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Offline Francisco DelValle

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New Festool owner from North Texas
« on: April 21, 2013, 10:13 AM »
Hi guys,

Yet another new Festool owner saying Hi.  This is my 3rd attempt at woodworking over the years and it's going much better than the previous two. My first Festool purchase was a Rotex RO 90 with a Systainer for the abrasives, a CT 36 dust collector, and a pre-order for the new TS 55 REQ. That purchase was followed up by a PS 300 jigsaw. I don't think the Festool tools have made this latest attempt better than the previous ones (my skills are, um, let's just use the term "lacking" to keep this post family-friendly [big grin]) but they sure have made it more fun.

My goal is to overcome my limitations and spruce up our current home for sale and create knick-knacks for the grandkids. We're about 15 yrs from retirement so that should give me enough time to get some good learning done then take that knowledge to restore/build our retirement home.

Originally from NYC but now hang my hat in Texas. 3 kids (all grown and out of the house), 3 grandkids, and 1 dog. Day job is in banking and I own a small boutique photography studio.

Hope to learn a lot from folks, not only about Festool tools but about woodworking in general. I have no doubt I'll get to meet some good folks too.  [smile]

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Frank
TS 75, Rotex RO 90, Trion PS 300 EQ-Plus, RTS-400, OF-1400, CT 36, Abrasives Systainers, Guide Rail Accessory Kit, MFT/3

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 10:26 AM »
Frank,   [welcome] [welcome] [welcome] to the FOG.

I am jealous, I didn't order the new TS yet.  Personally I think that will the tool that really helps you dig this attempt at woodworking.  Never be shy - ask away here for help.  And if any of us can help we are usually around.

Peter

Offline NERemodeling

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 05:50 PM »
Hi Frank, Welcome to FOG and glad to have you here. As Peter already said, feel free to ask any questions you may have!  Congrats on you new purchases and make sure to keep us posted on all the projects you tackle with them. 

John
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Offline Kev

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 10:57 PM »
Hmmm - seems to be a serious influx of Texans round these here parts !  [eek]

Welcome  [big grin]

Kev.

Offline Michael Garrett

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 11:05 PM »
Welcome to the fog, Frank.
CT 26 HEPA, MFT/3 (2), TS 75 EQ, OF 1400 EQ,  DF 500 SET, CXS SET, C 15+3 SET, Ti-15 Basic, CENTROTEC INSTALLER SET 98-PC, TRADESMAN/INSTALLER CLEANING SET, DOMINO ASSORTMENT SYSTEM, LR 32 HOLE DRILLING SET, GUIDE RAIL FS 3000 (1), GUIDE RAIL ACCESSORY KIT, GUIDE RAIL FS 1400/2  (2), GUIDE RAIL FS 1900/2  (2), GUIDE RAIL FS 1400/2 LR 32  (1), Veritas MFT Clamping Kit,  Imperial & Metric Zorbo Forstner Bit Sets, RO 90, ETS 150/3, PSB 420 EBQ w/Accessory Kit, WCR-1000, PARALLEL GUIDE SET, CT 26 BOOM ARM SET, VeritasĀ® Drilling Kit, MFK 700 EQ Router Set

Offline Greg Powers

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 11:08 PM »
Festool makes woodworking and LOT more fun... I gave up woodworking, in my 20's. Now in my late 50's and i have been much more successful. I have also spent a ton more money on tools. Did not have any money in my 20's.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 06:16 PM by GPowers »
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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 11:16 PM »
Welcome to the club, Frank.  [smile]

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 11:23 PM »
Hi rank,

Welcome to the FOG!  [smile]


I think you need to put a Kapex on the list for some custom frames in the studio.  [wink]


Seth

Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013, 12:33 AM »
Welcome Frank!
You have come to the right place!  Lots of knowledgeable folk here who love to answer questions - just remember that there is more than one way to skin a cat - we love to argue, too and most times both sides are right.

Be sure to check out the videos, many of the Festools have hidden features and tricks to make the most of them.

Jess, a Texan ex-pat
 

Offline ScotF

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2013, 09:10 AM »
Welcome  Frank!

Lots of good advice here -- ask away.  Lots of experience and one of the friendliest places on the web.  Get a Domino to help with the frames... One of the dangers of this site is we like to not only spend our own money, but everyone else's money too! [big grin]

Have fun!

Scot

Offline Francisco DelValle

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013, 10:03 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

Frank
TS 75, Rotex RO 90, Trion PS 300 EQ-Plus, RTS-400, OF-1400, CT 36, Abrasives Systainers, Guide Rail Accessory Kit, MFT/3

Offline TinyTiger

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013, 10:20 PM »
Welcome Frank!
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Offline Runhard

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 10:24 AM »
 [welcome]  Frank

Daniel

Offline David Fox

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2018, 09:29 PM »
Hi Frank.
You have ben on here a LOT longer than I have. I live in Fairview, on the South side of McKinney. Where in North Texas do you live? maybe we can meet for coffee sometime?
Dave Fox

Offline Francisco DelValle

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Re: New Festool owner from North Texas
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2018, 10:05 AM »
Hi David, thanks for reaching out. Would love to meet a fellow woodworker. You can personal message me on here and we can chat some more.

Thanks!
TS 75, Rotex RO 90, Trion PS 300 EQ-Plus, RTS-400, OF-1400, CT 36, Abrasives Systainers, Guide Rail Accessory Kit, MFT/3