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Offline jmbfestool

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« Reply #120 on: March 23, 2013, 06:31 PM »
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« Reply #121 on: March 23, 2013, 06:57 PM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?

I just got a job offer to work in Huntingdon on a 3 year contract.

Dont know how partial ya'll are to us Yanks, but unless something happens budget cuts etc, Ill be there with the entire Sancho clan…

Just googled it I think its in the south of England

Yep, close to Cambridge. A lovely part of the country.

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #122 on: March 23, 2013, 07:18 PM »

Offline Kev

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #123 on: March 23, 2013, 07:28 PM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?

I just got a job offer to work in Huntingdon on a 3 year contract.

Dont know how partial ya'll are to us Yanks, but unless something happens budget cuts etc, Ill be there with the entire Sancho clan…

Read your exit story when your post count was "911" ... leaving for any other reasons  [eek]

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« Last Edit: March 23, 2013, 07:31 PM by Kev »

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #124 on: March 23, 2013, 11:57 PM »
Nah nothing to write home about. 

Just to good a opportunity to turn down.

Besides they need a decent beer taster tester there. Im up for the job..
« Last Edit: March 23, 2013, 11:59 PM by sancho57 »
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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #125 on: March 24, 2013, 12:02 AM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?

I just got a job offer to work in Huntingdon on a 3 year contract.

Dont know how partial ya'll are to us Yanks, but unless something happens budget cuts etc, Ill be there with the entire Sancho clan…

Just googled it I think its in the south of England



Yep, close to Cambridge. A lovely part of the country.

Im hoping they got some good pubs there and a decent football team.
Loving the Calif sun....

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #126 on: March 24, 2013, 12:17 AM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?

I just got a job offer to work in Huntingdon on a 3 year contract.

Dont know how partial ya'll are to us Yanks, but unless something happens budget cuts etc, Ill be there with the entire Sancho clan…

Just googled it I think its in the south of England



Yep, close to Cambridge. A lovely part of the country.

Im hoping they got some good pubs there and a decent football team.

"The " at Hemingford Grey looks like just the ticket !

http://www.cambscuisine.com/the--hemingford

... but I think you're going to come up short on a decent football team in that neck of the woods  [big grin]

Just peeking at the map, it's an hour up the road from Luton, the delightful backdrop of my early childhood  [eek]
« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 12:20 AM by Kev »

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #127 on: March 24, 2013, 01:33 AM »
Nah nothing to write home about. 

Just to good a opportunity to turn down.

Besides they need a decent beer taster tester there. Im up for the job..


Do you get British beer in America ? . I thought you all drank coloured water  [tongue] [smile]
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #128 on: March 24, 2013, 03:37 AM »
Nah nothing to write home about.  

Just to good a opportunity to turn down.

Besides they need a decent beer taster tester there. Im up for the job..

Last time I went to the USA your beer selection was pretty limited Compared to beer in Europe.
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« Reply #129 on: March 24, 2013, 04:48 AM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?


Good to see you have a firm grip of the language. :-)

I thought you were going to retire to Nevada?

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2013, 10:55 AM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?

I just got a job offer to work in Huntingdon on a 3 year contract.

Dont know how partial ya'll are to us Yanks, but unless something happens budget cuts etc, Ill be there with the entire Sancho clan…

Just googled it I think its in the south of England



Yep, close to Cambridge. A lovely part of the country.

Im hoping they got some good pubs there and a decent football team.

"The " at Hemingford Grey looks like just the ticket !

http://www.cambscuisine.com/the--hemingford

... but I think you're going to come up short on a decent football team in that neck of the woods  [big grin]

Just peeking at the map, it's an hour up the road from Luton, the delightful backdrop of my early childhood  [eek]

\\Yea pal,
I googled it, It looks like a great place. Im excited to be going.Plus I can all those festools we dont let in the states :>D
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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #131 on: March 24, 2013, 10:56 AM »
Nah nothing to write home about. 

Just to good a opportunity to turn down.

Besides they need a decent beer taster tester there. Im up for the job..


Do you get British beer in America ? . I thought you all drank coloured water  [tongue] [smile]

Actually we got some english/irish pubs here that sell English beer on tap. My fav is New Castle and Guinness though Carlsberg is right up there
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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #132 on: March 24, 2013, 10:58 AM »
Nah nothing to write home about.  

Just to good a opportunity to turn down.

Besides they need a decent beer taster tester there. Im up for the job..

Last time I went to the USA your beer selection was pretty limited Compared to beer in Europe.

We have different brands here. Nothing like what you guys get. We do have some english/ irish pubs that sell a variety of UK beer. But believe me. I will be a authority by the time my 3 years over there is over :>D
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« Reply #133 on: March 24, 2013, 11:21 AM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?


Good to see you have a firm grip of the language. :-)

I thought you were going to retire to Nevada?

