Going to local shows. #12: Brisbane Timber and Working with Wood Show.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-10-2010 10:36 PM 2615 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, this has come round quick.. the Timber and Working with Wood Show will be in Brisbane the end of next week. This has always been the highlight of my year and even more so now that I am part of it… I was fortunate enough to be involved with the Show in Melbourne late last year… but I have not been an exhibitor at the Brisbane Timber and Working with Wood Show…

While these shows take a lot of organising and after it is all over you swear never again… when they come up… you are getting ready to do it all once more….. and loving it.. Imagine spending three days talking to like minded people about tools and timber..

I think I have died and gone to heaven…

It is exhausting and takes a lot out of you but you would not miss it for all the tea in China…

I did attend the Hands-On Expo in Brisbane and had an exciting time there but it seems that we are back to only one show in Brisbane each year now..

I also got to go to the National Tradesman’s Expo in Brisbane…

Both different concepts and shows…

As much as I would love to attend every show there is, time is a constraint. I have to pick which shows I want to go to..

Brisbane will be the next show where you can catch up with me and have a chat and look over the Torque Workcentre and a few of my creations…

I am booked for the Maryborough Woodcrafters Guild Annual Wood Show on the 10th July

There was talk of another road trip down the Northern New South Wales coast to Sydney for the Show there in June but I will be in New Zealand … taking SWMBO on a second honeymoon… and stopping in and seeing #1 grandson, Malakai… in Christchurch..

Hope there is a quiet afternoon to visit LJer Moshe. I would like to see what he has come up with now..

Might be able to take a quick shot of his shed and include it in the 1oo1… well Kiwis are almost Aussies… LOL

Some good news too… I can now say I am official.. my passport arrived today..

Still not sure just where I will turn up after that but hoping for Canberra later in the year…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 10:58 PM

Hey Larry!
I’m looking forward to Sydney woodshow… slowly putting aside some money… don’t think I’ll have enough…

-- Daniel -

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 11:25 PM

Best of Luck…sounds like a great time!



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#3 posted 05-11-2010 03:57 AM

Fun plus hard work glad your enjoying yourself.

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 11:10 AM

Hey Larry, I Hope you enjoy the show and your second honeymoon in New Zealand. I hope you don’t spend all your time there visiting with woodworkers! lol. Looking forward to your videos from the show.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 11:30 AM

I love your words, Larry…”I think I have died and gone to heaven”. I feel what you feel. I’m looking forward to Sydney Show. I will be there for 3 days as exhibitor working with Sydney Woodturners Guild. I hope to meet some L Js over there.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 12:34 PM

How many hours are in Australian days?????
I couldn’t fit half of what you do in a day!

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

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#7 posted 05-11-2010 03:28 PM

All that wood is just incredible, and can you please forward a rain day picture or we are all moving to your neighborhood…BC

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#8 posted 05-11-2010 04:11 PM

Thats some nice timber.

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#9 posted 05-13-2010 10:30 AM

Hey there BC

it bucketed down…

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#10 posted 05-14-2010 02:33 AM

I’m framing this one…lol thanks

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