Woodworking Journal #5: Woodworking Show - The Woodworking Shows - Detroit MI Dec 5th thru 7th

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Blog entry by DonFaulk0517 posted 12-08-2008 02:56 AM 7631 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I went to the The Woodworking Shows this weekend and was pleased that the show had the familiar top suppliers that it had in past years. Although smaller than ones in the past, it was very good. Jim Heavey of WOOD Magazine, was there and offered three very good free classes. I look forward to his instruction each year. Detroit had the Woodworks Events woodworking show a couple of weeks ago (see previous blog entry), which was much smaller and had a poor turn-out of suppliers (with few bargains). At this weekend’s woodworking show (The Woodworking Shows) there were top suppliers, great bargains, and good free educational seminars. The only thing missing was the paid hands-on classes that were at the Woodworks Events show. Due to the bargains, I was able to purchase the Carter Band Saw bearing upgrade kit for my 14” Rikon and the Bosch Lithium pocket driver… both I’ve wanted for quite a while.

Just thought I’d spread the word about the show!

-- [email protected]

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#1 posted 12-08-2008 05:01 AM

I was there today and really enjoyed looking at all the stuff. Unfortunately the budget wasn’t there to purchase what I really wanted. I myself was a little disappointed that there weren’t more vendors there. I did get a flush cut saw I have been wanting and a few small things. I have a few catalogs that I am going to leaf through and earmark somethings to get after the holidays. ALL in all it was a fun day with the wife.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 05:03 AM

We’ve got one in the Baltimore area first weekend in Jan. Glad that some good vendors were there.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 12-08-2008 05:52 AM

I think I will go this year’s Baltimore show as well. I have a couple of gadgets that I want to pick up (mainly because I can’t find the in my messy shop.) Perhaps we can have a Mid Atlantic LumberJocks meet up.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#4 posted 03-27-2009 10:06 PM

On my way to the Chantilly show this weekend.

By the way Don your blog and my blog were on home page.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 12-09-2009 10:01 AM

Hi all. Would love some information on any upcoming Woodworking events for the beginning of the year, 2010 around the Washington, D.C. area or Northern Va. I’ll be in the area for a few months and would like to attend a woodworking show or two if the timing works out right. Especially interested in any specialty hands-on classes dealing with power tools, paid or otherwise. Thanks in advance!

-- Dave Tool -

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 07:24 AM

Going tomorrow , want to see Jim Heavey seminar on routers and all the other neat stuff.

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