Timber Shows... #1: Starting at the beginning.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 09-07-2010 01:00 AM 1355 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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They tell me that the best place to start is the beginning… so that is where I will start…I have been going to Timber and Working with Wood shows for many years but only in the last 12 months have I been fortunate enough to be part of the exhibitors side of these Shows… I got to go to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and now Canberra…

There is a lot of organising to do to get to one of these shows… it is not just getting up early and catching a plane…doing the show and then flying home with a bunch of orders…

A whole plethora of gear has to be packed as well as several demonstration machines… Video screens, banners, tools to use to assemble the machines as well as use on the machines, brochures, cards, dvds, power cords, etc… you get the picture… and I am fortunate enough to able to include some of my work… for display and sale… and this last show I took some timber for sale as well…
Then you pack up all the gear and send it back home… If you are lucky someone adopts the machines and you don’t have to take them home…[like it seems to be the norm now that all the machines we take find new homes at the show…]

Some exhibitors do just turn up with a change of clothes and a toothbrush.. others have a great amount of things that go into making a great display…

Over the next days/weeks I will showcase various aspects of the shows and some of the characters that go to make these shows informative and entertaining…

Firstly though I would like to acknowledge the effort made by a small group of dedicated professionals who organise the actual shows themselves…

There is a lot going on behind the scenes and many frustrations but everything is handled calmly and with a smile…Nothing fazes these fabulous folks and nothing it too difficult… you only have to ask and it is done… if you make a suggestion, it is taken seriously…They all get along well with each other and have formed bonds with all the exhibitors who support them… and in return support the people who participate in these shows…

My hat is off to Rick and Elizabeth, Adam, Siobhan, Maurie and Stefan…[left to right]

Well done guys… look forward to many more shows in the future…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 01:09 AM

That sounds like an awful lot of work Larry, but I think you are on the right track mate and I think your efforts are going to pay off in a big way.
It has been nice to watch your progression from when I first saw your excellent boards to this point.
Keep going my friend !

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#2 posted 09-07-2010 01:18 AM

thank these folks for me larry ,

i apreciate anyone that brings us together ,
with each other ,
with tools ,
and wood .

and thank you for sharing with us .

the best to you mate !

-- 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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#3 posted 09-07-2010 02:50 PM

Hi Larry.

Having spent more than twenty years as a volunteer at a local ethnic showcase that is known world wide, including a couple of stints on the board of directors, I know what these folks go through. My hat’s off to them. Pass along a hearty “good on yer, mate!” from your little canuck buddy.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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