Going to local shows. #18: What a day!

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-21-2010 12:51 PM 1391 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Up at 5 in the AM… a quick cup of coffee and a shower…dressed in the newly embroidered and freshly ironed..thanks Honey… work gear… load the rest of the boards and gear into the back of the Ute..

Down the highway to Brisbane for the Timber and Working with Wood Show…

What a day…

Had plenty of time to set up and managed to rack most of my inventory on two tables.. Also was allowed to have the ute on site.. Safe, undercover, close… and saved $10 on parking.

.Stu Lees from Stu’s Shed arrived just before opening.. he had to be up at 3AM to fly in from Melbourne…
Got a shot of him next to his banner..

Only had time to take a few shots… Flat out like a lizard drinking… discussing the Torque. answering questions about the Ute and my boards.. keeping an eye on all the 4 machines on display.. Had lots of enquiries about all the above.

We were in the outside covered area with all the other machinery and all the big timber…
What a great selection and the prices… had to control my self…

Plenty of space to spread out….

Day one just flew by…

Met up with a few old friends who dropped by to say G’day… Set up some appointments for a few blokes to drop by the workshop… Had several seriously interested parties.. including one from New Zealand…

The new dust pre separator worked like a dream and tomorrow I will try and get a better pic of the set up…

When the show closed at 5 PM … was that only 12 hours… time for a little networking , a sausage on a roll and few inspirational XXXX golds…

I pike out … needed to get home to load some of my European Walnut to see how that sells over the weekend…the boys were off to the Hotel up the road…

Someone will have to be un-hungover… is that really a word… lol… seriously… too far to drive after a few drinks… not a good idea…Here we are deliberating over the two headed machine… this 3 metre Torque had two heads fitted… one for a router and one for a saw…

Great for production work…

A little more work on the computer then an early night…

Will load the short slabs of Walnut in the morning… may even take some of the European Cherry… see how it goes…

Tomorrow ….. day Two of Heaven on Earth… more tools more timber ….

It doesn’t get any better than this….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-21-2010 12:57 PM

Looks like fun, Larry.
What a wonderful array of boards.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 05-21-2010 12:58 PM

Very cool Larry. Sounds like you had yourself a blast.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 05-21-2010 01:02 PM

are there any plans for a shop helper ,
like R2D2 ( maybe with the looks of your previous helpers ) lol .
to do the actual work ?
and maybe a bigger trailer ,
to haul you blokes around ,
recovering from hangovers ?

-- 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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#4 posted 05-21-2010 01:12 PM

Hey Larry, Top Job. Looks like you’re having a blast. Did you run into Mal Ward over at Boutique Timber. Top bloke. That’s where I get most of my timber from. Seriously Larry… 4x? lol. Queenslanders… I’ll never understand it.

-- Daniel -

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#5 posted 05-21-2010 02:26 PM

Wish I was there.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 05-21-2010 03:07 PM

Lots of things going on there Larry. I like your new embroidered outfit, but I think it should be the same color as the Torque Work Center green. That would tie you directly into hype. Good idea about a designated driver. don’t want to ruin any of that high quality wood!,Lol. It does look like fun. I wish I were there to see it. I like your idea of opening the bonnet on your pick-up, which is an added attraction to woodworkers who are probable interested in cars too. Wishing you success there and looking forward to whatever photos and video you have the time to take.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 05-21-2010 03:38 PM

Looks like a great place to have this. Much luck in selling and having fun. Wish I could be there but I believe I could beat you both trying to come from the states as to how long the travel would be. LOL.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#8 posted 05-21-2010 04:30 PM

Looks like it’s a great show. Boards look good. Ute looks good. WTC looks good. New uniform looks good. But wait! How are you going to get through the entire weekend without your assistant’s???
Seriously. Looks like everything is going smooth. Hope you have lot’s of sales.

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#9 posted 05-21-2010 05:01 PM

A craxy busy fun day

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 05-21-2010 05:24 PM

it´s good to hear when some have great days
I liked that you park the black monster behind the boards they
stod out against the shinny black colour
and I´m with Mike get a matching green outfit then you will look like a pro
as it is now you can still get lost…


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#11 posted 05-22-2010 05:35 AM

Lots of luck selling much stuff.

I don’t see the babes, you must be too far into the outback.

-- 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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