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Title: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on October 26, 2014, 04:32 AM
Ok Folks,

Mark Your Calendars for 20 June 2015

For those who are wondering what this is, I hosted a bbq last year and invited Foggers to come and enjoy it and meet each other.

BE AWARE THIS IS A NON FESTOOL SPONSORED EVENT!!!

Guys came from all over we had Festool representation from Phil Beckley who kindly brought the new Festool kit and demo'd it for us plus let us to play with and he gave us some festool bling.

Others folks brought things that were interesting non festool tools and various bits some I went out and bought a item because it was pretty Kool and useful.

*Note it was something the guy brought to show how useful it was. He didn't bring it to sell it.

So if you have something you'd like to show off please bring it.

That is if your on the level and not coming to hock some stuff /no selling products of any kind etc this is not about that .

It's for us Foggers to hang out chat share techniques ideas and build a sense of community.

Last year everyone had a good time and enjoyed themselves.

Please respond here if you are able to attend and when I get the final count about and the time gets close I'll send Ya a PM with my details.

Jobby aka Ron
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Kev on October 26, 2014, 05:14 AM
Free international return flights would be an improvement [wink]
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: PreferrablyWood on October 26, 2014, 05:23 AM
I hope I'll be able to come, if it fits my work. The UK is a nice place to visit.
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jonny round boy on October 26, 2014, 05:41 AM
I'll be there, Ron.

As for any improvements, I wouldn't worry about that. You got it spot on last time. Just make sure you book the same weather.  [smile]
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on October 26, 2014, 08:30 AM
Hey
 Put me down for this as an 'independent' and let me know about any kit you have any requests for.

  For those who were unable to attend the 2014 meet up Ron and co put on a really cool day for all and the burgers - WOW!! [eek]
Phil
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on October 26, 2014, 08:34 AM
Free international return flights would be an improvement [wink]

I dont know about free international flights Kev,

But Id live to have buddy
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on October 26, 2014, 08:35 AM
I hope I'll be able to come, if it fits my work. The UK is a nice place to visit.

It would be pleasure to have ya buddy
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: GarryMartin on October 26, 2014, 08:35 AM
Count me in!

Going to be a challenge to top this years event, but I'm sure we can collectively come up with some good ideas between now and June (?) next year.
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on October 26, 2014, 08:37 AM
Hey
 Put me down for this as an 'independent' and let me know about any kit you have any requests for.

  For those who were unable to attend the 2014 meet up Ron and co put on a really cool day for all and the burgers - WOW!! [eek]
Phil

Kewl beans buddy we'll see what the new kit is and you can be sure all would love to see it and fondle it like last year.

I got to figure out what I can do to bribe the wife to do the cooking again.

This time Ill definately break out the snow cones. [tongue]
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: green fever on October 31, 2014, 02:54 AM
VALET PARKING ?
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jonny round boy on October 31, 2014, 04:34 AM
VALET PARKING ?

Ooh, good call!
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Kev on October 31, 2014, 04:58 AM
Show bags?
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on October 31, 2014, 11:18 AM
Show bags?

sure I get some paper bags and draw clown faces on them, but only if you come kev
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on November 01, 2014, 10:29 AM
Show bags?

Of course but no doggie bags for the food, the last lot cleaned up pretty good, nothing left but paper plates.

I figured out how to get ya over here.

Put ya in a luxury maxi systainer ship ya over fed ex
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on November 01, 2014, 10:29 AM
VALET PARKING ?

Depends,

Do you work for tips?
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on November 01, 2014, 10:34 AM
Count me in!

Going to be a challenge to top this years event, but I'm sure we can collectively come up with some good ideas between now and June (?) next year.

Ive been playing with a idea of something to show.

 If i give away those flat tapes again Ill be sure to ensure the are the metric ones.

I dont think Ill give any joke gifts like those tiny systainer boxes.

Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: GarryMartin on November 01, 2014, 02:31 PM
I dont think Ill give any joke gifts like those tiny systainer boxes.

My son loves the tiny Systainer box. It's been used for all sorts of things; currently houses his clips for his "loom bands".  [smile]
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on November 01, 2014, 02:34 PM
As long as its being used Im happy

Now I wonder where I get a red vest large enough to fit that  Green Fever guy who wants to be a valet
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on November 01, 2014, 07:23 PM
 [eek]....red vest, please no!
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on November 02, 2014, 01:55 AM
Well got to distinguish Green Fever Er Ah the Vallet from the rest of us smartly dressed fellows
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Davej on November 02, 2014, 05:59 AM
' smartly dressed fellows "
[/quote]

Does that mean next years event is a black tie job  [smile]
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on November 02, 2014, 08:01 AM
Of course, jeans T shirts, boots, braces and a smart look black tie
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Kev on November 03, 2014, 03:01 AM
Show bags?

Of course but no doggie bags for the food, the last lot cleaned up pretty good, nothing left but paper plates.

I figured out how to get ya over here.

