Springfield MA WoodWorking Show

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Blog entry by dustbunny posted 01-11-2010 03:11 AM 2841 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to the show today and wasn’t disappointed. It was a small show this year probably because the show was running simultaneously with the Baltimore show that Karson blogged about yesterday. So I think some of the vendors chose Baltimore. Even still there was enough to look at and vendors to talk with.

There were several router accessories vendors the two that were most impressive-
1. Prazi ChestMate which is a nice setup because you can adjust the spaces between your joints and it was easy to use.
2. Woodline USA Route-R-Joint™ which I fell for and my husband purchased for me. (I love him)hehe
I like that you could make joints in different shapes- hearts, dog bones and many more… I think it just adds a little twist to a standard box.


As a show bonus they tossed in 5 templates for a total of 9 templates.
Some of you LJ’s may have seen this before, but it was knew to me.

Stockroom Supply was represented by Mike from SoCal who was a fantastic salesman, and even though these sanders a impressive, I’m holding out for a Grizzly Drum. Sorry again Mike.

There were other really neat vendors to peruse, and if you get a chance to go to one of The WoodWorking Shows, I highly recommend it.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 03:57 AM

Is the show still on? I can’t believe I totally missed this!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 04:08 AM

Sorry thiel today was the last day. You missed it : (
Next year is suppose to be a BIG show, something to look forward to.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 04:10 AM

Lisa : So you got a gift. But I guess you didn’t buy the big table saw.

I’m glad that you got to go. They are fun. It’s just too bad that you have to pay to go shopping.

I’ve got one of the Woodline kits. But the Peachtree one looks more substantial.

-- 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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#4 posted 01-11-2010 04:21 AM

Lisa that looks like you got a pretty nice system for reasonable money. I couldn’t make it this year but hopefully next year.

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 04:39 AM

There were no table saws representatives. But I did enter to win the UniSaw in a raffle. They should be calling soon….
Peachtree wasn’t at the show either. I just looked at their website here their setup looks similar. I just put the finish on my first box, will post it in a couple days, and enjoyed making it. I am planning on doing MANY more, so this jig will hopefully come in handy.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#6 posted 01-11-2010 04:39 AM

I also went to the Springfield show. It was somewhat smaller than what I expected. It was still much better than watching the NE patriots get blown out. I am glad I went. I wish I could’ve attended earlier today. My work schedule only allowed me catch the last 1 1/2 hours of the last day. While it may have been beneficial for finding a deal, I was hoping to watch more demo’s of products. I agree about prazi chest mate. I am officially intrigued. For someone like me who is a tinkerer and on a severe budget, it may something I can save for. As a side note i went to Harbor Freight for the first time. Interesting…...

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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#7 posted 01-11-2010 04:50 AM

Sorry that I missed you at the show today , Lisa . The new show promoter asked me if I would like to set up a Lumberjock booth at next years show . We will need to have enough warm bodies to occupy the site for all three days of the show. I am presently working on some of the details with LJ “sikrap” . He has previous experience in these matters. The show will provide the necessary chairs and tables and even electricity if needed. Jocks and Jockettes that occupy the booth will receive free admission to the show (Except the parking fee) in exchange for us showing off our goodies and sharing our knowledge with the public. We can even sell some of our things there , but that isn’t the main focus. PM me if you might be interested in contributing to next years event : )

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

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#8 posted 01-11-2010 07:26 AM

The Indianapolis, IN. Wood Working Shows, will be Jan 22-24. As dust bunny said, it is well worth the time and money to go. Be sure to go to their web site and down load the coupons free stuff. Last year active and retired military were admitted free. They may do that again this year.

They also have a coupon that lets your spouse in free. Of course, for some of us it may be better not to bring our spouse.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#9 posted 01-11-2010 01:44 PM

I really like that jig you got.
I’ll be interested in hearing how it works.

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

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#10 posted 01-11-2010 06:28 PM

Wow, lots of locals here.
Just joined, first post here.
I went to the show as well and picked up the WoodLine Route-R-Joint jig as well.
Now I just have to figure out how to use it properly.

Hello everyone!

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