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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 11-16-2009 06:50 AM 1011 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TopamaxSurvivor

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11-16-2009 06:50 AM

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Mtnwild, Studie and I met this morning for breakfast and the show. Breakfast turned out to be the best part of the day. The show was very small. Only about a dozen booths set up. Not many lookie lieus. Of the work on display, there were some very nice pieces. Some of the ducks looked like they might just fly away. There was an owl who looked more real than a real owl! A number of Northwest Coast Indian style carvings were on display. A few turnings were there. One spalted pine with branches on 4 sides was particularly eye catching. I have a few pictures to get out of my camera in the next few days. Maybe Studie or Mtnwild have something to add?

-- 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 06:53 AM

Sounds like a good show look forward to some photos

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 06:57 AM

The many of pieces on display were top knotch, but I guess I expected a lot more than the little bit that was there:-((

-- 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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#3 posted 11-16-2009 07:11 AM

Had a great time meeting my first Lumberjocks here in Washington. Both great folks & great craftsmen too! It was a small show but there was some fine quality to be seen. I found out about a local lathe turning club that meets 2 times a month, South Puget Sound Woodturners http//home.comcast.net/~spscaaw/ They meet in Fife on the 3rd thursday each month & are great folks too! Also a workshop night here in Bonney lake on the sat nite following the thursday meet. Thanks again to Topamax & Mtnwild for the great time with them today & hope to build something together soon! Pals always make the craft more fun & can always have good advice. Also a big thanks to everyone here at Lumberjocks for a chance to see your great work & inspiration!

-- $tudie

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 11:59 AM

Looking forward to you photos Bob. It sounds like you saw some really nice stuff.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 03:35 PM

Really good meeting Scott and Bob. Top notch people.
The show had a few really nice pieces but the attendance and enthusiasm was pitiful. At any time I bet there were, at the most, fifty people in this small building. That’s counting the vendors.
Don’t see much support for the home craftsman. Mostly craftsmen were there, doubt many shoppers of hand crafted items showed up. Most vendors were selling wood carving tools and accessories, not crafted items.
I’ll try and add a few photos later. Will be good practice.
Hey Bob and Scott, I really had a good time and enjoyed meeting you both…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 11-17-2009 03:49 AM

Glad you had a good breakfast

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