Put ya in a luxury maxi systainer ship ya over fed ex

The SysKevMaxiLuxie ... [big grin] ... sounds perfect [wink]

Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on November 04, 2014, 07:38 AM
Sounds Good buddy, Shall I have the wife cook a couple of burgers and dawgs for ya????
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: green fever on November 09, 2014, 10:27 AM
As long as its being used Im happy

Now I wonder where I get a red vest large enough to fit that  Green Fever guy who wants to be a valet
hey I want you to VALET PARK you asked for suggestions not volunteers bud !
Well I got you chauffeuring me recently so valet parking should be a synch just wear that big red outfit you got for other gig 25 dec !!
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on November 09, 2014, 05:08 PM
 [popcorn]......ouch!!
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on November 10, 2014, 11:56 AM
Im ignoring him,

kinda like go away kid ya bother me
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on January 18, 2015, 08:20 AM
I'm considering having Chicago style dogs this year along with Chili Cheese dogs.

What yas think?
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: joiner1970 on January 18, 2015, 07:08 PM
I'm considering having Chicago style dogs this year along with Chili Cheese dogs.

What yas think?
Sounds good :)

 I went to the States for my first time back in 2010 at Christmas stayed at Disney Orlando.

I was looking forward to trying all these huge steaks and burgers we see on tv over here that you guys eat. I get out there and wasn't impressed. The dogs in Disney were $6 and about 2" long lol.

Hopefully my next visit I will find the real American food
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: joiner1970 on January 18, 2015, 07:09 PM
I'm considering having Chicago style dogs this year along with Chili Cheese dogs.

What yas think?
Sounds good :)

 I went to the States for my first time back in 2010 at Christmas stayed at Disney Orlando.

I was looking forward to trying all these huge steaks and burgers we see on tv over here that you guys eat. I get out there and wasn't impressed. The dogs in Disney were $6 and about 2" long lol.

Hopefully my next visit I will find the real American food
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Richard/RMW on January 18, 2015, 07:20 PM
I'm considering having Chicago style dogs this year along with Chili Cheese dogs.

What yas think?

Disney is not a good example of USA junk food. You need some good local or home cooked stuff. Give me a ring next trip...

RMW
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: joiner1970 on January 19, 2015, 03:54 AM
I'm considering having Chicago style dogs this year along with Chili Cheese dogs.

What yas think?

Disney is not a good example of USA junk food. You need some good local or home cooked stuff. Give me a ring next trip...

RMW
Cheers

Yeah no don't worry I didn't think it was. To be honest most of the time we didn't eat in Disney. We drove to international drive every night and used dennys and all the buffet places. The best place we ate was the olive gardens. Saw a red lobster but didn't try that
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on January 19, 2015, 08:36 AM
Disney and other tourist places do that. In the states I live near Disneyland in Anahiem. All us locals bring our own food or go outside the park to eat. We don't eat in the park the food is bad and very pricey

You can ask Phil, Garry, JRB and JMB about the burgers and stuff I had last time.
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: joiner1970 on January 19, 2015, 08:51 AM
Disney and other tourist places do that. In the states I live near Disneyland in Anahiem. All us locals bring our own food or go outside the park to eat. We don't eat in the park the food is bad and very pricey

You can ask Phil, Garry, JRB and JMB about the burgers and stuff I had last time.
Yeah we planned it well bought the big thick guide book on Disney and universal . We or should I say I made the family sandwiches everyday before we went in.
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: GarryMartin on January 19, 2015, 10:07 AM
You can ask Phil, Garry, JRB and JMB about the burgers and stuff I had last time.

You won't go hungry and you definitely won't be disappointed Chris; awesome food and company at Ron's place.
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: joiner1970 on January 19, 2015, 12:16 PM
Would be nice to meet everyone.
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on January 20, 2015, 11:02 AM
Yea Garry Mrs Jobby sure knows her way around a bbq huh?

It would be nice to have you Chris. Hopefully you can make it this time.
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: joiner1970 on January 20, 2015, 12:52 PM
Yea Garry Mrs Jobby sure knows her way around a bbq huh?

It would be nice to have you Chris. Hopefully you can make it this time.
Yeah I'd like to. We decided other Christmas that we want to pack up and move from London down to the coast so it's gonna be another hectic year I'm guessing. Hopefully we'll still be here when your bbq is on so less distance to travel :)
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on January 21, 2015, 12:06 PM
I'm guessing if you are a bit far there will be someone who Ya can catch a ride with. We had folks from all over last time.
Title: Re: Heads Up Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on February 01, 2015, 04:00 AM
Got the chef on board . She said no problem cookin again. Maybe I should of ran it by her first huh?  [oops]  [big grin]

Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on February 28, 2015, 04:36 PM
Bump
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 18, 2015, 07:24 AM
A new update,

My mate John ( he missed last years) said he would be making his home made southern style baked beans, he just told me its a family reciepe.

He also said he was bringing something else. It's to good to believe, so I won't tell yas just in case he doesn't  ya won't be disappointed.

I think he will, but I don't want to let's ya down.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: tjbnwi on March 18, 2015, 09:10 AM
My wife will be across the pond on the 20th. Can she stop by? (Kidding, she'll be "there" but on a ship in the north sea, she and my sister are doing some cruise thing).

Tom

Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: GarryMartin on March 18, 2015, 12:39 PM
Sounding more and more unmissable Ron. Can't wait..,  [big grin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 18, 2015, 03:32 PM
My buddy is from Southern US and they have a different sort of cooking, home made and quite tasty. I know I can't wait to get some.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: GarryMartin on March 18, 2015, 06:00 PM
Might need to turn it into the "Get Together Weekend" and bring tents. Not sure how much food I can eat in one day?  [wink]

Given the impending "new" stuff, looking forward to seeing what Phil brings along too.

