Wood Shows #11: Kitchener, Ontario 2010

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 03-13-2010 12:19 AM 1637 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Kitchener, Ontario - 2010 Part 11 of Wood Shows series Part 12: Woodstock Ontario, 2010 »

March 12/10

This afternoon Rick and I went to the Kitchener Wood Show to check out all the goodies as well as meet some fellow LumberJocks.

We arrived early but we had some LJ pencils for John (Extreme Birdhouses) to hand out and so we got in a wee bit early, giving us some time to chat with John before the crowds arrived. How exciting it is to see John’s business become so successful. It was also, I might add, the highlight of the entire show. :)

At the show, we saw lots of wonderful creations – the pyrography shown below looks 3D),

There were also many woodworkers, besides John, showing their trade:

and this young man who not only created wood objects such as this rose that he is working on but also had amazing hand-drawn portraits. Amazing stuff

There was this scrollsaw, which was being used but we missed the demonstration

and Steel City—where Terry reminded me that I hadn’t posted a review on the lathe that I had purchased a year ago

I thought I’d better share these pieces of wood provided by

We also had a fantastic conversation with LJ Ryan Shervill, who was one of the presenters, talking about common woodworking questions

And I also had the honour of meeting LJ Mr. Woody

My purchases:
  • cookies
  • fudge
  • humus mix
  • bottle stoppers
    (bench cookies, that is; and bottle stopper kits for next Xmas presents)

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

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 01:17 AM

Nice review of the show Deb. They are a good time. Can’t wait for the next one.

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

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 04:06 AM

Debbie: You get to go to a lot of wood shows. Sounds about one every week.

Glad you had a great time and got some great goodies.

-- 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 03-13-2010 04:16 AM

that’s about it for the season.

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

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 08:21 AM

Looks like a fun show. I really LOVE that figured Bubinga. If only I had a mansion so I could make more furniture for it.

-- "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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#5 posted 03-13-2010 11:09 AM

Hi Debbie, Great show. It was good to hear that John was doing well with his fantastic bird houses. I still can’t get over the wood burning work and I would give my left arm for some of that wood shown. Thanks for taking us along.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 10:27 PM

Hi. Ms. Debbie;

Glad to hear you had a good time, and especially tickled that John is doing well with his bird palaces.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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