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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Fun, Games, Diversions => Topic started by: Peter Halle on October 29, 2012, 07:25 PM

Title: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 29, 2012, 07:25 PM
The Festool Owners Group is a premier destination on the web for people who are seeking information about Festool products.  One of the best sources of information is the use of images to explain procedures.  Based on the successes of our review-based contests, we're doing something similar! Members can submit a video or a photo thread showing a use of a Festool or Festools.  This is not a tool review;  it is about showing others how you use a tool in your projects or techniques that you learned here and after trying them yourself you want to share for a chance to win.  I would say that the majority of forum members have, at some time, benefited from the sharing of knowledge here on the forum.  This is your opportunity to share with others and have the potential of being rewarded for your endeavors.

This Contest shall start October 30, 2012

Contest Rules


Prizes

Major Contest Prizes

     Grand Prize:     400 Festool Dollars

     Runner Up:      200 Festool Dollars

     Third Place:      100 Festool Dollars
     Fourth Place:   One Pair of Quick Clamps
     Fifth Place:      One Pair of Screw Clamps


Random Contest Prize:  One SysLite

What are Festool Dollars?  Rather than deciding for you what tool you could win, Festool Dollars are a credit that you will have with Festool USA that you can redeem for tools, accessories or consumables directly from them.  You may spend your dollars as you wish in one transaction up to the total amount of the prize. You may augment the amount won with up to an equal amount of your own funds.  For example, if you win the Grand Prize of 400 Festool Dollars you may add $400 of your funds towards the prize.  You may not go over the amount, and Any amount left over will be forfeited.  You will find the values of the items you wish on the Festool USA website or in the published current price list.  Festool Dollars will have a value for 90 days from the awarding of them.


Feel free to post any questions you might have.  Best of luck to everyone!

Peter, Seth, Shane
Title: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: ScotF on October 29, 2012, 07:40 PM
Very cool!!  I am going to look forward to seeing results from this one.   [thumbs up]

Scot
Title: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 29, 2012, 08:02 PM
Scot,

Seth and I were given the opportunity to do a contest.  Although we couldn't include everyone in the prize winning aspect, we wanted a way for all members to be a part.

Speaking personally I hope that members will embrace this contest.

Peter
Title: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: ScotF on October 29, 2012, 08:28 PM
Scot,

Seth and I were given the opportunity to do a contest.  Although we couldn't include everyone in the prize winning aspect, we wanted a way for all members to be a part.

Speaking personally I hope that members will embrace this contest.

Peter

I love it!  I wish I had waited to post my Hall Table build...now I need to think of something new as I intend to enter  [scratch chin].  I also am very much looking forward to all of the talented folks on this group share their tips and techniques.  Such a wealth of information.  I used to look at several different groups, but since landing on the FOG I spend 95% of my online forum time here.  Thanks Peter and Seth for coming up with this...it should be good!

Scot
Title: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Festool USA on October 29, 2012, 08:40 PM
 [thumbs up] [popcorn]
Title: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 29, 2012, 09:01 PM
As Seth said, the prizes are like part of the fun or participating in the contest because it is like if you buy a lottery ticket and start thinking about "what if?"  You grab a Festool catalog and start looking.  Part of the fun.
Title: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Frank Pellow on October 29, 2012, 09:09 PM
Sounds like a good contest!  [thumbs up]  I hope that I have time to fit in a new woodworking project so that I can submit an entry.  [scratch chin]  With everything else on my plate right now, it is not a certainty.

Are you still planning to do the calendar?
Title: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 29, 2012, 09:20 PM
Frank,

The Fog Calendar is totally separate.  We just wanted to get this going first.

Peter
Title: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Frank Pellow on October 29, 2012, 10:03 PM
Frank,

The Fog Calendar is totally separate.  We just wanted to get this going first.

Peter


Good!  I do have some photos to submit for a calendar -even though I may not have something to submit for this contest.
Title: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on October 30, 2012, 12:27 AM
Holy stipulations. 

