanks, guys. It only appears to be done fast because I waited until I finished it today to start the post. I started the work in July and just finished today. I put in at least 30 hours week (I'm...
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
My Bench

A few glam shots of the finished project. I used Ash for the base, CHerry for all the workholding areas, and hard maple for the top. Then, inspired by Jim again, I hired a friend who did CNC work to...
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
Blended woodworking

I was thrilled to use a shoulder plane and a float for the first time!
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
Festools purchased for the project

TS-55, MFT/3, MFS 400, Dominoe (for all the top laminate and leg glue-ups), OF 1400 Router, Rotex 90 sander, CTX26 dust Collector, Boom Arm.

I was in heaven, my wife was in shock. I don't know how...
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
How I solved my bench problem

This photo shows a plywood frame I had made for all the sheet work in skinning the inside of my new shop. Saw it recommended and explained in a youtube video. Made sense for sheet work. But then I...
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
Shop Photos

Sorry, just learning how to work this site
Forum: Woodworking Projects 11-04-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By dbursch
My Benchcrafted Roubo Bench Journey

This won't be nearly as long as Jim Kirkpatrick's since he pioneered all the construction details some time ago.

This time a year ago I was just thinking of putting in a shop in our backyard. I...
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