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Offline mackenzie

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #120 on: June 22, 2014, 05:26 AM »
What to say that hasn't already been said?

I echo the previous comments, a massive thank you to Ron, Mrs Jobsworth, Child 1 Jobsworth and Child 2 Jobsworth.  The hospitality, effort, time and generous prizes were brilliant.  A most enjoyable and humbling day all round.

Ron has set the bar very high, a first class host.

Well done and thank you........

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #121 on: June 22, 2014, 06:39 AM »
Well done Ron, looks like a great day.  Got names to go with faces ?  Pretty sure thats JMB's ugly mug in the white polo shirt  ;)
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #122 on: June 22, 2014, 09:25 AM »
Yup thats him
Jonny Round Boy has his back to you, of course theres festool Phil you can see JMB, mattfc, max sparrow garry martin.

We had quite a rouges gallery  [big grin]



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« Reply #123 on: June 22, 2014, 09:45 AM »
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #124 on: June 22, 2014, 09:51 AM »
Well done Ron. Yes, I thought that I spotted JMB, along with Paul and Phil Beckley - I have never seen Phil enjoying himself so much!

More photos and some stories about what you did please.

Who else went?

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #125 on: June 22, 2014, 10:27 AM »
here a couple more,

Basically Jonny Round Boy, Showed us some pretty kewl kit. Aesome ladder that Im gonna have to get once I return to the colonies and he showed some cool adjustable spacers a friend of is invented to easily attach cabinets to walls jonny how us he systainer with the radio and usb adapter. Man I wish I was that cleaver and he showed his van how it was organized and how he organized his kit., garry martin showed us how he used a incra track, with qwas dogs on his MFT  ILO the festool fence he had a incra stop block and metric tape for accuratly cutting pieces to length,  garry had a pair of those jessum hold down rollers which we play with in my CMS. they impressed me so much I ordered a set for me today..
JMB showed us and let us play with his chain mortiser that thing scared the heck outta me but sort of turned me on at the same time  [censored]

Phil brought the edge banding kit and let us play with it. Man that is one nice bit of kit, Im telling ya. The wife saw it and gave me a" wow thats so cool honny" not knowing how much it cost hehehehe

Phil brought the cordless TSC55 and let us play with it to. It is very nice has all the power of the corded version. We were cutting through a thick counter top with it like a hot knife through butter,, plus he brought the SDS and PDC, and the dry wall screw gun. All very nice.

In my mind I had a few things to show the guys but after things got rolling I was the student learning  things and spending time talking to everyone. What I thought was great is everyone there was either a pro carpenter or advanced woodworker, so different then the crowd one would normally find at a road show or wood show.

I mean there was such a huge knowledge base it was well awesome.

But some downside, garry pointed out some adjustments I need to make so here I am in the shop spending some quiet time adjusting a couple of my tools. [big grin]

here are some more photos. Ill have to do this ins a couple of post a well they are to big and Im lazy and dont feel like reducing the size right now  [wink]
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #126 on: June 22, 2014, 10:30 AM »
forgot to post the photos,

Oh yea guys I apologize mama forgot to bring out the chili for the hotdogs and well I was haveing to much fun talking etc to break out the sno cones.

But if anyone is in the area please stop on by. Your always welcome .

1st Photo Phil jonny round boy, garry martin, greg (non fogger) phil and jalvis

bottom photo, JMB
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #127 on: June 22, 2014, 10:37 AM »
more photos
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GB Carpentry showing us his MFTC pretty cool set up

with him are

JMB, Jalvis and jonny round boy, in the back gound, Festool Phil,  matfc and mac sparrow.
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #128 on: June 22, 2014, 02:18 PM »
Hey ron I had a great day saturday , super food  and the tools the guys came with, I got to check out the 55 tsc that phil arrived with now I have to have one & the sds drill , plus jrb's fold up bench plus a host of other goodies, oh my wallet .
many thanks to everyone who came plus festools phil beckley,
special thanks to rons wife who cooked almost none stop at the bbq on a very warm day,
I do hope this event can grow in the future, cheers ron , paul AkA green fever.

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #129 on: June 22, 2014, 02:46 PM »
Paul,

It was a pleasure having you and the guys.

Im still eating the left over hehehehehehehehehe
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« Reply #130 on: June 22, 2014, 06:16 PM »
Cheers Jobworth and Thanks Mrs Jobworth for the food.

Was good to put some faces to Fog names.


I can see in the pictures I had ome black crap on my arm!  Wonder where that came from!

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #131 on: June 23, 2014, 01:12 AM »
Cheers Jobworth and Thanks Mrs Jobworth for the food.

Was good to put some faces to Fog names.


I can see in the pictures I had ome black crap on my arm!  Wonder where that came from!



Jmb i see you got some edgebanding there in a roll. Have you got it to do real wood off the roll? Or was that pvc?

Glad you guys had fun and had top weather.
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #132 on: June 23, 2014, 01:50 AM »
Hope everyone enjoyed the event. It's always great to be able to meet fellow FOG members in person.

Phil sends his compliments to the cook, really enjoying the "American" burgers apparently.  [thumbs up]

Shane

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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #133 on: June 23, 2014, 02:10 AM »
Cheers Jobworth and Thanks Mrs Jobworth for the food.

Was good to put some faces to Fog names.


I can see in the pictures I had ome black crap on my arm!  Wonder where that came from!



Jmb i see you got some edgebanding there in a roll. Have you got it to do real wood off the roll? Or was that pvc?

