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Offline Holmz

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@alkaline would be my pick.
His work brings "a smile to dial".

And the inlay work of (dovetail?)

In a tie for third would be all the other fellows doing the littler things that I seem to relate to, or the ones providing insight.

I did have the honour of a visit with @iamnothim... and anyone who is in the area here, should fell free to drop in for a cup... But I am no hero. Neither within the haus, nor without. ;)

Offline Tinker

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I had the honor of visiting John Lucas a couple of times. I had enjoyed his How To vids and tool comparisons, and even bought a router table from him. Shortly before he moved to the Greatest Wood Shop, he threw a party in his shop in RI. There were half a dozen of us and had a very fun time.  John was very knowledgeable, but of more interest, he was so very inquisitive.  He was joy to talk with and he truly loved to spread his knowledge.
Tinker
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Offline iamnothim

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I had the honor of visiting John Lucas a couple of times. I had enjoyed his How To vids and tool comparisons, and even bought a router table from him. Shortly before he moved to the Greatest Wood Shop, he threw a party in his shop in RI. There were half a dozen of us and had a very fun time.  John was very knowledgeable, but of more interest, he was so very inquisitive.  He was joy to talk with and he truly loved to spread his knowledge.
Tinker

How cool is that !
Thx
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Who is your Festool or Woodworking Hero?
« Reply #123 on: November 19, 2017, 11:33 AM »
Ah-ha, so Norm could be my woodwork and Festool hero !

Aside from him, I would really like to meet Paul Marcel and Rick Christopherson - before I bought any Festool kit I spent 2 months doing market research, joined the FOG and benefitted  from Paul's videos and Ricks fantastic supplemental manuals. I want to meet them to thank them for their help. I would also really like to meet all of the moderators here on the FOG and thank them for all of the hard work that they do on our behalf.

I would also like to meet the guy who designed the DF700 - a wonderful piece of engineering.

Peter

Hero status is a big ask in my books ... I would tend to save that for someone that saves or changes lives. When it comes to "buy a beer" status though, everyone you've mentioned would qualify, including yourself.

Kev.

Kev,

You are my hero mate [not worthy]

wood working wizard  falls into the most cleaver jig making person Ive ever met and Johnny Round Boy is a close 2nd

Tim Tool Is in a class by himself with some of the stuff he comes up with.

Don Ware is one of the most knowledgable in the use of festools techniques and applications , non festool person Ive met recently. I started picking his brain recently and he's great with advice.

Overall Thom Bader TBWRL (I can never remember those initials) is the best overall Ive met great with tools festool and non festools, equipment, materials where to find hard to get items and has been very generous and helpful to me and what I see he is the same here with others and on other forums he frequents. another one who freely gives advice on the various aspects of woodworking, repair and finishing.

Tom Bellmare is one I really miss. Tom was/is a star.

I have met a few Foogers
Phil Beckley
Peter Parfitt
Jointer 71
CopCarCollector
Garry Martin
GB
Green Fever
Johnny Round Boy
Wood Working Wizard
JMB
FestoolFootstool
Alan Kensley
Warren at Toolfest
Steve Bace

Sorry if I left anyone out your all great here on this form

Ill add to my list as my memory allows.. Im getting old.....
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 12:02 PM by jobsworth »
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Offline yetihunter

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@Holmz  is my enduring hero of everything.
Someday I will run to him.
 He'll blast free jazz while I eat a kangaoo's face.
 We will take turns brushing each other's hair.

Offline HarveyWildes

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Hi
    Not so much heroes but I have the utmost respect for those craftsmen who worked with timber when tools were limited but skill was very high such as the images below. In my home town these carvings are found on the main supports of one of the oldest timber framed buildings here in Bury st Edmunds from the early 1600's.
    They are relief carvings of the 'merchant' family who commissioned the building. The roof is made up of Queen and King post components with fantastic jointing and at nearly 500 years since being put together is still holding up.
    Will get some of the interior but need to ask permission as it is now a ...............sports shop!!
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Phil

Reminds me of an Egyptian chair from 1450 BC.  How did those guys do that with just bronze and stone?  I think I'd like to see how he used inferior tools to do something that cool.  Although I have to admit that it looks really uncomfortable.  (BTW, the seat is restored, but I think the rest is original.)