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My Festool Wish - Phil Beckley Get Well Soon !!!!
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:08 PM »
Hi Everyone

I hope that the Mods will understand why this is here and not in some distant corner of the FOG....

Phil Beckley has had a close call and is currently taking a few days off work to recover from what appears to be a blood clot on the lung. He had to spend a few days in hospital and has had the very best care from the most brilliant doctors and nurses.

Now Phil's normal work schedule is such that he takes about a month to even read one of my emails, at least that is why he says it takes so long to reject my latest request for kit to use in my videos. But a few days ago he came back straight away and told me that he was not well. He is 200 miles away from me and I really wish it were possible to just nip up and see him.

So, the next best thing is for everyone who knows Phil or has benefitted from his advice over the years to send him a message on this thread.

Get well soon Phil.



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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 04:23 PM »
Best wishes Phil for a speedy and full recovery!

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 05:07 PM »
Get well rapidly Phil! 

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 06:43 PM »
@Phil Beckley - Hope you get better soon.  Keep on following medical advice.

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 07:30 PM »
Get well soon.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 08:20 PM »
Phil, hope you feel better soon. Best wishes from all of us on the FOG.

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 08:28 PM »
Very shocked to hear this, get well soon Phil. Always ready to help anyone and is just so funny and informative when he is doing his demos.

Get well soon Phil, a Massive part of Festool UK

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 08:38 PM »
Get well soon Phil, all the best for you!

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 09:38 PM »
A speedy and complete recovery along with our best wishes, Phil,
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 10:03 PM »
Phil, please pace yourself and recover at your own speed...remember that there’s a time to let things happen and there’s also a time to make things happen.  [big grin]
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2018, 10:15 PM »
Get well soon Phil- take it easy and spend some time watching the Tour de France.  Just don't cheer too heavily!

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 12:18 AM »
Phil - I wish you a speedy recovery!

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 03:11 AM »
Get well soon Phil!

Wishing you all the best.

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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 04:02 AM »
Wow, really sorry to hear the news.  One never knows when illness is about to strike.

Get well soon.

It's often hard to see a bright side to such events, but there is.  You've had a near miss, but now your predisposition to clots is known, you will likely be given medication to stop it happening again.  Without this warning shot, you would have gone on untreated and the first time you had known about it could have been much worse.

Anyway, as I said, get well soon, and our thoughts and wishes are with you and your family.

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 06:00 AM »
Get well soon Phil.

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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2018, 09:39 AM »
You get well soon Phil....ya hear!

Thanks for posting Peter...good show!
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2018, 11:05 AM »
Wow Phil,

I sorry to hear about your illness.

 On a good note they found it in time so you are able to get it treated and go on with your life.

Now you need to rest, do exactly what the Drs tell you to do.

 If you are able to keep working and you and your wonderful family ever make it out west to Calif or to visit Steve at Las Vegas.


We have close relatives (BIL/SIL/compadres) in Las Vegas.

Please let me know.

Mrs Jobby and I would love to see you again and open her kitchen to you ( you know how she likes to cook).

We wish you a speedy recovery. But dont rush to get back to work take your time recover properly ( I know how youre the type that cant just sit and relax you have to keep busy all the time)

Take care my friend.....

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2018, 11:16 AM »
Get well soon Phil.

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2018, 11:45 AM »
I discovered Festool through Phil’s brilliant videos.

All the best for a speedy recovery Phil!

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2018, 02:32 PM »
Hope you get well soon Phil. I'm sure you'll follow medical advice and won't rush to get back to work; our bodies need time to heal so take it easy.

And if Festool UK need any secret new products tested before you're back up and at it, just let me know. Always happy to help!

Take care.

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2018, 03:57 PM »
Godspeed for a complete recovery.

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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2018, 04:41 PM »
I've only just noticed this but if you look at that photo of Phil at the airport there is a young girl sitting behind him facing towards the camera. Doesn't she look like one of the characters in the film "Airplane" - if I had realised that I might not have got on that flight with Phil.

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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2018, 06:19 PM »
Get well soon !

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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2018, 06:59 AM »
Hi Phil, Wishing you well, need you back but only when you’re ready.
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2018, 08:03 AM »
All the best and hope you get well very soon!
Hate to say it but miss you and Frank a great deal...  [tongue]
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2018, 12:14 PM »
Wishing you the best!  We miss you.  The FOG universe is a better place with your participation!

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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2018, 07:10 PM »
Best wishes Mr. Beckley, I hope you're up and going soon.

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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2018, 07:13 PM »
 I hope you get well soon!  I'm looking forward to seeing a new video after you've fully recovered.
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« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2018, 09:24 AM »
Phil is a wonderful guy who is loved by the whole Festool team. I'm looking forward to his return.

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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2018, 09:46 AM »

Hi Phil,

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery and a return to good health. 

Have always enjoyed your videos. 

All the best from Nova Scotia, Canada.

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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2018, 02:26 PM »
Get Well Phil-  You just need to convince the Medical Staff that you need a few Systainers stacked in your Hospital Room as 'Nursing Assistants'.... That will speed up your Recovery.. [thumbs up] [thumbs up]
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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2018, 02:05 PM »
I have just exchanged a couple of emails with Phil...

