The Ultimate Festool Domino Guide

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Reader Comments | How-To | Joiners | New Products | Reviews

Ultimate Festool Domino Guide

With the introduction of the new Domino XL, what better time to provide you with a comprehensive guide to all things Domino? The Domino is arguably the most important evolution in joinery technology in decades and we want to help you get the most out of this remarkable joining machine. Whether you're considering the purchase of a Domino or Domino XL, or you already own one, this guide should serve as a great reference.

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Why Technique Matters

Friday, February 18, 2011 | Reader Comments | How-To | Sanders | Paint

Sanding Technique

In the review of the RO 90 DX multi-mode sander written by Cliff the "Wood Nerd", he mentions that initially he struggled with the balance of the machine. The weight of the motor in the rear of the sander combined with the weight of the dust extraction hose were making it challenging to keep the pad flat. This brings up a very important point about how proper technique can make a noticeable difference in the performance of a tool.

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The Wood Whisperer's Trestle Table

The Wood Whisperer - Trestle Table

Creating an elegant table using Festool power tools.

Our good friend Marc Spagnuolo, well known for his video woodworking webcasts on thewoodwhisperer.com, was nice enough to share his latest creation with our readers, an elegant trestle table. His three part video series on the trestle table offers very thorough step-by-step explanation and documentation of the complete fabrication and finishing process. This means that even if you're not interested in building a trestle table, you get the benefit of seeing processes that you may use in another project.

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This Old House Uses Kapex For Crown Installation

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Sliding Compound Miter Saws

This Old House

In this episode of This Old House, Tom Silva helps homeowners install foam crown moulding in their home. Tom uses the Kapex's MiterFast tool to quickly, easily and accurately transcribe the angles needed for cuts from the corners to the saw. The MiterFast is just one more way that Festool helps you work Faster, Easier, Smarter.

Need to Polish Your $200,000 Ferrari? Use a Festool Rotex!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Sanders

Drew Pancroft, proprietor of Zenith Detail, takes the Festool Rotex for a "test drive" in this latest end-user article. Drew travels the country detailing some of the most exotic cars in the United States. Recently, we sent Drew a Rotex RO 150 FEQ and Shinex RAP 150 (Available Spring 2011) to test out and give us some feedback on how these products meet the high demands of his clients. Be sure to check the Zenith Detail website for incredible before and after photos of the Ferrari F-430 from this article.

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Teak Cabanas Made Using the Festool Domino

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Joiners

Building cabanas from teak using the Festool Domino

Festool offers a solution for joinery that needs to withstand the test of time and of the elements. The Sipo Domino tenons are made from a species of mahagony that can be used in harsh environments or outdoors. Sipo is rot-resistant and was the perfect solution for Ken Tomita's cabana project featured below. Let's see what Ken had to say about the project...

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Repairing Stair Handrails with the Festool Domino

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Joiners | Sanders

Fox Carpentry of Bridgehampton, NY was recently involved in a remodeling job for one of its client. The task at hand was to repair heavily worn and damaged stairways. This historic home had seen many years of use and the stairways' handrails had seen a lot of wear. Originally assembled using mortise and dowel construction, the joints had weakened and compromised the intregity and safety of the handrail.

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Perfectly square cuts on Ipe using the Kapex

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Sliding Compound Miter Saws

The Kapex is equipped with MMC electronics and features variable speed.  Have you ever wondered why and when you might use that? 

Well, recently we had a customer who was cutting Ipe and was having difficulty achieving a square cut and asked for some assistance. Ipe being a rather dense material and not the easiest thing to machine in the world. It's also called Brazilian Walnut and is commonly used in decking and on boats.  It can also be used in exterior-use furniture.  It is an extremely durable wood that is difficult to machine, but provides a long, virtually maintenance-free life.  If you ever travel to Atlantic City, their entire boardwalk is made of Ipe.

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