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Offline jonny round boy

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UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« on: September 11, 2010, 05:47 PM »
First, a short explanation:

It all started when toolsandtimberguy posted on the forum for the first time - he's a UK Festool dealer based in Penrith, Cumbria. I was looking at his website & noticed that he has a Festool Surgery sheduled for this coming Friday, the 17th September.

Whilst it's a fair drive for me, I decided that I would go along, and meet up with a fellow FOG member (albeit a new one).

I mentioned this to another member based in the North-West, and he decided to come along too. Then I got in touch with another member, and he's also coming.

So, that's four UK FOG members, one of whom is a Festool dealer. Then I decided to throw this open to the forum & see if anyone else is available for a Mini-FOGfest!!! [thumbs up]


The Festool Surgery is being held at G&S Specialist Timber, Snuff Mill Lane, Penrith, CA11 0HA, Friday 17th September, from 1pm to 5pm.

Festool will be represented by Gordon Farrar, rep for the North-West, who will be there to demonstrate the tools & answer any questions about them.

I'm going to be meeting up with at least one other member for a pub lunch beforehand, and anyone else is welcome to join us for that too, otherwise we will be at the event from around 1pm. I don't know which pub we're going to yet (I'm waiting on toolsandtimberguy to recommend somewhere nearby) but I'll post the location on here ASAP.

I know this is very (very!) short notice, but I hoped that a few other members may be able to attend. If anyone wants more info, please feel free to respond in this thread, or contact me via PM.


I look forward to meeting lots of fellow FOGgers on the day!


Jonny Round Boy
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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 05:55 PM »
Jonny.    [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Offline woodguy7

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 08:00 AM »
Jonny

I would love to come but its just a bit far for me.  The pub lunch sounds good also  [smile]

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 08:09 AM »
Jonny

I would love to come but its just a bit far for me.  The pub lunch sounds good also  [smile]

Woodguy.

Yes, pretty much anywhere would be too far from where you are! [tongue]

Oh well, maybe one day we'll meet up!
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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 08:33 AM »
You have not got time for a pub lunch woodguy.You should be putting your new toy, sorry machine together. Got it up and running yet.
   [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 09:00 AM »
I found out yesterday that my local dealer ETR in Asford Middlesex is having a Festool day on the 23rd of this month if anyone in the London/Middx area is interested. I had my first look at the Carvex while in there yesterday, it was the cordless version and I must say I wasnt impressed it actually looked a bit cheap to me not up to the usual standard.

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 10:08 AM »
 [embarassed]

No John, the bandsaw still in the crate  [sad]
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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 10:27 AM »
Hi JRB,

I would have driven down from Glasgow but I'm away in Dorset that weekend for a family do. I hope it's a great day and you post a few pictures. It's really good to have a new UK dealer on here.

Jonathan

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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 10:30 AM »
Hi

Woodguy, do you want me to come up and help? love unpacking and playing with new toys , sorry, doing the very serious work of commissioning machinery. [big grin] [big grin]

Joiner don't be put of with first impressions. got mine back from Germany ,now re worked. Its good! [big grin] [big grin]

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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 03:53 PM »
I would like to go but its like 3 hours away sooooooooooo far 6 hours of my day lol Also ill just spend more money I know I will. Every tool show I gone to at Rexcrystals (4 times)  I have spend average 1200 GBP. Tools shows are expensive!!!





 Dealer I use is also having a Festool Tool Demo 24th and 25th September

http://www.rexcrystal.co.uk/index.php



http://www.rexcrystal.co.uk/htmlarea/forms/toolshowinfo.htm


He isnt my local dealer but I deal with him because he gives me the best prices I can find on the internet hes about 2 hour drive from me lol but my local dealer is a much bigger shop but he is more expensive and he talks a lot so you end up waiting alot. If he doesnt have something it takes a while to come in but Rexcrystals gets it much quicker even though he has to post it to me I still gets it sooner than my local dealer. My local dealer has gone more towards paint and ironmongery things and stocks a lot of that not the good tools only cheaper tools he tends to stock more off so you some times wait more than a week for something I cant be bothered with that. Thats why I deal with Rexy!


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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 01:06 PM »
Theres another one on this Saturday the 18th 9.30 - 12.30 , its at Bunnys bolts Woking and you need to book but Im sure it will be good.

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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2010, 04:48 AM »
Hey guys, just to re-iterate a few points...

We will have demonstrations going on all afternoon. If you would like to see anything in particular let us know beforehand and we will do our best to cater for you. Also if you have any problems with your tools you can bring them up with you and we will do our best to fix it for you.

Our website is http://www.toolsandtimber.co.uk and the link for the festool surgery is on the main page. If you have any questions you can always contact me on the forum or our twitter is toolsandtimber.

Hope to see you there! :)

TTguy


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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 05:39 AM »
And another open day, Healy's at Hatfield, This Sat the 18th Sept



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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2010, 01:43 PM »
Hey guys, just to re-iterate a few points...

We will have demonstrations going on all afternoon. If you would like to see anything in particular let us know beforehand and we will do our best to cater for you. Also if you have any problems with your tools you can bring them up with you and we will do our best to fix it for you.

Our website is http://www.toolsandtimber.co.uk and the link for the festool surgery is on the main page. If you have any questions you can always contact me on the forum or our twitter is toolsandtimber.