And of course, it wouldn't be the UK Get Together if we didn't have some new and wonderful non-Festool stuff to show off too.

I'm saving my pennies already...  [scared]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 19, 2015, 05:40 AM
Garry ,

If it will be anything like last time, there was so much stuff people brought I couldn't keep up. You cost me some £££ with those Jessim stock clamps your brought and showed how nice they fit on the CMS RT fence. I went out and got a set straight away.

I know a couple of other guys that got a set to as a result of you showing how nice they worked.
I would like another look at that Incra fence and stop you brought.. I'm still thinking about it....
I wonder what JRB is going to bring, that systainer radio he made was , well down right awesome. Those cab spacers were pretty slick to.

I'm going to set up my MFT using the old Style Kapex extension wing. I don't know if anyone have seen how nice they are. It can expand to over a 8 ft fence for the MFT, which is awesome for cutting long stock and sheet goods.

It will be good seeing you again to.

Maybe I can talk GB into bringing his Home made MFT again, that was pretty slick to.

I got to hunt down the peppers for those Chicago dogs.
 
Plus I didn't break out the snow cones last year.
 I going to try to break them out to.

We had some much going on I plain forgot about it until the next day or 2 .

The wife / cook forgot to put the Chili out for the Chili dogs and burgers. She was busy running the kitchen my girls did a good job helping.

If I cant get those peppers I'll just go with the Chili and have the Chili dogs this time.

My bud promise some good chow other then the southern baked beans. If he comes through your tummys  will be some happy campers. So will mines.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 22, 2015, 04:12 AM
I See a lot of folks looking at this, but no one committing to coming.

If your planning on attending please let me know

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jonny round boy on March 22, 2015, 05:37 AM
I See a lot of folks looking at this, but no one committing to coming.

If your planning on attending please let me know

Thanks.

I'll definitely be there!
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on March 22, 2015, 07:05 AM
Hey Ron
 Will be there and let me know of anything you or anyone else would like me to bring over from the Festool range. I will also arrange some 'goodie' bags etc.

 Burgers [big grin]
Looking forward to it.
rg
Phil
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: promhandicam on March 22, 2015, 07:06 AM
Sounds good. I've put it in my diary and hope to be able to make it.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 22, 2015, 07:27 AM
Awesome it will be good to meet you.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Davej on March 22, 2015, 07:33 AM
Hey Ron
 Will be there and let me know of anything you or anyone else would like me to bring over from the Festool range. I will also arrange some 'goodie' bags etc.

 Burgers [big grin]
Looking forward to it.
rg
Phil

.

Can I have a bhc in my goodie bag please Phil   [big grin][big grin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 22, 2015, 07:45 AM
Ok here is the list attendees so far,

Johnny Round Boy
Garry Martin
Phil Beckley,
Promhandicam
GreenRiver
John ( my southern buddy making the beans )
George ( a work colleagues )
Joiner 1970
Simon Gerrard ( bespoke cab maker and wood worker)
Davej
GB Carpentry
CrazyLarry
Jimbouk
John Bates


POSSIBLE / MAYBES
JMB
Paul Y( Green River and mines Buddy)
Charley1968 (If He can make it as he's coming from Sweden)
Fesstoolfootstool
Dean Social


INVITES OUT TO
Jimbo- Local Festool rep ( I need to double check status)
Festool UK Repair Ladies. ( I need to double check status)
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jonny round boy on March 22, 2015, 07:59 AM
Ok here is the list attendees so far,

Garry Martin
Phil Beckley,
Promhandicam
GreenRiver
John ( my southern buddy making the beans )
George ( a work colleague )
Joiner 1970
Simon Gerrard ( bespoke cab maker and wood worker)


POSSIBLE / MAYBES
JMB
Paul Y( Green River and mines Buddy)
GB Carpentry
Charley1968 (If He can make it as he's coming from Sweden)
Fesstoolfootstool

INVITES OUT TO
Jimbo- Local Festool rep ( I need to double check status)
Festool UK Repair Ladies. ( I need to double check status)

Have I been de-invited then, Ron?  [crying]

 [poke] [big grin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on March 22, 2015, 08:08 AM
Hey Ron
 Will be there and let me know of anything you or anyone else would like me to bring over from the Festool range. I will also arrange some 'goodie' bags etc.

 Burgers [big grin]
Looking forward to it.
rg
Phil

.

Can I have a bhc in my goodie bag please Phil   [big grin][big grin]

 [scratch chin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 22, 2015, 11:20 AM
Ok here is the list attendees so far,

Garry Martin
Phil Beckley,
Promhandicam
GreenRiver
John ( my southern buddy making the beans )
George ( a work colleague )
Joiner 1970
Simon Gerrard ( bespoke cab maker and wood worker)


POSSIBLE / MAYBES
JMB
Paul Y( Green River and mines Buddy)
GB Carpentry
Charley1968 (If He can make it as he's coming from Sweden)
Fesstoolfootstool

INVITES OUT TO
Jimbo- Local Festool rep ( I need to double check status)
Festool UK Repair Ladies. ( I need to double check status)

Have I been de-invited then, Ron?  [crying]

 [poke] [big grin]

Of course not, merely a oversite, I'll move you to top of the list
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Deansocial on March 22, 2015, 12:02 PM
Put me down as a maybe but cant promise as its on my birthday
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: GarryMartin on March 22, 2015, 02:57 PM
Put me down as a maybe but cant promise as its on my birthday

