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WayneC

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10-31-2013 06:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodworking show sacramento skill knowledge tools resource tip

The Northern California woodworking show is coming to Sacramento in a little over a week. Who is planning to attend? Which days?

Tickets

Admission is $12. They cost $10 if you buy them online or have a postcard for the show.

Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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#1 posted 10-31-2013 07:06 PM

Sac’to is too far. Struggling with the idea of driving to Costa Mesa this weekend.

-- - Terry

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#2 posted 10-31-2013 07:43 PM

Wayne,

A few of us are planning on going to the show on Friday the 8th. Does your schedule fit going on Friday?

John

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#3 posted 10-31-2013 08:07 PM

I’m in Houston until Friday evening for a business trip. :(

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 11-01-2013 05:54 PM

Bumping this back to the top for the Northern CA guys and gals…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 11-02-2013 02:03 PM

Bumping up the reminder that the show is next weekend.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 11-02-2013 02:25 PM

If I’m not working, I’m going to the Costa mesa show tomorrow.
Had two people come into work yesterday who said it was depressing because it was so small. Supposedly it only occupied one building and a outside area. Not sure what they expected but I think it its good they went. Maybe if enough people go, the show might expand.
I remember the Pomona show being about the same size when it was here several years ago, one building.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#7 posted 11-02-2013 02:26 PM

It has gotten smaller over the years. :(

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 11-03-2013 02:11 AM

I’m bummed now, have tho work tomorrow so no wood show.
Hopefully they have one next year.
Was looking forward to getting my hands on some LV planes and hitting a couple seminars.
I did keep hearing that people were disappointed it was so small.Hopefully it will be larger in Sacramento.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#9 posted 11-03-2013 04:44 AM

I’ve never been to a woodworking show before so there’s nothing to compare plus, it’s only 11 miles from home. Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa for my fellow Orange County Lumberjocks.

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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#10 posted 11-03-2013 05:05 AM

I went to this thing in Dallas last week. For me (beginner idiot) it was good. For people who know stuff, it really isn’t much, although they’re under new ownership so maybe it will be on the upswing. The best part of this thing definitely is the seminars, you can talk to the guys one-on-one pretty much as long as you want in between, that is also great. If the seminars are different enough next year I might go. Otherwise I’ll skip it because there aren’t a lot of vendors that interested me and the deals weren’t dramatic. Incra’s HQ is in DFW and they didn’t even show up. Woodpecker was there and I bought a couple things from them that was on sale. Kreg was there, Peachtree WW, otherwise….eh.

The big Cincinnati show was the week before, so I was wondering if the woodworking world was like the PGA tour. Cincinnati would be a major and the DFW show would be a dinky tournament after a major, when all the big shots take time off.

Who knows. If you’re new to woodworking I think it’s worth it.

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#11 posted 11-03-2013 07:10 AM

I went to the show in Dallas as well and agree with Travis regarding the seminars and booths set up there being of the greatest value. As a fellow “beginner idiot” I did enjoy seeing the methods used during demonstrations. There was also information regarding local classes available and a few local woodworking clubs were also present and gave hands on quick lessons for the scroll saw and turning.

This is the first woodworking show I have attended and also would have wished for a larger turnout from different vendors. Even if the lineup is the same I would go again next year just to show support for the craft.

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#12 posted 11-05-2013 06:25 AM

I’m going on Saturday. It will be my first.

-- Create something everyday.

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#13 posted 11-05-2013 02:03 PM

I’ll be there!

If nobody shows up the show will get smaller. The Woodworking Shows has a new owner and things are looking up from within the show. However, if customers don’t come then vendors have to decide if it’s worth the expense next year. If we decide not to do the show next year, because we didn’t sell anything this year, then the show will be even smaller.

Catch 22!

Please at least attend the show if you can. We want it to continue. The education is great, the demos are great! Show your support and stop by to see me too!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#14 posted 11-09-2013 04:31 AM

Did anyone on LJs attend today, or plan to go tomorrow. If so can you report on the show, how many vendors etc…

I would like to go Sunday but a 6 hour drive round trip from N Nevada has me second guessing if it is worth my time, based on a report from a friend who attended last weekend in Costa Mesa, CA..

THANKS!

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