Preserving A Long History of Wooden Boatbuilding Using Festool

Sunday, January 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews

Wooden Boatbuilding with Festool


Established in 1981, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding ("the Boat School") is a small non-profit school which preserves and teaches the traditional wooden boat construction techniques and methods of master shipwright, Robert Prothero. Bob, as he was known to those close to him, and his brother Frank were born into the thriving boatbuilding industry that centered on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. They worked through the most innovative decades of wooden boat building; from the 1920's-through, it's decline in the 1960's. As this industry faded, Bob became concerned that the skills and building methods would be lost. He began to teach his craft, eventually becoming the founding Chief Instructor at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.

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Choosing A Plunge Cut Saw & Guide Rail System

Sunday, January 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Guide Rails | Saws

Track Saw Guide

A lot of people still believe you can only get straight, splinter-free cuts in a shop using expensive panel saws, table saws, and CNC equipment. Getting quality cuts with portable power tools doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. The truth is… with the right power tools, anyone can get great results in the shop or on the jobsite. Straight, splinter-free cuts are easy, once you know the secret.

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The 2009 Festool Catalog - Available on February 1st

Sunday, January 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | General Information

2009 Catalog

Available February 1st, 2009.

We have been busy preparing the newly redesigned 2009 Festool catalog. With a fresh new layout, the 2009 catalog will be available online at the Festool USA website and at Festool dealer locations nationwide on February 1st, 2009. The 2009 catalog will also feature exciting new offerings from Festool. We will send you another reminder on or around the first of February with a link to download it from our website in Adobe PDF format.

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