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Offline Peter Halle

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Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« on: January 22, 2016, 11:27 AM »
Hard to believe it's been 9 years since the forum outgrew its Yahoo Group roots!  Thank you to everyone who has asked questions and given help here!

Peter

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 11:29 AM »
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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 11:49 AM »
I do sometimes wonder what Matthew Schenker is up to these days... [scratch chin]
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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 12:50 PM »
I've been a member 9 years this year.

I really must get out more :( :)

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 01:08 PM »
I think it's a testament to the great moderators, members and content here that there are so many circa 2007 members still active on the forum.  [wink]

I should have said it in my earlier post, but thanks to everyone who contributes here and makes this forum an inviting and informative place.
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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 03:14 PM »
Just for today..

Offline Corwin

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 07:16 PM »
Ten years since I started with Festool. I was glad to have fond this place nine years ago.

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 07:20 PM »
Wow
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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2016, 10:54 PM »
 

 Thanks to the members  for all the good content [thumbs up]


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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2016, 11:29 PM »
Shame on me for not joining this forum earlier. I've been checking this out for the last 5 years but didn't join until a year ago. Ya, ya, ya, some will say better off without you and I will say you're probably right. But each of us brings a slice of our own perspective to this woodworking/machinery/metalworking puzzle and there is not a better forum to address all of the issues. If a person has to skip among different forums to divine solutions to their issues...what's the sense, that's annoying and labor intensive. The Fog offers a lot to a huge cross section of humanity that just wants to know "What's the best way to do this?"

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2016, 05:44 PM »
I think it's a testament to the great moderators, members and content here that there are so many circa 2007 members still active on the forum.  [wink]

I should have said it in my earlier post, but thanks to everyone who contributes here and makes this forum an inviting and informative place.

 Well said Shane and thanks, Pete for starting the post.

 Bob
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Offline Sal LiVecchi

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2016, 06:58 PM »
It's been a great 5 years for me, I gained friends and a fantastic advise system to further enhance my use of Festool

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Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2016, 02:32 PM »
Greetings Everyone,

Wow -- 9 years already?!  Pretty impressive everyone.

I do sometimes wonder what Matthew Schenker is up to these days... [scratch chin]

Well, after transferring forum ownership, I had my hands full raising my daughter (born in 2008).  I stopped doing woodworking for a while, and focused my attention on starting up a web design/development company.  Building the FOG was what inspired me to go in that direction professionally.  But all this time, I missed the wonderful engagement of the FOG community.  It was a special experience for me.  With the distance of time, what stands out is all the positive work that was done here.

Sometimes, I can't believe that a simple idea that came to me one afternoon in August 2004 to "see who else is out there who uses these tools" ended up leading to a forum like this!  I have all the e-mails and messages exchanged back in 2004 with Bob Marino and Christian Oltzscher and a few others, and it's fun to look back at them sometimes!

Recently, I have been getting back into woodworking again, and I am very happy to see how Festool has developed as a company.  When I first started the Yahoo group, and this forum, Festool was still kind of small.  Now, anyone who does woodworking knows about them.

Hope you are all well.

Matthew
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Offline joiner1970

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2016, 03:48 PM »
Good to hear you're well Matthew 

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2016, 06:52 PM »
Great bunch of nice people here. I have learned a lot because I don't know a lot. kinda of a zen thing.
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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2016, 07:14 PM »
Great bunch of nice people here. I have learned a lot because I don't know a lot. kinda of a zen thing.

And you have nailed it perfectly.  We are a bunch of people here talking about Festools and a whole bunch of other stuff.  Each has something to learn and each has something to contribute.  Thru the collaboration we all learn and are the better for it.

Unfortunately, due to whatever reasons, there are times when other "stuff" comes into play that works toward us here getting away from the goal of HELPING each other out and sharing constructively our individual educations, experiences, and advice.  Hopefully we will return more to center and just enjoy helping and sharing.

Peter

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2016, 07:56 PM »
Good too hear from you again Matthew and welcome back.
Steve

Greetings Everyone,

Wow -- 9 years already?!  Pretty impressive everyone.

I do sometimes wonder what Matthew Schenker is up to these days... [scratch chin]

Well, after transferring forum ownership, I had my hands full raising my daughter (born in 2008).  I stopped doing woodworking for a while, and focused my attention on starting up a web design/development company.  Building the FOG was what inspired me to go in that direction professionally.  But all this time, I missed the wonderful engagement of the FOG community.  It was a special experience for me.  With the distance of time, what stands out is all the positive work that was done here.

Sometimes, I can't believe that a simple idea that came to me one afternoon in August 2004 to "see who else is out there who uses these tools" ended up leading to a forum like this!  I have all the e-mails and messages exchanged back in 2004 with Bob Marino and Christian Oltzscher and a few others, and it's fun to look back at them sometimes!

Recently, I have been getting back into woodworking again, and I am very happy to see how Festool has developed as a company.  When I first started the Yahoo group, and this forum, Festool was still kind of small.  Now, anyone who does woodworking knows about them.

Hope you are all well.

Matthew

Offline Bob Marino

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2016, 05:27 AM »
 Great to hear back from you Matt. Glad you are doing well.

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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2016, 06:44 PM »
Matt, great to hear from you.  Are you still out in Northampton?

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Happy FOG 9th Anniversary!
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2019, 10:06 PM »
Matt, great to hear from you.  Are you still out in Northampton?

Wow, sorry for the long delay in answering. Yeah, I'm still in Northampton. Are you nearby?

Thanks,
Matthew
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