Maybe Phil will bring you a present?  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 22, 2015, 03:33 PM
Put me down as a maybe but cant promise as its on my birthday

Dean,

What a better way to celebrate it then with you new best freinds
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 22, 2015, 03:37 PM
I still got some of those Festool folding rules Phil gave last year.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Deansocial on March 22, 2015, 03:41 PM
Put me down as a maybe but cant promise as its on my birthday

Maybe Phil will bring you a present?  [thumbs up]

I wouldnt say no to a birthday sword saw r even better a kapex lol
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on March 22, 2015, 07:09 PM
Put me down as a maybe but cant promise as its on my birthday

Perfect Burgers......and cake [big grin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on March 22, 2015, 07:11 PM
Put me down as a maybe but cant promise as its on my birthday

Maybe Phil will bring you a present?  [thumbs up]

I wouldnt say no to a birthday sword saw r even better a kapex lol

Can sort a card out........ [unsure]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 23, 2015, 02:39 PM
Put me down as a maybe but cant promise as its on my birthday

Maybe Phil will bring you a present?  [thumbs up]

I wouldnt say no to a birthday sword saw r even better a kapex lol

Can sort a card out........ [unsure]

Will it come in a systainer? [thumbs up] [thumbs up]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jimbouk on March 23, 2015, 04:47 PM
I would like to come and meet you all. Not sure that I will have anything of interest on the van but will be in it anyway. I cant commit 100% yet as mrs or work could change things but will do my best. Those cheese chilly dogs sound awesome!
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 23, 2015, 04:56 PM
Ok my friend, I'll put Ya on the list.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on March 23, 2015, 05:32 PM
I would like to come and meet you all. Not sure that I will have anything of interest on the van but will be in it anyway. I cant commit 100% yet as mrs or work could change things but will do my best. Those cheese chilly dogs sound awesome!

Kit on the van = interest  [smile]
rg
Phil
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: John Bates on March 23, 2015, 06:24 PM
Pencil me in, be good to put faces to names. Met JRB at w14 but looking forward to seeing some tools! ;)
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 24, 2015, 03:37 AM
Ok John your very welcome I added you to list.

please be aware this isn't for sales etc, it's a non sponsored thing just for everyone to meet and greet, have fun, share Ideas and knowledge.

But if Ya do have something that you think is pretty cool and would like to show it off as a individual please bring it.

Like last year JRB brought some cool bits that are great for installing cabinets.

Hope you like American hot dogs and burgers

Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on March 24, 2015, 02:00 PM
Hi
 Just to underpin what Ron has posted above.
  The meet up is all organised by Ron off his own back and is not sponsored by Festool U.K in anyway and Festool U.K do not influence the meet up in any way either. I attend as a typical 'woodie' to meet others and discuss the common value of Timber , tools and machines - and bring as much kit as i can [wink]
   Ron was the first to organise an event for owners and well done Ron for this - last year was really cool.
Looking forward to meeting some new and old faces again this year.
Phil
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on March 24, 2015, 03:08 PM
Thanks Phil

This is all about building a community us meeting each other putting faces to names etc, sharing  tricks of the trade they want to show off, cool ways of using the domino, MFT, cutting techniques easy way to make adjustments having nice day .

I'm setting my MFT with the old style Kapex fence to let the guys see how it can be mounted on a MFT and it can extend out to 8 ft for ripping full sheet of ply easier.

It's just a bunch of tool guys getting together and enjoying ourselves.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on April 19, 2015, 12:02 PM
Heads Up folks,

It's about 2 months away, time to start making your arrangements and decisions as to whether your attending.

But for you folks on the fence, there will be plenty of folks who know Festools here so if ya need advice and or help with a project the guys who know will be here.

Times getting short ..

Sad new though, my buddy who was making the Southern style beans Recieved a new job and a promotion .  It's back in the states. So no Southern beans for us ... [sad] [sad] [sad].

Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: SittingElf on April 19, 2015, 01:22 PM
Heads Up folks,

It's about 2 months away, time to start making your arrangements and decisions as to whether your attending.

But for you folks on the fence, there will be plenty of folks who know Festools here so if ya need advice and or help with a project the guys who know will be here.

Times getting short ..

Sad new though, my buddy who was making the Southern style beans Recieved a new job and a promotion .  It's back in the states. So no Southern beans for us ... [sad] [sad] [sad].

I can send you some grits if you like! [wink] Oh and some Okra to fry. True Suthun' gastronomic fare! [big grin]

Frank
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on April 19, 2015, 01:43 PM
Hey Frank,
Its only about a hour flight from Ramstein and a hour or so train ride ride from Heathrow. If your around why not stop by?
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on April 19, 2015, 03:19 PM
Heads Up folks,

It's about 2 months away, time to start making your arrangements and decisions as to whether your attending.

But for you folks on the fence, there will be plenty of folks who know Festools here so if ya need advice and or help with a project the guys who know will be here.

Times getting short ..

Sad new though, my buddy who was making the Southern style beans Recieved a new job and a promotion .  It's back in the states. So no Southern beans for us ... [sad] [sad] [sad].

I can send you some grits if you like! [wink] Oh and some Okra to fry. True Suthun' gastronomic fare! [big grin]

Frank

Errrr.........what are 'Grits' heard of them but never asked what they/it is......limey question i know [tongue]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Tom Bellemare on April 19, 2015, 03:26 PM
Grits have been a little perverted here in the last couple of decades. True grits are made with dried then ground hominy.

