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Old 04-23-2015, 02:25 AM
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Default My shop's Festool Corner

Last November, I went to the Festool System Essentials class in Las Vegas mainly because I wanted to see an MFT/3 in action and decide if I was going to take another sip of the green kool-aid. I ended up mixing up a gallon or two and chugging it.

When I started the class, I had a TS-75 and a Domino 500, a CT-33 with the cleaning kit and my first ever Festool, the Kapex. I stopped into Woodcraft on my way home from the airport and picked up C15 drill, OF1400 router and the LR32 kit, RO90 and RO150 Sanders, and Carvex PSB420 with accessories. Stuff they didn't have in stock that I had to order on line, 15 sys-AZ drawers which I had to wait over a month for, MFT/3 and the WCR-1000. The WCR-1000 I thought was ridiculous until I took the class. After using one for two days, I can't imagine not having it. Below are a few pictures in my shop.

Here is my old Systainer Storage which is going to be refurbished and repurposed. My guide rails were laying on wire shelves



Below is the Festool Training classroom that was my inspiration



My shop is a two car garage that also houses a tractor which is easy to move out of the way for projects. My Festool corner is shown below.



Easy access to my rails



I'd always wanted to add a sys port or two to the shop, but the price was just too high. The SYS-AZ made a decent compromise. 14 of my 15 SYS-AZ drawers are in use. These are simple plywood boxes and my first LR32 project. The inside is painted with some ceiling paint I had left over from the garage build and the outside is Rustoleum Hammered metal gray. The casters are from a datacenter teardown I did about twenty years ago. I'm down to two 5 gallon buckets of them.

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Old 04-23-2015, 04:41 AM
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Sweet shop! I'm drooling!
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:16 AM
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... The WCR-1000 I thought was ridiculous until I took the class. After using one for two days, I can't imagine not having it. Below are a few pictures in my shop.
What, they didn't let you work with a Boom Arm in class?

Nice shots of your shop space.
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looking forward to when my space is that organized. Well done!
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Wow! So bright. And clean. And ... Festoolie!

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Old 04-23-2015, 07:42 AM
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Wow! So bright. And clean. And ... Festoolie!

At the woodworking show a couple of years ago, Jim Heavy, I think, did a talk on shop lighting. One of the things he talked about was how we all need more light as we get older. I may have gone a bit overboard, but when I built the shop two years ago, that was still fresh in my mind. There are 20 recessed can lights in the ceiling and over a dozen track light halogen spots.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:58 PM
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Fooled me!

I was wondering what was that Festool that looked like an electrical panel. :roll eyes:

Great shop. I'm inspired to add some light and tidy up a bit.

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Really nice set up. I am envious of the organization and lighting.

Back to my cave.
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... One of the things he talked about was how we all need more light as we get older. I may have gone a bit overboard, but when I built the shop two years ago, that was still fresh in my mind. There are 20 recessed can lights in the ceiling and over a dozen track light halogen spots.
I agree on the needing more light as we get older. Don't agree on going overboard, I don't think that's possible.

Nicely organized shop, so much in so little space.


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