The @28th Annual Wood Working Show in Springfield has come to a close.
This years show was spectacular ! If you weren’t able to make it, you missed out on a lot of good information, tool discounts, instructionals, and meeting people from all over that share a similar interest – the love of wood in all forms.
First – Special thanks to Dave (sikrap) who was instrumental in pulling the Lumberjocks table together. It was a pleasure to meet and share stories with him.
We were greeted by Rob on left
That was great because it meant….the girls could go SHOPPING !
I waited for Saturday whenmy husband came in to make large tool purchases….hehe, he knows how I am, but I love him despite the fact he buys me everything I want.
Carter Products did a seminar on Tuning Your Bandsaw which we enjoyed, more shopping and then a seminar from Jim Heavey and Wood Magazine on jigs. Then all of the above LJ’s and Len (Dusty56) were off to dinner at the Outback Steakhouse, Yummy !
Saturday was another high energy day. Dave, Bruce, and the three LJ ladies joined forces to man the table and alternate seminar times so that everyone could get to the informationals they wanted to see. Ellen, Lorna and I went to the inlay session presented by Micro-Fence, it was awesome but I am going to have to wait to buy this system – it IS on my list.
I watched Geoff Noden of Noden Inlay Razor crafting some phenomenal inlay work, there was a blog done here on LJ last year on his process. So cool to actually see it.
We were back to the table- Ellen, Lorna, and Lisa
I plopped some projects I had made as gifts on the table to attract attention. When Len showed up in the afternoon he brought some of his showpieces. (nice work Len does for sure)
And had some surprise visits from other LJ members
Sharon (purplev) and Eli from Rough Cut
Tom (Wingstess) stopped by, Some I can’t remember their LJ handle like Tom from Australia, Rob and many others who were not identified. Sign up sheet next year because I can’t rely on my memory. If I met you and forgot I apologize, please comment below that you were forgotten, and give thoughts on the show experience you had.
Saturday wound down quickly but before I headed home, I wanted to see the card sharpening seminar by Mike from Fine WoodWorking Magazine. I asked Mike when the next session was, as he looked to his watch I mentioned I brought my cards and they were in the car. He said, ” Run and get them, I’ll do a private session.”
We went through the process, I got to do hands on, and I was ecstatic. As we were finishing up, some guy came over and we were all shooting the bull about woodworking. Then he introduces himself as Tommy Mac. Oh Nice ! He invited me to come to see his workshop, which of course, I am so going to take him up on, and I am dragging Ellen and Lorna with me, not that they need dragging to go. LOL.
I left on woodworking cloud nine !!
There was so much to see and do, and vendors to visit I could go on forever.
Wish I could have gone today, hopefully whoever was there will post on how the day went.
Next year…..DON”T MISS IT !
-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com