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Going to local shows. #5: Here be the photos from the Hands On Expo... in Brisbane..

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I had today off… kinda… schlepped around in the shed getting the new Ozzie Jig assembled…
and unpacking and sorting things out… posting a new …almost new that is … project… up loading all the pics for this post… and having a few coolaids… to relax after a really hectic three days…
For a start…....
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We were part of the Gregories Machinery Stand.
Aaron and Henry playing with the Torque Work Centre..
. I got to display a few things on the back wall.. kinda fun decoractions… lots of interest and quite a few people taking photos of the boards… and a few cards handed out..
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This is Des and he is the inventor of the OZZIE JIG…. more on that later… As you have read I got one and will be posting all the details shortly..
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Timbercon… they came over from the West Coast for the show with a lot of very cool things… and 15% off… I certainly took advantage of that…
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For all the Galloots… here is Colen and his hand made tools…. marking guages, hand planes, mallets … all hand make from fantastic Australian Timbers… He has a shed in his backyard… runs it all from home… under the sunny skies.

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More for the GALLOOTS…
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Want to make a wooden boat… join the club and you too can be enjoying a sail or paddle down the river…

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Stu …. Carba-tec had a real big site with lots of space..
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Addictive Pens were there with lots of different pen turning blanks…
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A small selection of turning supplies and some burls for sale.
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Lie Neilsen had quite a crowd around their site. Very nice selection of hand planes and tools..DROOL

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Start them young hey… Carba-Tec from the other end.. lots of space..
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Crowds looking at the various demonstrations.
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Even the defence force recruiting bus was there…
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To the timber
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Cutting boards made from Camphor for AU$49 to AU$70 ..
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Camphor coffee table under AU$ 300
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Tables for AU$600 to AU$800 in Camphor… Silky Oak for AU$2,500… amazing…!!
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Carve bowls AU$40 to AU$90.. Cheap as Chips…
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Slabmaster stand… with Keith’s wife Anna with the Racing Kangaroos…I just love these little guys..
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A close up!!Photobucket My Mate Trevor’s stand.. and some of his fantastic timber..and well priced!
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The Carin Brothers came all the way up from Tasmania with a wonderful selection of HUON PINE!!!!!

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This is my good mate Kevin and the wonderful art of the Koori Tribe.
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A demonstration by a cooper on how to make a keg…
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And some of the barrels…
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Toy makers plans and supplies…
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Me and a few helpers… got to love wood shows… hey
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Another Aussie invention… compression clamps…I will be doing a review on these too,
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Some really great boxes… even a few kits for the diy-er who doesn’t have a band saw… cool…
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Art!
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Last but certainly not least the organisers… NO names NO pack drill lol…
They certainly made life easy for all the exhibitors and bent over backwards to ensure a GREAT show,....
Thanks Guys..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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hooky

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#1 posted 1739 days ago

great looking show

the canoes were interesting ( i have been thinking about sending away for some plans)

the carbatec stand looked good (i will be visiting the perth store soon to throw down my life savings on a cabinet saw0

i was surprised to see Timbercom made the long trip around AUS to be there

and i got get me some of those helpers (the looked real helpful

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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stefang

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#2 posted 1739 days ago

Thank you Larry for all the great pics of that fantastic show. I almost felt Like I was there myself. I am constantly amazed to see all that remarkable Australian timber. It looks like you are living out a woodworkers dream. I’m also glad you have a couple of new apprentices to share the work load. Life shouldn’t be all drudgery.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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king

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#3 posted 1739 days ago

enjoyed the pics, thank you.

-- franklinalbert@sbcglobal.net

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huff

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#4 posted 1739 days ago

Great pictures Larry, Looks like the show drew a good crowd. Very interesting.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#5 posted 1739 days ago

I couldn’t see who your helpers were advertising for. Address hidden under the eaves. Do you have Wrigley’s gum down there – “Double your pleasure, double your fun…”?

One big difference I see, at least from the shows on the east coast of the US, is the number of lumber displays. Slab pieces seem to be a big draw. Don’t see a lot of that around here.

This appeared to be better attended then the other shows you posted.

Very interesting. Thanks for the photos.

Lee

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

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1739 days ago

Now thats a Woodworking show! Makes the one I just went to look very bad! Going to have to use some of them airline miles and head down under!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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GaryBuck

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#7 posted 1739 days ago

Thanks for sharing, looks like you had a good time, I would of offered them two beauties a couple of free lazy Larry’s to take home and a extra lazy Larry to occupy their time there L.O.L.

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#8 posted 1739 days ago

That stuff on the Koori table looks fantastic.

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patron

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#9 posted 1739 days ago

great share , larry .

really a nice walkabout with the pics.

and all you had to say ,

” hi , i’m lazzy larry ” ,
and they gave you two helpers ?

i’ll have to try that !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Karson

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#10 posted 1739 days ago

Larry: A freat tour of the show and some of the beautiful work that some of your mates do.

I’ve never had any helpers like that in the shop. Mine tend to run younger.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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janice

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#11 posted 1739 days ago

Great pictures, felt like I was there myself. As far as the blondes go, you can do better. : )

-- Janice

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patron

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#12 posted 1739 days ago

easy for you to say , janice ,
you are already spoken for !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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woodsmithshop

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#13 posted 1739 days ago

Now we know the REAL reason you go to the wood shows.
great looking show Larry

-- Smitty!!!

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eddy

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#14 posted 1739 days ago

thanks for the post it was like being there

-- self proclaimed copycat

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 1739 days ago

Wow Larry that’s a great tour lots of great tools and projects. Look out for those helpers they look way to happy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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