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Offline wow

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I searched and only found an old contest for Canucks (which I *almost* qualify to be) but nothing else, so I'll start the ball rolling...

You know you spend too much (Time/$/?) on Festool or the FOG when...

... you've taught your iPhone, iPad, and computers that 'systainer' is a real word.

... you see something - including a bridge or a national monument - and think about how you'd build it using either the Festools you own or some you'd like to buy.

... you know what NAINA means. And you don't like it!

... you're posting this at 6am ... but you've been on the FOG for the last 2 hours.

I'm already smiling in anticipation of all the responses from everyone.
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Offline Throwback7r

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-What about the Festool/ festal problem as well for autocorrect.

- or all the posts are read :(

-I keep coming back to the recon list asking my self what more do I NEED, And I can not find anything.

- you end up researching screwdrivers for more than 2 hours the Wera/ Wiha/ Felo debate.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2014, 07:36 AM by Throwback7r »

Offline Kev

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... you've taught your iPhone, iPad, and computers that 'systainer' is a real word.


If that's all you've taught it you are missing 99% of the Festool dictionary - Shane (shame) on you [mad]

Offline Kev

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-What about the Festool/ festal problem as well for autocorrect.

- or all the posts are read :(

-I keep coming back to the recon list asking my self what more do I NEED, And I can not find anything.

If you exhaust the "what do I need?" ... start thinking "what do I need another of?" ... CT's are often useful in multiples !

Offline Reiska

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... You take regular contributors advice at face value for other kit as well as Festools. (Cough Sonos)

... You can recite the differences between the five top Festool sanders and the relative merits of each without thinking. (RO90, RO150, ETS125, ETS150/3, DTS)

... You know that the CMS-OF unit in NA comes with the OF2200 rings and why you aren't allowed to use it in NA.

... You've purchased at least two Festools due to either Paul-Marcel's or Peter Parfitts videos. (Since they are available on facetube this could be debatable, I guess.)

... You have pimped you MFT/3 to full table saw / high precision router station with an Incra LS Supersystem & a Precision plate based on war storied told here.

...You have a strong need to paint all tool storage units sweet pea green.

...You know instantly what people are talking about when words like 'holy', 'holey' or 'holyrail' are used.
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Offline bkharman

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... You have pimped you MFT/3 to full table saw / high precision router station with an Incra LS Supersystem & a Precision plate based on war storied told here.


I love it and will add...

~~ you have made theses modifications based on "potentially" getting CMS plates to use your TS 55 in the CMS.

~~ your iPhone shows that you are using 44% of your battery to use Tapatalk!

People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along?

Offline VW MICK

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When you start adding up in multiples of 32

And every flat surface looks like a potential 96mm grid of 20mm holes

Offline roblg3

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You've used all available profit from the company you recently started on "necessary" equipment upgrades even before paying yourself 1penny....and still think that's just fine? [scared]
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Offline Daver

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You've created a fake profile on monster.com for Frank 'Sitting Elf' and continuously submit him for helicopter work on the other side of the world,
all the while emailing him 'just to stay in touch' and never fail to 'accidentally' attach your resume where you claim to have 10 years experience running and maintaining a small private Festool workshop.

 [big grin]
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Offline Untidy Shop

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After joining in May 2013, today your FOG statistics reveal -

Total Time Spent Online:21 days, 19 hours and 20 minutes.    [eek]
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline wow

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After joining in May 2013, today your FOG statistics reveal -

Total Time Spent Online:21 days, 19 hours and 20 minutes.    [eek]

And what's wrong with that?

Join Date Nov 2013
Total Time Spent Online:22 days, 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Trying to be one of the most helpful members on the FOG.

Offline Throwback7r

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How did you find that ?

Offline copcarcollector

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How did you find that ?

Click on your profile, then STATS:

 General Statistics - Throwback7r 

Total Time Spent Online:3 days, 19 hours and 2 minutes.Total Posts:79 postsTotal Topics Started:4 topicsNumber of Polls Created:0 pollsNumber of Votes Cast:3 votes

Offline Baremeg55

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The statistical info is quite interesting, and somewhat troubling...

I'm wondering, however, how the stats tally up?  For instance, when I log in to the forum, I stay logged in for two hours.  So, if I only visit let's say for 15 minutes, then go on about my business, unless I take that extra step to "log out" I am speculating I will get hit with a two hour time charge against my stats.  Is this correct, or not.  Anybody know? [eek]

I guess I can easily experiment with this by staying logged in for the two hours periods for a few days, then log out each time for a like period and see how that adds up.

Offline Kev

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The statistical info is quite interesting, and somewhat troubling...

I'm wondering, however, how the stats tally up?  For instance, when I log in to the forum, I stay logged in for two hours.  So, if I only visit let's say for 15 minutes, then go on about my business, unless I take that extra step to "log out" I am speculating I will get hit with a two hour time charge against my stats.  Is this correct, or not.  Anybody know? [eek]

I guess I can easily experiment with this by staying logged in for the two hours periods for a few days, then log out each time for a like period and see how that adds up.

Web stats of this sort always tend to be a little exaggerated ! [wink]

Offline Samo

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Okay. [eek] Maybe you guys? It's time to work in the shop, turn of the Wifi and get something done.

Not saying I have a problem. [huh]

Offline SittingElf

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  • 66 Systainers and rising! YIKES!
--- When your wife no longer notices that a new Festool systainer has shown up in your shop.

