Woodworking Show in Baltimore

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Blog entry by John Lowell posted 01-07-2013 02:57 PM 1042 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a great day at the Woodworking show this weekend, met some LJ’s, kids turned pens, looked at lots of new stuff and of course spent money, otherwise known as retail therapy.

To the LJer’s – great meeting you and getting to spend time talking on the floor, having coffee and at lunch. I gathered lots of great information on the pen turning, something I have never done and the kids loved. Grampa of course purchased a small lathe for them, it is now up to me to get some tools and supplies, by far the more expensive part!

Personally I focused on the back lot tools, picking up cheap versions of specialty tools I can not justify the spending for quality tools. Also on the DC area, more couplers, bends etc. My discussions with the vendors did not turn up any source for smooth(er) interior walls on the flexible hoses. It seems like such a simple improvement to get better laminar flow in the ducting.

All in all a wonderful day with family and friends, old and new. cheers

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 05:36 PM

Was my first trip to the Baltimore show, had a nice time, so did the wife and baby boy. Got a Bessey strap clamp (for miters) and a couple of bargain basement tools from the liquidators in the corners ($4 for a 3/8” 12” long masonry bit with 1” SDS end. the BORG wants over 40 bucks!

Had a good time. Lots of toys I wish I could have come home with.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 06:02 PM

very cool. always a nice time to hang out with LJs… off of this site, and not.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 08:04 PM

John, Was great catching up to you. The kids did a great job on their pens I am sure their will be more to come.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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