Festool Training Curricula

Festool Woodworking Training Classes

We are continuing to expand our offerings.

Below you will find details about our various classes. Visit our class calendar to view a list of currently scheduled classes.

Architectural Door Class

Class Description

This is a 2-day class focused on material processing for and construction of a custom architectural door, utilizing the Festool System.

In the Architectural Door Workshop, we will cover the tools and techniques necessary to construct a custom 1 3/4" thick "two panel" interior door, with genuine tongue and groove panels. Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will concentrate primarily on the precise and efficient break down, processing, and joining of raw materials using Festool saws, joiners, routers, sanders, dust extractors, parallel guides, MFT tables, and more. 

This should be considered an intermediate level class, and since most of the two days will be spent in the shop using the tools, we request that registrants have some previous knowledge of the Festool System, and/or the basics of trim carpentry or furniture construction. Safety glasses and earplugs will be required during all tool use.

Participants will be asked to sign a standard liability waiver during the registration process or at the outset of class. If this presents a problem, please let us know beforehand, since this will impact our ability to allow you to work with the tools.

Objective:
Participants will leave this class with a better understanding of architectural door construction and applications, while learning Festool System based techniques that will enable them to achieve better results in less time, and with less waste.

Participants will learn and work as teams, as they build their skills while creating a farm table. Completed Doors will be donated to benefit non profit organizations.

Topics

The following topics will be covered:

  • Processing laminated door frame timbers into precise frame members
  • Straightlining or jointing edges for frame and panels using the TS 55
  • Consistent dimensioning of identical components using the Kapex Miter Saw and Parallel guides
  • Aligning and joining materials into a structural frame using the Domino XL
  • Creating stopped grooves for panels using the OF2200 and Plexi-glass routing aid 
  • Proper set up and use of CMS Router Table for creating tongue and groove joinery
  • Proper glue up and clamping processes
  • Clean and efficient sanding of large surfaces and individual components, including abrasive selection and grit progression
  • Additional lecture time to cover design & construction consideration for exterior doors as well

 

Tools used during this class:

  • TS 55 Track Saw, guide rails, and parallel guides
  • Domino XL Joiner
  • MFT/3 Multifunction Table
  • OF 1400 Router
  • OF 2200 Router
  • CMS Router Table
  • Various Festool Sanders
  • Kapex Miter Saw

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Cabinet Construction Class

Class Description

We are calling for entries for a 2-day class focused on the onsite construction and installation of cabinets utilizing the Festool System.

In this class, we will cover the tools and techniques necessary to build and install shop-quality cabinetry onsite. Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will concentrate primarily on the construction of a 32mm frameless upper cabinet and a traditional face-frame base cabinet. From raw material to finished boxes ready for finish, you will learn how to work faster, easier, and smarter with the Festool System.

Since most of the two days will be spent in the shop, actually using the tools, we request that registrants have some previous knowledge of the Festool System, and/or the basics of trim carpentry or cabinet construction.

Topics

Onsite Cabinet Construction

  • Accurate and safe processing of a 4 x 8 sheet goods with the TS Plunge-cut saw
  • Precision ripping with FS parallel guides
  • Squaring and final dimensioning of cabinet parts on the Multifunction table
  • Dimensioning parts with Kapex miter saw
  • Building a face frame with the Domino joiner
  • Joining frames and cases with the Domino joiner
  • LR 32 Hole drilling set
  • Hinge plate boring
  • Shelf pin boring
  • Trimming edge banding with MFK700 router
  • Quick and efficient assembly with T-drills

 

Tools covered in class:

  • MFK 700 Multifunction Router
  • OF1010 Router
  • OF 1400 Router
  • Domino DF 500 Joiner
  • TS 55 Plunge Cut Saw
  • Kapex Slide Miter Saw
  • MFT/3 Multifunction Table
  • CT26 / 36 Dust Extractors
  • Festool Cordless drills with Centrotec and FastFix Chuck System
  • KA 65 edgebander

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Cabinet Construction + Doors and Drawers Class

Class Description

This is a five day class consisting of two parts, Cabinet Construction on the first two days, Wednesday will be a day off with no instruction, then the last two days focused on Door and Drawer Construction using the Festool System.

In part one of this class, we will cover the tools and techniques necessary to build and install shop-quality cabinetry onsite. Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will concentrate primarily on the construction of a 32mm frameless upper cabinet and a traditional face-frame base cabinet. From raw material to finished boxes ready for finish, you will learn how to work faster, easier, and smarter with the Festool System. In part two of this class, the tools and techniques necessary to build and install shop-quality doors will be covered, with emphasis on Shaker flat panel, beaded / mitered door, and cope and stick with raised panel. Door styles to include inset, overlay and half-overlay.

