Hello Fellow LJs,
On Friday I attended the Annual Brisbane Timber & Working With Wood expo.
I guess you could call it and expo as that is what it is.
Admission was $16 per day per person and some concessions reducing the cost to $14 children were free.
Day exits were permitted and you could purchase a reduced revisit ticket of $5 once you got inside.
The Exhibition was opened to the public Fri Sat and Sun 10:00 and closed at 17:00 (16:00 Sun)
Come 10:00 on Friday the inrush of admittance’s almost knocked you over.
Exhibitors advertised as attending were:
Arbortech HNT Gordon Planes Australian Men’s Shed Association International Wood Collectors (QLD)
Australian Wood Review Ipswich Woodcrafts Club Inc. Australian Woodsmith Japanese Tools
Australian Woodworker JD Marketing Bayside Woodturners & Woodcrafters Club Inc. Lucas Mill
BenchPro 2000 Made – Makers & Designers Bidjiwong Aboriginal Art M & M Williams
Billinudgel Wood Working McJing Tools Boatcraft Pacific Newstyle Direct Pty Ltd
Boutique Timbers RDG International Agencies Burfitt Tools Australia Robert Bosch (QLD)
Carroll’s Woodcraft Supplies Robson Sales (Robson Toolking) C&L Tool Centre Pty Ltd Silkwood Cycles
Carba-Tec Sitco Australia Colen Clenton Tools Swarts Tools Enjoy Making Wooden Toys TG Creations
Fathom It Theo Haralampou Feast Watson The Wooden Boat Association of Queensland
Felder QLD Traditional Bushcraft Gifkins Dovetail U-Beaut Polishes Gregory Machinery UpholsterySupplies.com.au
Guilio Marcolongo VERMEC Hardware for Creative Finishes – Box Makers / Brassware Woodturners Society of Queensland Inc. Henry Eckert Woodwork Forum Hitchmaster Rope Tool Z-Vise and Howard Products.
Attendances for Sat & Sun I cannot comment on as Sat as I was at home playing with my “new Toys” (more about them later)
Anyway I met up with Larry Makin LLWW and we had a walk around and a coffee, on our walk around it was obvious there were a few more vacant stands than last year.
The demonstrations were all operating and a lot of hands on training was being conducted,
Both Larry and I attended the Col Hosie run Gifkins dovetailing demos which reinstated ones faith in making dovetail joints.
Some noticeable absences were the Carins Family from Tassie, and the Torque work center display, but there was plenty of additional gear to be seen, there were more CNC and Laser machines this year along with the traditional Wood working tools. There were some interesting wooden bicycles displayed along with a impressive range of wooden Toys.
The usual finishing products stands were busy demonstrating their products,and overall it looked like a well patronised Exhibition.
I will return Sun Afternoon for a quick return visit to make sure I hadn’t forgotten any supplies I may have needed for the next 12 Months.
-- Regards Robert