Going to local shows. #1: Using the machine at a local woodworkers day.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 07-12-2009 11:23 AM 2691 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We went up to Maryborough.. a few hours drive north of here .. to the Maryborough Woodturners and Woodcrafters Guild annual wood working show day…. mainly to demo the machine.. I was invited to come along and help out .. as I am the proud owner of a wee beasty. This was a small show.. only a few exhibitors apart from the group themselves but the day was fantastic.,. a good crowd found its way to the grounds and there was a steady stream of visitors viewing the demo of the machine..Shown here surfacing a slab of Mango wood. There were some large slabs for sale.. one for example was over 9 feet long.. 2 feet wide and 2 inches thick…
cost AU$ 70.00

, I also was asked to bring some of my work to display.. unfortunately I had no stock for sale….I did bring some items that had been ordered but not delivered.. the reaction was very positive.. and the purple heart was a real attraction as most had not seen it before.. oh well ,, many enquiries about the machine and about my work… handed out a lot of cards and promoted LJ’s a lot with visiting woodies … had one bloke from Bunderberg …a few hours further north .. ask if he could put the info about LJ’s in their club’s newsletter..
Here are a few shots I got in before the batteries in my camera died.
First is a home built bandsaw mill for slabbing small logs.

This is a Lucas Mill.. mobile… with a chainsaw slabbing attachment..

I am adding the videos here so that they can be linked to the video page.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 07-12-2009 12:17 PM

looks like a nice day in the sun .
glad you got some time to play !

what do you think of those bandsaw slabbers ?

-- 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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#2 posted 07-12-2009 01:10 PM

I had some fun and first time I have displayed my wares at a wood show.
Yes was a nice sunny day but a bit windy.\\
I think they are a great invention.,., less waste less sawdust.. smaller kerf and able to mill smaller logs.
I would not mind one of my own.

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#3 posted 07-12-2009 01:35 PM

Love the videos! You certainly have some nice machines there!
I am jealous!

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

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#4 posted 07-12-2009 05:03 PM

Nice videos , Larry , and it’s good to hear a wee bit of your voice as well : ) That machine certainly is a wonderful item…it must be fantastic for milling the juice grooves in your cutting boards !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 07-12-2009 05:22 PM

Really nice machine! Congratulations !!!

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#6 posted 07-12-2009 05:33 PM

WOW …looks like a lot of fun. Thats a great price for that slab, I wish I could find a deal like that.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#7 posted 07-12-2009 09:48 PM

Glad you had some fun Larry.

-- 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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#8 posted 07-12-2009 09:55 PM

I see that it was a cool day out larry and the videos are cool too


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#9 posted 07-12-2009 10:02 PM

Sounds like it was a good time. Next time put a full charge on the camera so we can see more


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#10 posted 07-12-2009 11:09 PM

Thanks for your time and effort in putting together and posting these pictures.

I’m not sure if members fully realize the time it takes to actually take the pictures, mark or remember what you photographed, and then collate in some sort of logical order, and mount everything into a program you hope will work!

As a full-time employee… It’s a sweet job.
As a free contributor to the community… It’s a beautiful, genuine passion.

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#11 posted 07-12-2009 11:32 PM

Hey Larry
You always have something interesting and unique to share with us well done.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#12 posted 07-13-2009 05:26 AM

Keep the chips flyin’ Larry. You’ll get your stock built up to where you can go to the show again :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 07-13-2009 10:34 AM

Bob I don’t akshally have any stock to go to show with.

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#14 posted 07-13-2009 01:36 PM

Hey Larry,
Looks like the local lad’s have some nice toy’s as well….....maybe you could get a deal going regarding stock.

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#15 posted 07-14-2009 12:54 AM

Larry, that;s what I’m getting at, work harder, keep the chips flyin’. You will finally get ahead to show off and the show!! :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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