Drawer box applications will focus on both inset and overlay styles, using blind and through-tenon construction. 

Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will be primarily focused on pro-oriented techniques and applications. From raw material to finished boxes ready for finish, you will learn how to work faster, easier, and smarter with the Festool System.

Since most of the two days will be spent in the shop, actually using the tools, we request that registrants have some previous knowledge of the Festool System, and/or the basics of trim carpentry or cabinet construction. Safety is an extremely high priority in this setting, and we have billed this as an intermediate to expert level class since this class will be almost all hands-on.

Safety glasses and earplugs will be required during all tool use. In addition, participants will be asked to sign a standard liability waiver at the outset of class. If this presents a problem, please let us know beforehand, since this will impact our ability to allow you to work with the tools.

Topics

Onsite Cabinet Construction

  • Accurate and safe processing of a 4 x 8 sheet goods with the TS Plunge-cut saw
  • Precision ripping with FS parallel guides
  • Squaring and final dimensioning of cabinet parts on the Multifunction table
  • Dimensioning parts with Kapex miter saw
  • Building a face frame with the Domino joiner
  • Joining frames and cases with the Domino joiner
  • LR 32 Hole drilling set
  • Hinge plate boring
  • Shelf pin boring
  • Trimming edge banding with MFK700 router
  • Quick and efficient assembly with T-drills

 

Onsite Cabinet Door Construction

Doors Styles:

  • Shaker Flat panel
  • Beaded /  Mitered 
  • Cope and Stick with Raised Panel

Door Types:

  • Inset
  • Overlay
  • Half-Overlay

Drawer Construction

Drawer Joinery:

  • 4mm blind tenon construction
  • 5mm through tenon construction

Drawer Types:

  • Inset
  • Overlay

Tools covered in class:

  • MFK 700 Multifunction Router
  • OF1010 Router
  • OF 1400 Router
  • CMS router table system
  • Domino DF 500 Joiner
  • TS 55 Plunge Cut Saw
  • Kapex Slide Miter Saw
  • MFT/3 Multifunction Table
  • CT26 / 36 Dust Extractors
  • Festool Cordless drills with Centrotec and FastFix Chuck System
  • KA 65 edgebander

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Classic Bookcase Construction Class

Class Description

This is a 3-day class focused on tool selection, application, material processing, and construction of a classic bookcase, utilizing the Festool System.

In this Festool System Workshop, we will cover the tools and techniques necessary to construct a classic wooden Bookcase. Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will concentrate primarily on the precise and efficient break down, processing, and joining of both solid and composite materials using Festool saws, routers, sanders, joiners, dust extractors, tables, Edge banders, and more.   This class will focus on utilizing the Festool System exclusively, to create a complex casework piece in either a jobsite or shop environment.

How to build a bookcase

This should be considered an intermediate level class, and since most of the three days will be spent in the shop using the tools, we require that registrants have attended a previous Festool System workshop. Safety glasses and earplugs will be required during all tool use.

Participants will be asked to sign a standard liability waiver during the registration process or at the outset of class. If this presents a problem, please let us know beforehand, since this will impact our ability to allow you to work with the tools.

Objective:

Participants will leave this class with a better understanding of standard casework construction  applications, while learning Festool System based techniques that will enable them to achieve better results in less time, and with less waste, in virtually any environment.

Participants will learn and work as teams, as they build their skills while creating a Classic Bookcase with the Festool system. Completed bookcases will be donated to benefit non profit organizations.

Pre-Requisites

Participants must have successfully completed the Festool Essentials workshop, prior to registering for this Bookcase workshop.

Topics

The following topics will be covered:

  • Project component layout and orientation
  • Consistent dimensioning of identical components using the Kapex Miter Saw
  • Aligning and joining materials using the Domino 500
  • Processing of sheet goods utilizing the TS55req and Parallel guide system
  • Rabbet joinery utilizing the OF1400 router
  • LR32 system utilization for adjustable shelf standards
  • Creation of Mitered doors exclusively with the Festool system
  • Proper use of CMS Router Table for precisely beading and rabbeting mitered door components
  • Utilizing the CMS Offset fence system to create full profile edges
  • Edgebanding exposed plywood edges, utilizing the KA65 Edge Bander
  • Two options for Flush trimming of banding using MFK700
  • Proper glue up and clamping strategy and process, required of complex case pieces
  • Clean and efficient sanding of large surfaces and individual components, including abrasive selection and grit progression
  • Safe and precise large-bit edge forming using the CMS router table

