I was in Sacramento the last two days and of course I spent a few hours at the WOOD show.
I bumped into John Ormsby. and got to chat with him for a few minutes. Unfortunately I saw him when I was on my way out to an fire dept. physical agility hiring test (the other reason I was in Sacramento) and couldn’t talk for long. Sorry John, I wish I could have talked longer. But good to meet you.
I looked for other LJ’s but didn’t see any. Where were you, Odie? I kept looking for a guy with a baseball cap and mustache giving someone a half-jokingly hard time about something. I thought for sure I would recognize you instantly.
Anyway, I had fun looking around but I guess overall I was a little disappointed. I was at the Pleasanton WOOD show last year and I thought for sure that the Sacramento show would be bigger. And the only vendor I REALLY wanted to see was Incra. Apparently they baled. I didn’t see them.
Incra doesn’t sell anything direct from there website, and all of there dealers only sell some of there stuff. Incra has products that are not sold by ANY other dealer as far as I can tell. So I really wanted to see there display and get my hands on some of the new products.
I think I will email them and ask what gives.
I spent about $100 bucks on several small toys. I got some nice router bits, a “deadman’s” foot switch for use on my scroll saw or drill press, and some accessories for my bandsaw. I spent just about all of my money at “Woodline USA.” They had some great deals on several things I have been wanting.
Here’s what I got:
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