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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #150 on: September 09, 2019, 12:45 PM »
General builder, qualified carpenter joiner, and qualified plasterer, can hold my own with brickwork. I'm comfortable with plumbing but, no expert. I know a bit about electricity but, it still frightens me. [blink]
Nowadays, as I'm past my prime, my main activity is instructing my workforce, which is easier on the bones  ;)

Offline WillAdams

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« Reply #151 on: September 09, 2019, 03:25 PM »
Formally trained as a graphic designer, mostly I do small-scale woodworking, and use a pair of small CNC machines (which is why I picked up the Festool CT Midi which brought me here).

Offline NChander

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« Reply #152 on: September 10, 2019, 07:09 AM »
Licensed Architect here, I love combining woodworking with welding and 3d printing to figure out the details on current or future projects.

This forum has been an invaluable tool in my learning process.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 07:47 AM by NChander »

Offline Chris Cianci

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« Reply #153 on: September 10, 2019, 09:03 AM »
Chiropractor by day. Wannabe hobbyist who loves finely made tools.  My great great grandfather and his brothers were woodworkers by trade. Unfortunately I didn’t inherit any of their skills. I’m Best known for the extraordinary number of prototypes(mistakes and failures) I create

Offline WillB

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #154 on: February 16, 2020, 10:54 PM »
Retired Energy Engineer, always loved working with wood...
everything from cabinets, picture frames, built ins, closets...
I do a lot of experimenting with hand tools, not sure why, a curiousity I guess...
Love working with tools.... good way to stay active as u age, without hitting the gym... workshop hours add up fast and its a lot of lifting, bending, standing, grabbing, etc. 

Offline ctvader

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« Reply #155 on: February 17, 2020, 04:27 AM »
Computer Infa Engineer... always loved putting things together since I’ve been young, especially LEGO (still love LEGO at 47).

Offline Alex

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« Reply #156 on: February 17, 2020, 04:00 PM »
always loved putting things together since I’ve been young, especially LEGO (still love LEGO at 47).

Me too, also 47  [smile]

Offline WarrenT

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« Reply #157 on: February 17, 2020, 05:18 PM »
I recently retired from a mid sized full time municipal fire department after 39 1/2 years, the last 7 as the Fire Chief.   I learned many of my woodworking skills from my Dad.  Now that I have some spare time, I have been replacing some of my older power tools with Festools, hence my affiliation here.  I am in the midst of my winter project, an extendable cherry dining room table, and enjoy using both power and hand tools.

I have learned a lot from all of the great craftsmen here at the FOG.

Offline FestitaMakool

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« Reply #158 on: February 17, 2020, 06:07 PM »
Cool thread!
Me; educated in marketing/economy. Technical interest at early age. Learned that Know-how and skill sells, still there. Most memorable jobs; Started with sales in diapers and sanitation things for the ladies  [scared] (Competing with Pampers and Always  [wink]) ...Sooo [embarassed] furter: Buyer/logistics/sales in photo industry, aftermarket man./technical Boston Whaler, Sea Ray and With boats. Technical sales wood burning domestic fireplaces as ie.: Brunner, Germany as well as steel chimneys. INT. technical sales including purchasing and production/fabricating pneumatic Ex/ATEX approved wipers for oil rigs/heli decks. + Too much more to mention.
Today I’m in estate management (techical of course [smile])
One of my all favourite interest and hobbies have been working with wood, it is so fascinating turning wood into whatever you’ll like. The right tools to do the job have always followed me, but at age just over 50, I bought my first Festools. But then again I now have the need and time to enjoy both the tools and the work I do with them.

Offline daveva

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Re: Festool Hobbyists....What is your day job or business?
« Reply #159 on: February 17, 2020, 07:44 PM »
Raised on a dairy farm, after graduating from high school worked building farm silos for two seasons.Worked in two underground coal mines for approximately 10 years. After their closure worked in a sawmill for two years then got a job in a coal fired power plant as a stationary engineer operating high pressure boiler. After its closer was hired in a lithograph plant printing sheets of metal operating a computerized printing press for 23 years then retired. Now helping my brother and son farm.

Offline notenoughcash

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« Reply #160 on: March 23, 2020, 02:13 PM »
out of work atm.  i'm at scholl [eek] [eek] [blink]
wishlist:    take a look at every page in the festool website.

Offline SilviaS7

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« Reply #161 on: March 26, 2020, 09:20 PM »
I am a nerd in IT and I love it.  Woodworking is a great break from that while still using my noggin which is my best feature, hah.