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Offline Alex

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #60 on: November 23, 2012, 04:43 PM »
It's just that this contest participation and content might be real important in determining the future viability of future contests.

International members were left out from the start.

I remember the last review contest, where international members were included, had numerous entries.

I remember even further down the road, when this forum was still under management of Matthew Schenker, there were contest almost every month. With sizeable participation.

Looks to me, contest are not currently a priority at all.

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2012, 06:52 AM »
OK, I managed to finish a project [wink] and was able to submit an entry for the contest.  See: http://festoolownersgroup.com/contest-entries/floor-lamp/
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2012, 07:04 AM »
Frank,

Beautiful project.  Loved how you let that lumber acclimatize just waiting for this chance!  Your entry was number 5.

Peter

Offline ScotF

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2012, 12:09 AM »
Up to 7 entries now...

Scot

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2012, 10:49 AM »
Only about a week left!


Seth

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2012, 07:50 PM »
Don't be surprised to see us bumping this thread.  There are prizes for many entries and the odds are good.  Who wouldn't want the opportunity to get a reward or prize for doing what they love doing any way - working with wood and using their favorite Festool.  Entries don't need to be complex.

Before anyone reads something into our enthusiasm for this contest and thinks that there is something in it for the moderators or Shane - yes there is.  We want to help Festool give away tools to those who use them and are willing to share their experiences.  That's all.

So get busy - there are only a few days left - and put something together.  Don't count on the fact that Santa will be putting something Festoolish under the tree.  Take control of your destiny and give it a try.

Peter

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2012, 10:25 AM »
Let me add a little to what has been said.

We enjoy sponsoring contests on the forum. I think Seth and Peter did a great job of coming up with an interesting concept that is in the spirit of what this forum is about: sharing knowledge.

Remember that some of the customers that we've partnered with over the years have come onto the radar through this forum and through contests like this one. Paul-Marcel, Dave Reinhold, Cliff the Wood Nerd, Kreg MacMahon, Rick Chistopherson, and several others.

So, seize the opportunity to give back to our online community and the strong chance of winning a great prize to use to treat yourself to some nice Festool swag before Christmas.

Thanks to everyone who's participated already and I look forward to all of the entries yet to come.  [thumbs up]

Again, thanks to Seth and Peter for creating the contest and administering it.

Shane  [popcorn]

Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2012, 08:38 PM »
current cabinetry job I'm doing right now..everything has been done on site with festools.firstime using bamboo(plyboo)..I was alittle concerned about working with it after reading horror stories online,but the t55 cut it perfect without any chipping at all...couldn't be happier with the performance of all my festools..I'll post more pics when finished...thx

Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #68 on: December 02, 2012, 08:40 PM »
current cabinetry job I'm doing right now..everything has been done on site with festools.firstime using bamboo(plyboo)..I was alittle concerned about working with it after reading horror stories online,but the t55 cut it perfect without any chipping at all...couldn't be happier with the performance of all my festools..I'll post more pics when finished...thx

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #69 on: December 04, 2012, 06:26 AM »
Just a reminder, the deadline for entering is near.  If you want to participate remember that entries must be posted as detailed in the first post of this thread BEFORE December 7, 2012.

Peter
« Last Edit: December 05, 2012, 11:35 AM by Peter Halle »

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #70 on: December 04, 2012, 08:47 PM »
Ok, guys...

Your odds are better than 50/50 right now. Let's get some more entries. Surely every one of our members have something they could contribute.

Tick tock. Tick tock.

[poke] [popcorn]

Offline Bikeboy80

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #71 on: December 04, 2012, 08:56 PM »
Ok, guys...

Your odds are better than 50/50 right now. Let's get some more entries. Surely every one of our members have something they could contribute.

Tick tock. Tick tock.

[poke] [popcorn]

I'm ok with those odds! [thumbs up]
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Offline Anna321

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #72 on: December 04, 2012, 09:18 PM »
why are your contests not open for quebecers

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #73 on: December 04, 2012, 09:28 PM »
why are your contests not open for quebecers

Anna, the short answer is strict requirements from the Quebec government regarding conducting contests there.

For more information and a previous discussion on the topic, check this thread out.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/festimonial-giveaway-and-other-festools-promotion-giveaways/

My apologies again to our friends in Quebec.

