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We did this class once already and Steve Bace, our trainer in Vegas, asked that I poll forum members to see what the interest level would be in doing another one. You can get details on what's covered in the class in the link below. Assume the class will be in the $350-500 range, a lot of which covers material costs.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/end-user-training-solid-surface-on-feb-17-18-in-las-vegas/

Please respond to the thread if you are definitely interested. Based on the responses, we may add another class in Q2 of this year.

Thanks,
Shane

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 07:42 PM »
If it is to be in the 2nd quarter I fully believe I would be interested.  I haven't bugged Steve in some time!

Add:  It would be fabulous and maybe a pipe dream if somehow Steve - with his connections - could get those who have attended a source to get the material to work with after the classes.  Most people can't get the materials to use even in their own homes without warranty coverage.

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 08:13 PM »
Like Peter, the second quarter might be better for me.  For the first time in a couple of years it looks like I might have a busy first quarter work actual paying jobs.
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Offline Dan Rush

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Re: Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 08:23 PM »
Put me in Coach!!  I'll be there (just need a couple days notice!!)
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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 09:11 PM »
Another one bites the dust.  Count me in. Maybe we can get Corie to join us

Don

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 10:57 PM »
My bags are packed already just tell me when.

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Re: Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 11:07 PM »
Yes, definitely interested. In fact, sign me up now!

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 05:34 AM »
I would be interested, and even more if it were in Lebanon.  Q2 works well for me, too. 

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 07:12 AM »
Another one bites the dust.  Count me in. Maybe we can get Corie to join us



Would love to reunite with the July '10 Lebanon Routers & Cabinets classmates, but I'm saving my pennies and time for a sanding/finishing class or trim carpentry class if they ever come to fruition.
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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 07:54 AM »
Shane, I would definitely be interested. It all depends on dates.

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 01:54 AM »
Any opportunity to learn from Steve is priceless.  I would definitely be interested if my schedule allows.

Brett

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 02:49 AM »
Depending on the dates I might be very interested :)
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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 12:20 PM »
Yes please.
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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2012, 07:29 PM »
In mid February 2011 I was one of the fortunate participants in the first-ever Festool End User Solid Surface class in Henderson. Of course Steve "Mister Solid Surface" Bace was our instructor. Brian "The Sedge" Sedgeley also participated, as a combination trainee and instructor. Besides them our class included the sales manager for a leading brand of solid surface adhesive.

I am in the custom cabinet business and I own a lot of large modern CNC machines. Consequently several of the counter top contractors I know wanted me to sub-contract CNC machining of certain solid surface jobs.

Having discussed this informally with Steve Bace during previous classes and meetings, I had doubts about the practicality of fabricating both wood and solid surface in the same shop. So one of my goals taking the class was to find out if I needed to worry. My secondary goal was to improve my understanding of solid surface fabrication so as to work move effectively with counter top contractors.

Less than an hour into simply breaking down a sheet of solid surface material I concluded I did not want to spend a lot of time around those chips. As Steve puts it so well, "They cling to everything like an irate bill collector!"

Sometimes the best educational experience is one pointing us away from a particular line of business. I learned a lot about the tips and tricks to effectively fabricate solid surface from Steve during this class. What I took away from the class was the absolute thought that I did not want any solid surface dust in my shop, and that even a hint of metal or wood dust interferes with solid surface fabrication. To me the investment in travel, hotel and the class fee was very much in my favor.

I urge everyone even considering a future in solid surface fabrication to participate in these classes.

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 08:48 PM »
Hey Shane,
Looks like theres alot of folks interested.

Are we gonna do this thannng or not?????

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 09:10 PM »
Hey Shane,
Looks like theres alot of folks interested.

Are we gonna do this thannng or not?????

Let me follow up with Steve, the trainer in Vegas, and see what the plan is. It's his call but I think we have some good interest. If you guys that have responded in the thread have not already done so, I would highly recommend that you head over to the training website and subscribe for email notifications of new class listings, specially for the solid surface class.

http://www.festooltraining.com/subscribe/

Shane

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 10:43 PM »
I'd love to attend!  Just make sure it's not 4th week of April when KBIS is going on in Chicago (week of the 23rd).
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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2012, 05:06 PM »
Quick update, I'm pretty confident this class is going to happen, along with some other classes in Vegas. I'm waiting to hear back from Steve with dates. Again, I would recommend subscribing to notifications of new classes on the festooltraining.com site since classes fill quickly when they are posted, some in less than 15 minutes.

Shane

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Re: Anyone interested in a Festool Solid Surface class in Vegas?
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2012, 08:58 PM »
Gt my bags packed and waiting for the email  [tongue]