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MsDebbieP's Company Tours #10: Wood Shows

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 09-21-2007 03:21 PM 1094 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Next weekend (Sept. 29th) Rick and I are headed to the Woodstock Wood Show. This wood show is supposedly the largest one held in Canada. And that’s pretty cool, since it is local!

I will be talking with some of the company representatives as well as drooling over some of the tools and watching some demonstrations.

Are any of my fellow Ontarians going to attend? I think the plan is to go in the afternoon, since I’ve heard that the crowds are smaller then. Also, I’d like to watch the wood carving and wood burning presentations.

And then in October, we’ll be heading to the Woodworking Expo in Toronto. Not sure when we plan to attend this one. I have been told that it is Canada’s equivalent of the Vegas show that had people all excited.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 09-21-2007 03:54 PM

Hello Ms Executive Director of Everything;

I sure wish I could go, because I like to drool too. but…..

At least when I’m drooling over tools, my wife doesn’t hit me. LOL

Have fun!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 09-21-2007 03:56 PM

and you are having the big shindig that weekend … I already had plans for the wood show.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#3 posted 09-21-2007 10:46 PM

If you get a chance I’d like to hear reviews on jointers or planers with the carbide blades. I’ve been thinking of upgrading to a Shelix cutter head for my jointer, or buying an 8” version with the cutter head installed. Thanks in advance.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 09-22-2007 12:37 AM

I’ll find out what I can!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Sawdust2

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#5 posted 09-22-2007 05:12 AM

”...go in afternoon because crowds are smaller…”

Around here you go in the morning, pack a lunch to eat in the car, and then back in the show in the afternoon.
And that is if you don’t want to take any of the (free) courses.

For the first 8 or so years we went on Friday and then on Sunday afternoon (to get good deals on stuff they didn’t want to pack out).
Nowadays we just go on Friday because if it ain’t a new item I probably already have it or have decided I don’t want it. Doesn’t do any good to go on sunday afternoon any more ‘cause all the stuff is already sold.

The vendors have learned that in this market a 10% discount is about tops because they will sell it even without the discount.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 09-29-2007 09:23 PM

phew.. what a day!

Rick and I spent about 4 hours at the wood show, looking at the equipment, talking to representatives, and watching demonstrations.

We saw some magnificent carvings and a few beautiful pieces of furniture.

During our meanderings, “MsDebbieP” donned her regalia and posed for some pictures with company reps. (Look for the photos in some upcoming interviews). I endured a few laughs and stares as I struck my pose, wearing the Canadian LumberJock apparel. But, overall, it was fun – and I did get a nice hat from the Ridgid rep!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 09-29-2007 09:44 PM

Sweet!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Sawdust2

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#8 posted 09-30-2007 03:09 AM

Can’t wait, Debbie.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 09-30-2007 12:15 PM

IW .. I posted some information about the carbide blades in my “Steel City inteview” part II.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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