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Offline Kev

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I would like a Festool religious order ...
« on: November 25, 2011, 09:38 PM »
I'm, not certain if it's the "Monks of Festool" or what - but I've become al little altered by the entire Festool experience ...

I have faith in their products now without needing any hard facts
I make regular pilgrimages to my local Festool store
I speak on forums and other places about all things Festool
I try to convince others to join the ranks of Festool users
I find myself feeling serene when I'm working with my Festool tools
A fair portion of my income goes to Festool

Now I don't want this to stray into a comparison of religions of any sort, comparisons with Scientology, etc ... that's not why I'm saying this.

I'll also add that I'm not a religious person, so if this personal observation offends anyone deeply religious - that's not my intent.

Im going to keep my eye out for anything like the following:

The urge to convince my wife that a Festool vacuum is a better option for the carpet than the Dyson
The urge to put Festool stickers of cars, surfboards, etc
Wearing Festool clothing
The desire to get any sort of green tattoo ... or any tattoo for that matter

... So why is this on the wish list? ... If Festool some how formalised a religious order, I figure I could take advantage of an Australian chapter that could give me 100% tax deductibility on Festool purchases in relation to my "Faith". Maybe the "carpenter" angle ??


PS I won't be offended if this thread is locked - I believe the forum members here are reasonable enough to see the light hearted perspective on this ... but there's always "the one" ...


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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 09:52 PM »
Kev,

I have often referred to myself as a Festool enthusiast or evangelist.  Welcome to the Brotherhood of the Green Faster, Easier, Smarter Meadow.   [thumbs up]

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Offline fritter63

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 10:09 PM »
Overheard at my local Festool dealer by the owners wife:

"Those Festool people, they're different...."

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 11:29 PM »
Overheard at my local Festool dealer by the owners wife:

"Those Festool people, they're different...."


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Offline Steve Rowe

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 11:37 PM »
So would this be called a Festivus for the rest of us? ;D

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 11:41 PM »
So would this be called a Festivus for the rest of us? ;D

So the FestOvus pole would be the Boom Arm?   [big grin]


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Offline Kev

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2011, 01:01 AM »
So would this be called a Festivus for the rest of us? ;D

Very clever - I love it  [big grin]

But there would be a "form" of commercialism ... in that there would be a specific day when you must buy yourself a new Festool tool each year. One that you have no apparent use for or immediate need (this is part of the faith of a having a need for it that hasn't shown itself to you yet).

Be clear - if you have any need for a tool for a job you can identify - the purchase of a Festool for this purpose falls outside of the Festivus. Obey the Festivus - or the brotherhood of green will come and make you hand cut dovetails until you scream for mercy !!!

Offline lumbajac

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2011, 07:02 AM »
I believe there is a Festool fraternal order t- shirt already as mentioned be someone in the last end-users course (David I think?).  The image of the angle finder on the backside of the hard to find Kapex shirt is very "brotherhoodish" - kind of has tones of the Free Mason's square & compass.  In fact, I have to wonder if Festool intended this effect?

Can't find an image on the web and don't have a camera at the moment - I'm sure Peter or someone could upload an image real quick.
Corey - U.P. of Michigan

Offline Alan m

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2011, 07:16 AM »
here are over 7000 members on here worldwide. probably 5000 are in the us. if they all got together it could happen. some star wars(maybe star trek) fanatics got together and put it on the censis. ye could do that.
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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2011, 07:23 AM »
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Offline TheTassieBFG

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011, 04:55 PM »
the question is does the vow of poverty come before or after the purchase? [smile]
Is sticker shock part of the transcendent experience or a shameful experience :P

ps I am prob what you would cal a "deeply religeous person" and i take no offence

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2011, 07:57 PM »
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More like this, maybe?:





Didn't know they were rare, if Dan hadn't given it to me I'd be tempted to eBay it.

But I sure would like another of the new Midis, anybody open for a trade?  [wink]

LOL,
Bill

P.S. Sorry about the big pix, haven't quite figured out the new iPad....

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Offline EWTHeckman

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2011, 08:58 AM »
The desire to get any sort of green tattoo ... or any tattoo for that matter

You're not officially a member of the order until you have a Festool green ring tattooed around your arm about 6cm above your wrist.  [wink]
Ed "What the" Heckman

Offline Kev

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2011, 04:42 AM »
OK - I've crossed ... I just paid $US42.20 for an XL Festool T-Shirt on eBay.

My soul is cursed forever  [scared]

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2011, 07:12 AM »
Kev, this thread is funny, thanks for starting it.   [thanks]
Cheers,   
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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2011, 10:35 AM »
The desire to get any sort of green tattoo ... or any tattoo for that matter

You're not officially a member of the order until you have a Festool green ring tattooed around your arm about 6cm above your wrist.  [wink]

A local tattoo shop has just sent me a %50 off coupon..............   [blink]  hmmmmmmmmmmmm............  ???   [unsure]

Seth

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Re: I would like a Festool religious order ...
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2011, 11:14 AM »
I believe there is a Festool fraternal order t- shirt already as mentioned be someone in the last end-users course (David I think?).  The image of the angle finder on the backside of the hard to find Kapex shirt is very "brotherhoodish" - kind of has tones of the Free Mason's square & compass.  In fact, I have to wonder if Festool intended this effect?

Can't find an image on the web and don't have a camera at the moment - I'm sure Peter or someone could upload an image real quick.

I once brought that up in Indiana.  It certainly was intended.  "Just one of it's many secrets...." has it's own eerie, esoteric tones to it as well.
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