Though hominy starts out as corn, it is traditionally soaked in lye and it changes it considerably.

People now think that grits are almost synonymous with watered down polenta and they are not. I think someone from NYC named Bobby Flay popularized that incorrect notion.

Grits are also traditionally served for breakfast with red-eye gravy, which is a mixture of left over coffee and bacon drippings.


Tom
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on April 19, 2015, 03:32 PM
Grits have been a little perverted here in the last couple of decades. True grits are made with dried then ground hominy.

Though hominy starts out as corn, it is traditionally soaked in lye and it changes it considerably.

People now think that grits are almost synonymous with watered down polenta and they are not. I think someone from NYC named Bobby Flay popularized that incorrect notion.

Grits are also traditionally served for breakfast with red-eye gravy, which is a mixture of left over coffee and bacon drippings.


Tom


Cheers Tom
Ron! - heres a challenge for ya!! [eek] I love a Bacon sarnie but prefer the coffee in a mug unless Ron can treat the U.K to the above [unsure]
Phil
Amazing what you learn on here [big grin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: SittingElf on April 19, 2015, 03:34 PM
For a better explanation of "What is a grit"...please watch the movie "My Cousin Vinnie".  Perfect description there! [big grin]

Frank
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on April 19, 2015, 03:52 PM
Much like last time, Illl have plenty of coffee
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Billedis on April 19, 2015, 04:41 PM
And I thought it was Girls Raised In The South!
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Tom Bellemare on April 19, 2015, 05:07 PM
To further the discussion...

I used to work with a gentleman named, SB. SB had no first name, just his initials. I now know all sorts of people that have two first names and it seems unfair, (Raymond James, etc.).

SB told me that his grandmother used to make hominy and that the method she used was to soak oak coals in water and throw in the corn. I've never done this but apparently, the corn bloats and the outer part sloughs off and the result is hominy.

To make grits, that hominy is then dried and ground.


Tom
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: joiner1970 on April 19, 2015, 05:14 PM
Biscuits were the one that puzzled me lol. I went into a Popeye restaurant while in Florida and the fried chicken came with biscuits. I thought why would you want biscuits ie chocolate biscuits with chicken. Then I saw them and they're like what we call cobblers here. Very similar to scones.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Tom Bellemare on April 20, 2015, 10:07 AM
they're like what we call cobblers here.


Here, cobblers make and repair shoes.


Tom


EDIT:
Come to think of it, there must be a lot of cannibals in the South. I see cobblers on a lot of menus...
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: joiner1970 on April 20, 2015, 12:57 PM
they're like what we call cobblers here.


Here, cobblers make and repair shoes.


Tom


EDIT:
Come to think of it, there must be a lot of cannibals in the South. I see cobblers on a lot of menus...
Oh don't worry our shoe repairers are cobblers too. Cobblers also means when someone is talking bull here
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on April 28, 2015, 02:56 AM
Ok here is the list attendees so far,

Johnny Round Boy
Garry Martin
Phil Beckley,
Promhandicam
GreenRiver
John ( my southern buddy making the beans )
George ( a work colleagues )
Joiner 1970
Simon Gerrard ( bespoke cab maker and wood worker)
Davej
GB Carpentry
CrazyLarry
Jimbouk
John Bates
crazydave789

POSSIBLE / MAYBES
JMB
Paul Y( Green River and mines Buddy)
Charley1968 (If He can make it as he's coming from Sweden)

Dean Social
Preferablywood.


INVITES OUT TO

Festool UK Repair Ladies. Talked to my future ex wife yesterday, she is checking.

Hi guys, Im setting the cut off date to 25 May . That should give yas enough time to check your schedules, make arrangements and for me to get things organised ( seating, tables, food etc).

So for those on the fence and those who haven't responded please let me know you plan on coming by the cut off date.
Thanks and look fwd. to meeting you.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Nippychippy on April 28, 2015, 02:32 PM
I sorry to say but I can't make it was really hoping to make it
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on April 28, 2015, 04:35 PM
Well maybe next time [sad]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: crazydave789 on April 30, 2015, 07:41 PM
As a Newbie I'd love to do this, I finish a 6 week stint up in york on the 17th then back to gloucester to possibly move house up to rubery but I am trying to delay it till the end of june for my own sanity.

can I please be a maybe? I do have 20 year old tools and systainers badged festo which are original to me afterall [huh]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 01, 2015, 02:17 PM
No worries mate love to have ya yer on the list
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 03, 2015, 02:16 AM
Ok here is the list attendees so far,

Johnny Round Boy
Garry Martin
Phil Beckley,
Promhandicam
GreenRiver
John ( my southern buddy making the beans )
George ( a work colleagues )
Joiner 1970
Simon Gerrard ( bespoke cab maker and wood worker)
Davej
GB Carpentry
SLartibartfass (spelling)
CrazyLarry
Jimbouk
crazydave789
Paul Y ( CW 2)

POSSIBLE / MAYBES
JMB

Charley1968 (If He can make it as he's coming from Sweden)

Dean Social
Preferablywood.


INVITES OUT TO

Festool UK Repair Ladies. Talked to my future ex wife yesterday, she is checking.