So did I. I even forgot I applied for this job. It  came out of nowhere.


 I forgot all about even applying for it.

I must of applied when I was deployed in AFG.

I told them yea Id take the job but I need to know before Apr1 cuz Im due to retire.

When I got the first phone call (13 Mar) asking if I was still interested I told the guy  that they would have to make their decision before then so I can pull back my retirement. Then monday I get a email asking If I would accept a tentative job in huntingdon England. I told the family, I  thought about it and accepted it.

My 16 y.o. daughter (calm down boys I got a big bat I carry) has been talking about wanting to go there for 2 or 3 years, my son who is a excellent (brilliant in english terms) football player (soccer) has been wanting to go there and try his luck. His trainer here has connections there and will try to get him a look at.
So I took everything in consideration and accepted it.


I think I got a handle on the language, lets see

"Hey Keep how about a  effin pint over here and one for me new mate"

"Bullocks the bloody reds lost to that russian team again "chelsinski"

"Bloody Ref screwed us on that call, effin wanker, go back to the coca cola league ya piker

So I think Im coming right along with my communications skills , [big grin]

Im sure they will get fine tuned after I get to know the guys at the local pub, lumber yard and tool store.

Seriously my only concern is shop space. Im going to be looking for a garage , preferably a 2 car.

Im going to sell my stationary tools to a good friend of mine and take my festools with my. Im guess I would not need a table saw, jointer, big router table etc anymore. I havent used mine since I started using the festool system. I am going to get the CMS (one with all the attachments ) and the OF2200 here before I go  and ship them over.

I can pick up the centering ring for it there along with the TS55 / jig saw belt sander and module there. Ive been considering getting the TS75 module and leave it in the module just in case I have to cut some thicker wood.

But to be honest, my wood working will be playing second fiddle to traveling and seeing the country. I think its a excellent opportunity for my kids and wife, to see all that history there. We are so deeply tied with the UK in our history and they will never have a chance to get over there in there entire lives to actually send time enjoying the country and culture. Plus being so close to Scottand, Ireland, Wales , Germany, France, Austria, Chech Republic etc. Im really excited about it.
I havent been there since the 70s. Germany was divided, I looked over the wall into East Berlin, Now we can go visit it.

Im hopeing nothing happens to screw this up. Its like a dream to me.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 11:28 AM by sancho57 »
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #134 on: March 24, 2013, 11:47 AM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?

I just got a job offer to work in Huntingdon on a 3 year contract.

Dont know how partial ya'll are to us Yanks, but unless something happens budget cuts etc, Ill be there with the entire Sancho clan…
ll be definately checking that pub out. But Im the type of guy who likes the small local pub.


Just googled it I think its in the south of England



Yep, close to Cambridge. A lovely part of the country.

Im hoping they got some good pubs there and a decent football team.

"The " at Hemingford Grey looks like just the ticket !

http://www.cambscuisine.com/the--hemingford

... but I think you're going to come up short on a decent football team in that neck of the woods  [big grin]

Just peeking at the map, it's an hour up the road from Luton, the delightful backdrop of my early childhood  [eek]


Ill be definately checking that pub out. But Im the type of guy who likes the small local pub.

As long as Im not going to get mugged. Here ya have to be careful where ya go.
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline joiner1970

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Re: Re: GB CREW
« Reply #135 on: March 24, 2013, 01:03 PM »
Surprised all that swearing hasn't set off Shane's swearing detector :D :D

Good luck sancho hope all goes well , I would love to do it in the opposite direction and move to the states but both my boys are in really good schools so we've gotta stick here for now

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #136 on: March 24, 2013, 01:20 PM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?

I just got a job offer to work in Huntingdon on a 3 year contract.

Dont know how partial ya'll are to us Yanks, but unless something happens budget cuts etc, Ill be there with the entire Sancho clan…
ll be definately checking that pub out. But Im the type of guy who likes the small local pub.


Just googled it I think its in the south of England



Yep, close to Cambridge. A lovely part of the country.

Im hoping they got some good pubs there and a decent football team.

"The " at Hemingford Grey looks like just the ticket !

http://www.cambscuisine.com/the--hemingford

... but I think you're going to come up short on a decent football team in that neck of the woods  [big grin]

Just peeking at the map, it's an hour up the road from Luton, the delightful backdrop of my early childhood  [eek]


Ill be definately checking that pub out. But Im the type of guy who likes the small local pub.

As long as Im not going to get mugged. Here ya have to be careful where ya go.

I'm afraid your coming at a bad time to the UK if your worried about being mugged.