That is like a list of requirements for a college level writing class.

All that will take too much valuable time.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Kevin D. on October 30, 2012, 04:28 AM
"Members who have received compensation for the preparation of reviews or demonstrations within the last two years may participate but may not win a prize in the Major Contest but may be eligible to win a prize in the Random Drawing."


Just for simple reasons to encourage us all, are the ever so remarkable and talented Paul Marcel and Honeydokreg and other notables are ones that we are not pitted against by chance that fall into the category excluding them?  I guess I'm just wondering if we're up against the cream of the crop.

This question is not meant to offend anyone, and if it is something that cannot be discussed and is to be left to behind the scenes determinations as to eligibility, please disregard and/or delete this post. [embarassed]
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 30, 2012, 06:01 AM
Kevin,

Your understanding is correct.  In an effort to encourage participation, we came up with that phrase.  Anyone may participate, but as the rules say, some will only be eligible for entry into the random drawing.

Peter
Title: Re: RE: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: SRSemenza on October 30, 2012, 12:59 PM
Holy stipulations. 

That is like a list of requirements for a college level writing class.

All that will take too much valuable time.

Hah,  [smile]  The requirements were originally higher.   We lowered them a bit to encourage participation but kept some minimiums to help ensure quality content.   And actually two minutes of video isn't that long, and 200 words is much less than you might think.... try counting a paragraph.

Lots of prizes in this one + the random draw , so lots of chances to win!!


Seth
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Alan m on October 30, 2012, 06:13 PM
200 words is nothing. in colage we had to write 100 words about an inanimate object (randomly picked out of a hat). trying to keep under it and say everything was very hard

i find the festool dollars part about not going over the amount and loosing the rest a bit odd . it might be the way its phrased.
could you spend all the winnings and some of your own on top to buy a tool etc or can it only be on the winnings
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 30, 2012, 06:49 PM
Alan,

I admit that I drafted that part the way that I did because I know that Festool does not "sell" directly and I didn't know if there would be implications if someone wanted to spend extra.  I will ask Shane to look into that. 

I do want to point that that although members outside North America can't be eligible to win, participation is encouraged, AND ALL members are encouraged to voice their opinions and vote for those who will make it to the top 5.  I am allowed to say that Festool everywhere does pay attention to the videos and interesting things can happen.   [big grin]

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Kevin D. on October 30, 2012, 07:52 PM
"Members who have received compensation for the preparation of reviews or demonstrations within the last two years may participate but may not win a prize in the Major Contest but may be eligible to win a prize in the Random Drawing.

Actually I have another question in regards to this that needs clarification.  I won a Festool Stein via entering a similar contest like this one on this forum which was giving a review of my MFK700 in a submitted post.  Would that preclude me from winning a prize here if it was in the last two years other than the Random Prize?
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 30, 2012, 07:55 PM
"Members who have received compensation for the preparation of reviews or demonstrations within the last two years may participate but may not win a prize in the Major Contest but may be eligible to win a prize in the Random Drawing.

Actually I have another question in regards to this that needs clarification.  I won a Festool Stein via entering a similar contest like this one on this forum which was giving a review of my MFK700 in a submitted post.  Would that preclude me from winning a prize here if it was in the last two years other than the Random Prize?

You are eligible.   [big grin] [big grin] Start making plans and charge your batteries.

Being awarded a prize is not was meant by being compensated.

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: pghmyn on October 30, 2012, 08:24 PM
Wish I wasn't so camera shy for this [embarassed]
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 30, 2012, 08:42 PM
Wish I wasn't so camera shy for this [embarassed]

You can shoot photos and document with text.  You don't have to appear in the images.  You don't have to be in a movie.

We were trying to get as many members as possible to just show us how they use their tools in real life and take into consideration that some would be camera shy or might not have a video camera.  Hey, if you look at any of my videos you will see arms or a bald head, you won't see a face.  I have so much adrenaline when I talk abut Festool stuff that my mind and mouth can't sync and I stutter and say the word "and" in a subconscious time out so that I can re-sync.  All I hope is that at the end of the day viewers can get something substantive out of my stuff and pass by the bald head and the stuttering.  If not, then the information is out there for others to see.

