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A Week In The (Festool) Workshop 177


Direct link - https://youtu.be/O9fBLZTF4Rk

Hi everyone. So yes, this week is all about my visit to the Festool UK headquarters in Suffolk. It’s a part of the world I don’t really know but Festool UK have been in the area forever, and in this new building for the last few years. It’s a very impressive facility, and I was invited along by Gary Banks who you may know from instagram.


Gary’s a working fitted furniture guy from Essex doing very high-end work, and an early adopter of the Shaper Origin system, and he’d brought his own Shaper along to demonstrate, and to let a few other folks have hands-on with it. As always, it's quite difficult to get (YouTube) usable video from these kind of group things, so I think I'll suggest a solo revisit as it was interesting enough to warrant some attention - and we'll see how that goes down!


Anyway, I hope you enjoy the vid, thanks as always for being here, and I'll catch you again in the week.


Best, Peter

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Paul Civati
Paul Civati
19 abr 2023

Festool UK seems like a bit of an.. odd organisation. Despite all the many many videos you've produced with Festool kit it sounds like they've never had much contact with you? until recently. And they got one of their customers to bring their own Shaper to demo it to their other customers.

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petermillard
petermillard
20 abr 2023
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Yes, indeed Paul; there seems to be a lot of corporate politics going on unfortunately. Unlike Festool USA, Festool UK seem to be very much more closely tied to what Festool Germany have planned, and FG have their own half-dozen ‘chosen’ influencers. F-UK (😆) have four they work with (Gary Banks who invited me along last week, and who works in furniture/joinery, John from Enfield rerurbs - more the building side of things - there’s a painter/finisher and another who does general decorating - though interestingly they are going to be working with [handcrafted finalist] Jacob Bell apparently…)


As with many brands they seem to value the likes of Instagram far more than they do YouTube, and AFAIK I’ve never…


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Andrew Lawton
Andrew Lawton
16 abr 2023

What a toy shop!

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