Tools used during this class:

  • TS 55 Track Saws
  • Parallel Edge Guides
  • Domino 500 Joiner
  • MFT/3 Multifunction Table
  • OF 1400 Router
  • OF 1010 Router
  • MFK 700 Router
  • CMS Router Table
  • Various Festool Sanders
  • Kapex Miter Saw
  • KA 65 Conturo Edgebander
  • LR 32 System
  • Festool System Drills & Drivers

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Doors and Drawers Class

Class Description

In this class, the tools and techniques necessary to build and install shop-quality doors will be covered, with emphasis on Shaker flat panel, beaded / mitered, and cope and stick with raised panel. Door styles to include inset, overlay and half-overlay.

Drawer box applications will focus on both inset and overlay styles, using blind and through-tenon construction. 

Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will be primarily focused on pro-oriented techniques and applications. From raw material to finished boxes ready for finish, you will learn how to work faster, easier, and smarter with the Festool System.

Since most of the two days will be spent in the shop, actually using the tools, we request that registrants have some previous knowledge of the Festool System, and/or the basics of trim carpentry or cabinet construction. Safety is an extremely high priority in this setting, and we have billed this as an intermediate to expert level class since this class will be almost all hands-on.

Safety glasses and earplugs will be required during all tool use. In addition, participants will be asked to sign a standard liability waiver at the outset of class. If this presents a problem, please let us know beforehand, since this will impact our ability to allow you to work with the tools.

Topics

Onsite Cabinet Door Construction

Doors Styles:

  • Shaker Flat panel
  • Beaded / Mitered
  • Cope and Stick with Raised Panel

Door Types:

  • Inset
  • Overlay
  • Half-Overlay

Drawer Construction

Drawer Joinery:

  • 4mm blind tenon construction
  • 5mm through tenon construction

Drawer Types:

  • Inset
  • Overlay

Tools covered in class:

  • MFK 700 Multifunction Router
  • OF1010 Router
  • OF 1400 Router
  • CMS router table system
  • Domino DF 500 Joiner
  • TS 55 Plunge Cut Saw
  • Kapex Slide Miter Saw
  • MFT/3 Multifunction Table
  • CT26 / 36 Dust Extractors
  • Festool Cordless drills with Centrotec and FastFix Chuck System

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Farm Table Workshop Class

Class Description

This is a 2-day class focused on material processing for and construction of a classic hardwood farm table, utilizing the Festool System.

In the Farm Table Workshop, we will cover the tools and techniques necessary to construct and finish a simple, but classic piece of wooden furniture. Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will concentrate primarily on the precise and efficient break down, processing, and finishing raw materials using Festool saws, routers, sanders, dust extractors, tables, and more. In short, the class will cover the basics of the Festool System, as applied to real-world furniture building applications.

This should be considered an intermediate level class, and since most of the two days will be spent in the shop using the tools, we request that registrants have some previous knowledge of the Festool System, and/or the basics of trim carpentry or furniture construction. Safety glasses and earplugs will be required during all tool use.

Participants will be asked to sign a standard liability waiver during the registration process or at the outset of class. If this presents a problem, please let us know beforehand, since this will impact our ability to allow you to work with the tools.

Objective:

Participants will leave this class with a better understanding of standard furniture building applications, while learning Festool System based techniques that will enable them to achieve better results in less time, and with less waste.

Participants will learn and work as teams, as they build their skills while creating a farm table. Completed tables will be donated to benefit non profit organizations.

Farm Table

Topics

The following topics will be covered:

  • Basic wood grain selection and orientation
  • Straightlining or jointing glue-ready edges for construction of a tabletop using the TS 75
  • Consistent dimensioning of identical components using the Kapex Miter Saw
  • Aligning and joining materials into a tabletop using the Domino XL
  • Apron to leg joining using the Domino XL
  • Proper use of CMS Router Table for precisely beading aprons
  • Proper glue up and clamping processes
  • Clean and efficient sanding of large surfaces and individual components, including abrasive selection and grit progression
  • Safe and precise large-bit edge forming using a handheld router, featuring the OF 2200

Tools used during this class:

  • TS 75 / TS 55 Track Saws
  • Domino XL Joiner
  • MFT/3 Multifunction Table
  • OF 1400 Router
  • OF 2200 Router
  • CMS Router Table
  • Various Festool Sanders
  • Kapex Miter Saw

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Festool System Essentials Class

Class Description

This class is geared toward existing power tool users who have a basic or limited knowledge of the Festool System.

