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bevins587

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02-28-2012 02:54 PM

Anybody headed up or down the the woodworking show in Atlanta? I’m thinking about taking Friday off and heading up. How’s the show been in the past? (I’ve read some mixed reviews) Any deals to be had?


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 03:51 PM

What show are you talking about? I live 42 miles from Atlanta. I go to the international woodworking show every two years.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 03:56 PM

I am planning being there on Friday. Never attended before, I am bringing a Freud blade to get sharpened.

http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/styled/styled-32/index.html

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 03:58 PM

i plan on going on the last day of the show

-- Joe, Ga

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SWM

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 04:11 PM

I went for the first time a few years ago. I thought I had to buy one of everything there. Ended up walking out of there with a woodpeckers router table that I later sold. Make no mistake, this is more of swap-meet than a show and the prices aren’t really better than what you can get online anyway, but there are some nice displays and classes/product demos that I have found very informative. I spent a lot of time at the Lee Valley/Veritas booth just trying out new planes.

Long story short, go if you have something that you want to buy but not if you want a once in a lifetime deal. Go if you want to spend the day learning and piddling about with other woodworkers. I’ll be there. What else am I going to do, cut the grass?

-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 05:10 PM

I just went to the show’s web site. It looks like a pretty good show and might be kind of tempting to me. I sure don’t care nothing about getting anywhere near Atlanta but it’s still might be pretty tempting. Also I was planning on working in my shop all weekend just like I do every weekend. How long do those teaching classes last? Are they sort of informal lectures or are they more involved and something that you have to register for? Also, how much does it cost to get into the show?

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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SWM

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 03:56 AM

I second that opinion of Atlanta. I think the show admission is around $10 give or take a few. It’s at the North Atlanta trade center in Norcross. If I remember right its about three turns and less than two miles from I-85.

The website should have a class schedule. Most classes last around 30 minutes to 1 hour and most repeat througout the weekend. I would classify most classes as informal lectures or demonstrations. Some are really just sales pitches or demos by a vendor. Some are actual demonstrations by real craftsman. I’ll let you decide which I found more useful. I seem to remember a few hands one turning stations too?

I would recommend getting a schedule to plan your time accordingly. I’ve always been amazed at how fast the day goes by at these things.

-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!

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MSD

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 05:06 PM

For those planning on going to the show, get some discount coupons here http://www.ptreeusa.com/show_admails/atlanta/Atlanta2_copy.pdf

Hope this will help some.

Mike

-- If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 07:27 PM

SW, I appreciate the answers to my questions. I’m trying real hard to talk myself out of going because I hate to loose two days in the shop. I’m working on my shop right now and am trying to get it finished so that I can get back to my woodworking. I’ve been working on my shop for 5 or 6 weeks and am tired of it I want to finish up and get back to real woodworking.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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bevins587

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 12:47 PM

Anybody make it up for the Friday show?

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 01:07 PM

I’m planning on going. Looks like it is about 30 mins from me so I figured I have to go! Hope it is a good time

-- still wet behind the ears.....

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#11 posted 03-07-2012 02:38 AM

I’ll be there Saturday. If the classes are good I may be back on Sunday. It will be my first visit to this show.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!" www.kevinmaywoodworks.com

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