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FredWest 03-24-2011 07:58 PM

Guys, Gals & Guppies,

I want to welcome Joel and Tools for Working Wood to our Manufacturer's section. Joel's company offers a tremendous selection of hands tools, sharpening equipment, Festool and some great woodworking books. There is much more as well but I will let Joel tell you the rest.


Poto 03-24-2011 08:24 PM

Re: Welcome
Welcome, Joel! Great to have you on board.

Did Fred mention that all talkFestool members automatically get 50% off merchandise purchased at talkFestool vendor's sites?

BIG Big Grin

PaulMarcel 03-24-2011 09:57 PM

Re: Welcome
...AND a free tee-shirt! :D

Good to have you here, Joel... this is more interactive than just reading your blog :)

ticovogt 03-25-2011 03:58 AM

Re: Welcome
Hi Joel,

Welcome to the forum. I wonder where you'll find the time to participate, though. Are you about to retire soon?

Keep those good products coming.


JoelMoskowitz 03-25-2011 03:50 PM

Re: Welcome
Thanks everyone for your kind words.
No I don't have time to actively participate but Fred was kind enough to invite me to join and I will do my best to poke my head in and contribute when I can. I enjoy most forums, I participate in a bunch although far less than I used to. As you pointed out, I just don't have the time. I am not retiring but I need to step back from some activities to focus on Software development. The world is changing and I need to upgrade the computer systems that power Tools for Working Wood - can you imagine the Web site is 12 count-em 12 years old with few visible changes. Time for a much needed upgrade.

Incidently software programs are just like power tools. You can be perfectly happy with a ten year old bit of software, then you see one feature of a new system and you don't understand how you lived without it.
When I worked for Black & Decker I was in the Industrial Construction division, we made good stuff. What is really impressive about Festool today is how standards have changed. A guide rail used to be a bit of wood or aluminum channel clamped onto a board with C Clamps. As you all know, once you use the next generation of stuff, a guide rail that won't let the tool wander, clamps that are designed to not get in the way, etc, you just don't understand how you can do it any other way.

joraft 03-25-2011 04:26 PM

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Joel, welcome, it's very nice to have you here. I know you to be a wealth of knowledge on tools and woodworking.

We understand that you're spread pretty thin these days, and don't expect that you'll be able spend much time here. Just be sure to "subscribe" to your own forum and any other that may interest you. That way you'll get an email notice any time there is any activity on those forums. That can be a real time saver.


Wonderwino 03-26-2011 03:26 PM

Re: Welcome
:sign0016: :wav: :sign0016: Welcome, Joel!

I bought some sharpening films from you last fall and now I have the sharpest planes & chisels in Morland, KS! :thumbsup2: :laughing1: :thumbsup2: BIG Big Grin

FredWest 03-27-2011 09:14 PM

Re: Welcome

Originally Posted by Wonderwino (Post 65141)
:sign0016: :wav: :sign0016: Welcome, Joel!

I bought some sharpening films from you last fall and now I have the sharpest planes & chisels in Morland, KS! :thumbsup2: :laughing1: :thumbsup2: BIG Big Grin


You might want to try out some of the Gramercy saws as they are excellent.:thumbsup2: :thumbsup2: :thumbsup2: :thumbsup2: He also carries some of Colen Clenton's beautiful tools. YOWZA!!!BIG Big GrinBIG Big GrinBIG Big GrinBIG Big Grin


SMeekWoodworks 03-29-2011 03:33 AM

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Welcome TFWW! Great to have you guys around here. I will hopefully be ordering some rasps from you in the next couple months. :thumbsup2:

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