|Forum topic by bbasiaga||posted 01-17-2016 02:26 PM||332 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-17-2016 02:26 PM
One of my other hobbies is target shooting, and there was a regional convention for that sort of thing at the state fairgrounds out here yesterday. As I was looking up the info on which building it would be in, I noticed there was also a woodworking show going on at the same time. My brother and I decided to stop by since we would be right next door anyway. What luck!
This was the first show of the type I have been too, and man was it a good time. There were a number of vendors giving talks and demos of their projects. Also a number of craftsman doing paid clinics/seminars (those were all sold out already). Right when you walk in the door, the Veritas booth. Go put your hands on an example of all their planes, chisels, sharpening devices….the show organizers apparently know how to suck you in.
I also got to see the Sawstop demo LIVE in person. Even though I have seen it a million times on the ‘net, it was pretty impressive.
And I got some great deals. (I don’t think this counts as a gloat, since anyone at the show could/did get the same deal)
Kreg K5 pocket hole jig with their organizer bucket for about $50 less than prevailing Woodcraft/Rockler prices
I left a lot of cash there, but its all stuff I will use. And it was a great way to spend the afternoon.
-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.