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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #90 on: June 23, 2015, 09:53 AM »
There seems to be something indeed between us, IT guys  and Festool. Are we drawn to it because of our IT backgrounds, and if so, why Festool and not another brand? Perhaps there is a shrink on the forum who can explain?

Too little data to draw your conclusions. Perhaps there are so many IT guys here because they tend to be more involved with computers and have a larger internet presence than people with other backgrounds?

Alex, it's true, IT types are drawn to Festool and the FOG because of the some special, subliminal code Shane has been putting in here and the Festool site.  It doesn't seem to effect us regular people, but the IT guys are like trained rats. [tongue] [big grin]
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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #91 on: June 23, 2015, 10:20 AM »
General and vascular surgeon--28years.  Just started woodworking a few years ago but found that measure twice , cut once applies to woodworking also.

Scary funny...... [jawdrop]

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #92 on: June 23, 2015, 08:34 PM »
Ouch!
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Offline Motown

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #93 on: June 24, 2015, 05:24 PM »

I am really enjoying this thread and although we have a bunch of different backgrounds (IT, Surgeon, Mechanical, Operations, Sales) I do see a common theme....we mostly like to fix or build things.

For the last 16 years I've for worked for software companies, both large and small, on the sales and marketing side of things. If that wasn't enough to keep me busy I've bought and remodeled a number of homes which led me to woodworking and Festool. The learning never ends and I love that part of it.

Offline Crox G

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #94 on: June 24, 2015, 08:13 PM »
Juvenile and domestic relations court judge.  I love to come home to my shop!
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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #95 on: July 01, 2015, 02:35 PM »
I was in the beer business for over a decade (distributor) and in 2010 walked away and went back to school.  I now own a small company with my father.  We wear several hats, but all involve working with senior housing cooperatives.  We do HUD insured master mortgages; we have a non-profit foundation for lobbying, education, and communication; and we also created a purchasing cooperative (for senior housing cooperatives) to leverage collective buying power.  I realize that most (if not all) have not heard of senior housing cooperatives, but they have a small following in the upper Midwest (about 100 total in the US - 90 in Minnesota).

My maternal grandfather (jack of all trades, but in construction the majority of his working career) and my father got me into woodworking at a young age.  I digressed when I learned about things with motors, then again when copious amounts of alcohol were discovered (first attempt at college), for the past ten years or so I have been dabbling more consistently with DIY stuff and home projects (when I have the time - twin 7 year olds at home).  I have a hard time paying people to do things for me.  I would rather spend that money on the tools required and learn the process myself.  This upsets my wife to no end and is resulting with a backlog of projects that would take me several years to finish if I was working full time on them (the oldest of which is a  Jeep CJ project that began in 1995... )

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #96 on: July 15, 2015, 12:28 AM »
I'm a Software Engineer and have always been interested in wood working. I had some projects I really wanted to attack and was sucked into the green Kool-Aid quickly.

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #97 on: July 15, 2015, 03:12 AM »
Retired.................and lovin' it !!
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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #98 on: July 15, 2015, 08:15 AM »
Semi retired Safety Professional ;D

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #99 on: July 15, 2015, 11:44 AM »
seaman - Chief Engineer on VLCC's

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #100 on: August 04, 2015, 11:36 PM »
independent disability insurance company rep.  Keeping people at least financially sound when their body dictates otherwise...  part time Cessna jockey   
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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #101 on: August 05, 2015, 04:51 PM »
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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #102 on: August 05, 2015, 06:08 PM »
Another <geek/>.

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #103 on: August 05, 2015, 10:46 PM »
wow very impressive everyone!..lots of IT guys in here.
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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #104 on: August 06, 2015, 02:41 AM »
wow very impressive everyone!..lots of IT guys in here.

Well, when you live in the virtual world 24/7 it's really nice to sometimes to make something physical and tangible for a change  [embarassed]
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Offline Pontus

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #105 on: August 07, 2015, 02:47 PM »
Air Traffic Controller here. Built my own house in 2009 and then realized in frustration that I need to upgrade my tools. Now my workshop is mostly powered by Festool and I'm loving it. My precious free time, as a father of three young children, is now focused on completing things instead of fiddling around and cursing at the limitations of cheap tools. 

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #106 on: August 08, 2015, 12:56 AM »
I'm a mechanical engineer. I have primarily been in the defense and machine tool industries over the past ten years. My father is also an engineer and he taught me woodworking at an early age. After I graduated college and bought a house I have honed my skills and begun obsessing over making high quality furniture. I have always known of festool and found them overpriced until my fiancée got me an mft and I fully realized the utility of festool. I know rehearsed my entire workflow and thought process on builds. I now have a 1010 and a domino with plans of expansion.
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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #107 on: August 16, 2015, 12:02 PM »
I used to drive a Weatherly 620B, but now I'm just a Financial Advisor - same firm for 28 years.

I have used my woodworking skills largely for charitable purposes, building furniture to sell in charity auctions.
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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #108 on: September 05, 2015, 08:35 PM »
US postal clerk for 38 years, hope to retire after a couple more years.
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Offline Ajax

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #109 on: September 05, 2015, 11:59 PM »
Aerospace engineer and now an engineering manager.  Working a mix of flight vehicle programs and R&D.
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Offline Janmara1

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #110 on: September 06, 2015, 12:46 AM »
I have Ben retired for 18yrs
I just love using a good quality tool, I have a workshop at home and just enjoy piddling around with my wonderful tools for an hour or 2 everyday

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« Reply #111 on: September 06, 2015, 08:32 AM »
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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #112 on: September 06, 2015, 09:43 AM »
I design fixtures and tools to build these:
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« Reply #113 on: September 07, 2015, 07:10 AM »
I design fixtures and tools to build these:
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@shanegrilah

Looks like some sort of interplanetary slingshot [eek]

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« Reply #114 on: September 07, 2015, 10:45 AM »
I design fixtures and tools to build these:

One can only imagine a trebuchet built using that technology...   [big grin]
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« Reply #115 on: September 07, 2015, 05:13 PM »
An interplanetary slingshot or a trebuchet would be way more exciting. In the words of a fitness chain commercial from a few years ago all it does is "lift things up and put them down". Not sure how much the test load weighs in the picture but the base rating of that model crane is 700 metric ton.

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #116 on: September 08, 2015, 10:26 AM »
An interplanetary slingshot or a trebuchet would be way more exciting. In the words of a fitness chain commercial from a few years ago all it does is "lift things up and put them down". Not sure how much the test load weighs in the picture but the base rating of that model crane is 700 metric ton.


Just imagine what this kind of technology could do when properly harnessed for the annual "Punkin Chunkin" contests!!! 
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Offline Grasshopper

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #117 on: November 18, 2015, 10:07 AM »
Cool thread!

I am a commercial real estate broker (specialized in selling investments like small shopping centers, office buildings, land, etc.), and I also have a small advertising company (focused on online marketing for service businesses).

(I have self diagnosed "entrepreneurial A.D.D.")
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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #118 on: November 18, 2015, 10:44 AM »
Iam train  driver in Czech Republic. Really interesting job; )

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #119 on: November 18, 2015, 01:42 PM »
I’m a technician doing biological/medical  research. My current work is in the paediatric neurosciences (aiming to ‘fix’ leaky blood vessels in the brains of premature babies).   My previous project was looking at new treatments for Parkinson's Disease.
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