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Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« on: January 07, 2014, 11:51 AM »
I had a idea and discussed it with a couple of UK FOGGERS.

What do ya think about having a UK get together say mid late June?

It wouldnt be a Festool sponsored event no festool give aways totally unsponsored if any festool people want to come they are welcome.

But it wont be job related or any dealers want to come great but like I said it wont be job related so no pimping their stores offering deals etc its not for that.

 In order to build a sense of community it should be unsponsored unstructured nothing for financial gain.

I am want of more of a bunch of festool enthusiast getting together and hanging out chatting and discussing things building a community.

I was thinking of setting up my MFT and I have a lot of their tools so if any one wants to demo something or has questions on tools we can compare notes of how we approach different work methods we can compare and demonstrate them.

Even teach each other ways we do different things.

Is anyone interested in this sort of thing? I fishing now to see if there is anyone interested in just meeting up and hanging out.

This is a small island and there are quite a bit of us who live close enough to make this possible.

I might even convince the wife (I started working her already) to have a bbq and cook up some american style hotdogs or whatever for us to munch on.

So watcha all think???

« Last Edit: January 08, 2014, 12:24 AM by jobsworth »
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Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Get together
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 11:57 AM »
I'd be up for that! Can't commit 100% at the moment, but I'd certainly be interested!

I take it it's going to be at yours, Jobsworth? Where abouts in Cambs are you? Just checked your profile & saw you're in Huntingdon.


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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Get together
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 12:02 PM »
I'd be up for that! Can't commit 100% at the moment, but I'd certainly be interested!

I take it it's going to be at yours, Jobsworth? Where abouts in Cambs are you? Just checked your profile & saw you're in Huntingdon.


Jonathan

Yea I was planning at mines. Like I said unsponsored.

I used to go to the fine homebuilding site and it became a close group of people where we would discuss our personal issues on line etc, then someone had a idea to host a get together. People came from all across the country . It became so popular they hold them every year at other peoples homes  in different states.

Well I dont think that will happen here but I would like us to get to know each other.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2014, 12:09 PM by jobsworth »
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Offline SMJoinery

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Get together
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 12:25 PM »
Yes I'd be interested in coming along.
Great idea with some workshop demo stuff by other foggers.
I think I'll start planning on converting the van into a camper!

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Get together
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 03:24 PM »
Im looking fwd to meeting the UK guys.

 Still working the wife for the hotdogs  [big grin]

I do want to emphasize that this is more of a social get together then anything else. But with all the knowledge we have here why not answer someone questions in how to do something.

Example wood be if someone we to ask me how I lay out my pieces to be dominoed , Id show them, but if there were say 5 or 6 people there, I sure there would be 5 or 6 ways each one of us would do it.

So this is nothing fancy, no selling etc, just some tool guys getting together chatting.

So Far I got 3 fer sure and couple of maybes.
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Offline kostello

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 03:34 PM »
Sounds like you want to hold a festool fest.......  I'd turn up as its much closer than a break time fest.......although I did get to the first rhodefest....
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Get together
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 04:21 PM »
I would love to say I would come but it's a long way to travel.  I have a couple of mates down that way so it would be good to come down to see them.  Never say never eh. 
Great idea btw.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 04:34 PM »
Sounds like you want to hold a festool fest.......  I'd turn up as its much closer than a break time fest.......although I did get to the first rhodefest....
Sasha

You know about the breaktime fest?  Cool [cool]

Yea sort of like that getting to know each other community building that sort of thing.

Its way lower key then the FHB Breaktime Fest.
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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Get together
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 05:15 PM »
Count me in!

Happy to car pool and/or pick people up along the way. Have one or two Festools I could throw in the boot for people to try out too...  [thumbs up]

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Get together
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 11:35 PM »
Another NAINA  ;D

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Get together
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 12:23 AM »
nah Ton,

You can come we allow yanks here [big grin]
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Get together
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2014, 12:25 AM »
Count me in!

