8th OWAMMO's gathering

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Forum topic by Clouseau posted 08-29-2010 12:24 AM 1173 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2010 12:24 AM

I’ve been active with the Old Wood and Metal Machine Operators (OWAMMO’s) for about 2.5 years and now help organize our twice-yearly gatherings. We have a swap meet and demos. Much of our interests are restoring and using older equipment. If you are in to “Old American Iron”, this is a place to be and a group to meet. Our gatherings have gotten larger enough that we have moved them to Branson, MO and made it a family affair. I hope you can join us this year. Here is a pared down verion of Dan Wyatt’s invitation:

Please join us in Hollister / Branson, Mo. on October 22 & 23, 2010 for a big old-fashioned “old wood and metalworking machinery swap meet”, and the associated exhibits, demonstrations, auction and workshop goodies that we have planned around this family oriented event. The setting for our 8th OWAMMO’s event this fall is nestled on a hill side around a neat old restored railroad depot (please see pics of the area on our web site listed below). We have had some interest in blacksmithing and model engines over the years so we decided this year to invite several clubs and organizations from these 2 subjects to come have fun with us. We are excited that many new people will be joining us who are akin to our interests. Also remember that the Hollister and Branson areas offer a multitude of wonderful attractions, shopping, excellent restaurants, and things for the spouse and children to experience so please have your family look over the “Branson” link under “EVENT” on our web page.

Our web page is updated almost daily, and registration is now open, so please check it over and register! The web site features registration, hotel information, scheduling, and other pertinent information regarding the event. The web site has the most current and pertinent event information available, so please visit it often.

The cost for the gathering will be only $25.00 per person for the two-day event if you register before October 15th, and your Spouse and children (under 18) get in for free! After October 15th the cost of registration will be $30.00, but again, your Spouse and children (under 18) get in for free.

We honor all Disabled Veterans, and for those Disabled Veterans who wish to attend our event we are waving registration costs for you and your immediate family. We thank you for your service to our Country. Please send me a private email (oldtriumphs<at>hotmail<dot>com) and I will arrange to wave our registration costs.

Thanks ~ Dan Wyatt


Dan Coleman

-- Dan Coleman, retired Welding Inspector and past IA Teacher

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#1 posted 09-03-2010 07:13 AM

I attended the last Owammo swap meet in Branson with my son, and we had a great time. It was full of lots of great tools and people. What more could you want?

I’m planning on attending this swap meet as well. I am hoping to bring some of my antique tools (Parks Planer, Barnes Metal Lathe, etc…). Plus, I hope to bring some old original books and catalogs for machinery.

I’m also planning on bringing the reprints of manuals I reproduce again, but I can’t bring all 6 full size file cabinets with me. I’ll have examples and a complete list of manuals available. But if anyone is coming to the Owammo swap meet, and is interested in a particular manual I have here, let me know, and I will make sure to bring it. If you have any other questions, let me know.

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#2 posted 09-03-2010 09:25 PM

Ray, good to hear you are coming again. I’ll be doing the tool grinding demo again and hope to add twist and spade drill sharpening. I’m still trying to decide what to part with. I’m hurting for room. Possibilities are: RL Carter pin router, Rockwell Uniplanes (2), Boice-Crane planer, Crescent L14 lathe, Powermatic drill press, Atlas drill press, BoiceCrane tablesaw, and of coarse pulleys and misc.

Dan Coleman

-- Dan Coleman, retired Welding Inspector and past IA Teacher

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