In this class, we will cover the essential components of the Festool System, including TS Plunge Cut Saws, Dust Extractors, MFT Multifunction Tables, Jigsaws, Sanders, Kapex, Routers, Domino and more. Existing Festool users will learn to get the most of their existing tools by going through basic application exercises and simple calibration techniques. Participants with limited Festool experience will learn new methods of work through an introduction to the broader line of Festool Tools and Accessories.

Though there will be some limited classroom-style presentations, the bulk of the class time will be spent in the practical training room, using the tools. Safety is an extremely high priority in this setting, and though we are billing the class as a novice to intermediate level, we request that registrants have experience with, and are comfortable using power tools such as saws, routers, joiners and sanders.

Safety glasses and earplugs will be required during all tool use. In addition, participants will be asked to sign a standard liability waiver at the outset of class. If this presents a problem, please let us know beforehand, since this will impact our ability to allow you to work with the tools.

Topics

  • Work cleaner and more efficiently with system-based, fully integrated Dust Extraction
  • Accurate and safe processing of a 4 x 8 sheet goods with the TS Plunge Cut Saw
  • Precision ripping with the TS Saw and FS Parallel Guides
  • General crosscutting, dimensioning and routing using the Multifunction Table
  • Dimensioning of trim, and the basics of crown molding using the Kapex Miter Saw
  • Construction of basic joints using the Domino Joiner (beveled, mitered, edge, face, etc.)
  • Basic techniques for precision routing with the OF 1400 Router (dados, rabbets, profiles, etc.)
  • Basic techniques for efficient and Dust-Free Sanding, including sander selection, abrasive selection and general progression from rough to fine-finish

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Router One Class

Class Description

Router One is a brand new  end user training class, based partially upon the former  "Festool Advance Router" curriculum, which is no longer offered.

In this two day hands on workshop we will cover the full Festool router lineup, including the MFK 700, OF 1010, OF 1400, OF 2200, CMS router table, as well as the MFT/3 and FS Guide rails, with regards to how they integrate with Festool Routers.

Router One was designed for woodworkers of all levels, even if they've never touched a router before.

 

Topics

Topics covered in Router One are tailored to each class, but typically include: Fundamental router safety and operation, applicable to any Router;  Integration of Festool Routers with FS guide Rails;  Festool  cross platform system integration;  Perimeter and field shaping with profiling bits; Mortising with routers; CMS set up, and joinery applications, and More!

Participants will leave with an improved understanding of safe, efficient ,routing techniques as they apply to new construction; remodeling, cabinet work, and furniture construction. Real-world, application-based exercises will enhance the participant's understanding of how to efficiently employ the Festool Router System in the shop and on the jobsite.

Safety glasses and earplugs will be required during all tool use. In addition, participants will be asked to sign a standard liability waiver at the outset of class. If this presents a problem, please let us know beforehand, since this will impact our ability to allow you to work with the tools.

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Solid Surface Class

Class Description

Please note that this class does not provide any formal certification.

In this class, the tools and techniques necessary to work with Solid Surface material will be covered.  This class will cover different types of materials, seaming and sanding.

Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will be primarily focused on pro-oriented techniques and applications, from raw material to finished product.  You will learn how to work faster, easier, and smarter with the Festool System.

Since most of the two days will be spent in the shop, actually using the tools, we request that registrants have some previous knowledge of the Festool System, and/or the basics of tool use along with some remodeling/countertop construction.  Safety is an extremely high priority in this setting, and we have billed this as an intermediate to expert level class since this class will be almost all hands-on.

Safety glasses and earplugs will be required during all tool use. In addition, participants will be asked to sign a standard liability waiver at the outset of class. If this presents a problem, please let us know beforehand, since this will impact our ability to allow you to work with the tools.

Topics

Solid Surface Countertop Construction

Topics covered:

  • Different material types
    • Acrylic
    • Polyester
    • Blends
  • Handling of materials
  • Do's and Don'ts
  • Seams
    • Shop
    • On site
  • Backsplashes
    • Set on
    • Coved
  • Finishing
    • Matte
    • Satin
    • Gloss
    • High gloss
    • Mirror

Tools covered in class:

  • MFK 700 Multifunction Router
  • OF 1400 Router
  • OF2200 Router
  • TS 55/75 Plunge Cut Saw
  • Kapex Slide Miter Saw
  • MFT/3 Multifunction Table
  • CT26 / 36 Dust Extractors

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