Hi guys, Im setting the cut off date to 25 May . That should give yas enough time to check your schedules, make arrangements and for me to get things organised ( seating, tables, food etc).

So for those on the fence and those who haven't responded please let me know you plan on coming by the cut off date.
Thanks and look fwd. to meeting you.

Adjusted List
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on May 03, 2015, 06:04 PM
Ok hwere is the list attendees so far,

Johnny Round Boy
Garry Martin
Phil Beckley,
Promhandicam
GreenRiver
John ( my southern buddy making the beans )
George ( a work colleagues )
Joiner 1970
Simon Gerrard ( bespoke cab maker and wood worker)
Davej
GB Carpentry
CrazyLarry
Jimbouk
crazydave789

POSSIBLE / MAYBES
JMB
Paul Y( Green River and mines Buddy)
Charley1968 (If He can make it as he's coming from Sweden)

Dean Social
Preferablywood.


INVITES OUT TO

Festool UK Repair Ladies. Talked to my future ex wife yesterday, she is checking.

Hi guys, Im setting the cut off date to 25 May . That should give yas enough time to check your schedules, make arrangements and for me to get things organised ( seating, tables, food etc).

So for those on the fence and those who haven't responded please let me know you plan on coming by the cut off date.
Thanks and look fwd. to meeting you.

Adjusted List

Get the confirmations in and believe me the food is worth it......burgers
Looking forwward to meeting up again
rg
Phil
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 07, 2015, 02:06 PM
@jobsworth  where in the UK are you based?

I might be in Europe on business around the 20th of June and might be able to swing by if its somewhat close to London.... (or airdrop capability close-by)....

Gotta have someone from NAINA land present....
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Davej on May 07, 2015, 02:12 PM
Jobby is your new avatar the serving wench for the get together  [smile]
Dave
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 07, 2015, 02:14 PM
Oh I'm in Huntingdon near Cambridge it's a hour train ride from London. Pretty close. Lots of NAINA stuff will be there.

If your in London check out Toucan Tools,.

They're not the cheapest but has the largest amount of Festools in stock and on display I've seen, everything including Festool bling. They are in London.

It will be great to have another yank here mate, I'll add ya to the list.

Oh I have plenty of NAINA stuff for ya to play with.

Phil will bring anything ya want to look at.

Just let him know.

You'll like the guys great bunch this lot.

Last year the guys brought some good stuff.

Real friendly, no shy people here bud
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 07, 2015, 02:15 PM
Jobby is your new avatar the serving wench for the get together  [smile]
Dave

She's a yank buddy notice the tan..... [thumbs up] [thumbs up]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 07, 2015, 02:21 PM
Oh I'm in Huntingdon near Cambridge it's a hour train ride from London. Pretty close. Lots of NAINA stuff will be there.

If your in London check out Toucan Tools, not the cheapest but has the largest amount of Festools I've seen, everything including Festool bling.
it will be great to have another yank here mate, I'll add ya to the list.
Ron,
So whats the start approximate start time? I am in Hannover in Germany on Friday June 19th so this could work out... Put me on the list of probable attendee's.

Willing to bring some NAIEU stuff for folks if this firms up on my side....

Also is there a placed to stay overnight closeby...?

PM me or better use the email button in my profile....

Getting excited....
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: crazydave789 on May 07, 2015, 02:33 PM
Jobby is your new avatar the serving wench for the get together  [smile]
Dave

She's a yank buddy notice the tan..... [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

we have those, takes ten minutes with a compressor and some cuprinol
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Davej on May 07, 2015, 02:35 PM
Jobby is your new avatar the serving wench for the get together  [smile]
Dave

She's a yank buddy notice the tan..... [thumbs up] [thumbs up]


Could be an Essex girl , they get theirs from a bottle don't ye know.  [smile]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on May 07, 2015, 02:38 PM
@jobsworth  where in the UK are you based?

I might be in Europe on business around the 20th of June and might be able to swing by if its somewhat close to London.... (or airdrop capability close-by)....

Gotta have someone from NAINA land present....

Airdrop..... [wink]
Hannover - Stansted airport is direct and takes about 1hr 15mins and a Holiday Inn is close by.
rg
Phil
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 07, 2015, 02:53 PM
Oh I'm in Huntingdon near Cambridge it's a hour train ride from London. Pretty close. Lots of NAINA stuff will be there....

Could you provide details? Which train line, which starting train station. I would arrive in Heathrow.
Trying to help my travel agent to figure this out....

Maybe I just get a rental car. Everyone duck in that case......
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 07, 2015, 02:56 PM
Quote

Airdrop..... [wink]
Hannover - Stansted airport is direct and takes about 1hr 15mins and a Holiday Inn is close by.
rg
Phil

Holiday Inn it is.....
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on May 07, 2015, 03:09 PM
Quote

Airdrop..... [wink]
Hannover - Stansted airport is direct and takes about 1hr 15mins and a Holiday Inn is close by.
rg
Phil

Holiday Inn it is.....

.......and if you want to see anything that is NAINA let me now.
rg
Phil
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 07, 2015, 03:56 PM
@jobsworth @Phil Beckley

How is the Marriot Huntingdon location-wise?

Looks like I gonna fly to Heathrow from Hannover, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington, switch over to Kings Cross station and take the Great Northern up to Huntingdon.... go back the next day to London and tbd from there.....

No biggie.... Almost like commuting to work....

I'd say at this point I am 95% sure to make it.