Hope to see you there! :)

TTguy



Fred, ;D I would have loved to attend if only to meet a Festool U.K. dealer who has embraced the FOG. Unfortunately that four letter word (work) has prevented my doing so. However on our next trip north in the motorhome I may just be able to wangle a diversion to your establishment. ;D  [thumbs up]
JRB:- Great idea and one I would have really enjoyed, a FOG Fest in the UK is a really worthwhile idea and I appreciate your efforts to get this mini Fest a reality.
Is it possible for enough of us "Euro" based Foggers to organize something in the near future? I say "Euro" based as the commute from mainland europe is less problematic/costly than a trip to the USA.
Best regards
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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 04:25 PM »
Details are now finalised!!!


We're meeting for lunch at The Gate Inn at Yanwath at 12 noon. You can find it here on .

We'll have a spot of lunch, and then go on to G&S Specialist Timber from there, probably about 1pm.

For the purposes of identification, I will be sporting my Festool golf cap. I just hope Festool hats aren't the fashion of choice for the locals... [eek]


I look forward to meeting you all!


Jonathan
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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2010, 04:43 PM »
Jonathan don't forget pictures!  Take plenty!

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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2010, 06:39 PM »
U.K. Foggers ROCK!

I have had the pleasure to meet many Foggers here.  You will have fun!  Picts would be great, but don't concentrate on those - enjoy meeting each other and talking.

I am jealous.
But you will be jealous when you find out what I am working towards.  You didn't think that I had been quiet without a reason, did you?

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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2010, 01:04 AM »
Peter, that's just mean! [tongue]
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2010, 03:04 AM »
Jonny

How many Foggers are going ?
Like Ken said, take pics, or it never happened  [tongue]

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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2010, 12:09 PM »
Jonny

How many Foggers are going ?
Like Ken said, take pics, or it never happened  [tongue]

Woodguy.

Only 3 of us unfortunately. Or 4, if you include TT Guy...

I will endeavour to remember to take some pics!
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TS55R EBQ saw - CTL26 - CTL Mini - OF1400EBQ router - KS120 Kapex SCMS - ETS150/3 sander - RO90 sander - DF500 Domino - PDC18/4 drill - PSC420 jigsaw - OFK500 trimmer

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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2010, 05:37 PM »
Wish it wasnt so far away I would of come!.


I am going to the NEC Birmingham  which is on the

Sun 3rd October 9.30am - 5pm
Mon 4th October 9.30am - 5pm
Tues 5th October 9.30am - 5pm
Wed 6th October 9.30am - 4pm

The Plan of the NEC    http://www.w10exhibition.com/sites/default/files/W10-Floorplan-14Sep10.pdf

I looked for festool on their and I cant find them  [crying] but Axminister is their so I assume they will have festool gear their ?!?!?! Dont know never been to the NEC before

Register on here for free tickets  http://www.w10exhibition.com
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2010, 06:18 PM »
Thanks for the heads up JMB. Just registered  [smile]

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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2010, 04:13 AM »
Thanks for the heads up JMB. Just registered  [smile]

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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2010, 01:06 AM »
Have fun today you guys.  [thumbs up]
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2010, 04:40 PM »
Today was a great day - meet up with some fellow FOGgers at the Festool Surgery day.

Firstly, I'd like to say thanks to TT Guy, and all the other staff at G&S Specialist Timber in Penrith. They were very friendly & most importantly kept suppling us with mugs of tea!

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From left to right: a G&S customer who came to the surgery but didn't know about the FOG; russ_1380; windmill man; Gordon, the Festool rep; and lastly, yours truly. Unfortunately, TT Guy wasn't around at the time.

We got to see the new CXS and T-Loc systainers, as well as the new centrotec set and a couple of other things.

G&S are not only a Festool dealer, but also supply timber which they convert in their own mill, and we were given a tour. Here's windmill man enthusing about the biggest bandsaw I've ever seen up close:

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And here's the owner with the saw:

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They also have a large kiln and a 6-head planer for producing planed timber, mouldings, etc.

It was great to meet some other members, and even greater to find a festool user who didn't know about the FOG. Hopefully he'll be joining soon!
Festoolian since February 2006

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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2010, 06:33 PM »
Hey Jonny,

What's that BIG Rotex next to you in the first photo above?
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2010, 07:06 PM »
Looks and reads like it was a great meet up.  [thumbs up]

Lets hope we Uk based FOGgers can do something bigger at a later date, well done you guys. [smile]
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Re: UK Mini-FOGfest Next Friday!!!!!!
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2010, 07:07 PM »
Hey Jonny,

What's that BIG Rotex next to you in the first photo above?

Corwin, that wasn't suppose to make it in the picture, it's the new top secret RO 300.... [wink]
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« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2010, 05:44 AM »
Brice was nearly right, its the new prototype RO 200 TS7a....................................

No, its just a normal Rotex but the angle of the shot makes it look bigger.

It was a great day out , nice to meet other Foggers and lots of banter!!!

I`d like to thank the guys at G&S for their hospitality.

The Stenner was awesome and they have lots of very good high quality timber, I was like a pig in muck!

John

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« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2010, 12:34 PM »
Thanks for the pics Jonny, looks like you had a good one.  Was the lunch good  [smile]

More importantly, what do you think of the CXS ?

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