Going to local shows. #4: Brisbane Hands On Expo...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-13-2009 01:46 PM 1622 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Guys you are missing one of the greatest shows ever…. this is the brand new never seen before inaugural

Hands On Expo...

premiering in down town Brisbane. Coming soon to Melbourne and Sydney…see you there…

I got up early this morning to make sure that we had everything for the show.,.. I was asked to help demonstrate the Torque Work Centre as part of the Gregorys Machinery stand at the the Hands On Expo… I wasn’t even going until early this week. First off… I had a wedding to attend… decided to go to the Bundaberg Wood workers show instead… begged off the wedding… all but booked the Bundaberg show… sister rang telling me MY KID brother is now turning 50 and they are having a small get together at the Gold Coast… you guessed it … Saturday Night…
No way I can go to Bundie and be back in time for the party…. ok… just go to the Gold Coast for the party… and then Aaron rang and asked if I could be available to help him and Henry….[Aarons almost father in law and also a dealer in North Queensland] demo the machine…. next I get a email from the promoters/organisers wanting me to come to the show saying they are looking forward to meeting me….. ... how did they get my email….??...Stu's Shed. ..aha

Aaron picked me up just after 7.30 in the AM… went to the airport … got lost… yes again… picked up Henry and made it to the show in time to sneak in and unload just before the gates were closed..and the paying public arrived.

So far so good…lol

This next bit just blew me away…

I was looking for someone from the organisers so I could get some exhibitor ID’s and I saw a guy wearing a Hands On Expo T-shirt… I asked him about the badges …... introducing myself as Larry Maykin….he says….
“Hey… you’re “Lazy Larry”... we are so glad that you could make it…we did not think that you would be here…” IF this sounds like I am bragging….you are SO right.

Made my day I can tell you…Thanks Russell….a greeting like that just tells you that the rest of the show will be awesome.

We had so many enquires about the Torque and a lot of interest in my work… just fabulous and Fridays are normally just so so … can’t wait till tomorrow….

Speaking about tomorrow… anyone in Brisbane that is planning on attending….. just mention ”Lazy Larry” at the gate and only pay half price... thats right folks… mention me and get in for half price... pretty cool hey… also valid for Sunday… I will let you all know if that offer is for Melbourne and Sydney as well… lets hope so….
No pics today… just settling in…. will take heaps of pics tomorrow… Stay tuned.

After the gates closed for the Day… a BBQ and a few CoolAids… green of course… great way to wind down from a great Day…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 11-13-2009 01:54 PM

cool sounds like your word is spreading

only trouble is i cant get to any of the shows to see you

I do have some money put away but i want to get a new table saw with a tilting blade so i can try and copy your work

thanks for the update on how life in QLD is going (obviously bloody good)

Hooky in WA

PS i can now claim to have known you before you got famous

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 01:59 PM

Just got a hold of the new ad for Torque… will be in the wood mags this month..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 04:56 PM

I f you had told me sooner Larry, I would have flown down, but, now the plane just won’t make it in time, sorry about that, LOL. that half price is tempting though, but the cool aid is even more tempting, oh well, maybe another time.
glad you are doing well in your endeavors, the TWC is one awesome tool, I would like to have one, but my shop is full, and my billfold is not. I see in the ad the Lazy being routed on the TWC, you are now in the big time.

-- Smitty!!!

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 11-13-2009 05:51 PM

Larry, as usual, you are way too busy. I know you are having a ball though. I just wish I could join you.
It’s just a little too far for a weekend trip for me.

Thanks for all the cool stuff you post


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#5 posted 11-13-2009 09:27 PM

I’m on my way , Mate …save me a seat and keep dinner warm for me : ) Best wishes for a successful show !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 09:39 PM

Larry and just think that we new you first. Well maybe not first, but before most of the civilized world knew you.

And maybe a few uncivilized folks.

-- 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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#7 posted 11-13-2009 09:42 PM

And theres me and dave thinking you were going to take a break mate after all thats been going on lately

Email me when you have the time ok mate

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 09:46 PM

Enjoy Mate

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 11:57 PM

This post made me smile. I understand that recognition thing. One tries to play it humble, but it usually tickles you inside. Glad you are getting some of that.

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#10 posted 11-14-2009 02:19 AM

I’ll be at the sydney show
hope to see you there!

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#11 posted 11-14-2009 03:52 PM

Better start autographing some pics of yourself Mate.
The demand is going to be huge!

Any chance you can get me the half price discount on this $100 parking ticket I got in downtown Chicago?
(Lazy Larry IS world wide Mate….............)

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#12 posted 11-15-2009 07:10 PM

to cool , larry .

maybe next time ,
we’ll get 1/2 price on the air fare ?

glad you are getting the recognition
you deserve !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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