Relax,  you will do well!

Please keep the questions coming, but have fun with this!  It isn't work, it is what you love to do.  Just show us how you do it!  

And keep smiling.

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: pghmyn on October 30, 2012, 08:47 PM
Wish I wasn't so camera shy for this [embarassed]

You can shoot photos and document with text.  You don't have to appear in the images.  You don't have to be in a movie.

We were trying to get as many members as possible to just show us how they use their tools in real life and take into consideration that some would be camera shy or might not have a video camera.  Hey, if you look at any of my videos you will see arms or a bald head, you won't see a face.  I have so much adrenaline when I talk abut Festool stuff that my mind and mouth can't sync and I stutter and say the word "and" in a subconscious time out so that I can re-sync.  All I hope is that at the end of the day viewers can get something substantive out of my stuff and pass by the bald head and the stuttering.  If not, then the information is out there for others to see.

Relax,  you will do well!

Please keep the questions coming, but have fun with this!  It isn't work, it is what you love to do.  Just show us how you do it!  

And keep smiling.

Peter
If that's the case, I am in! I'll break out the DSLR that I have and try to take some nice quality photos :)
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: PaulMarcel on October 30, 2012, 09:41 PM
Just use your stein before you turn on the camera; helps! :)

Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: ScotF on October 30, 2012, 10:46 PM
Wish I wasn't so camera shy for this [embarassed]

You can shoot photos and document with text.  You don't have to appear in the images.  You don't have to be in a movie.

We were trying to get as many members as possible to just show us how they use their tools in real life and take into consideration that some would be camera shy or might not have a video camera.  Hey, if you look at any of my videos you will see arms or a bald head, you won't see a face.  I have so much adrenaline when I talk abut Festool stuff that my mind and mouth can't sync and I stutter and say the word "and" in a subconscious time out so that I can re-sync.  All I hope is that at the end of the day viewers can get something substantive out of my stuff and pass by the bald head and the stuttering.  If not, then the information is out there for others to see.

Relax,  you will do well!

Please keep the questions coming, but have fun with this!  It isn't work, it is what you love to do.  Just show us how you do it!  

And keep smiling.

Peter

Lol...your videos are great, Peter.  I too have a lack of hair but I figure I can Bounce light off of it and help lighten the scene... [big grin]
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: SRSemenza on October 30, 2012, 11:21 PM
Another note on the entries.  They don't have to be an awesome, incredible new way to use the tool type of thing. Showing  something like basic ROTEX use , how to hold it etc. works just fine for an entry.

And just in case it went unnoticed , there is a sub-board called "Contest Entries" under the "Fun, Games...."  board , Thats where they go.


Seth
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 31, 2012, 05:54 PM
A change has been made in the rules at the beginning of this thread.  The change is in Blue.

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Kevin D. on October 31, 2012, 05:59 PM
If Canadian wins, are we using US pricing?
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on October 31, 2012, 06:02 PM
If Canadian wins, are we using US pricing?

I would assume Canadian pricing.  If I find out different I will edit and let you know.

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: ScotF on October 31, 2012, 06:29 PM
SWEEET change!!!   [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Now one can really start dreaming big....

Scot
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 01, 2012, 10:01 PM
It has been quiet.  Hope that members are making plans!

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: duburban on November 01, 2012, 11:00 PM
I'm busy building a set.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Timtool on November 02, 2012, 04:46 AM
We have sort of a similar contest running in Belgium, but theres a winner every month. I already won once, it was 500 Festool euro's! And currently they are also giving away a new tool every week to someone who bought a tool that week. And at the end of the year €10.000 of tools to one winner! I think this year they are giving away at least €30.000 of prizes in Belgium only!
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Frank Pellow on November 02, 2012, 04:22 PM
...

