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Offline lumbajac

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Re: FOG, remembering the old days.
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2022, 02:39 PM »
Though I’m a year late, interesting thread Brice. I don’t remember how many years ago it has been since I last looked or logged in, but had the urge to do so today for some reason. Actually did a search of your name and a few others thinking back to earlier days and then end users training in Henderson, NV in 2010 or so working with yourself, Peter Halle, Dan Rush, dsweetser, I think Jesse Cloud was there, that character who wore the bandana whom I can’t seem to remember the name of at the moment, and all the old names mentioned already…

I’m mostly into metal work as part of my job these days so have been away from woods for some time, but will be back someday I’m guessing.





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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: FOG, remembering the old days.
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2022, 04:31 PM »
Though I’m a year late, interesting thread Brice. I don’t remember how many years ago it has been since I last looked or logged in, but had the urge to do so today for some reason. Actually did a search of your name and a few others thinking back to earlier days and then end users training in Henderson, NV in 2010 or so working with yourself, Peter Halle, Dan Rush, dsweetser, I think Jesse Cloud was there, that character who wore the bandana whom I can’t seem to remember the name of at the moment, and all the old names mentioned already…

I’m mostly into metal work as part of my job these days so have been away from woods for some time, but will be back someday I’m guessing.

That character was most probably Kreg. He past away a few months ago.

He is laughing that you remember the bandana and not his name. That was his goal with it.

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/general-friendly-chat/kreg-mcmahon-the-bead-board-king/

Tom

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Re: FOG, remembering the old days.
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2022, 06:15 PM »
Though I’m a year late, interesting thread Brice. I don’t remember how many years ago it has been since I last looked or logged in, but had the urge to do so today for some reason. Actually did a search of your name and a few others thinking back to earlier days and then end users training in Henderson, NV in 2010 or so working with yourself, Peter Halle, Dan Rush, dsweetser, I think Jesse Cloud was there, that character who wore the bandana whom I can’t seem to remember the name of at the moment, and all the old names mentioned already…

I’m mostly into metal work as part of my job these days so have been away from woods for some time, but will be back someday I’m guessing.

@lumbajac ,

So great to hear you again.  You met us at Lebanon in 2010 I believe.  Boy that was a fun trip.

Stay well and hope to see you again!

Peter

Offline lumbajac

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Re: FOG, remembering the old days.
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2022, 09:13 PM »
Ah yes, Kreg McMahon. I always found his posts about his various jobs constructing built-in cabinetry quite informative.  And you Tom aka tjbnwi… were you at that 2010 Lebanon course as well… seemed to be buddies with Kreg or became buddies there maybe?

Peter, yes it was Lebanon, not Henderson!  I was scheduled to go to Henderson later that year I think for an advanced course, but couldn’t fly out of our little 1 terminal airport up in the U.P. of Michigan due to weather. I’d been conversing with another old name from back then and so much looked forward to meeting him at the course, but never got the chance because of said weather issues. That was ccarroladams, if I remember his username correctly… had good posts too and seemed very, very knowledgeable from what I gathered in our couple phone conversations.
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Re: FOG, remembering the old days.
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2022, 10:48 PM »
Ah yes, Kreg McMahon. I always found his posts about his various jobs constructing built-in cabinetry quite informative.  And you Tom aka tjbnwi… were you at that 2010 Lebanon course as well… seemed to be buddies with Kreg or became buddies there maybe?

Peter, yes it was Lebanon, not Henderson!  I was scheduled to go to Henderson later that year I think for an advanced course, but couldn’t fly out of our little 1 terminal airport up in the U.P. of Michigan due to weather. I’d been conversing with another old name from back then and so much looked forward to meeting him at the course, but never got the chance because of said weather issues. That was ccarroladams, if I remember his username correctly… had good posts too and seemed very, very knowledgeable from what I gathered in our couple phone conversations.

Yes I was there. First time I meet most.

Kreg I had known for awhile. After the class he spent the weekend at my home in Cedar Lake, IN. I now live in Colorado Springs.

I hope that Festool brings back Connect, it is my chance to catch up with old friends.

Tom

Offline HowardH

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Re: FOG, remembering the old days.
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2022, 09:49 PM »
Hard to believe I joined this group over 15 years ago as a novice woodworker and having just purchased a CT22 and RO150FEQ.  Both, like me, are still going strong!  Loved the knowledge and how-to's of Brice, the folk wit and wisdom of Per Swenson and Bob Marino was my go to guy for anything I needed Festool wise.  My skills have improved while being here while my bank account has gone the other direction but I'm fine with that. I'm as much into woodworking today as I was then and always excited to see the new offerings. I remember the early problems and the subsequent start and later demise of TalkFestool.  Hope to be here in another 15 years. 
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Re: FOG, remembering the old days.
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2022, 06:59 AM »
lumbajac, remember the night we spent at the ID airport? Never again. Don
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Re: FOG, remembering the old days.
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2022, 10:36 AM »
@tjbnwi Tom,

In the thread you linked regarding the passing of Kreg, you mentioned knowing why Sedge is the way he is after meeting him at Festool. How so? I love Sedge, BTW. Such an excellent character and cut up.

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Re: FOG, remembering the old days.
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2022, 11:34 PM »
@tjbnwi Tom,

In the thread you linked regarding the passing of Kreg, you mentioned knowing why Sedge is the way he is after meeting him at Festool. How so? I love Sedge, BTW. Such an excellent character and cut up.

Sorry for the response delay, did not know about your question until I logged in.

Sedge is a great guy. The same in real life as you see him on social media. Cannot say enough good things about him.

My comment was tongue in check, the way I phrased my comment was “Sedge was fine until he met us” type statement. Kreg and I together in one place is enough to drive anyone crazy or to drink…..

Tom
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