Happy to car pool and/or pick people up along the way. Have one or two Festools I could throw in the boot for people to try out too...  [thumbs up]

Thats what Im talking about  [big grin]
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2014, 08:09 AM »
Obviously I won't be a show ... but I'm looking forward to the pics and try for a bit of video if you're game [wink]

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2014, 12:28 PM »
hehehehe you are a glutton for punishment arent ya buddy? [big grin]

Just remembered, I got to uy a BBQ now :>D
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 02:38 PM »
2hours. 15mins for me to yours not to bad.....
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2014, 04:05 PM »
JMB, what would i be ?  I don't know where Jobsworth is !
Garry, can you pick me up ?  ;)
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2014, 04:17 PM »
JMB, what would i be ?  I don't know where Jobsworth is !
Garry, can you pick me up ?  ;)

I would pick you up, but 570 miles from me to you, 594 miles from you to Jobsworth, and then back again when it's all over seems like it might take up most of a weekend!  [crying]

Might be quicker to sail!  [big grin]
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2014, 03:42 AM »
JMB, what would i be ?  I don't know where Jobsworth is !
Garry, can you pick me up ?  ;)

Not sure if that's correct but 11 hours or more for you!

 [scared]


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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2014, 03:44 AM »
JMB, what would i be ?  I don't know where Jobsworth is !
Garry, can you pick me up ?  ;)

I would pick you up, but 570 miles from me to you, 594 miles from you to Jobsworth, and then back again when it's all over seems like it might take up most of a weekend!  [crying]

Might be quicker to sail!  [big grin]

LoL ah be okay He wll give you a £5er for fuel lol  [tongue]
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2014, 04:37 AM »
JMB, what would i be ?  I don't know where Jobsworth is !
Garry, can you pick me up ?  ;)

Not sure if that's correct but 11 hours or more for you!

 [scared]

Wow - same travel time as me !!!  [big grin]




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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2014, 04:46 AM »
JMB, what would i be ?  I don't know where Jobsworth is !
Garry, can you pick me up ?  ;)

Not sure if that's correct but 11 hours or more for you!

 [scared]

Wow - same travel time as me !!!  [big grin]




 So if  Woodguy can make it you can! LoL
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2014, 10:40 AM »
JMB, what would i be ?  I don't know where Jobsworth is !
Garry, can you pick me up ?  ;)

Im in Huntingdon-Cambridge

For those interested, Im not to far from the train station
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2014, 05:22 PM »
I'm good for that.... Not far for me and Gary is close by!  [thumbs up]
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2014, 05:26 PM »
I'm good for that.... Not far for me and Gary is close by!  [thumbs up]

Could even be on my way if I took the A422 through Alcester to you...  [wink]

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2014, 05:53 PM »
Just over 3 hrs for me so close enough . Count me in
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2014, 08:18 AM »
How does chilli dogs sound?

You guys have them before?

Man when should I let the wife know Im having this?

Ill wait till I get a final body count.

Ill be calling for that around the end of Mar.

then Ill know how many chairs and tables etc to get.

Anyone got any favorite tools they'd like to play with or share knowledge on?

I got a nice kit.

When we get the body count finalized then I guess we can come up with a list of tools we can share knowledge on.

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2014, 06:18 PM »
How does chilli dogs sound?

You guys have them before?

Man when should I let the wife know Im having this?

Ill wait till I get a final body count.

Ill be calling for that around the end of Mar.

then Ill know how many chairs and tables etc to get.

Anyone got any favorite tools they'd like to play with or share knowledge on?

I got a nice kit.

When we get the body count finalized then I guess we can come up with a list of tools we can share knowledge on.



I expect if more chairs or tables are required they will need to be made with festool tools
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2014, 11:46 PM »



Wouldn't it be great if there was a live feed via the FOG?!  [big grin]
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2014, 12:06 PM »
Well if someone wants to do it sure. But remember this is a non festool event, just some of us getting together hanging out sharing ideas  if they want playing with some tools maybe a couple of guy showing and expalining teir techniques for makeing different cuts , dominoing  and talking trash etc....
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2014, 12:16 PM »
How does chilli dogs sound?

You guys have them before?

Man when should I let the wife know Im having this?

Ill wait till I get a final body count.

Ill be calling for that around the end of Mar.

then Ill know how many chairs and tables etc to get.

Anyone got any favorite tools they'd like to play with or share knowledge on?

I got a nice kit.

When we get the body count finalized then I guess we can come up with a list of tools we can share knowledge on.



I expect if more chairs or tables are required they will need to be made with festool tools

Wife was wanting to get a BBQ soon. hehehehehehehe
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