but make sure it has the right curve for the task at hand
i read that luthiers and other instrument makers use curved cauls
and often make them custom for the instrument they are working on
of course these are small cauls mostly
As Leon said, nothing to do with the quality of cut, which is excellent
with a Festool plunge cut track saw.
The value of a fixed fence on a table saw, set once and used to batch
cut all like dimensions before moving it, is hard to beat for precision
Festool has this parallel guide rail system in the photo below, which
will come close to accomplishing the same thing, but are a bit fussy in
initial set up, and require diligence when using to maintain your
settings. (you can see the small aluminum, support bars I've retrofitted
to each guide stop to help in that regard).
Still, quite sufficient for onsite use where most portable table saws
won't give you the precision, or the repeatability.
You should send that pic to Festool. I'm quite surprised, with their
engineering prowess, that they didn't incorporate those support bars on
the guide stops.
I like the design of the rails being on the edges of the plywood to keep
the saw guide square to the stock, but surely they could see that the
whole thing would want to tip down if not being used on a large table top.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Hummmm. The biggest problem that I have with the Festool parallel
guides is that they fit across the rubber strips under the tracks. the
makes movement of the guides difficult. That holds well but a relative
pain when adjusting the guides elsewhere along the track. Those rubber
strips hold on to the guides as well as the material being cut. ;~)
I have often thought that Woodpecker was some how related to Incra.
Incra IIRC is based in Dallas. Woodpeckers is in OH.
At best my original description was not too clear. Anyway here is the
The top mantel will have 3 doors to store what ever in, TV/Stereo
The bottom sides will be drawers and the bottom center will have a
fabric panel and hide the electronics.
IR will pass through the fabric so you will not have to see electronics
lights shining back at you.
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