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Offline bill-e

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I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« on: March 22, 2007, 11:08 PM »
And while it is going to be all work, if I happen to run into a Festool dealer I'm bringing home some Plug-it's.

Offline T. Michael

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 02:13 AM »
Bill, bring two for me, if you can; glad to pay for them plus shipping to 'modernize' my old Rotex and Deltex.

Thanks,

Mike, your Domino buddy.
T. Michael Ward

Offline Corwin

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 02:34 AM »
Oh Bill,

Had you mentioned this earlier, we could have made arrangements for me to babysit your little Domino.  Surely she shouldn't be left home unattended...

Anything I can do to help,
Corwin

Offline Jim Dailey

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 03:24 AM »
Hi Bill,

It would be great if you could get me 4 Plug-in's (Rotex, Deltex, RS 2 E & RAS 115 E).   

I'd send you a Paypal to cover the cost & shipping plus enough for a "cold pint" or is that a "warm pint"...  Come to think of it.... you'll have to tell me how they like to drink their beer "down under".

Good luck!!! And have a safe trip,
jim
Life is just a series of projects...

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 10:13 AM »
Bill,
I'm jealous!  I've always wanted to go to Australia.

While you're there, take some photos and share them with the forum when you get back, especially if they are Festool-related (like tools NAINA).

Matthew
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline Ted Miller

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007, 10:38 AM »
Bill, Sounds like fun, when you get a minute to burn, check and see if the water really goes down the drain the oppisite way ours does...
Miller's Wood Works

Offline bill-e

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007, 12:56 PM »
I can't promise anything with the Plugits except that if I do buy one, I will buy more than just one (I only need one).

I will probably have to go back next month as well and there may be more opportunity for free time as it will be all in Sydney.

I'm the kind of guy who goes on business trips for business and goes down into the shop for vacation so for me this is all work :)


Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2007, 08:55 AM »
I must have missed something, what is so special about plugits from downunder??
Have good trip Bill.

Offline brandon.nickel

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2007, 09:53 AM »
In other (non-USA) markets, Festool sells conversion plug-its that you can retrofit your older tools (RO150E, etc) that came with a fixed cord to a quick-connect plug-it.  Most people just leave a single cord plugged into the CT and swap the tool on the end.  It's faster and eliminates cord tangles.  So, there's a lot of motivation to not have to deal with swapping the cord every time you change operations. 

I could use one too (if someone has an extra they'd like to sell).
TS55, MFT1080, Domino, OF1400, LR32, RO150E, DTS400, Trion, CT33

Offline bill-e

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2007, 10:58 PM »
No luggage  >:(

Offline clintholeman

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2007, 01:18 PM »
And while it is going to be all work, if I happen to run into a Festool dealer I'm bringing home some Plug-it's.

Anthony is the man down under.  He's on the list and seems like a decent bloke!
Clint Holeman

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Offline Jim Dailey

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2007, 02:49 PM »
Bill,

Man I hope you recover your luggage. 

Unfortunately that's wild card all of us face traveling.   It's always a stress reliever when you see the luggage coming down the conveyer belt.....  that is as long as it is not in a plastic bag, wrapped with duck tape!

Good Luck !!!
jim
Life is just a series of projects...

Offline bill-e

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2007, 07:25 PM »
I head to the airport in an hour for the trip home.  I didn't look hard for a Festool dealer and didn't fine one (I did find kangaroo scrotum's though)

My initial reaction is that unless your spending many thousands of dollars for an Outback excursion so something like that it really isn't worth the trip. My wife wants to come with me next month and I have to figure a way to talk her out of it without making it sound like I just don't want her to come...maybe I'll give her another Hawaii trip. The coast is nice, but so is Hawaii.  The weather is nice, but so is San Diego.  The people are nice but they don't speak English...least I cant understand them :)

We ate 4 steaks while we were here and not one of them had any taste.  Bangers and mashed was pretty good as was the beer in the RSL.

And what's with the kangaroos??  I think it's a myth.  We saw a small herd (whatever a pack of them is called) one afternoon and none before or since...and only one road kill.  Kangaroo Valley is inappropriately named :)  We even went to a national park and didn't see any...only droppings.  I'm convinced the park rangers distribute the droppings to make the American tourists think the kangaroos are around.

No offense meant to our Aussie friends but traveling to Australia is so hyped in the US that it was sure to be a let down.  I'll post some pics when I get back.

Offline ejantny

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2007, 07:34 PM »
Roo poo but no roos.

Offline clintholeman

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2007, 10:05 PM »
Bill-

You were hardly there long enough to be jet lagged.  :)  The beer is good though.  ;D  Not sure about the roos?!?
Clint Holeman

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Offline Corwin

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2007, 11:03 PM »
Next time you may want to take your snorkel...  less you afraid of those little SHARKS!

Offline bill-e

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2007, 08:52 AM »
Here's some pics

Most of the green pics are from the drive between Sydney and Jervis Bay (Huskisson) and back including the Kangaroo Valley.  The water pics are at Jarvis Bay.

http://nhwoodworker.com/australia

Offline ejantny

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2007, 09:01 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures.

Somehow I expected Australia to be browner. Everything is very green.

Offline bill-e

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2007, 09:18 AM »
The green is somewhat unusual for this time of year but I guess they had some recent rain.

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: I'm heading to Australia tomorrow
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2007, 09:31 AM »
Here's some pics

Most of the green pics are from the drive between Sydney and Jervis Bay (Huskisson) and back including the Kangaroo Valley.  The water pics are at Jarvis Bay.

http://nhwoodworker.com/australia
Bill,

Except for those funny lookin' "cows", it reminds me of New Hampster (ex-Nashuaite).   ;D

Regards,

Dan.