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Offline Elmar50

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The systainers are starting to add up
« on: September 12, 2015, 05:22 PM »
Hello all: the moderators note that I need to place a few posts in order to upload photos (a security mechanism). So I'll start with one of my favorite quotes from the woodworking crowd (Mike on the Fine Woodworking Forum):
Make sure that your next project is beyond your skill and requires tools you don't have. You won't regret it.
Each of my Festool acquisitions has fulfilled a need specific to the project I was working on at the time of the purchase. 

Offline DB10

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Re: The systainers are starting to add up
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 08:55 PM »
Wellcome to the Forum, I'm sure it won't take you too long before you can start to post pictures.

 l like the quote but maybe you should add the following to it. "And make sure you have a healthy credit card balance, because you will need it"

Offline Chris Wong

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Re: The systainers are starting to add up
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 11:58 PM »
Art Carpenter said something similar:

We made whatever was requested, whether or not we had ever made anything like it before.  Customer requests became the basis of our education.

Here are a couple of my favorite quotes (more on my website http://flairwoodworks.com/quotables/

If it bothers you that the chair [you are building] is askew, just go to your local furniture store and look at chairs until you feel better. – Brian Boggs

I use a pencil. – Frank Klausz, in reply to why he uses a pencil instead of a marking knife
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Offline tigger

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Re: The systainers are starting to add up
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 11:59 PM »
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Offline TylerC

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Re: The systainers are starting to add up
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 11:28 AM »
I'm planning living room cabinets that are absolutely beyond my skill and require new tools. In my case I'd add, "And make sure your wife is cool with it first!"
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Offline teocaf

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Re: The systainers are starting to add up
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 11:33 AM »
In my case I'd add, "And make sure your wife is cool with it first!"

Nah!  I've always found that it's easier to fake contrition than to ask permission...

Offline KP80

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Re: The systainers are starting to add up
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2015, 12:25 AM »
I absolutely concur with faking contrition. However, shortly after I bought my ETS 150/3 my wife decided to sand and repaint some porch chairs and asked if I had a sander she could use. So I pulled out the ETS 150 and she was blown away by its performance and I got a few kudos that day for acquiring such a great tool!