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redesigningwood

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02-23-2016 03:24 PM

Hey guys,

I went to the woodshow over the weekend, it was the first time being to an event like that in the field of woodworking. I gotta say, it was WAY more packed then I thought it would be. I didn’t think there were that
many people interested in woodworking in the northern NJ area.

That being said, I don’t have friends or colleagues or family that are into woodworking either, so my only ideas/opinions come from youtube subscriptions and old woodworking magazine articles.

HOLY CRAP everything is so expensive! $200 dollar dovetail jigs, $5,000 tablesaws. I like woodworking because I enjoy working with my hands and because it is a relatively inexpensive hobby to get into, you get to be creative and maybe even save some money in the mean time.

I guess I don’t really have a point, just an observation. Why do they sell $200 jigs when they can just be made? Same goes for all these weird little add-on options for router tables and drill presses, etc. I guess I watch too much Matthias Wandel?

I dunno, me and my wife were very surprised looking at the prices of everything as we were walking around. It was a great show though, and a lot of fun.

-- Mat


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mrg

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#1 posted 02-24-2016 01:23 AM

Mat the show has actually gotten smaller over the past couple of years. I hear you on the prices of some of the stuff. Some things were priced Ok, other things not so much.

-- mrg

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redesigningwood

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#2 posted 02-24-2016 01:35 AM

I stopped at your booth around 12 o’clock but I didn’t see you there and by that point the wife was worn down a little bit so we didn’t stay much after.

-- Mat

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vonfalken

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#3 posted 03-01-2016 01:58 PM

I was gonna go im about 45 minutes away , was it worth the entrance fee? ive never been to a show like that.

-- vonfalken

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 03-01-2016 04:14 PM

They sell 200 dollar jigs because people buy them.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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redesigningwood

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#5 posted 03-01-2016 04:27 PM


They sell 200 dollar jigs because people buy them.

- AlaskaGuy

Haha, fair enough. I think youtube destroyed my reasoning that that is okay.


I was gonna go im about 45 minutes away , was it worth the entrance fee? ive never been to a show like that.

- vonfalken

Yea I was about 45 minutes as well, worth it for me.

-- Mat

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