Reclaiming a 100 Year Old Flagpole.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | How-To | Paint

Projects by You


This month we're featuring Against the Grain Studios of Portland. Malachi Milbourn and his team turn what was old into something new, producing fine furniture from reclaimed lumber.

In this well produced video documentary, they rescue a 100 year old flagpole on top of one of Portland's historic buildings, the Yeon Building. The decades old fir is sawn, turned and crafted into a exquisite table which now resides inside of the building it once stood on looking over the city. After a run through the stationary drum sander, Malachi meticulously finish sands it with the Rotex RO 150.

Festool is proud to be used by professionals who share the passion of Against the Grain and who are dedicated to carrying on a legacy of fine craftsmanship.

Watch the video

A special thanks to Malachi for sharing this great video with us.


Projects by You.

We really enjoying seeing what you're doing with your Festool power tools. Here are a few projects that we've seen shared on the web the past couple of months. For more projects, check out the member projects section of the Festool Owners Group forum.

Be sure to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to share your project photos with us. Maybe you'll be featured in our next email newsletter.

Thanks to those who took the time to share your photos and video with us! Let's check out more recent projects shared by you.


Your Projects Your Projects Your Projects

Walnut & Maple Desk
on Twitter

John Steffen shows how theRotex RO 90 makes restoration jobs a breeze. He has several other projects in his Twitter photo feed showing examples of work with the RO 90.

Iroko Gates Using Domino XL
on Facebook

Guy Ashley of the UK shared this photo of a set of gates constructed of Iroko andDomino XL tenons. The gates weigh about 300 pounds each. The tenons are drawbore pegged.

Running Trim in a Hallway
on Facebook

Priceless. Being able to set up the KAPEX in the hallway and cut trim with virtually no dust. That's the way remodeling should be and the way it is for Blue Ridge Woodworks.

Your Projects Your Projects Your Projects

Cedar Decking
on Festool Owners Group

A massive curved deck made of cedar built by JMB Joinery. The thread on the forum documents the progress of the build start to finish. Plenty of Festool power tools on that job site.

Removing a Popcorn Ceiling
on Festool Owners Group

Brian of Drumm Associates demonstrates how he used his new Planex drywall sander to remove a popcorn ceiling quickly, effortless and mess free.

Trimming Trex
on Facebook

Sean Fagan says this about using his TS 55, "Everybody knows how hard it is to make 45's look good on a deck. I cut the Trex tight to the band board. Then once all the deck was laid I cut the 1/4" gap along the edge."


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