Glad you guys had fun and had top weather.


Its 2mm real wood I bought of the internet.   

I brought some with me so some one could have a go using the stuff on the edge bander.


Jmb
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« Reply #134 on: June 23, 2014, 07:17 AM »
Cheers Jobworth and Thanks Mrs Jobworth for the food.

Was good to put some faces to Fog names.


I can see in the pictures I had ome black crap on my arm!  Wonder where that came from!



Jmb i see you got some edgebanding there in a roll. Have you got it to do real wood off the roll? Or was that pvc?

Glad you guys had fun and had top weather.


Its 2mm real wood I bought of the internet.  

I brought some with me so some one could have a go using the stuff on the edge bander.


Jmb
how did it handle it?
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #135 on: June 23, 2014, 08:01 AM »
Hope everyone enjoyed the event. It's always great to be able to meet fellow FOG members in person.

Phil sends his compliments to the cook, really enjoying the "American" burgers apparently.  [thumbs up]

Shane

He did seem to like them, I think he put a hurt on the sausage too  [thumbs up]
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #136 on: June 23, 2014, 12:50 PM »
MegaThanks to Mr & Mrs Ron for their wonderful hosting - and to everyone else for bringing such interesting stuff and ideas!

I want to thank all that came.

I know some of you had a very long drive.

One guy is still on the road back to Edinburgh Scotland.

I didnt know exactly how this would turn out.

 It was a first for me as Ive never done anything like this before.

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Managed to get back to Edinburgh in just under 5 hours, and the trip was definitely worth it.  Like you Ron, I didn't know how this would turn out and if it would be worth the trip... but everything turned out to be brilliant.  All those great "toys", really interesting ideas and chat, great food, excellent goodies, sunshine etc etc

(Thanks also to Ron's great forward planning, I was able to schedule a couple of other visits into my trip, which helped.  Do you have a date in mind for 2015 yet...? )

Jan



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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #137 on: June 23, 2014, 05:11 PM »
Not yet, But there definitely will be something planned.

Ill have to take it up a notch,  as this was my first it was a learning experience.

I got a few ideas on improving the experience and organizing it better.

If someone else has one , Id like to share my ideas for improvement.

But Im glad you had fun.

I was impressed you chose to drive home after being with us all day.

I know I was worn out by the end of the day.
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« Reply #138 on: June 24, 2014, 03:33 AM »
Cheers Jobworth and Thanks Mrs Jobworth for the food.

Was good to put some faces to Fog names.


I can see in the pictures I had ome black crap on my arm!  Wonder where that came from!



Jmb i see you got some edgebanding there in a roll. Have you got it to do real wood off the roll? Or was that pvc?

Glad you guys had fun and had top weather.


Its 2mm real wood I bought of the internet.  

I brought some with me so some one could have a go using the stuff on the edge bander.


Jmb
how did it handle it?


I haven't personally used the 2mm stuff I bought for myself.   Phil festool rep used it and it seemed to go on fine.

I let you know.      It was quick delivery I ordered it at 3 oclock afternoon got it fallowing morning.   So I know if I want some quick i know where to go.

No need to make my own.

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« Reply #139 on: June 24, 2014, 04:11 AM »
Cheers, i get it from ney 100 quid for 100meters or so. Next day delivery.
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« Reply #140 on: June 24, 2014, 04:49 AM »
Hi I have had some from 'ney' about 5 years ago and used it for some cabinet doors however I had to trim/fit them very slightly and that's when I discovered that it us actually made up of many layers of veneer which showed up when cut into its thickness. Is it the same now or is it actually 100% solid wood?

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« Reply #141 on: June 24, 2014, 06:22 AM »
Not sure as never trimmed it but given its nature i would have thought anything on a spool will be made that way.
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« Reply #142 on: June 24, 2014, 09:24 AM »
Cheers, i get it from ney 100 quid for 100meters or so. Next day delivery.


I paid less than that for 100metre plus can get it even cheaper buying more than 100metre. 



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« Reply #143 on: June 24, 2014, 01:54 PM »
Wheres that from?
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #144 on: June 24, 2014, 03:41 PM »


But if anyone is in the area please stop on by. Your always welcome .



Im passing right by you tomorrow afternoon on my way home from Cambridge , would be great to pop in for a coffee and a chat after missing Saturday due to work.  I was almost tempted to call this morning for breakfast , about 8 am ,  on my way to Cambridge  [big grin] , I was feeling peckish after being on the road since half 4 this morning
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Re: Jobsworth is Wanting to Host a UK Meet & Greet
« Reply #145 on: June 24, 2014, 03:50 PM »
Well Mr Jobsworth, I was amazed at you and your family's hospitality. Thank you!! Too many conversations to have and not enough time. Really liked JMB's chain morticer and I must say that the edge bander wasn't so daunting up close. Also, I noticed when I got home that my new flat tape has got a pencil sharpener on it toooooooooo. How cool. Shame it's not in metric [tongue]
Joking aside, sign me up for next year!

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« Reply #146 on: June 24, 2014, 05:36 PM »
Hi I have had some from 'ney' about 5 years ago and used it for some cabinet doors however I had to trim/fit them very slightly and that's when I discovered that it us actually made up of many layers of veneer which showed up when cut into its thickness. Is it the same now or is it actually 100% solid wood?

The one I got is laminated
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« Reply #147 on: June 24, 2014, 05:36 PM »
Wheres that from?

Can't remember I'll check tomoro.
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