Friday last week Aaron [from Torque Workcentes] and I flew down to Melbourne
Just over 1,000 miles as the plane flies… lol
This was to attend the Alternate Wood Show held at the Woodworkers Warehouse in Braeside, a suburb of Melbourne to promote the Torque Work centre. Had a lot of interest in the Wee Beastie.. and my boards… I took a small amount to show off.. Lots of comments and requests for info about how to make them… I gave out cards and told them all to go Lumberjocks.com and read the blogs. I think there will be lots of folks from Melbourne checking out the sites.
I also took a small sample of the Conkleberry wood and that also caused a stir.. Might have to look into taking a supply to the next wood show. I think that some of the turners might like to use this very different timber.
In this pic you can see the size of the show room.. packed with all sorts of goodies incluing Jet and Powermatic.
As well as the guys from Woodworkers Warehouse they had Ideal Tools with all the fantastic Festool range and Professional Woodworkers Supplies with their range of Incra Woodpecker and heaps more.
Some very good bargains to be had … up to 40 percent off and not to mention the give aways to sweeten the deal.
A very long piece of timber being turned on the Jet lathe.
I manage to have a nice chat with Stuart Lee host of Stu's Shed.. even got a photo with him..and he says he would like to review the Torque Work Centre.. that would be great.
Martin I hope you noticed I have a LJ polo shirt on… I am promoting the site every where I go.
Oh This is Mel… over the week end she BBQed over 400 sausages and heaps of onions.. very welcome I can tell you.
I truly wish I had time to talk to all the other demonstrators and look at all the really cool gear and maybe get a bargain myself… I did get a quote for the full Incra router table .. with wonder fence and unilift..10% off.. good deal I thought…abut it was a real whirlwind trip….
Left Brisbane airport at 0600 got to the show at 1100 … daylight saving lost us an hour and then had to drive to the other side of Melbourne. Headed back to the airport at 1500 and only just made it at 1630 for check in… got lost and then held up in traffic. After all the stress of not knowing if we would make the flight… IT was delayed..we were a little …annoyed….after 1900 before we were back in Brisbane then a 45 minute drive home.. straight to bed.. what a day…
Thats all for today… next time we will be back in Melbourne for the Working With Wood show … next Friday 16th of October.. will be there for the full three days and I hope to get some shots of the show.. Will post when I get back.
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