Tomorrow I am off to the 2009 Timber and Working with Wood Expo in Brisbane. This will be my second year. Last year I was a little lost amongst the technical and wood exhibits. I think this year I will be a little bit more at home. I am hoping to catch some of the demonstration and maybe even try out some equipment. I am going to take a notebook to keep a track of my observations.
Specifically, I am hoping to get some serious low down on Thickness Planners. At this point, my workshop does not have much space. A bench top thicknesser could be used to joint the width of my timbers using a supporting frame and of course to thickness a piece. Combined with the cheap table saw I already have, I should be able to do some limited sizing of some of the salvaged timber I already have. So here comes some bread boards, boxes and maybe a tool tote as well.
Should also look for a cheap metal detector as well.
The digital camera will be there with me, so I will post some images if anything interesting is apparent.
-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.