Wood Shows #7: Woodstock 2009

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 10-02-2009 07:52 PM 1670 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Canadian Home Workshop Show, Toronto 2009 Part 7 of Wood Shows series Part 8: Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) »

October 2/09

Rick and I attended the “Woodstock Wood show” (Ontario Canada) this morning.

It was a beautiful rainy day—perfect weather for trekking around in the mud and getting chilled through and through. But—it’s a wood show. You can’t go wrong.

The crowds weren’t huge but then it is a Friday morning and it is raining.

I spoke to some of the familiar faces: Jim McEntee from Steel City and Paul Fulcher, from Canadian Woodworking to name just a couple.

I spent some time speaking with the representative for Grex tools, as I was interested in their small pin nailer. Recognizing the LumberJocks logo on my shirt, he shared with me that our own Ryan Shervill had won a Grex nailer at one of our Woodworking Awards events and that Ryan finds it to be a handy tool in his workshop.

I also spent a bit of time speaking to the CarveWright rep. (Canadian site) For those of us who aren’t as skilled at carving as Dick Cain (and others) this little baby is definitely worth looking at! For about $2000 the possibilities of enhancing projects seems endless!

Just look at this beautiful image, created from a JPG file…

and this 3-d model, also from a computer file…

and one last project created with this machine that basically works like a printer

Another stop was at William Wood-write’s booth. I didn’t buy anything, this time.. but their store is just an hour from here so I might just have to stop by one day. I did, however, pick up a package of 12 pen blanks at another booth for $15.

Now any good woodworking show has displays of projects. This beautiful creation just had to be shared!

One of the last stops for me, while Rick was stocking up on Fudge, was at this Bee booth. This was more for GardenTenders as they had a small hive “insert” filled with lots of beautiful bees. They had jars and jars of honey for sale.

  • Titebond III Glue
  • L’il Critter Spary Gun
  • Fudge

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Don Butler

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#1 posted 10-02-2009 08:05 PM


I’m happy to say I’m the owner of a CarveWright. I love it.

I hasten to add, this machine has a severely steep learning curve, but once your learn it, Bob’s your uncle!

It also requires some regular maintenance. Its not a simple machine like a cordless drill or even a table saw. So it wants your attention!

I’m especially happy with the scanning probe, as it allows me to make copies of things like ancient, hand carved drawer pulls and such.

Best regards,


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#2 posted 10-02-2009 08:12 PM

thanks for those tidbits Don.
I never thought about the copying of antique pieces … I have a few old picture frames that could use little fixes—yes .. the possibilities!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 10-02-2009 08:51 PM

Ms. DeB, why no mention of the Michigan Lumberjock Picnic in the Sep. Emag. We would have loved a mention in there about our picnic. You failed me hon. big time I’m hurt. Gonna have to get me a new in with Martin. Sorry You hurt my feelings, Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 10-02-2009 09:30 PM

Great stuff…I enjoyed your post.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 10-02-2009 10:13 PM

Thanks for the interesting tour Debbie. And Don, if you’re still there. Do you carve out pieces and use them as patterns for brass castings and such?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 10-02-2009 10:23 PM

Hey Mike…it’s in the Oct. eMag. I don’t think anything was set at the time of the September issue.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 10-02-2009 10:25 PM


I do not, but I imagine such a thing could be done. One neat trick the design software allows me to do is to reverse the pattern. To make that undertandable, let’s think about a bowl shaped depression. It can be inverted so its a dome standing up instead of a bowl going down.
There are so many things that may be done with it, and I’m just getting started up the first of the learning curve.
Not that I haven’t done anything with it, but I want to see how many are the possibilities!


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#8 posted 10-02-2009 11:24 PM

Sounds like a great day Deb. The weather did’nt dampen the spirits.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 10-02-2009 11:33 PM

Nice review of the show, thanks

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#10 posted 10-03-2009 03:17 AM

Looks like fun! Hey, Ribbon Fries! Is it too late to get any?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 10-03-2009 02:26 PM

Hi Ms. Debbie,

Glad to hear you had a good time there.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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