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Old 10-19-2012, 09:18 PM
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When we all sat down to eat at "The Old Place" on the first night, the waitress asked, "what kind of group is this?" Without hesitation, I responded, "the finest group of woodworkers in North America." I meant that not just as craftsmen, but as friends and brothers.

I can truly say I have never met such a nice group of people as I have in the woodworking community. I think the only "grump" I encountered all weekend was that first guy on Friday, (Peter remembers), but everyone else was really nice. Our group of talkFestoolers is a cut above the rest. Add a little wine, some great food and nothing could be better!
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When we all sat down to eat at "The Old Place" on the first night, the waitress asked, "what kind of group is this?" Without hesitation, I responded, "the finest group of woodworkers in North America." I meant that not just as craftsmen, but as friends and brothers.

I can truly say I have never met such a nice group of people as I have in the woodworking community. I think the only "grump" I encountered all weekend was that first guy on Friday, (Peter remembers), but everyone else was really nice. Our group of talkFestoolers is a cut above the rest. Add a little wine, some great food and nothing could be better!
Well, that was too bad. Wait a minute, I was there on Friday!
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:51 PM
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No, Mike! It wasn't you!
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I know you, John, potosan, Jesse, Paul-marcel, and flair by face. Can you put a face to the names for me?

John Economaki - Founder and Pres. Bridge City Tool Works (left) and Roger Savatteri




Left to right: Chris Wong, John Raftery, Brian Tracey, Lee Marshall - Knew Concepts, Brian Meek - Knew Concepts




Left to Right: John Raftery, Rutager West, Michael Berg (the real brains behind Bridge City Tool Works )
Peter Franks, Paul-Marcel St-Onge, Brian Tracey, John Economaki






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Old 10-20-2012, 02:45 AM
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And in that last photo - along with all the people - is a mess of really tasty Mexican food that John brought to Roger's studio to feed the assembled masses of hungry woodworkers.

Man! What a studio Roger has. I'm insanely envious. It's not only a really cool space, it's in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen in California.

And then there's his tools...
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... Our group of talkFestoolers is a cut above the rest. Add a little wine, some great food and nothing could be better!
I'll second that!


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