I see, my 60 years of experience is just a delusion? My, bad, I'll take
your word for it.
I Never said _no one_ uses Festools, never said they were trash either.
You seem to enjoy making shit up to fit your delusions.
If you think you can suddenly build great stuff because you have
expensive tools, go for it, it's is a delusion that sells plenty of
unneeded, expensive tools to the hobbyist.
BTW, two is the exact number of people I know that use Festool, just as
many as nailshooter knows, and the same two guys. Funny coincidence
huh. Well, Scott Phillips now uses them, and he builds crap, and I
suspect he is getting paid well from the Festool marketing dept. Tommy
Mac also must have had a wad of money dropped on him by Festool. Tommy
Silva should be next on their list. Silva is the only one of those I
True, I've stated many times I assume they are quality tools, but never
using them, I'm just guessing, or as you say, talking out my ass.
I'm not guessing that they sell a shop vac for $650, and that mine does
about everything I want at around 1/6th the price.
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
There is a small furniture store in Brenham, TX that sells this style
furniture. The big difference is that the furniture is not as pretty as
if they were built with walnut. They almost exclusively use Ipe. It is
an effort to even move one of the table side seating benches.
Not to mention, I estimate, about 4 times heavier than walnut.
Table top is 11' 3.75" long, 47" wide (at widest), 30" high.
No dancing girls, yet, but I did fix a drink, after assembly.
Kinna cramped space, for better pics.
So when do you do the fork lift to compliment the table?
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 5:52:34 PM UTC-5, Lew Hodgett wrote:
LOL. Actually, it's not so bad lifting and moving the table top, as one m
ight suppose. Certainly no different than moving a side-by-side frig/free
zer or a chest freezer. As is, it's difficult for two people to move or m
anipulate. Flipping it, on the saw horses, is easy for two people. I hav
e some furniture carts, that will be sufficient for rolling the top around.
The other individual parts can be easily managed by one person.
Next project: I've started work on a coat rack/bench, for the camp, using
some of the pecan from a fallen tree, at the farm. The initial idea, for
the pecan, was to make headboards for the beds, and the headboards will eve
ntually be made. These pecan boards have warped, really bad, so they won'
t be planed and sanded, as the walnut has been.
Not only is that table over the top gorgeous, it plenty damn sturdy. No
matter how much food you stack on there, it will never strain this table. I
wonder if people will feel they can eat more at this table. Casue they
don't want to get up and leave. Let's stay awhile and eat! (And admire the
On Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 10:49:15 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks. It is sturdy. That was one thing I paid attention to, regarding t
he mortises' size and alignment, maintaining the squareness of my carving t
hem. I had a mock tenon, I used as a test piece/guide. The through teno
ns were easy enough, to make, and are a perfect match for the mortises. T
he tenons slide in fairly easily, when nudged by hand and knee, yet lock ni
ce and tight, when the keys are inserted. The issue with the extra tight k
eys, on one end, may be there is a drip/run of finish (that I missed seeing
), inside the key holes.
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