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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-25-2010 12:19 PM 1396 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well it has all been and gone and now I have enough material to write several blogs..
I have so much material, pics and vids that I have started a new series..

First off the whole trip was a comedy of errors but more of that later..

Here are a few shots taken at the show.

Walking down the ramp into the Silverdome itself…Taken on the Thurday afternoon during set up.

This venue is the home of the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and houses a velodrome and a highly polished timber floor for basketball and several other sports.

We had a position in one corner right next to the food concessions.. what we lost in accessibility we gained in passing traffic.

This was Friday with a predominance of students in attendance.

All three machines found new homes in Tasmania..

Unable to hang our large banner inside… another story… we manage to find a spot outside on the Carins Brothers Tent…

and this is what everyone saw as they left the carpark to enter the show…

Three photos taken from the main entrance … from left to right…

Down the middle.

While a relatively small show… only 45 exhibitors… the quality was outstanding…

Unfortunately I have been unwell since returning from down south and am only know getting on with reporting the trip… please return often to see what went on in the first show in Tasmania for quite a while…Much more to follow.

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

14 comments so far

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#1 posted 11-25-2010 02:14 PM

Good to have you back, Larry!! Sorry you’re feeling unwell though…
The show looks like it was a real success, and a real hoot to boot!!
Get well soon, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 11-25-2010 02:20 PM

These pictures are beautiful, Larry. I sure do wish that they allowed people to take pictures at the woodworking show in Atlanta because I would have a field day if they did.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 11-25-2010 02:21 PM

Looks like one heck of a show Larry! Get to feeling better quick so you can fill us in on the rest of the trip….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 11-25-2010 02:22 PM

glad you made it home

don’t you have a cot
next to the blue fridge
to recuperate on

three tools sold
makes the return better

looking forward
to the follow up

get well

-- 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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 11-25-2010 03:36 PM

Looks like you had a successful trip, Larry.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-25-2010 03:49 PM

Nice show Larry. I wish I could get a samping of the wood they had there. I saw so much nice wood when we were in New Zealand and Australia and could not bring any home.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-25-2010 04:16 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 11-25-2010 04:48 PM

So since you are the traveling salesman, and a successful one at that, we expect some traveling salesman jokes…......once you are re-well…..........


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 11-25-2010 04:49 PM

Nice pictures, Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 11-25-2010 06:11 PM

Your booth display look fabulous on the hardwood floor, nice work hope your feel better soon…Wilson

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#11 posted 11-25-2010 06:15 PM

Sorry to hear you are under the weather Larry. Thanks for posting these show pics. I’m looking forward to the updates. Get well soon mate.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 11-25-2010 06:17 PM

Congrats on the successes !!!!

Maybe I’m just your garden variety provincial Yank, but … just the sound of “Tasmania” ... to me … is beautifully exotic !!

Feel better :-)

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 11-25-2010 10:06 PM

Thank you one and all…. I am on the mend… feeling better today so a few more posts are in order..
as to the traveling salesman jokes… later..

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

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#14 posted 11-26-2010 06:52 PM

looks like you had a good sow
good to see you are starting to feel better

-- self proclaimed copycat

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