Dorothy: Canada's Oldest Sailboat

Friday, February 7, 2014 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Paint | Sanders


Tony Grove has been a shipwright for more than 30 years specializing in wooden boat restoration. He has also been teaching boat building for about six years. Over the course of his career, he has had experience with a variety of brands and quality of tools and seen various advancements. With that wisdom, he has learned the importance of investing in quality tools.

Currently, Tony is restoring Dorothy, the oldest sailboat in Canada, for the maritime museum. The many layers of paint on Dorothy are tainted with toxic elements like lead, arsenic and copper. Always use proper safety equipment and practices, including a respirator.

The lightweight and exceptional dust extraction of the Festool Rotex RO 125 and CT HEPA Dust Extractor offer a great solution for assisting in the restoration of this historical boat. The RO 125 features multi-mode capabilities: an aggressive mode for stripping and rough sanding, and an random orbital mode for fine finish sanding. This capability makes the RO 125 a very versatile sander.

Tony, who doesn't usually endorse products, states that the remarkable dust extraction from the Festool CT HEPA Dust Extractor is what really impresses him, so much so that he calls it unbelievable.

Thanks, Tony, for participating in our Sand, Finish, Pass program and trying out the Festool sanding and dust extraction systems.


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