--- When your family vacations to Europe are planned around visiting Festool Dealers for NAINA. (Who cares what the wife and kids want to do!!)

--- When your most anticipated day of the year is when Festool announces new products.

--- When you keep an old Ryobi around for those times when your neighbor asks to borrow a drill.

--- When your stack of "Festool Fan" stickers reaches 1/2 inch high

--- When your German Dealer doesn't even blink when you order 40 toolies, 30 Swiss knives, 30 Clocks, and 10 folding rules.

--- When Festool is doing a demo day at your German Dealer, and he makes a point of personally introducing you to the Festool Rep.

--- When you have so many sortainers that you still haven't figured out what to put in them.

--- When the most frequently clicked button in your web surfing is the "Unread" button on FOG!

--- AND... When you beat yourself up for not having ordered one of Wayne's First Aid systainers. [sad]

Cheers,

Frank
« Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 02:40 AM by SittingElf »
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Offline SittingElf

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  • 66 Systainers and rising! YIKES!
You've created a fake profile on monster.com for Frank 'Sitting Elf' and continuously submit him for helicopter work on the other side of the world,
all the while emailing him 'just to stay in touch' and never fail to 'accidentally' attach your resume where you claim to have 10 years experience running and maintaining a small private Festool workshop.

 [big grin]

Just remember...."Payback is a $*%&#^%!!!"   [scared]

Let's see... how many catalogs of every type of company from Yankee Candle to Victoria's Secret can I have sent to fill your mailbox each and every day?......  Oh yeah...then there's the "Opt IN" buttons on a million websites that will send you "important" information emails on a near-daily basis.  Oops, forgot.... can't forget to register you on virtually every Democratic and Republican candidate's website so that you get their "latest" information along with the ever-present request for $$  !!!

Heh Heh! [tongue]

Cheers,

Frank
Woodworking is 3% talent and 97% paying attention to the FOG! 

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Offline wow

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--- AND... When you beat yourself up for not having ordered one of Wayne's First Aid systainers. [sad]
Frank

But you did, Frank, you did! It took you a while, but you did!

 [big grin]

Have you learned by now to always heed the WOW?

 [wink]
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Offline Kev

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You've created a fake profile on monster.com for Frank 'Sitting Elf' and continuously submit him for helicopter work on the other side of the world,
all the while emailing him 'just to stay in touch' and never fail to 'accidentally' attach your resume where you claim to have 10 years experience running and maintaining a small private Festool workshop.

 [big grin]

Just remember...."Payback is a $*%&#^%!!!"   [scared]

Let's see... how many catalogs of every type of company from Yankee Candle to Victoria's Secret can I have sent to fill your mailbox each and every day?......  Oh yeah...then there's the "Opt IN" buttons on a million websites that will send you "important" information emails on a near-daily basis.  Oops, forgot.... can't forget to register you on virtually every Democratic and Republican candidate's website so that you get their "latest" information along with the ever-present request for $$  !!!

Heh Heh! [tongue]

Cheers,

Frank

Have you just invented "iPayback" ... simply enter an email address and a postal address and BANG it auto subscribes to every email and snail mail on the planet.

AWESOME [eek] [wink]

Offline Baremeg55

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Not to high jack this thread more, but, did a quick test last night while on the FOG by usual method of iPad.  Even if you DO NOT log out of the FOG, appears that once you close Safari, your session time is suspended.  So, time in the statistics would be somewhat accurate, meaning I'm not being very productive.  Oh well.   [eek]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Not to high jack this thread more, but, did a quick test last night while on the FOG by usual method of iPad.  Even if you DO NOT log out of the FOG, appears that once you close Safari, your session time is suspended.  So, time in the statistics would be somewhat accurate, meaning I'm not being very productive.  Oh well.   [eek]

Do not despair, think of time on FOG as 'Professional Development'!  [smile]



If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Slartibartfass

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... if you use your iPad to access the FOG while sitting on the throne...

Offline Peter Halle

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Personally I don't think that it is possible to spend too much time on the FOG.  [big grin]  Those who spend much time learn to search better, offer more advice to new members, and bring back to the forefront tidbits of older threads long forgotten that have a ton of information.

Thanks to all of you who pay it forward with information.

Peter
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Offline VW MICK

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... if you use your iPad to access the FOG while sitting on the throne...


And i thought it was just me ......im normal after all  [eek]

Offline Slartibartfass

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..... you hit constantly refresh in your web browser to see if there are new posts...

Offline wow

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..... you hit constantly refresh in your web browser to see if there are new posts...

Guilty!

 [embarassed]
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Offline Slartibartfass

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Might have been mentioned already...

... When you buy accessories in anticipation of/before a future Festool tool purchase...

(Thinking CMS TS75 module....)

Offline wow

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Might have been mentioned already...

... When you buy accessories in anticipation of/before a future Festool tool purchase...

(Thinking CMS TS75 module....)

Hmm...guilty of this as well. Search on Carvex and WOW...
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Offline VW MICK

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Might have been mentioned already...

... When you buy accessories in anticipation of/before a future Festool tool purchase...

(Thinking CMS TS75 module....)

Hmm...guilty of this as well. Search on Carvex and WOW.

Wow haven't you got an installers centrotec kit and no festool drill yet  [unsure]