Another joinery strength article in the latest issue of Furniture and Cabinetmaking. I'm beginning to think these types of articles are just fluff to pad a magazine but regardless, in their tests dowel joinery beat out comparative sized dominos in a break test. in fact it was the strongest joint of all tested. In order from strongest to weakest results went as follows. Dowel joint (using a dowel max) failed at 660psi, traditional mortise and tenon failed at 420psi, domino's at 400psi,a glued pocket hole joint failed at 280 psi, and both the lamello zeta p2 clamex and traditional biscuit joints failed at 180psi. This obviously doesn't state that one joint is better than the other and it only tested the joints in one direction and all joints were done in hardwood. The right joint for the right application is what you need there is no one way to join wood that will rule them all.
Post by MrToolJunkie on May 17, 2014 11:38:12 GMT -5
I agree that having the range is good and since I use a ton of 4mm and 5mm I will be keeping my 500. But, I do really, really like the 700 and think it is an improvement over the 500 in every way. I still think the DD40 is cool and might find its way into my shop at some point...but there are some other cool Mafell's I would like to get first.
I got the 500 when I built the doors in my avatar over 10 years ago. It was a great help with that project. Could not live with out it. Then came the 700 when I had a 350lb door 48"/96"/2.25. Again I can't live without it great for furniture / doors/gates..... ... Dd40 has not seen as much action but it save me on a stairway balustrades with template sys well thought out as normal with mafell. Dd40 located the top and bottom of these balustrades Ciao Rx
Post by Knight Woodworks on Dec 18, 2014 13:50:03 GMT -5
R cash - The doors in your avatar are awesome, any more pics?
if you don't mind my asking, how did you make the round rail; molder, shaper or...? The reason I ask is that I've done a few rails like that. I make the straight pieces on my W&H molder and the curved pieces on the shaper. The straight runs never come out smooth, I end up doing a lot of scraping and sanding. Any tips?
Anyone - How long does it take to drill the shelf pin holes in an 8' bookcase?
I admit it makes me sound like a rookie but I have never seen that type of bent grab rail R cash. I also like how the stairs are different than the white oak floor, wouldn't have thought of that. Is the dark wood walnut?
R cash & Knight- It's great to have two new very interesting forum members. It's obvious that you both bring a lot of experience. I do general construction but am fascinated with woodworking and hope to have the time to get more into it in the future. Tomorrow I am installing oak treads and risers and just finished installing a bunch of wood flooring but really don't get enough of the built in's, doors, & general furniture type of work. I'd like to get the domino 700 sometime...need to have the right project to justify the purchase though.
John My curved parts are cut out then shaped with template and bearing on the shaper with power feed. I will post photos of the stops with 3" copes that was the hardest part to do. I still have in my shop I still have the extra that was made in case parts blew up will post pics later.
Post by Knight Woodworks on Dec 19, 2014 14:52:50 GMT -5
I was first introduced to the round rail w/ round fittings in a Fine Homebuilding article BITD. I've made and installed a few of them.
i suspect you're better off doing general construction. About 20 years ago I decided to specialize in finish work. I enjoy the work but it hasn't been very lucrative for me. If you want to do more built-ins or what-have-you make sure your customers know you can do that sort of thing. Lacking that, do some for your family if you can make the time.
i got the 700 when Festool reduced the price earlier this year, I plan to make a few doors this winter.
Knight- I appreciate the reply. I have a hard time believing the whole grass is greener phenomenon is real. I enjoy what I do for sure but do find myself enjoying it the most when I am doing finish work & wood type jobs, even framing. I like those tasks a lot more than managing jobs or trades like tile which I do a decent amount of. I have a good friend that builds custom furniture and I always find the prices that he needs to sell at to be way too low. I think it makes it hard for people to see the value when they know nothing about the details that go into a custom piece compared to the junk for sale for way less.
I do have a bathroom that I remodeled in my own house recently that is waiting for a built in when I can squeeze the time. I have done a few for clients just far from my main gig. All things considered I am lucky to enjoy how I make a living.
abdon: I stand corrected , the angle fence is only attaches with F -Tracks , what confused me was , that the Timberwolf site mentioned it will work with the NFU machine, yes it will work but only I guess when you use the Ftrack , with other tracks Like the KSS L.
Nov 28, 2020 22:52:01 GMT -5
glynnco: Did you order from GereedschapPro? I see them as in stock but I'm located in the US and am not sure if they ship here. I sent them an email asking about shipping but it was returned undeliverable...
Dec 10, 2020 7:37:40 GMT -5
jonathan: I've purchased a lot of stuff from our neighbours @ GereedschapPro.nl As far as I know they are one of the larger Mafell dealers in the EU. I can recommend them, they usually respond quickly.
Dec 11, 2020 13:58:36 GMT -5
NFU 50 Transportation?: Hi Guys, is there some Systainer for the NFU 50?
Dec 11, 2020 14:30:12 GMT -5
frezik24: Hello everyone
Dec 13, 2020 9:20:00 GMT -5
lasse: Thanks for the tip! I have own a mafell rail which is 160 cm and one that is 80 cm. Will it work just as well or will I need to buy rail that is 110 cm?
Mar 18, 2021 15:35:15 GMT -5