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Offline Gwerner

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Top of the list would be Norm since my fascination with woodworking and power tools started from watching the New Yankee Workshop as a teen.

I'd really like to spend a day in the shop with ERock too. I learned so much about using the LR32 from his youtube videos, I think I could really learn a lot more from him.

Offline Alex

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The Festool (Hero) I'd like to meet is myself. I still don't know him, so God, I'm dying to find out.

Offline Peter Halle

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The Festool (Hero) I'd like to meet is myself. I still don't know him, so God, I'm dying to find out.

I'd like to meet you to.  If you can find yourself.

All kidding aside, I would love to come overseas and meet a ton of you and experience an entirely different way of woodworking.

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Offline Holmz

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I think it would have to be Noah, building an Arc with the equipment he had. Would have like to have seen that.

The Local tribes have similar flood stories. It is ubiquitous.

If you talk to him, then find out "what happened to the unicorns?"

Offline Alex

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All kidding aside, I would love to come overseas and meet a ton of you and experience an entirely different way of woodworking.

Same here Peter, same here. Not especially for the woodworking, but just to see America and its people. And would love to meet some of you FOG heros. [smile]

Ah well, one day....

Offline kfitzsimons

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I've always enjoyed Frank Pellow's posts. With his cabin and just general informative projects, I could sit down with him, have a beer, and look out into the woods and talk tools and woodworking. There are Norm, Tom, Tommy Mac and others I wouldn't pass up a visit with.

Offline HowardH

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Just saw this thread.  I think David Marks would be very high on my list.  He does incredible work. 
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Offline Grakat

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I would like to have spent time doing woodworking with my grandfather. I was too young when he passed away to really benefit from his knowledge.

He was a builder in New Zealand around the 1940s and 1950s. He was known for building to a specification, not a price, and if it wasn't right he would pull whatever wasn't right down and do it again. I remember when his eyesight failed and he couldn't do woodworking anymore. He passed away a few years later.

People say that I take a lot after him, and my middle name is his first name.
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Offline jasen

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@Grakat
You brought some great flooding memories for me with my grandfather who passed away (94 years old) when I was 14 years old . He was Danish and immigrated to Australia before WW1 and fought with the aussies and after the war migrated to Dunedin NZ. He had a carpenter / cabinet shop  in the "Octagon" (main street of town) in the 1930's.

I remember him making his own wooden clogs, cabinets, stools, woodworking benches and anything else that was wooden. To this day we still have his stools. Simplicity but solid. I remember all his woodworking tools and his bench saw etc etc.

It's funny when you get older, you think about these things more. I too wish I spent time woodworking with my grandfather.

Sorry for the rant but great to have someone feel the same way.
Cheers


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Offline Grakat

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@jasen

No apology required mate, sounds like a similar story to mine. Goes to show our heroes are sometimes a lot closer to home than you think.

Thanks for sharing.
Regards
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Offline Tinker

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I was very close to my cousin's grandfather, a farmer, and he was my favorite Old Timer.  I still have his two man saw over my fireplace. I had spent time at the other end of that saw with him on occasion. I was living on my great uncle's farm in those days being raised by my father's cousin and her husband. Great Uncle and great aunt lived in the same house. I called him "Grampa" and my Grt Aunt I called "Gramma". "Grampa" had a garden to the wonder of all within a radious of miles.  Towards the end of his life, I had just returned from my two years vacation with Uncle Sam with a side trip to the orient. Grampa was dying slowly and I was able to help him out in his garden somewhat every weekend when i visited.  I have often wished I had spent more time with "Grampa and Gramma".  He had so many little tricks to raising vegetables earlier than anybody. He was so attuned to nature, I wish i could have learned so much more from him.  The person I wish I had listened to was "Gramma".  She had soooo many wonderful stories, especially about my great grand father and even more about my great great grandfather who was a missionary in Hawii.  I seldom listened with concentration to her stories, those were always about "ancient history" to me.  I preferred listening to my cousin (her son-in-law) and his friends.  Those stories were about hunting and fishing and farming in a time and place  i could better relate to.  Gramma was stricktly old time.  I had no time to listen to her "rambling".  Today, I wish I had listened better.  I somehow picked up the story telling habit from those folks back in my farm living day, but I never had time to listen to "Gramma".  She was the treasure I never fully appreciated.
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Offline Z48LT1

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I was absorbed on YouTube last night when it jumped into my mind that my answer to this thread is clearly mirock.  His creations are so darn clever, creative, and well engineered I eagerly await his next masterpiece and have tried to view all his older videos.  Watching him design and build his shop made machine shop using earlier generation shop made machines is fascinating.

I might have to wait for the weather in Ukraine to become a little more relaxing before I visit.

Stay safe, mirock!

Cheers - Gary

PS  I should also mention his cinematography and editing - among the best on the 'net.
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Offline DiscoStu

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Well Peter for me it would actually be yourself that I'd like to meet. Just like Paul was an influence on you buying Festool you were the same for me. I will of course bring biscuits and a breakdown of how much you owe me for the money you've made me spend! You've also been very generous with your time with emails etc.



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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Well Peter for me it would actually be yourself that I'd like to meet. Just like Paul was an influence on you buying Festool you were the same for me. I will of course bring biscuits and a breakdown of how much you owe me for the money you've made me spend! You've also been very generous with your time with emails etc.



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Hi Stuart

That is very kind but when I started this thread all that time ago I was hoping that we might have a Festool get together here in the UK. I even had a pretty big venue organised, free of charge, not far from the centre of London.

The plan was to try and encourage people like Paul Marcel to come over here for the event. I also had (and still have) a burning ambition to meet Norm Abram despite him not being a known Festool user. He, unknowingly, helped me to retain my sanity when I was working away from home for 5 years.

Cheers.

Peter

Offline DiscoStu

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I think you should do an open day at the New Brit Workshop Peter! I can bring cake!

Actually this was my last Birthday cake:




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Offline Scott Burt

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The Festool (Hero) I'd like to meet is myself. I still don't know him, so God, I'm dying to find out.

Ditto!  [scared]

Offline Holmz

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The Festool (Hero) I'd like to meet is myself. I still don't know him, so God, I'm dying to find out.

Ditto!  [scared]

There were few ways to take Alex post, with some being double entendres. Pretty humorous. 

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@DiscoStu

Brilliant birthday cake Stuart !

Peter

Offline McNally Family

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Given only one choice, I would choose Seth (@SRSemenza).  Since I joined this forum, every post of his I read, and every bit of advice he gives, almost seems like something he just finished doing himself 20 minutes ago!  Without a doubt, he if for me the voice of experience!
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Dang man, thanks very much!  Not sure I deserve hero status.

You are correct though, I have just finished everything 20 minutes ago ....... well sometimes 25.  [smile]


Seth

Offline Woozal

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If only he was still alive....I would like to meet Sam Maloof....premium woodworker and museum quality furniture designer....oh if only I could rock in one of his rocking chairs.

Offline Holmz

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If only he was still alive....I would like to meet Sam Maloof....premium woodworker and museum quality furniture designer....oh if only I could rock in one of his rocking chairs.

We did a tour of his house in Upland, Ca... Or Azuza, or somewhere off the 210 FWY.
It was Jan '16.

Yes - I rocked in the chair.

Some of it was a bit over the top, like wooden hinges for the doors.
Yes one CAN do that, but it is the wrong material.

Really that is about all I did not like. Everything was good on the tour.
So you can still visit it.
And I recommend it.