Wood Shows #5: St. George Ontario

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 12-06-2008 06:13 PM 1469 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dec. 6/08

Last night Rick and I went to St. George, to Morley Miller Machinery. For their Christmas Open House they had a some company reps present to answer any questions about their products.

In attendance were representatives from Steel City, King Canada, and BlackJack.

We checked out a number of gadgets at the BlackJack display, including some sanding drums that attach to a drill press. You just cut your sandpaper to size, slip it around the drum, slide it into the drill press and voila. Pretty convenient.

At the King Canada display we checked out this handy little air compressor.

Then, at the Steel City display we spoke with Terry Ross, who I had first met at another wood show and he talked to me about a number of new products that are coming out in January, here in Canada (and are already available in the US). It sounds like they have made quite a few changes to their product line, based on the feedback of customers. The one change mentioned was the size of one of their table saws, reducing the size, which sounds like it is more appropriate for home shops with limited room.

All in all, it was an interesting evening. Yes, indeed, very interesting.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 12-06-2008 09:43 PM

Now tell me Debbie what did you spend all your hard earned bucks on?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 12-06-2008 10:43 PM

Debbie was the show well attended. Some are complaining the the US shows are short on vendors and customers.

-- 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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#3 posted 12-06-2008 11:15 PM

Grumpy.. you’ll just have to wait and see ;)

Karson, this was “just” a store having some company reps attend the open house. When Rick and I were there it was relatively quiet but we went in the afternoon so most people were still working.

When I last spoke with Paul Fulcher, Canadian Woodworking Magazine, he said that the woodshows aren’t what they used to be. Times are a-changing. Not sure what is coming to take their place.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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