Going to local shows. #32: Maleny

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-03-2011 12:05 AM 3695 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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What a shamozzle…..
Firstly the Shop Ute need the brakes fixed… had them fixed.. then they tell me I need a new battery… OK … new battery installed…

All done by Friday…in time for the show…load up the trailer and the back of the ute…

First up Saturday morning… jump in the beast and click click click ….

Starter Motor…

The Ute is the only vehicle I have with a tow hitch…

Luckily the next door neighbour was kind enough to lend me his 4X4 truck…and helped me transfer all the gear into it… so off to Maleny…

Got there just after the show started … due to the delay… and came in across the main part of the ShowGrounds to enter at the back gate… and got bogged… luckily … 4WD… the ute would still be there…

Found the site allocated and it is wet and muddy… and churned up by a big truck with a huge log on the back…It had rained heavily all week…

Had lookers as I was setting up so that was a good thing and I looked forward to a better weekend…

Here are a few pics of the initial setup.

It was all a bit rushed and so a little untidy… but by the afternoon I had it all the way I wanted it..

Very slow all day… that is not to say that I did not have crowds of people looking… just slow with the sales…

I did however sell some of the Walnut and Camphor Laurel I had brought…and a few bits of the Huon Pine…again not at much as I would have liked…
This shot is the trailer with the walnut mini slabs.

At the end of the first day, a few beers and a pizza and all was good with the world…

Tried sleeping in the back of the truck but it was far too uncomfortable so I slung my swag under the SlabMaster on a bit of concrete and slept like a baby..

Next morning after a hot shower and a change of clothes… got a quick look around before the show started but did not get any pics… most of the sites were still closed and/or covered… sorry bout that…

Sunday was a better day, the sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky and a small breeze… enough to blow a light dusting of sawdust all over my goods… spent a lot of time dusting… LOL

Did not sell everything… but the good news is that I still have inventory for the show I want to go to this coming weekend at Cooroy…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 12:13 AM

The setup looks nice.
Quite the inventory too.
How did the bloke’s boards do?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 12:16 AM

Looks like you have a lot of Product to sell…

Lots of goodies!

Glad you made it OK.

The bad Starter motor was probably the cause of thinking it was a bad battery (old one was probably good) LOL…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 02:34 AM

Sounds like you had an uphill climb. I guess all shows have their ups and downs. With work as great looking as yours there will more much more good to come.

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 06:35 AM

Bad news: Not too many sales.

Good news: A lot of inventory for the next show.

I like your approach.

Have a good week now

-- Back home. Fernando

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 07:47 AM

I guess everything that could go wrong with truck did.

You have been very busy. That’s a lot of boards you got.
The lumber is very attractive.

Good luck with cooroy!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 01:35 PM

Sorry the sale didn’t go that well. Especially with the truck. I have a festival that I’m doing this weekend here in town. It’s my first one here in town. I’m hoping to sell a few pieces. If not atleast I will get my name out there.
Good luck on your next show.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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