Malte
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 07, 2015, 04:06 PM
Marriott is very close.

I usually start it around 10 AM coffee, some breakfast things like rolls, muffins etc to munch on, it goes all day, last one ran until after 6 PM.

The train ( rattler) to get here are easy, just  catch the tube ( tube/ OXO/ subway) to Kingscross station, catch a train towards Peterborough . Get off at Huntingdon station.  I can meet ya there if ya want. I'm close, I can walk to the train station from casa de  jobby.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on May 07, 2015, 04:46 PM
Marriott is very close.

I usually start it around 10 AM coffee, some breakfast things like rolls, muffins etc to munch on, it goes all day, last one ran until after 6 PM.

The train ( rattler) to get here are easy, just  catch the tube ( tube/ OXO/ subway) to Kingscross station, catch a train towards Peterborough . Get off at Huntingdon station.  I can meet ya there if ya want. I'm close, I can walk to the train station from casa de  jobby.


Hey Ron - The Get Together PT Deux 2015 now is offcially the first 'International' FOGGERS Get Together PT Deux 2015  [cool]
Phil
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 07, 2015, 04:54 PM
Yea huh?

It's looking good......

Ya got to hook my yank brother up with some bling he can take it back and make them NA foggers  jealous
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 07, 2015, 04:55 PM
Sounds like a plan..... Hope that nothing screws this up but my meeting in Hannover is pretty much set in stone....

I'll reconfirm attendance as soon as I have figured out my whole itinerary and booked flights.....

Cu in the old world.... Malte
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on May 07, 2015, 04:57 PM
Yea huh?

It's looking good......

Ya got to hook my yank brother up with some bling he can take it back and make them NA foggers  jealous

 [wink] [wink].......and less of the old world!! [wink]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 08, 2015, 10:59 AM
This is going to be fun. I am soooooo looking forward to this....! Malte
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on May 08, 2015, 03:52 PM
This is going to be fun. I am soooooo looking forward to this....! Malte

Ok, will ensure you have the best Tea and Mrs B has agreed to cook up some scones for ya  [tongue]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 08, 2015, 04:15 PM
Food might be a boring for him, American style dogs and burgers. Old hat to a fellow yank...

But He'll be digging the tools and stuff.

Plus meeting the Foggers across th pond from him will be awesome for all of us.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 12, 2015, 04:42 PM
Well all the booking is done.... All set...  [popcorn]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 13, 2015, 11:50 AM
Sounds great buddy
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 14, 2015, 10:46 AM
Well folks , it appears my bud John can make it after all, now for chow , New England Clam Chowder, Ribs and southern baked beans are added to the menu.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 14, 2015, 01:36 PM
Yeah...... Riiiibbbbbssssss. yum....
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 14, 2015, 02:43 PM
Johns been bragging up his ribs and chowder for a while, now he's gotta put up....
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: joiner1970 on May 14, 2015, 05:00 PM
Sounds good :)
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 15, 2015, 04:59 AM
2 more added:

Ok here is the list attendees so far,

Johnny Round Boy
Garry Martin
Phil Beckley,
Promhandicam
Green Fever
John ( my southern buddy making the beans )
George ( a work colleagues )
Joiner 1970
Simon Gerrard ( bespoke cab maker and wood worker)
Davej
GB Carpentry
SLartibartfass (spelling)
CrazyLarry
Jimbouk
crazydave789
Paul Y ( CW 2)
Wood Work Wizard
Mr. Heavy

POSSIBLE / MAYBES
JMB

Charley1968 (If He can make it as he's coming from Sweden)

Dean Social
Preferablywood.


INVITES OUT TO

Festool UK Repair Ladies. Talked to my future ex wife yesterday, she is checking.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: GarryMartin on May 15, 2015, 04:44 PM
You're gonna need a bigger venue at this rate Ron!  [big grin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 15, 2015, 04:48 PM
We need someone from Australia to make this a global event....

Who's'up for the challenge....... [big grin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 15, 2015, 05:13 PM
Where's Kev when ya need him
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 26, 2015, 05:17 AM
Ok guys, the sign up date has past. I'll be sending PMs with my details later today.

I look fwd to seeing and meeting ya all.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 26, 2015, 12:35 PM
Ok I sent the PMs out last night with my details.

If I over looked someone on the list ,Please  let me know and I'll get the details out to you straightaway .


I really look fwd to meeting you all. Last years was a lot of fun.

If anyone has a canopy, that we can use in case we get some rain I would appreciate it if you could bring it.
I know that hardly ever happens here in the UK but I want to be prepared just in case
Thanks

Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Kev on May 27, 2015, 09:37 AM
Where's Kev when ya need him

I'll be with you guys in spirit [smile] ... could maybe even join you for a beer over Skype [big grin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: GarryMartin on May 27, 2015, 02:56 PM
could maybe even join you for a beer over Skype [big grin]

Great idea. Virtual Kev  [big grin]

Can't wait...  [popcorn]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on May 28, 2015, 10:50 AM
Gerry, your the IT guy.. Can ya hook us up with a BBQ cam?
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on June 10, 2015, 10:10 AM
Only 10 more days....! [popcorn] Can't wait.....

First heading to Warsaw this weekend, Hannover in Germany next and finally off to the BBQ!
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 10, 2015, 12:57 PM
Yup. Gotta go rent some tables and chairs from the base [big grin]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on June 13, 2015, 03:56 PM
Starting my first leg of the trip. Leaving New York and heading to Warsaw.....
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 14, 2015, 03:08 PM
I had to cancel the BBQ.

