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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: FOG for Charities Contest
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2010, 10:59 PM »
Congrats Eiji, Chris and Frank! [thumbs up]
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

Offline ForumMFG

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Re: FOG for Charities Contest
« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2010, 08:53 AM »
Well, I have to say that participation in this contest was lower than expected, especially since members helped to come up with the idea. 

Shane, How many people actually did enter?

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: FOG for Charities Contest
« Reply #62 on: April 20, 2010, 09:06 AM »
Congratulations to my fellow winners and thanks to Festool.

Eiji, as soon as I read your entry, I thought that you would win.  But, I entered anyway, and it's good to get a consolation prize. 
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Rob-GB

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Re: FOG for Charities Contest
« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2010, 01:19 PM »
Well done to all who participated [thumbs up].
Nice work by Eiji, as expected ;D . Cool benches Chris and quality Checkers frank.
I also liked Brice's desk (both functional and aestetically pleasing) for a local child for whom things have been difficult, it is always nice to do things for those in your comunity who will benefit from a heartfelt gesture. [thumbs up]
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: FOG for Charities Contest
« Reply #64 on: May 30, 2010, 05:48 PM »
As a follow up to this contest, I found out the other day that the tools I donated in my box are also being used to help out another organization.  A local firm purchased 2000 boards from the Coney Island boardwalk when it was redone.  The wood is teak.  Full 2 inches thick x 12 inches wide x 16 feet long.  That firm has hired the local high school marching band to remove the stainless steel screws.  They will be paid 8 US dollars for each board.  The money will be used for uniforms, etc.

There is talk of a second batch in the works. 

Offline bruegf

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Re: FOG for Charities Contest
« Reply #65 on: May 30, 2010, 06:05 PM »
Peter,

That's even more teak than I have.  At $20/bd ft that's a small fortune worth of teak!

Fred
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: FOG for Charities Contest
« Reply #66 on: May 30, 2010, 06:24 PM »
Fred,

I would hate to think about the number of planer blades they will go thru!    The wood is gourgeous when .125 inch is planed off.  The recycler paid them about 350 dollars for the screws extracted the first weekend.  They have a dad who welded up a vise grip contraption that grips around the screw head and fits into a drill.  Apparently the heads have some wear.  I can only imagine that based on the age that the screws are slotted.

Offline bruegf

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Re: FOG for Charities Contest
« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2010, 06:20 AM »
Whoever ends up planing that will be an expert at sharpening and setting the blades by the time they are done :-)

I wonder how much longer the shelix carbide inserts will last w/ teak?   

Fred
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Offline mhoy

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Re: FOG for Charities Contest
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2010, 10:31 PM »
Don't know how I entirely missed this thread. To busy at work I guess.

Eiji: Wow.  There is a very happy set of children that will be using your puppet theater for years to come.

Frank: Beautiful piece you've done too. I hope I remember this thread sometime in the future when I have some spare time to do something in the garage/shop.


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