This Contest shall start October 30, 2012

...

...

  • Pictorial entries with accompanying text should be posted in the  Special Board that will be established for the contest with the word "Demonstration" included in the title.

...

Peter, Seth, Shane

Where is the Special Board  ???
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: PaulMarcel on November 02, 2012, 05:03 PM
Where is the Special Board  ???

It's in the back of the guy's pickup who got to the hardwood dealer before you :)  always my case...
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Festool USA on November 02, 2012, 05:06 PM
Right under the Fun & Games board. It's listed in the green bar as a child board. Although adults can use it (Paul-Marcel's humor is rubbing off, sorry). [tongue]



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Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Frank Pellow on November 02, 2012, 05:30 PM
You certtainly did hide it well.  [tongue]  Now that I have found it (with help), I should post almost anything there and have a good chance of winning due to the obscurity of the board.

Who even knew there were such things as child boards  ???
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Festool USA on November 02, 2012, 05:35 PM
Sorry about that, Frank. I updated Peter's original post with the contest rules with links.  [wink]
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 02, 2012, 06:55 PM
Before now the only use for the Child Board was this:   [dead horse] [dead horse] [dead horse]

Shane repurposed it for the contest.   [poke] [poke]

Thanks Shane, I forgot.

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 03, 2012, 08:01 PM
I'm going to the shop tomorrow to start on my non-eligible entry.

Anyone started on theirs?

Anyone going to participate?

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: erock on November 03, 2012, 08:06 PM
Peter,


  I started mine today!!!   Took a lot of photos.   I just have to work on the 200 words!   [eek]



Eric
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: SRSemenza on November 05, 2012, 02:58 PM
Peter,


  I started mine today!!!   Took a lot of photos.   I just have to work on the 200 words!   [eek]



Eric

Ten pics with captions should get you at least 50 words.   [thumbs up]



Seth
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 07, 2012, 06:05 AM
I posted this in another thread, but storage ideas for a small shop might be an idea for showing Festools in action.

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Frank Pellow on November 07, 2012, 08:05 AM
I figured out a project that I probably can start and complete in time for the contest but am not going to start it for about a week. 

Does a project have to be complete in order to enter that project into the contest?
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 07, 2012, 08:11 AM
I figured out a project that I probably can start and complete in time for the contest but am not going to start it for about a week. 

Does a project have to be complete in order to enter that project into the contest?

Not that I can see in the rules.  Go for it Frank!

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: SRSemenza on November 07, 2012, 11:31 AM
Projects are great! And even demonstrating the use of a tool or accessory while building a project will get you an entry in the contest.  I am just pointing out that an entry doesn't need to be a whole project.  Show us how to set up a tool, or how it gets used even on scrap pieces works for the contest as long as the minimum requirements for content are met. The focus here should be on the tools and accessories. Building something interesting with them is icing on the cake.


Seth
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: SRSemenza on November 10, 2012, 10:16 AM
So we have our first entry!!

I have seen a couple projects posted recently, don't forget a few extra pics during the build showing and describing your use  of a Festool tool or accessory is all that it takes to enter by putting it in a sepearate thread in the contest entry  board.




Seth
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 12, 2012, 07:48 PM
And then there were:

5 entries

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: PaulMarcel on November 12, 2012, 10:09 PM
Everybody's waiting to pull an all-nighter before the contest ends; college tradition and all that.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: SRSemenza on November 15, 2012, 09:05 PM
Two weeks ... two entries. At that rate every entry wins, those are good odds!   


Seth
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 15, 2012, 09:11 PM
Two weeks ... two entries. At that rate every entry wins, those are good odds!   


Seth

Hey, if this one fails, then Mods might never have a chance to do a contest again. 

Rock on Foggers!

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: erock on November 15, 2012, 09:20 PM
Um.....

I'm fine with the way this is panning out.    So.....   [bite tongue] guys!     

The last time I won anything was a Halloween costume party 3 years ago!

I painted myself like the Incredible Hulk ! !


