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

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



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patron

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#1 posted 1741 days ago

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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degoose

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#2 posted 1741 days ago

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.

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

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ellen35

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#3 posted 1741 days ago

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

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

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1741 days ago

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 !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Marian Neagu

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#5 posted 1741 days ago

Really nice machine! Congratulations !!!

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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tomakazi

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#6 posted 1741 days ago

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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Karson

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#7 posted 1741 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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pommy

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#8 posted 1741 days ago

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

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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bowyer

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#9 posted 1741 days ago

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

Rick

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

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PineInTheAsh

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#10 posted 1741 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1741 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1740 days ago

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

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

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degoose

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#13 posted 1740 days ago

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

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

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Splinterman

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#14 posted 1740 days ago

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 1740 days ago

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!! :-))

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

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