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Forum topic by PRGDesigns posted 439 days ago 1398 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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439 days ago

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The Woodworking Shows have added a Ft Worth show to their 2013 calendar – March 8-10, 2013, in Ft Worth. Due to the late addition to the calendar, a list of vendors is not available on their website and may influence how many vendors will actually include it in their rotation.

In addition, a private Texas individual, who loves woodworking, is responding to the lack of Woodworking Shows in Texas by starting his own: http://texaswoodworkersshows.com/index.html

Rumor has it this individual is so committed to this endeavor he withdrew a large portion of his retirement funds to get it started.

They already have commitments from several vendors, including Legacy, which is possibly bringing their new EVOlution 7 axis ornamental mill. Due to some weather and transportation issues, Legacy will not be showing the EVOlution at the regular Woodworking Shows, so this will be your opportunity to take a look at a 7 axis machine.

The Texas Woodworkers Show will also feature a Student Competition. Check out the website for more details.

Participation / attendance will influence the number or continuance of these type shows. I for one have been disappointed with the decline in the Woodworking Shows over the past several years, but continue to hope they make a comeback to their previous form. I can only hope the Texas Woodworkers Show is worth the investment.

Disclaimer – I am not affiliated with any of the organizations listed above in any way shape or form and only offer this as a service message to other LJ’s.

-- They call me Mr. Silly


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#1 posted 436 days ago

I see you aren’t affiliated with them in an official capacity, but have you heard when details will be posted? I can see why they don’t have a vendor list on short notice, but it’s kinda hard to have a successful show if the general public doesn’t know where it will be held.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#2 posted 436 days ago

I thought I could go straight to the Woodworking Shows website and pull up the address. No such luck – website wouldn’t load. Went to their Facebook page. No such luck – they still had the 2012 schedule up. I don’t know what to think now. The link for the show near Houston still works. If I find out anything else on the Ft Worth show, I will repost here. Thanks.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#3 posted 433 days ago

Don’t know if this is a different show altogether? Saw it in the latest FWW issue.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#4 posted 431 days ago

That’s the same one – the Woodworking Shows website must have come backup. Thanks.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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Brett

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#5 posted 406 days ago

Does anybody know if there will be vendors who buy and sell vintage tools, or will all the vendors come from companies who sell new tools and machines?

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#6 posted 406 days ago

Yeah, I found out about the Ft Worth show right after I walked in the KC show after a five hour drive, due to the fact that there was not going to be a Texas show. Believe I’ll pass on Ft Worth Show. Did score a brand new still in the box vintage Stanley Yankee Screwdriver, ( real old yellow box that had the metal reinforced corners ) from the Co that was selling close outs and discontinued items. He said he stumbled across them somewhere back east. Sold all but the one I bought to some Amish carpenters a week earlier. It was marked $50, but I got it for $30. I blew my budget on my tool list in KC, got some good deals and went to the seminars, so I don’t need to go again. Hope they do well however, the new owner is a pretty good guy.

-- Improvidus, Apto quod Victum-- Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

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PRGDesigns

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#7 posted 404 days ago

I didn’t see anyone who was selling vintage tools at the DFW Woodworking Show. Unfortunately, a lot of vendors didn’t sign up for this show as the Woodworking Shows announced it after the season had started. Disappointed in the overall show program. I was fortunate enough to meet up with the Earlex guy and met some people from the NTCNCUG. Glad to see SuperMAX tools was represented at the show. Based upon attendance by both vendors and visitors, this will be a self fulfilling disappearing act. If you don’t have the vendors you don’t get the visitors and if you don’t get the visitors the vendors won’t show.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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Pimzedd

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#8 posted 402 days ago

Attended the show for two days. Lots more speakers than in the past, good ones.

Overheard several talking at the end of the show. They were pleased.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#9 posted 368 days ago

For those in the Houston area, the show is THIS WEEKEND at the Pasadena Convention Center.

This is the smaller show being funded by a local woodworker who wanted to make sure that Houston didn’t get left out, so if you have some time to kill this weekend, go show some support!

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