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Offline vkumar

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #60 on: October 29, 2018, 11:36 AM »
I want to echos Don's sentiment.  A big thank you to the Festool organizers and presenters.  Really enjoyed all the demos.  Great opportunity to reconnect with Sedge and Steve Bace the two trainers.

Great presentation by Tom Silva and Kevin OConnor about the history of This Old House and current projects and their support of keeping the technical trades alive. Got to shake hands with Tom.

And I specially have to be thankful for winning the big raffle, the Shaper Origin .  I lost Sam's business card . So if Sam or anyone else associated with Shaper please pm me. @TylerC  if you can help.
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #61 on: October 29, 2018, 12:39 PM »
And I specially have to be thankful for winning the big raffle, the Shaper Origin .  I lost Sam's business card . So if Sam or anyone else associated with Shaper please pm me. @TylerC  if you can help.

I sent you Sam's email via PM.  We were standing next to each other when getting raffle tickets and missed that Shaper by 3 numbers ... my buddy by one .. oh well.  Would have saved me 2,500 bucks.  Sam cut me out a template I use to route slots in the MFT table.  I checked it when I got home and it was spot on.  I can use a 30mm guide bushing and 20mm bit to route a 20mm slot, or use a pattern bit to make a 30mm slot.  Works great for other clamps that don't fit into dog holes.  Anyhow .. I'm ordering the Shaper .. unless you want to give me yours?

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #62 on: October 29, 2018, 12:42 PM »
Thank you for the information.  Seems like a great product.  No, I am keeping mine so you will have to order one. [big grin]
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2018, 04:04 PM »
Thank you to @TylerC  and everyone else at Festool for a great time!  It was fun and informative.  It is also great to see the evolutions of the event and all the new faces.  I wish that I had gotten a chance to meet more of the Foggers that were there.  Next year perhaps!

Peter

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2018, 04:29 PM »
Peter I didnt realize you were there. Would have been great to meet you.
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2018, 04:41 PM »
Thank you to everyone who came to Vegas! We had an absolute BLAST! It humbles us that people were willing to make the journey to hang out with us. We're already starting discussions about next year's event!

Absolutely Unscientific, Non-Binding, Unsolicited Survey: What city should Festool Connect 2019 take place in? (Don't name the city you live it!)

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2018, 04:42 PM »
I wish I had been able to make it!

The most obvious choice for next year is the Nation's Capital!
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #67 on: October 29, 2018, 05:00 PM »
Las Vegas again!
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2018, 05:19 PM »
I think it's time to bring it back to the east coast! 

@vkumar
Congrats on that!  I hope you'll be posting as you get familiar with it! 
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2018, 05:29 PM »
Thanks @RKA .  Now I'll actually have to clean up my garage so I can do some work!!!
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2018, 07:36 PM »
Well @TylerC now that you asked:

Portland, OR
Atlanta, GA
Jacksonville, FL
Austin, TX
Lebanon, IN

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2018, 10:01 PM »
Las Vegas again PLEASE.
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2018, 10:44 PM »
Colorado Springs-----you can use my shop.....

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2018, 12:10 AM »
Baltimore or Philadelphia
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2018, 12:12 AM »
Another vote for LV

Offline gjh119

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2018, 08:34 AM »
Any mention of dates for next year?

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #76 on: October 30, 2018, 08:51 AM »
Boston

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #77 on: October 30, 2018, 09:00 AM »
Some where on the west coast, Santa Rosa then participates can enjoy the wine country.
Or Seattle.
My $0.02
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #78 on: October 30, 2018, 09:01 AM »
Baltimore or Philly would be great

Offline vkumar

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2018, 11:37 AM »
The venue location should be based on convenience of airports.  Las Vegas , Chicago, Atlanta have major hub airports.
Of these Las Vegas has clearly the most to offer in terms of post show activities. Plus it is also very well connected to every where with fairly inexpensive flights with airlines such as Southwest that offer 2 free checked bags (came in very useful last weekend for hauling my raffle prize  [big grin])
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2018, 02:10 PM »
If they give away Shapers to every attendee, I'm booking my flight to Vegas now!

I agree that it should be a venue that has other things to offer and easy access.  I would add that it would be nice if you chose a populated area which offers a chance for those that may not want to book a flight.  If a SO is involved in "approving" such a trip, it also has to offer something for them.   [wink]
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2018, 05:59 PM »
Pittsburgh would be a great venue, much nicer than Filthadelpia.

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2018, 07:17 PM »
I'll put my vote in for Dallas, TX.  I think it is easily drive able and the airport is a huge hub for flights.

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #83 on: October 31, 2018, 12:04 AM »
Las Vegas worked...