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Offline jobsworth

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Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« on: April 21, 2020, 09:57 AM »
Watching the second episode on You Tube. The first one Sedge went over the 2 domino machines 500 and 700. This last one Sedge is going over the festool routers. He has Steve Allen and Brent answering questions about the tools.

I havent watched it live but found it on Festool TV. .

Pretty informative last about a half hour.

Chock full of information

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 10:07 AM »
I watched both episodes on YouTube.  It was full of good information.

The second episode was just a general overview of all the routers.  It sounds like in the the future, Sedge is going to devote an entire episode to each model of router to go into a lot more detail.

I guess they broadcast live on Instagram on Fridays at some time?  I actually prefer watching the replay on YouTube since I can watch it at 2x speed.
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 10:28 AM »
e since I can watch it at 2x speed.


This is the reason why I seldom watch freelance or "semi-professional" woodworking videos as I find them way too long-winded for my taste. Most of them can be trimmed to 1/4 or even much more, and still, very little or nothing will be lost to an average viewer. In a way, Norm Abram (and his team, of course) were magicians to me as they could pack so much in a clip that ran less than half an hour, without boring me to tears. :'( [big grin] [big grin]

Someone once showed me a Live (?) recording of Rob Cosman's. I couldn't stand seeing all the unscripted and unedited videotaping...and the project was said to run for 60 or 70 episodes. In that particular one which I watched for 5 minutes or less, I saw him walking between machines and stations, a lot of the time, sometimes just to grab a tool.

I haven't watched any of the mentioned Festool clips.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 10:48 AM »
I'm so accustomed to watching YouTube videos at 2x that normal speed sounds like they're speaking in slow motion.  I've even got my wife into watching things at a faster speed.  She keeps saying she wishes we could watch some of the recorded TV shows on the DVR at 1.5 or 2x speed.  It would make the shows a lot faster.

I actually like / don't mind watching Rob Cosman's unedited live shows.  He's posting a daily project video because of everyone being at home in quarantine (currently drawer making, on episode 15) and also does a live show every Saturday for about 2 hours.  I find it interesting to watch him brainstorm a solution in real time.  Sort of the opposite of some YouTube car repair channels where they show swap out an engine or transmission in about "10 minutes."  I'm also reassured to know that I'm not the only one struggling to find my pencil, ruler, tape measure or that thing I just set down a second ago.

Here are the 2 Festool Live episodes:



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Offline vkumar

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 11:52 AM »
Yes I watched it. Sedge was as usual quite good. The only problems I had with the video is sometimes lack of closeup shots on ctitical adjutsments.  Also the 2 guys with the iphones are quite distracting and often in the way of the main camera.
Despite all this I will continue to watch Sedge.
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Offline elfick

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 11:55 AM »
I also watched them on youtube rather than live. I really enjoyed them and hope they keep making them.

Offline pixelated

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2020, 04:57 PM »
I happened across it Friday night or Saturday. I liked it, though as stated, I found the guys walking around with the phones distracting, and was a little taken aback by Sedge tossing the domino on the bench.

I'm curious if they are soliciting inputs for topics? I'd like to see one that focuses on using the domino with thin materials, for example, mid-panel joints for 1/2" / 12mm material.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2020, 05:10 PM »
Well, I presume the two guys with the phones are doing the Instagram Live, which is in portrait mode. What is shown on YT is done in the regular format. Editing these two together would be problematic, which is too bad — there is not enough detail (zoom in!) when Sedge explains stuff about parts of the machines. Another regular video camera guy is needed to do that.


I wish they would have considered this before committing to the IG/YT mix, because I prefer watching YT (yeah, speed it up, or skip ahead — I am impatient).
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Offline elfick

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2020, 05:11 PM »
I happened across it Friday night or Saturday. I liked it, though as stated, I found the guys walking around with the phones distracting, and was a little taken aback by Sedge tossing the domino on the bench.

I'm curious if they are soliciting inputs for topics? I'd like to see one that focuses on using the domino with thin materials, for example, mid-panel joints for 1/2" / 12mm material.
I know Sedge covered mid-panel joints for 3/4" material in the domino video. Maybe you can try asking in the comments for that video? I'm not sure if they read them or not though.

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2020, 05:26 PM »
I think your best chance of getting a suggestion heard /seen would be to comment when they're actually live on Instagram.

Unless, maybe someone from Festool is reading this post and writes it down as a suggestion.
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Offline jonnyrocket

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Re: Anyone Watching Festool Friday Live?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2020, 06:21 PM »
I caught it live, purely by accident. I even got a question submitted, but it wasn’t answered. I asked about the July 1st date and the Ad in Fine Home Building. I’m not surprised it didn’t get answered. But I was glad someone asked about the TID18 and that they at least acknowledged the question.