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Offline TylerC

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FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« on: August 03, 2017, 09:08 AM »
We'll be announcing more details about Festool Connect very soon, but Festool is planning to host a special event for FOG members on the Friday evening (Sept 15) before Connect. It will be a pretty casual opportunity for online friends to connect in person. Food, beverages, hanging out, etc. The location and details will depend a bit on how many people plan to attend.

To help us plan, please RSVP using the link below. It will help us determine the location, order food/drinks, and select the time. Depending on the number of RSVPs we receive, space may be limited, so RSVP soon!
https://festoolusa.wufoo.com/forms/festool-connect-2017-fog-meetup/

Here are some more details about what to expect from Festool Connect 2017:

   •   Preview of upcoming Festool products
   •   Demonstrations from Festool partners including SawStop, Shaper Tools and Tanos
   •   Exclusive access to Festool swag — shirts, hats, stickers, etc. — from the upcoming Festool Fanshop
   •   Tour the Festool office — including the brand new FS Guide Rail production line!
   •   Panel discussion about craftsmen in the digital age, featuring a live Q&A with notable Instagram members
   •   Get your tool questions answered at 10 demo stations
   •   See the Festool Roadshow truck
   •   Free food and beer
   •   Music, giveaways and more!

You may have noticed that there's no mention of recon tools. There will be a recon component, but the details are being worked out now.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 04:00 PM »
....good on Festool US for this - looks a great programme  [big grin]
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 04:45 PM »
Interested, but no idea where I will be with work then.
I may be in Indiana around Thanksgiving, but not sure.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 04:49 PM »
Interested, but no idea where I will be with work then.
I may be in Indiana around Thanksgiving, but not sure.

If you ever find yourself in the Indianapolis area, let me know. You're welcome to stop by the office and get the tour.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 04:51 PM »
Interested, but no idea where I will be with work then.
I may be in Indiana around Thanksgiving, but not sure.

If you ever find yourself in the Indianapolis area, let me know. You're welcome to stop by the office and get the tour.

Thank you Tyler will do. I have family in Munster. We may
visit in November. Didn't make it out last year so we're due.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 07:10 PM »
What a great idea.  Hope to see lots of Foggers there!

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 08:01 PM »
Really wish I could go but as we all know, life happens.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 09:25 PM »
Shady group of guys..... [big grin]

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 10:26 PM »
Great idea - looking forward to attending the meet-up and the event!  Thanks for the details, Tyler.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 10:54 AM »
I just signed up!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 10:57 AM »
We're going to make a final design about the FOG event location tomorrow. If you're planning to attend, please RSVP so that we have a more account number of people to plan for. Thanks!

https://festoolusa.wufoo.com/forms/festool-connect-2017-fog-meetup/

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 12:23 PM »
My flight lands at 5pm. If I can get there I'll be there !!!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 01:38 PM »
I just posted this another thread but thought it would be relevant here as well:

I just what to give a heads up.  There is an Indianapolis Colts game on the Sunday after the event so with all the pre-game hoopla there might be shortages of rooms.  Last year there were events the weekend of the event but do not wait to the last moment to book rooms wherever.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 12:39 PM »
Tyler, - great idea!  we look forward to seeing you there!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 02:20 PM »
Yay! Hey Tyler!!
So excited for the FOG meet up and the Connect! Registered for both!
Looking forward to hanging with you again.
Tell Minnie & Sedge to be ready!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2017, 02:32 PM »
Welcome to the FOG!  Come say HI!

Peter

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2017, 07:33 AM »
Sooooooooooooooooo, is there a final time for this meet-up on Friday?
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2017, 08:00 AM »
Sooooooooooooooooo, is there a final time for this meet-up on Friday?

It's looking like 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. However, we'll be renting out part of a local bar, so if people want to come early or stay late if they want. I'll be emailing more details to everyone who has registered next week.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2017, 02:33 PM »
Thanks to everyone who has registered for the FOG event at Festool Connect! We'll email more details to everyone who has registered within the next week. We're trying to keep the details offline so that we don't have too many non-FOG crashers.

The FOG event will take place at a bar in Lebanon from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Because it's a bar, you can come early or stay late, but Festool will be picking up the tab for FOG folks during those two hours. There's no set agenda. Just meeting in person, hanging out, and talking shop. There will also be a special Festool draft on tap! (It will also be available on Saturday at the main Festool Connect event.)

It isn't too late to register. To help with our planning, please register by this Thursday (Aug. 31).

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2017, 08:52 PM »
Question: I don't drink but 3 Floyds is between my house and Lebanon. Should I, would it be appropriate / inappropriate to pick up a case or two for guys to enjoy during the FOG event?
Let me know yes, no and/or particular flavors.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2017, 08:54 PM »
Question: I don't drink but 3 Floyds is between my house and Lebanon. Should I, would it be appropriate / inappropriate to pick up a case or two for guys to enjoy during the FOG event?
Let me know yes, no and/or particular flavors.
markus

3 Floyds is FANTASTIC. That's a really generous offer. If you want to bring some for people, I'd save them for the hotel or Saturday. Because the FOG is in a bar, we can't bring in outside food or drinks.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2017, 07:31 PM »
Understood,
need to know if there is any interest in this, 3 floyds fans, etc.
I don't mind doing it but would like to know whether there is interest or not.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2017, 02:52 PM »
Question: I don't drink but 3 Floyds is between my house and Lebanon. Should I, would it be appropriate / inappropriate to pick up a case or two for guys to enjoy during the FOG event?
Let me know yes, no and/or particular flavors.
markus

3 Floyds is in my neighborhood.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2017, 10:21 PM »
I have been a long time viewer/lurker and yet to post, only because the rabbit hole is deep and am scared to fall down! [eek], anyway the main reason I am replying to this thread is I have filled out the rsvp however i am bring my father and a friend (father is not internet savvy yet a longtime woodworker and the reason I am into it and a friend who I surprised with the trip to Festool Connect for his bday last week so he is not a member of FOG yet but is borrowing all my tools lately. Would it be acceptable for them to come or do I need to have them register as  FOG member?

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2017, 08:09 AM »
@CustomAV Thanks for making the leap from reading to posting! We're glad to have you here.

Yes, that's fine if your father wants to join. Please complete a registration for him as well. In the "username" field, just put "@CustomAV Guest" or something like that. The bar that we'll be in is divided into two sections. Everyone at the FOG event will have a name tag to help bartenders know gets put on the Festool tab and who doesn't.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2017, 10:22 AM »
Based on the response we've received, we've bumped up the FOG meetup to 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. An email will go out with details tomorrow.

Sedge will be joining us at the meetup!

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 04:13 PM »
Yay!! Sedge!! Can't wait to see you guys again! Tell Minnie to come to the meet up too!!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 04:34 PM »

Sedge will be joining us at the meetup!

I out then..... [laughing] [laughing] Unless Minnie decides too join us.  [thumbs up]

Tom

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2017, 04:43 PM »
 
                 Very much looking forward to the meet up on Friday night and Connect on Saturday.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2017, 11:17 AM »
Based on the response we've received, we've bumped up the FOG meetup to 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. An email will go out with details tomorrow.

Tyler,

I have not received an email. Received an email  for connect but not fog meet -up. location?