End of this year we are forced to open our borders to Bulgarians and Romanians........... Lets say they are not coming here to make UK a safer place
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« Reply #137 on: March 24, 2013, 01:31 PM »
We dont have lumber yards  we have timber yards or builders merchants. You cant get two by four but you can get four by  two  [smile]. Stay away from B & Q ( big box rubbish ) defo make the time to visit Axminater tools , theres one not too far away , Its a 'proper ' tool shop focused on woodwork . And yes they sell festool .
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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #138 on: March 24, 2013, 02:38 PM »
Which one of you Wankers   [big grin] live in N. England?

I just got a job offer to work in Huntingdon on a 3 year contract.

Dont know how partial ya'll are to us Yanks, but unless something happens budget cuts etc, Ill be there with the entire Sancho clan…
ll be definately checking that pub out. But Im the type of guy who likes the small local pub.


Just googled it I think its in the south of England



Yep, close to Cambridge. A lovely part of the country.

Im hoping they got some good pubs there and a decent football team.

"The " at Hemingford Grey looks like just the ticket !

http://www.cambscuisine.com/the--hemingford

... but I think you're going to come up short on a decent football team in that neck of the woods  [big grin]

Just peeking at the map, it's an hour up the road from Luton, the delightful backdrop of my early childhood  [eek]


Ill be definately checking that pub out. But Im the type of guy who likes the small local pub.

As long as Im not going to get mugged. Here ya have to be careful where ya go.

I'm afraid your coming at a bad time to the UK if your worried about being mugged.

End of this year we are forced to open our borders to Bulgarians and Romanians........... Lets say they are not coming here to make UK a safer place

We have similar problems here to. I was sort of joking about being mugged in a pub. Here ya gotta becareful which one ya go to.

Remember I live in So Cal, we brought the world,  drive by shootings, road rage, home invasion robberies, street gangs etc…

I am looking fwd to come there. Hopefully actually meet some of you.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #139 on: March 24, 2013, 02:43 PM »
We dont have lumber yards  we have timber yards or builders merchants. You cant get two by four but you can get four by  two  [smile]. Stay away from B & Q ( big box rubbish ) defo make the time to visit Axminater tools , theres one not too far away , Its a 'proper ' tool shop focused on woodwork . And yes they sell festool .

Peter and I have been conversing, He gave me a link to Axminster. Looks like a decent supplier. Thanks for the heads up about the box store. I dont usually go to them for much. so you guys get 4X2s huh? Do they sell them by how tall they are rather then length? [cool]

Im hopeing once I get settled to start a few small projects to keep me busy Maybe a lot of the jigs and kewl things Ive seen some of you guys post here.
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« Reply #140 on: March 24, 2013, 02:47 PM »
Surprised all that swearing hasn't set off Shane's swearing detector :D :D

Good luck sancho hope all goes well , I would love to do it in the opposite direction and move to the states but both my boys are in really good schools so we've gotta stick here for now

They are all busy at JLC live so I guess I timed it perfectly :>D.

Id wait a little bit before you decide to this side of the pond. Things are starting to turn around, barely. But there are a lot of things happening that may throw the economy back i the dumpster.
We alway like nice decent people to come here .
What part of the country were you thinking about?

BTW I know about the kids in school thing, I have the same issue. Thats why it took me so lng to make the descision to take the job.
It is a difficult one.
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Offline joiner1970

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« Reply #141 on: March 24, 2013, 05:09 PM »
I've only ever been to Florida Orlando to be precise 2 years ago and loved it. A guy I sub contract off told me he's off to live in Canada in a couple of months . He will still be keeping us busy here to give him a bit of extra money . He's already got a place he shares in whistler but he's not living there.

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« Reply #142 on: March 24, 2013, 07:08 PM »
Canada is nice. Been to Vancouver quite a few times in the 80's. They love their bagels there.
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Offline joiner1970

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« Reply #143 on: March 24, 2013, 07:13 PM »
Yeah my eldest went skiing with his school there last year and loved it.

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« Reply #144 on: March 24, 2013, 07:35 PM »
I was planning on visiting Vancouver BC this summer, but it looks like I wont be able now (hopefully)
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Offline kostello

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« Reply #145 on: March 25, 2013, 04:17 PM »
Good news for all the family........

And I'm sure the wife will be glad not to have you under her feet getting in the way retired

:-)

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« Reply #146 on: March 25, 2013, 07:08 PM »
Thats always a good thing and plus no more Afghanistan or Iraq deployments either.

Shes actually been a lot happier and more relaxed since I pulled the plug on those too.
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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #147 on: March 26, 2013, 04:24 AM »
Ok, I've got to ask.  What do you do ?
If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
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« Reply #148 on: March 26, 2013, 04:36 PM »
Not much, a little here and a little there. [tongue]

ill tell ya if'n I ver meet ya
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Re: GB CREW
« Reply #149 on: March 26, 2013, 04:39 PM »
Well, if you arrive on our little island you are more than welcome to pop in for a cuppa.  might be a bit of a drive for ya though  ;)
If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
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