Wood Shows #12: Woodstock Ontario, 2010

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 10-01-2010 10:39 PM 14385 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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October 1, 2010

This morning, Rick and I headed to the wood show in Woodstock, Ontario.

Earlier this week, Prez contacted me to plan a meeting at the show. Rick and I hadn’t been inside the door for a minute and I was greeted with a hello. We had a wonderful chat (then and later on in the day as well)

(See that extraordinary piece of wood behind us? Oh how I’d love to have that hanging in my house.)

AND what a surprise I got when Prez handed me a gift! As an avid reader this bookmark will come in really handy.

Once again I was reminded why I am so proud to be a LumberJock. Such good people.

After checking out the displays in the 4 buildings, including the showcase of extraordinary work. (see pictures below), it was time to do some purchasing.

I thought of Jordan Straker when I saw this owl—the detail is so perfect. You have to look 2,3,4 times to make sure it is carved wood.

And this piece is brilliant although my photo doesn’t do it justice. The bird is breaking the surface of the water and going for one of the little fishes. Love it.

Earlier this year, at the Kitchen Wood Show
I had the pleasure of meeting Carl Jessome .

Today, I stopped again to speak with him and to tell him about our shoe carving challenge. What a wonderful young man and amazing artist. Next time – I think I’ll have a bigger conversation with him. I sense a greatness from him and for him.

And finally there was the wood buying. I have a chunk of basswood for the shoe carving challenge and three pieces of wood for bottle stoppers that will be Christmas presents this year. I also bought the stoppers while at the show.

Overall – an excellent show.

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

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#1 posted 10-02-2010 12:18 AM

Hi Ms Debbie P,
Looks like a wide variety of interests for all. Would love to go to a show like this some time. We have one in Moncton that deals more with machinery. Good show though.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#2 posted 10-02-2010 12:59 AM

I hope you can attend such a show one day as well. It’s pretty inspiring to look around and see all the woodworkers, each one bringing his/her own combination of skills and creativity to the show, looking for inspiration, for tools, or just for a connection with other woodworkers.

And then, of course, you can also meet up with fellow LumberJocks and that’s pretty cool as well.

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

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#3 posted 10-02-2010 02:40 AM

Deb…just got home after a long day at woodworking show and stopover at Lee Valley in London. Was great seeing you at the show. It was great to see a “live” lumberjock! You beat me to the pictures aspect of it, but my pictures didn’t come out all that well…I’ll send you a personal one but it would not do it justice on this site. Thank you very much for the LJ pencil…I will definitely be using it in my man-cave. (as my wife like to call it)! I will be looking into this shoe thing….but not tonight!! Again, so very nice to have met you and your husband. p.s. my friend sends his thanks for “finding me”!! hehehe

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#4 posted 10-02-2010 02:43 AM

just an FYI….that wood is African Mahogony and the loop is moose hide from northern ontario.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 03:10 AM

Debbie; Nice blog of your trip.

-- 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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#6 posted 10-02-2010 04:16 AM

Thanks Deb, some nice projects there.

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

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 11:57 AM

too bad about the pictures… at least we have the memory! :D
That was so funny about your lost friend .. all you had to do was stick with me and he found us.. too funny.

I wondered about the leather. I use deer hide quite a bit for things and I was going to ask you and then got sidetracked.
The bookmark is already in a book!

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

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 01:14 PM

Great trip Debbie! I can tell you are enjoying yourself in that first picture… the grin is truly ear to ear!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 03:19 PM

Hi Debbie,

Sounds like it was a lot of fun.

Great carvings!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 10-02-2010 03:49 PM

I was planning on going, but a friend of mine just passed away. I still might go Sunday, after everything has settled down.

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#11 posted 10-02-2010 04:36 PM

Thanks for the tour Debbie, it looks like you had a great time.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 10-02-2010 07:06 PM

sorry to hear that JimDaddyO :( Sympathies to all the family and friends.

thanks everyone for commenting

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

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#13 posted 10-02-2010 08:52 PM

Thanks for the pics Debbie. I guess this is the only way I’ll ever visit a woodworking show. Nothing like that in my part of the world…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#14 posted 10-02-2010 11:33 PM

:( that’s too bad Div.

I’ll take more pix at the next wood show.

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

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