Craft Markets.. #6: Before the storm...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-17-2012 11:19 AM 2701 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: You just never know.. Part 6 of Craft Markets.. series Part 7: Yesterday at Eagle Farm Markets, Brisbane. »

Here is my stall at Kelvin Grove Markets…... before THE storm….

Showcasing the new boards I made THIS week…

Sold one and had an order for another … then the storm hit…

Signs and two small boards front right were from last week… other than that all 26 new works were made in the last three days….

One more shot of after the storm…

My friend Heather had her stand entirely demolished… she was at the bottom of the hill and bore the brunt of the devastation…. heartbreaking…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 11:26 AM

Wow sad. Painful risk we all take..

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 11:51 AM

When I saw this on TV, I thought about you, Larry. It is good to hear you are safe and well.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 12:31 PM

Wow, that’s terrible , Larry. When I first started reading this I thought you were going to get a storm of people and show us an empty booth. Glad you are okay.

Very nice works you had on display too!! You have been busy cranking them out.
The laser cut sign looked great!.

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

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 01:17 PM

Larry, So sorry to see that type of a hit to everyone there. Glad no one was hurt.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 01:23 PM

I am glad that there were no casuallties. We in the Northeast are still recovering from the storm we had. The weather has not been good to the people of the world. Your table looks great. I like the board with the saying “life is to short cut on an ugly board”

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 01:25 PM

Your display was awesome!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 01:44 PM

wow, that was one bad storm, i feel so bad for the lady , her booth looks demolished…i hope she is able to salvage her work.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 11-17-2012 01:56 PM

Beauty and the Beast is Mother Nature. Sad for anyone hurt, and any damages done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 11-17-2012 02:34 PM

Sorry to hear that Larry.

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#10 posted 11-17-2012 03:11 PM

Glad to hear you made it through the storm ok, hope everyone has a speedy recovery.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#11 posted 11-17-2012 03:49 PM

Your projects look great, to bad about the storm.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 11-17-2012 03:54 PM

I am glad you are ok.

A question, what is the wood you used in the cutting boards in the second picture? In particular the left front cutting board with the wide strips. It has a beautiful pattern and I would like to try it.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#13 posted 11-17-2012 04:17 PM

Wow…that is scary…I hope everyone is okay…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 11-17-2012 04:45 PM

That last picture with heather drove the message home… Heart breaking.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 11-17-2012 09:24 PM

thats nuts!

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