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A Week In The Workshop 167



Direct link - https://youtu.be/TBw8XmZ1HIQ


Hi everyone. SO I had a trip out to see Intelligent Fixings (the Peanut people) this week - not as entertaining as I’d hoped it would be, but I did get to see a peanut insertion machine, Omal insert 1300, an adaptation of a dowelling machine.


These are seriously expensive bits of kit, and one of the fitted furniture guys I know from the Portugal trip last year has just spent five figures on a vertical CNC for machine panels. This is next-level investment by individuals in their fitted furniture businesses, and I hate to think how many fitted wardrobes and dressing rooms they’l need to fit to justify the ROI.


Interesting too for me that the Peanut machine was an adaptation of a doweller; dowels are often touted as the ‘industry standard’ and to an extent they are, but as I’ve said before, they’re a simple, cheap connector that demands precision - the kind of precision that a move or six-figure industrial CNC can supply. Spend £100k+ to save pennies on fixings? Only makes sense when you’re dealing in very large volumes!


Talking of dowels I used the Triton Doweller (alongside the old Mafell) for the first time this week, and as you’ll see found it much improved - let’s be honest, it couldn’t have been much worse!

I do feel Triton have missed a trick though, by pitching it against the wrong competition; it wouldn’t take much to make it simply ‘feel’ better, and I reckon they could probably charge double as there’s no other hand-held power tool in that £300-£350 price range apart from the ‘premium’ biscuit jointers.


And finally, the giveaways are back; when I bought the saw I was given some micro-sustainers with a microUSB charging cable-come-lanyard inside; they’re cute, but I don’t need six of them, so five will be up for grabs in the free stuff and giveaways today. As always, just make a comment on the appropriate thread to be entered in the draw.


https://www.10minuteworkshop.com/forum/giveaways-and-free-stuff/festool-usb-lanyard

Thank you for your support, and enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Peter


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Great vid


I nearly spat my tea out at the square drilling comment. …… I’ve spent the last two weeks practicing flush hinges and have done two mock doors that I’m happy with! The rest have not been square and I’m convinced it is because I can’t drill square. I’m not applying for cabinetry jobs though!

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petermillard
petermillard
06 de fev. de 2023
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Not as part of the basic build series, but I had an ‘Absolute Basics’ planned - maybe shorts - on ‘How to use a hammer’ , ‘How to use a screwdriver’ ‘How to drive a nail’ etc… This came about after a conversation with my son who had to describe over the phone to his girlfriends mother how to use a hammer to assemble IKEA furniture. 🤷‍♂️👍

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I agree Peter on some of Tritons tools, they are good but with just a little more effort and a few more pounds they could be so much better. I've held off buying a Triton Planer Thicknesser as it just seems a little flimsy and basic for around £375. If they beefed it up and gave it a spiral cutting head I'd quite happily spend a couple of hundred pounds more.

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petermillard
petermillard
06 de fev. de 2023
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Yes, it does seem to be a bit of a blind spot for them Colin; everything of theirs that I’ve owned, apart from the big old router, has felt a little bit lightweight and on the cheap side. 🤷‍♂️👍

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Hi Peter, another great video. Please enter me in the lanyard give away, thanks

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petermillard
petermillard
05 de fev. de 2023
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Thanks Vivion! You need to put your name down in the forum post - there’s a link above. 👍👍

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David Sneddon
David Sneddon
05 de fev. de 2023

I really do think your practical understanding of your business is invaluable to companies like Triton in the marketing sense Peter. I suppose it’s making them accept and believe what you tell us is feasible as opposed to their own marketing department. Anyway great video👍

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petermillard
petermillard
05 de fev. de 2023
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Thanks David! 👍

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Adrian Carpenter
Adrian Carpenter
05 de fev. de 2023

Really interesting video Peter, the comments on drilling holes square was illuminating. For what it’s worth your loose tenon jig was my route to owning a DF500, which I bought for a specific project. Please enter me in the lanyard give away.

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petermillard
petermillard
05 de fev. de 2023
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Thanks Adrian. You need to make a comment in the giveaways forum to put your name down - https://www.10minuteworkshop.com/forum/giveaways-and-free-stuff/festool-usb-lanyard


And yes, beggars belief that anyone lacking the ability to use a drill would be looking to get work in a cabinetmaking firm. 🤷‍♂️

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