Going to local shows. #8: Where it all started..

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Blog entry by degoose posted 04-13-2010 01:09 PM 1364 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Maleny Wood Expo is only a few weeks away..

Click the new logo and have a look at the new site… up and running and full of info….
This time last year I was getting ready to slip up to Maleny for the wood show… and that changed my life forever..
If last year was anything to go by this year will be fantastic..
What will you be missing if you don’t make the effort and get to Maleny.

This will be the next show I will be attending…I look forward to seeing what changes will be made from this visit.

Coffs Harbour is a bit of a disappointment but I left it too late and the show was completely booked out…and due to not getting my request for leave in early enough…I won’t be able to get down there …

The organisers did however offer a few hours on the Friday… on centre stage… so Aaron and Henry will be going…

Well, still working out the logistics of a tour round Northern New South Wales and South Eastern Queensland…

I will let you all know how that goes…

Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane are all on the cards…I hope to meet up with some of the people who read my ramblings.

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 01:16 PM

Good luck Larry

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

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Don Butler

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 02:03 PM

Larry, I hope this course leads to good fortune. You’re a better man than I for taking these steps. Of course you’re a much younger man as well!
During my life I have done many big industry shows. Even when I was still quite young they were always painful to me. Dealing with transportation, both of show display material and people, many hours of standing on concrete floors, the noise, the long hours and not sleeping in my own bed, all difficult for me.
I still go to at least one industry show a year with my wife. She’s still in business and must keep up. The one day shows are best. The two and three day ones are hard and we don’t even consider going to the week-long ones.
But you’re doing this for a profession you love and that makes it easier to endure.
Thanks for keeping us informed and send some videos of the shows, please!
Best regards,

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#3 posted 04-13-2010 02:14 PM

A lot of fun isn’t it? I’m also in full production for the summer shows which I’m equally excited about. This full time job I got though keeps cutting into my shop time. Wish I could spend a solid month in the wood shop and knock out a 1000 items. Have fun, Good Luck.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 09:44 PM

Best of luck buddy. Knock em dead, break a leg or what ever they say down there to wish someone the best.

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

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#5 posted 04-13-2010 11:05 PM

Best wishes to you for another successful season , Larry !

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#6 posted 04-14-2010 02:04 AM

Larry, Go forth and conquer.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 04-14-2010 03:43 AM

You’re having more fun than one man can handle. I volunteer to be your fully paid assistant ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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