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Blog entry by Drew1House posted 07-23-2007 12:04 AM 1693 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to visit this on thursday of this past week… what a blast. I was really there for a Real Estate Convention but snuck away from the MGM grand on thursday morning and visited the show till the evening… I will post a bunch of the pictures I took and some thoughts… the one real thought was… dang I wish I had more time for this. It is about like having half a day for disneyworld… Impossable.. overwhelming and totally fun. Next year it will be in Atlanta… I am planning to be there. Guys… for a hobbiest this was crazy. I actually spend a bit of time with my buddy Richard(Owns Timberline Tools which is for example the largest powermatic industrial distributor left of the mississippi) looking at CNC machines as he does’nt get much time to look at $120 to $300K machines side by side. They were nuts. Turning out mass produced cool furniture in no time at all. One company was making head boards in about 6 minutes that would take me 3 days to make. One could make a solid alder door in about the same time. The automated spray booths were nuts as well. One highlight was meeting Mark and Nichole Spagnuolo… how cool was that. I think Ill get a domino just cause he was working Festools booth… however much I dont like what the company did to my bud… I was not there for the “Unveiling” at the Delta booth but I think they rebadged everything. I did get to see the new variable speed drill press from them and may trade my new powermatic in… I also may switch my new Unisaw to a Sawstop… It was a cool event…


Here is the one with Drew & Mark

!Drew & Mark Himself

(Drew & The Wood Whisperer himself!)

David Marks Demo at the Delta Booth

Johannes Michaelsen Turning Wood Hats for Powermatic

Timberline Guys Doing Research

New Offerings By MiniMax (tempting)

Mark Workin The Booth

One of about 30 CNC Machines

CNC Machined Table...

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#1 posted 07-23-2007 01:17 AM

Drew glad to see you had a great time. Great to see you back.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-23-2007 02:33 AM

Wow….talk about a kid in a candy store. Looks like a blast Drew.

-- Bob

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#3 posted 07-23-2007 02:59 AM

sure looks like you had a big time. I’m jealouse

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 07-23-2007 03:09 AM

Atlanta here i come.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#5 posted 07-23-2007 04:38 AM

Yehawww… I live in Atlanta.


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#6 posted 07-23-2007 06:27 AM

looks like fun!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 07-23-2007 12:45 PM

how lucky that you happened to be there for something else—no excuses needed to attend!

how really lucky to meet TWW and get a pix!! very tool.

hehehe and I love hearing about your new wish list. Sweet

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 07-23-2007 03:14 PM

totally worth going. Steel City had a Granite topped table saw and everyone seems to be gettin Riving kinfes on their saws… The other thing that was neat was Powermatic actually has an accessory for their PM2000… It is a workbench for their table saw… I know that would be handy for me… If I get the SawStop perhapse i could talk them into making one the same way…


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#9 posted 07-23-2007 04:45 PM

Very nice Drew! Glad to hear you were able to go (and welcome back). I bet it was a treat to see all of those tools in one place! It looks like a great opportunity to find out what is going on in the woodworking tools world of today. I hope you have more pictures to post.

And how many orders did you place while you were there?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 10-03-2007 07:58 PM

None… but when I got back I traded in the new Unisaw for the sawstop 5 horse… Bought a fein Multimaster and a Bosch compound slider and a domino plus dust collector… It was fun

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#11 posted 10-03-2007 08:26 PM

Wow, a whole new set of shop tools now. I can’t wait to see your projects with your new tools.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#12 posted 10-03-2007 08:45 PM

Na… dont believe in projects… just getting the tools;-)

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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