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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Won a Festool Sander at the Roadshow
« Last post by Peter Halle on Yesterday at 06:17 PM »
Peter:
I’m sure you’re - As is said: “Right on the ‘money’”.
I am - As you say: “sadly mistaken”. Very.

BTW... An aside: I see that you’re in Central VA.
We lived 20+ years in Chesapeake, VA.
My backyard neighbors - Bill and Heather - Owned/operated the Norfolk, VA Woodcraft store.
A fellow that worked for them - Learning the business - Now owns/operates the Colorado Springs, CO Woodcraft store. Small world. [smile]
The COS Woodcraft store sells Festool - And has a normal “Woodcraft” display.
Austin Harwoods in Denver - Has a MORE THAN COMPLETE Festool display.
I’ll speak to both next time I’m there.

I have heard many positive comments about that Woodcraft store that your neighbors once operated.  I haven't been to that part of the state in 18 years even though it is less than 2 hours away.

I am sorry if I came across harsh - it really is in the dealers hands and then integrating those requests into a realistic route.

A little know fact, one of the Festool employees who has done the show since the beginning - camps out thru the trip.

I won't supply names or any more details but it is true.

Peter
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Won a Festool Sander at the Roadshow
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 06:15 PM »

Only those in the Midwest and Northeast.

Apparently... We who live in the west don’t matter. [sad]


Over the years with all the Festool dealers in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, think Woodcraft, Acme, Rockler, Betterly, the old infamous 7 Corners Hardware and finally Trade Tools, this is the FIRST time the Festool circus will hit our area.  [thumbs up]  It’ll be at Betterly’s on July 31st for only 4 hours and then the circus will quietly leave town.
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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by GoingMyWay on Yesterday at 05:56 PM »
We buy the large sub primal cuts of strip steak from Costco and then cut them up into regular steak thicknesses.  We season them with salt and pepper (sometimes garlic powder) and then vacuum seal the steaks before freezing.  Then I cook them straight out of the freezer sous vide at 124 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  These particular steaks have been in the freezer since January 21, 2018.  My favorite way to finish a sous vide steak is to sear it in a rip roaring pan with avocado oil.  Normally I use a cast iron pan on a Iwatani butane burner outside (keeps the house from getting smokey).  Yesterday I used our All-Clad skillet as it's big enough to sear both steaks at the same time - about 1 1/2 or 2 minutes per side.







I also have a Searzall, propane torch, and MAPP gas torch, but skillet searing is my favorite way to finish.  I really don't know what all the hype is about the Searzall.  It's waaaay too slow for me.
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Peter:
I’m sure that you’re - As is the old quote: “Right on the ‘money’”.
I’m also - As you say: “sadly mistaken”. Very.

BTW... A “rabbit trail”: I see that you’re located in Central VA.
We lived 20+ years in Chesapeake, VA.
My backyard neighbors - Bill and Heather - Owned/operated the Norfolk, VA Woodcraft store.
A fellow that worked for them - Learning the business - Now owns/operates the Colorado Springs, CO Woodcraft store. Small world. [smile]
The COS Woodcraft store sells Festool - And has a normal “Woodcraft” Festool display.
Austin Hardwoods in Denver - Has a MORE THAN COMPLETE (much more) Festool display.
I’ll speak to both next time I’m there.
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Its funny, but I had a new garage door installed in my house last week. I’m sure I could have done it myself, but it didn’t cost much extra to have it installed so I figured I’d leave it to the pros. 3 hours later he was finished. It probably would have taken me a a day to do it, so I figured it wasn’t worth the frustration.

When I was talking to the sales guy he said their bread and butter was repairing damaged garage doors. He said the don’t make nearly as much installing new doors.


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General Friendly Chat / Re: What's Cooking
« Last post by Peter Halle on Yesterday at 05:45 PM »
Last night's dinner was steak, asparagus, boiled potatoes, and salad.

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How did you cook your steak?
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Using 220v Festool in the US
« Last post by DeformedTree on Yesterday at 05:33 PM »
Picturing UK contractors having their work trucks filled with batteries.  Mid day head to the truck for lunch and take a Scruge McDuck style swim in the back in the vast stash of batteries filling the truck to the seams.

Someplace there is a bad/flawed/failed business model of a Courier taking flights back and forth from JFK to Heathrow,  moving NAINA 110V tools westward and 120V chargers eastward.  Just needs enough volume to turn a profit  [tongue]
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Won a Festool Sander at the Roadshow
« Last post by Peter Halle on Yesterday at 05:17 PM »
Brian:
Glad to see that you were a winner at Festool’s Roadshow.
But... Alanbach: You’re INCORRECT when you say: “They go around the country...”
As is Leo Zirkler, vice president of marketing for Festool, when he says: “The Festool Roadshow was a huge success... So we’re going out again, throughout the U.S. and Canada”...

I hear ya, SouthRider/Covington, LA: “What's the roadshow?”
In the U.S. - Festool’s Roadshows are in the NORTHEAST ONLY. Check their 2018 Roadshow map. Some are within “spittin’ distance” of each other.
https://www.festoolusa.com/company/roadshow
But... Absolutely NONE are scheduled west of Omaha, NE.
It’s simply hard to believe that not a SINGLE FESTOOL DEALER - Anywhere in the western U.S. - Doesn’t want to have the Roadshow - Only those in the Midwest and Northeast.

Apparently... We who live in the west don’t matter. [sad]
Pssst. Festool. We buy a lot of your products. And gas ain’t THAT expensive.
If you can get that truck to Menomonee Falls, WI (Really?) - I bet you could get to DENVER - Or VEGAS - Or L.A. - Or...

If you think that they will visit every area then you are sadly mistaken.  This program has been going on for a few years and yes they have made it past the Mississippi.  They have been to California, Arizona, and I think Colorado.  Also up the west coast to Washington.  Where they visit is also dependent on having willing dealers.  I could very possibly be wrong, but dealers have to 1.  be interested, and 2.  meet certain criteria.  (Actually I know I am not wrong.  But what I know was told confidentially.)

The logistics of the tour which I believe was originally slated to be 5 years is extremely complex.  I heard what the cost was to cross over the border into Canada and my jaw dropped.

If you want the tour to visit somewhere near to you then where you start is with a local dealer.  If they aren't willing then your odds get worse.

Peter Halle - Moderator
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Festool How To... / Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Last post by Naildrivingman on Yesterday at 05:17 PM »
See reply number 4;

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/combining-mft3-cms-kapex-wstand-into-1-workstation-ideas/msg283332/#msg283332

Knobs hitting the MFT C-channel, RAS solved that issue.

Tom
Assuming you are referring to the RAS sander, just exactly how did it solve the problem?
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Domino Pin Stop Removal?
« Last post by Birdhunter on Yesterday at 05:10 PM »
You can lock the “flippers” back so they don’t get in the way. I think that’s better than removing them because they are still there if you need them.
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