I got back from the Baltimore Woodworking show held in Timonum MD. I’ve been at this show two other years. This one seemed to have more vendors and more customers than I can remember before.
I went on Friday and got there around opening time and the place was mobbed. Usually Fridays are the retired folks and the one day of vacation folks. But it had a great crowd. I was only looking for disposable (sandpaper etc.) so I didn’t spend much time looking at the tools or the Shammy Wow booth.
I’m on the left, TimberMan (Dave) in the center and Chuck on the right.
I went back Saturday and it seemed to be as crowded as it was on Friday. I got a phone call and it was Spalm. He was there with his lovely wife and we had a great discussion about woodworking.
We went back to Chucks booth and met him again. Chuck was cutting some half blind dovetails for some customers. He made it look easy.
We spent some time talking with him. I was keeping an eye on my phone and watch because I was suppose to meet up with Greg3G around 12:00 noon. He called and I met him at the front door because I had an extra ticket one of my friends had left with me the day before. Took Greg out to my car to give him a few pieces of wood scrap that I had for him.
We left, my son David and i, and headed home. I had a great time. I’m guess that there were a few other lumberjocks that were there but we didn’t meet. I wore my lumberJock shirt both days (a different shirt) but didn’t connect.
Spend 49 bucks on a light and 20 bucks on sandpaper but had a great time meeting new friends.
Greg and I talked about setting up an Summer Picnic for the area in East/Central USA. We’ll have to see if we can get that together. Anyone in the area who is interested in hosting one met me or Greg know. It might be nice to have it at SPalm because then we have a demo of his homemade CAD machine.
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