 [big grin]


Eric
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: tjbnwi on November 15, 2012, 09:33 PM
With the number of prizes we will win more than once ;)

Tom
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 15, 2012, 09:52 PM
Heck,

I have found myself flipping thru the Festool catalog looking for things since this contest started and I can't win.  I wish I could play. 
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: tjbnwi on November 16, 2012, 05:14 PM
Seeing as there are not that many entries, MAY I sign up with a different user name to enter ??? ??? ??? ???

With all the voices in my head, I'm sure there is an alias in there somewhere I can use ;D

Tom
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: honeydokreg on November 17, 2012, 08:29 PM
well here is my entry for the contest... here I am showing how I used my Festools today to teach 13 people how to build a built in... and I let them also use my Festools and make cuts with the TS55,  the LR32 and several others of my tools so overall it was a great day sharing my Festools with others and my knowledge...
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 17, 2012, 08:34 PM
Kreg,

Great event!  Unfortunately based on the rules you are not eligible and even if you would have been you posted in the wrong place.

Please don't tell me that I need to send back my autographed beadboard  [eek] [eek] [eek] [eek]

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: ScotF on November 18, 2012, 04:25 AM
Just submitted my entry...it was fun.  Looking forward to seeing other entries...

Scot
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 23, 2012, 01:28 PM
Tick Tock Tick Tock,

Six prizes in two contests and only 4 entries.  Odds are good.  I'm betting that while some are living Black Friday in the stores, some Foggers are holed up in their workshops finishing up their contest entries.

Right?

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: tjbnwi on November 23, 2012, 02:25 PM
Tick Tock Tick Tock,

Six prizes in two contests and only 4 entries.  Odds are good.  I'm betting that while some are living Black Friday in the stores, some Foggers are holed up in their workshops finishing up their contest entries.

Right?

Peter

You have to stop reminding everyone. I'm hoping the 7th comes and goes. The current odds are the only chance I have of winning anything at all. [thumbs up]

Tom
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 23, 2012, 03:06 PM
Sorry Tom.  It's just that this contest participation and content might be real important in determining the future viability of future contests.

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: tjbnwi on November 23, 2012, 03:30 PM
I know Peter, just some funnin' in the Fun and Games section.

I also hope there is a slew of entries by the 7th.

I'd be lying if I said I don't care if I win something, of course I want to win (first prize to be honest). I would prefer to have a greater number of competitors than what is there presently.

With the entries I hope also to take away some knowledge. Probably the most important part of the contest.

Tom

Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle on November 23, 2012, 03:35 PM

With the entries I hope also to take away some knowledge. Probably the most important part of the contest.

Tom



ABSOLUTELY!

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Alex 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.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Frank Pellow 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/ (http://festoolownersgroup.com/contest-entries/floor-lamp/)
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle 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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: ScotF on November 29, 2012, 12:09 AM
Up to 7 entries now...

Scot
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: SRSemenza on November 29, 2012, 10:49 AM
Only about a week left!


Seth
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle 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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Festool USA 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]
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Guilliaume woodworks 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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Guilliaume woodworks 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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle 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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Festool USA 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]
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Bikeboy80 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]
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Anna321 on December 04, 2012, 09:18 PM
why are your contests not open for quebecers
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Festool USA 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/ (http://festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/festimonial-giveaway-and-other-festools-promotion-giveaways/)

My apologies again to our friends in Quebec.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Anna321 on December 04, 2012, 09:37 PM
I am 15 minutes away from Vermont border.   [embarassed] Oh well....
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Anna321 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...
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Festool USA 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.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle 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 (http://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakes101/f/VoidinQuebec.htm)

Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: deepcreek 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.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle 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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest- Crunch Time - Deadline Looming
Post by: Peter Halle 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/ (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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle 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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: ScotF 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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: PaulMarcel on December 08, 2012, 02:33 AM
Same here, Scot...
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Peter Halle 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
Title: Re: Show Us Your Festool Usage Contest
Post by: Festool USA 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