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A Week In The Workshop 196



Hi everyone. A bit of a catch-up this week as I wrap up the 'accidental joinery series'. There's a few thoughts on the Rob Cosman 'waterproof MDF' video - thanks Paul - and some initial thoughts on MFT accuracy - thanks Lloyd, I'll have some more on that in the mid-week I think, as I'm in the middle of some other stuff just now.


I should be paying a visit to an interesting co-working space this week - like a shared 'maker space' but for commercial enterprises rather than the usual hobby workers - so I'll be sure to report back on that, and I've turned up a few pairs of 'cosmetic seconds' Square Enough clamping guides that are up for grabs in the 'free stuff and giveaways' forum - I'll link it up below as soon as the listing is live - leave a comment in the forum to be entered into the draw which will happen next week, usual rules apply.


It's a bank (public) holiday weekend here in the UK, so have a good one, thank you all so much for being part of Plus, and I'll catch you in the week.


Best, Peter




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Paul Civati
Paul Civati
Aug 28, 2023

Robin Clevett has a video where he talks about Tricoya.. and submerges some in a bucket.. for weeks/months? I can see why it's priced the way it is. Looks a very good product. BTW easiest way to spot a Canadian vs. American is how they pronounce 'out' comes out as 'oot' once I realised this one day I can't unhear it!

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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 28, 2023
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Yes, that’s why I asked - the ‘oot’ combined with measurements in thou of an inch threw me! 😂👍

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I have made a number of 'mft' tops using a UJK parf guide system that I bought, to help defray the cost of getting one. Everyone who has got them is very satisfied with the 'squareness'. They are all made of 18mm MDF which has been teated with Osmo coating on both sides. They all seem very stable.

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Paul
Paul
Aug 27, 2023

I too am interested in hearing more about the MFT/squareness. Interestingly when I visited with Evan, he told me that his 2 Festool MFTs are not properly square either, that his UJK fence system wouldn't fit into the necessary bench holes. But when he made his own MFT style top, his top is properly square, no issues with his fence stuff. His thinking is that Festool's focus for the MFT is clamping options, not really squareness, so food for thought.


I watched that MDF video as well, yes, the guy is Canadian. Enjoy your holiday!

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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 27, 2023
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Cheers Paul! 👍

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Ken Myerscough
Ken Myerscough
Aug 27, 2023

Hi Peter - I really enjoyed your ‘joinery’ video. It’s very refreshing to to re-visit woodwork basics, it brings techniques to mind that I may have forgotten or overlooked as solution for situations. I think Matt’s videos are popular because people knew that’s where they could get that type of information when and if the needed it. Stick with it please. i would like to be put on the giveaway list for the ‘SquareEnough’ please. Ken Myerscough, Southport UK

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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 27, 2023
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Thanks Ken! For the squares, you need to put your name down in post on the giveaways forum - there’s a link in the description above - as it keeps everyone in one place. 👍

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Perhaps not as fussy as I am 😐

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