Offline Anna321

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #74 on: December 04, 2012, 09:37 PM »
I am 15 minutes away from Vermont border.   [embarassed] Oh well....

Offline Anna321

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2012, 09:44 PM »

It's funny when I received the Deltex, the instructions were in english and in french.

The french instructions were very well written, no grammar mistakes...

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2012, 09:49 PM »
The french instructions were very well written, no grammar mistakes...

Festool sells products in France.  [wink]

However, Festool USA, who is conducting these contests, does not have someone to translate into French. Plus, there are other requirements in addition to rules being in French. I think sections of the applicable law were in the thread that I linked to if you'd like to review them.

I know it's a bummer. I wish we could offer contests to our members in Quebec, but it's just too complicated and cumbersome to adhere to the laws there.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #77 on: December 04, 2012, 09:56 PM »
Anna,

I was typing a response while Shane was originally responding.  If you do a Google search about Quebec contest laws you will find many.

Here is just one:  http://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakes101/f/VoidinQuebec.htm

Peter

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #78 on: December 05, 2012, 11:23 AM »
Just a reminder, the deadline for entering is near.  If you want to participate remember that entries must be posted as detailed in the first post of this thread BEFORE December 8, 2012.

Peter

I just want to clarify this as the rules state "Contest entries must be posted prior to December 7, 2012" which would suggest midnight 12/6/2012 is the deadline.  I could sure use the extra 24 hours to get mine finished.
Joe Adams
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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #79 on: December 05, 2012, 11:36 AM »
Just a reminder, the deadline for entering is near.  If you want to participate remember that entries must be posted as detailed in the first post of this thread BEFORE December 8, 2012.

Peter

I just want to clarify this as the rules state "Contest entries must be posted prior to December 7, 2012" which would suggest midnight 12/6/2012 is the deadline.  I could sure use the extra 24 hours to get mine finished.

You are correct - I was going from memory and I was wrong.  I have corrected the quoted post.  A demonstration does NOT have to include a finished product.

Peter
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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest- Crunch Time - Deadline Looming
« Reply #80 on: December 06, 2012, 08:18 AM »
CRUNCH TIME!!

16 Hours to go to submit eligible entries for the contest.  12 entries so far.  Not much more time to procrastinate or prepare.

WOW!  We have had some really great entries.  My guess is that there are others finishing up their entries.



10 images and 200 words showing your Festool(s) in action, or 2 to 10 minutes on YouTube with a link in a new thread on that Board.  You are not going up against polished demonstration members, just guys like you.  Share the knowledge that you have accumulated.  Pay it forward and get a chance for a reward!

If you don't know how to post images, there are several tutorials in this Board:  http://festoolownersgroup.com/gallery-attaching-images/

This contest is different in that the top 3 get to pick their prizes - see the rules at the top of this thread - AND  all valid entries are entered into a supplemental contest drawing for an additional prize!

If you need help in how to post, please post here.

Good Luck, and thank you for participating and sharing some of what you do!

Peter
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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #81 on: December 06, 2012, 05:51 PM »
Just over 6 hours left.  Hmmm.  Thursday night football or a chance for 400 Festool Dollars?  You've got time.

Peter

Offline ScotF

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #82 on: December 08, 2012, 12:37 AM »
There were some great entries posted!  Thanks again Peter, Shane and Seth for coming up with this contest.

I cannot access VictorL's Walnut Table for some reason -- I keep getting an error message.  I have no trouble with any of the others.  Not sure if it is just me or if anyone else had the same issue.

Scot

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #83 on: December 08, 2012, 02:33 AM »
Same here, Scot...
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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #84 on: December 08, 2012, 02:54 AM »
By the way, if anyone is reading this thread, the deadline has passed.  The next phase - the member voting will begin in a new designated thread on December 8, 2012 and run thru the end of the day December 15, 2012.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and good luck.

Peter

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Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
« Reply #85 on: December 08, 2012, 11:57 AM »
I cannot access VictorL's Walnut Table for some reason -- I keep getting an error message.  I have no trouble with any of the others.  Not sure if it is just me or if anyone else had the same issue.

Sorry for the delay seeing this.

I've fixed his post. Seems there was a corrupt image that was causing issues.

Shane