He really is feeling much better and has just some routine medical checks to go before he gets the big tick in the box to get back to work.

Phil has been leading a really hectic Festool life and burning his candle at both ends. Lets hope that he has the good sense to set that candle upright and take things at a more measured pace.

Peter

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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2018, 03:12 PM »
That's great to hear and thanks for the update Peter.

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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2018, 05:54 PM »
Rock on @Phil Beckley !  Maybe a bit slower but rocking still!

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« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2018, 01:01 PM »
Peter thats Good news,

Glad Phil is up and running again . I bet (knowing him) he was bouncing off the walls not being able to work.

Phil if yer reading this Mrs. Jobby has some tacos waiting on ya :>D

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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2018, 04:23 PM »
Only just saw this as I don't pop into the FOG as much these days.

Get well soon Phil take it easy mate.

Hope to see you at all the usual shows later in the year.

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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2018, 12:01 PM »
Looks like yer back at now Phil, Hope ya can check in a let us now how yer feeling

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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2018, 01:42 PM »
Hi
 First of all thank you for all the messages that have come over in the past few weeks  [not worthy]........they have all been appreciated and a surprise also - it shows how our community can support over long distances  [smile]
   
   I am now well and truly over the hard part and just about back to full health with the support of the National Health Service here in the UK  [not worthy]
   As a warning to all never ignore a dry cough, a searing pain on either side of your back, lethargy, no appetite....go and visit the Doctor as the few minutes spent there will avoid what I went through...and thanks to Mrs B for the emergency action [thumbs up] (now she watches every move I make  [tongue])
   In the future rather than just pushing on I will for sure make sure my health is nearer the top in terms of priorities and I guess us males can be a little bit stupid on occasions so I hope that none of you guys ignore any health issues in the future - keep well and appreciate the ones close to you as one day they may end up making the call that we should have done  [embarassed]

    On to better things and now after a rough 7 weeks I will be in the forum a lot more and gradually ramp it up over the coming weeks to provide the information to you from the UK and Germany.

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« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2018, 04:07 PM »
Glad to hear this buddy its Great news and a relief to us.

we guys tend not to go to the Dr.s when we should. My wife is on me over every little pain I got/get.

Plus getting older all the wear and tear we put our bodies through over the years adds up and take its toll on us.

 Hey since yer in the pink now, you gonna make a guest appearance at Festool Connect in Las Vegas?

 It would be great to have you here.

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« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2018, 04:52 PM »
Hi Phil

I am so glad that you are on the mend and many thanks for the advice. Maybe we all ought to share some of the health stuff from time to time as a warning or as advice to the others.

I have had two lots of time off this year with boys problems, both under general anaesthetic, but a very clever lady with a rusty old Go-Pro camera and what must have been a collapsible paint stirrer has sorted the whole thing out and I am now peeing like a 10 year old !

Well done Phil and welcome back.

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« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2018, 07:05 PM »
@Phil Beckley Welcome back to near normality!  We are all rooting for you to continue to get even better!

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« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2018, 02:03 AM »
@Phil Beckley Welcome back to near normality!  We are all rooting for you to continue to get even better!

Peter

Phil will never be "normal" - have you seen him demonstrating an HKC one handed at a show? Rumour has it that he is working on a juggling act - HKC, Domino and PSC420 all in the air at the same time.

The D&M Show should be good this year !!

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« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2018, 05:27 AM »
All the best Phill! Hoping your recovery continues swiftly.
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« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2018, 03:16 PM »
I met up with Phil @Phil Beckley today at the D&M show and he is fighting fit, fully recovered and has not lost his touch entertaining the crowds.

We had a coffee together at the Festool stand and I was standing on the "staff" side of the display - I nearly sold a Domino to one of the visitors (I told Phil that he bought two !).

The weather has been really bad here in the UK with high winds and heavy rain but that did not deter the woodworkers today. I have not had the courage to tell my wife how much I spent today - I will wait until we go looking for her new winter coat.

Ron @jobsworth - I looked for your ghost but only found the mustard trail from last year !

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« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2018, 06:46 PM »
Hi Peter

Ron and I recently attended a Festool cabinet/door/drawer class in North Carolina.  He asked that I let you know that he did have a hamburger one day and ate it without getting any mustard on himself.  I cannot, however, vouch for any ketchup.

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« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2018, 07:22 PM »
@Peter Parfitt
no catsup on me either hehehehehehe

why Peter Im surprised, I thought you would wear some mustard in my honor. It loks rather smart on a bright red T shirt :>D

Great news about Phil. When I met John Street at the D&M show a few years back I sold a 1010.

Thought for sure FT was going to offer me a job  [cool]
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« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2018, 07:47 PM »
I have met many Festool employees but Phil is tops of my list to meet next.  He is of the "really gets it" mindset.  He is genuine, caring, and knowledgeable.  A true class act.

When I was going thru my health issues back in 2014 - 2015, he set a "care package" of Festool swag from overseas to keep my spirits up and arranged for delivery.  He reads and hears posts here and walks the walk.

So glad to hear that @Phil Beckley is back in the saddle and doing well!

Peter