Had a family emergency. Sorry
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Davej on June 14, 2015, 03:28 PM
Family 1st
Hope all will be ok .
Dave
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 14, 2015, 03:38 PM
At least we found a place to stay for a few days and everyone's safe.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: GarryMartin on June 14, 2015, 03:52 PM
So sorry to hear about the fire Ron, but glad everyone is safe.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jools on June 14, 2015, 06:12 PM
Sorry about your fire Ron, glad everyone safe. Know exactly how you all feel as my fire was only 8 weeks ago. It's only stuff you lose, family is everything
Kindest regards
Jools
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015, best wishes Ron.
Post by: Untidy Shop on June 14, 2015, 08:17 PM
Best wishes Ron, glad the family are OK.

And the Festools? Sorry, but just had to ask!  [eek] [smile]
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: tjbnwi on June 14, 2015, 10:18 PM
Ron, you can host the gathering at my house. Wife wont be here to say no. ;) [laughing]

Glad everyone is safe, best getting it put back together. Make sure you lock up your tools, can't trust contractors [eek] [big grin]

Tom
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 15, 2015, 10:29 AM
Fortunately the fire didn't come anywhere near my tools. it was in the kitchen.

So in good.mi checked the shop to ensure they were ok and the su panel didn't catch fire as well when the fireman were here.

I wanted to make sure all my babies were safe,
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Kev on June 15, 2015, 10:39 AM
Cripes buddy [eek]

Keep 'em all safe.

Good luck sorting everything out.

Kev.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 15, 2015, 03:54 PM
Land lord had a electrician come and have a look at it today, in fact 3 of them. There is one going to start tomorrow.

Hope she has a decorator all lined up. At least I'm a bit calmer now.

I sent PMs out to all the guys , I only heard back from a few. I hope they got the message that it was cancelled
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Phil Beckley on June 15, 2015, 04:16 PM
Hey Ron
 Feel for you and the family on this. Hope all works out as soon as possible.
rg
Phil
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 16, 2015, 01:53 AM
Things are starting to get sorted for us. The wife and kids are calming after the shock of it  and so am I.

This should be behind us shortly and we can move back home.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Slartibartfass on June 16, 2015, 02:00 AM
Glad recovery operation is moving along and family is feeling better.

 I might be back to the UK in July or September.... Best, Malte
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: richy3333 on June 16, 2015, 02:36 AM
Hi Ron.
Sorry to hear about the fire. Glad to see everyone is ok. What was the cause of it?
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 16, 2015, 11:51 AM
Thanks Richie, the electrician said it was a loose connection on the main switch on the consumer unit.

Things are coming along so hopefully we'll be back in the house in a couple of days
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: richy3333 on June 16, 2015, 03:38 PM
Sorry to hear that mate. UK wiring Regs changed again last January, partly due to exactly the problem you have encountered. Main cause of loose connections being work done by unregistered sparkies. UK governance sucks. If I can help, even if only with advice just PM me.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Tom Bellemare on June 16, 2015, 03:43 PM
What wire was used, Ron?

Around here, they used a lot of aluminum and copper clad aluminum for a while. A whole lot of it was terminated wrong and resulted in flames.


Tom
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: richy3333 on June 16, 2015, 04:55 PM
Copper is generally used in the UK. The main switches on consumer units (think you call them panels) have one retaining/clamping screw these days. Older switches had 2 screws. A fire brigade and industry investigation has found that screws are not being tightened tight enough, combined with irregular inspection and testing not highlighting the fact. It's a bigger can of worms than that in reality but that's the essence of the problem.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: Ed Bray on June 16, 2015, 05:04 PM
Sorry to hear of your issues. Hope all is well with you soon.

It's quite surprising how often once tight electrical terminals come loose. We have an annual inspection at all our treatment works and they use a thermal camera to identify even slight hot spots in a panel. In almost 100% of the identified issues they relate to terminals that have begun to get loose just through use and the on/off current draw. All terminals are then tightened and the following year there are similar issues, some on the same panels/terminals and some on others.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: John Bates on June 16, 2015, 05:10 PM
Exactly why torque limiting screwdrivers like those from Bondhus and Felo are becoming used more regularly. I think the reg's were making the recommendation a rule but not 100% sure.
Commiserations by the way, glad no one was hurt
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 17, 2015, 12:45 PM
Sorry to hear that mate. UK wiring Regs changed again last January, partly due to exactly the problem you have encountered. Main cause of loose connections being work done by unregistered sparkies. UK governance sucks. If I can help, even if only with advice just PM me.

Thanks for the offer, the landlord hired a guy, he seemed pretty good. I stopped and check his work out , he pretty much did what I wood of done.
Man I hate renting
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 17, 2015, 12:47 PM
Glad recovery operation is moving along and family is feeling better.

 I might be back to the UK in July or September.... Best, Malte

Please let me know and we can hook up.
Title: Re: The Dates Set For The Get Together Pt Deux 2015
Post by: jobsworth on June 17, 2015, 12:51 PM
Cleaning lady came today , did a junk job, the decorator just arrived hopefully will do a decent job patching and painting..

Hope this gets sorted and passes the wife's inspection, I miss hanging out in the garage playing with my tools