The most challenging projects always end up being my favorite projects. You put
yourself through the different aspects of the job from design to the build, and
let your creativity take over. It takes a lot of time to finish each piece of furniture,
but I love working on a project for two weeks and then moving on to another challenge.
It keeps things exciting. The one thing I've found that you can control is the power tools
you use--and the longer you work in this trade, the more you see the value in using
versatile tools. Being able to count on a tool to do exactly what I need, every
time, is something I value very highly.
When I have a $150 sheet of plywood, I need a clean cut. The TS track saw, along with the
guide rail and splinter guard, is what I depend on for that. The guide rail lets
me move the saw along with the contour, while the splinter guards makes the cut
clean. I just couldn't do that with a table saw because it's too hard to control
if I have a larger piece wood, and a normal skill saw will make the cut sloppy.
The TS makes a precise, clean cut and does things that I've never seen another tool
do, including my table saw. It has exceeded every expectation that I ever had of
The only people you hear asking questions like "Is Festool worth it?" are those
who've never tried Festool tools. Since I started using Festool, they've made my
job easier and quicker. They're tools that, after using once, I just couldn't do
without. They set and consistently raise the standard for all tools, even ones that
Festool doesn't make.
Jory Brigham Design
Woodworking is something I got into from an early age. My dad was a finish carpenter,
and I would go to work with him ever since I was little to learn the fundamentals
of woodwork through him. When I turned 18, I got my own shop, started buying my
own tools, and did work on my own. My name is Jory Brigham, and I make custom furniture
at Jory Brigham Design.