Woodworking Show, Sacramento Nov 5, 6, &7

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11-03-2010 05:38 AM

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Who will be at the Sacramento [California] Woodworking Show this coming weekend? I will arrive at opening at noon, on Friday. I would like to meet any Lumberjocks and Lumberjills.

let me know if you will attend on Friday. Lets meet!
a.k.a Rustfever, Modesto

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 05:56 AM

Sorry busy that day… LOL

-- Be safe.

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 06:09 AM

i think scott (rabbett) and I will be heading up on Sunday morning…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 11-03-2010 07:30 AM

Can’t make it on Friday, but plan to be there on Saturday.

-- tim hill

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 08:16 AM

Wish it was closer. I would love to go.

Have fun everyone!


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 04:53 PM

I don’t live too far away, but didn’t know about it until too late. Hopefully I can make next years. And I love to meet some close LJ’s sometime. Have fun everyone.

-- Matt -

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#6 posted 11-04-2010 06:27 AM

Can’t make it this year, gotta be at work.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 08:42 AM

Where in Sac are they holding it. I’m visiting my cousin in Vallejo this weekend. I might head up if I get done early with some prior obligations. Thanks.

-- Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

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#8 posted 11-04-2010 11:35 AM

The woodworking show will be helld at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento. Friday, Sat, and Sunday.
Check out their web site

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 04:44 AM

Thanks rustfever.

-- Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

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#10 posted 11-06-2010 04:22 AM

Hi, the woodworking show was just here last weekend in So Cal. I have asked a lot of people that went and everyone including myself were extremely disappointed. The show was half the size it was last year and there just wasnt very many vendors there, and the ones that were there were not offering the show specials that they have in the past. I sure hope the show can return to what it was 3 years ago when we would spend a whole day there and still not see all the demonstrations.

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#11 posted 11-07-2010 05:15 AM

I, too, was not overly impressed. I had sent e-mails to a number of vendors, indicating my specail needs. Two responded and promised inventory at the show. At 2 PM on the first day, both indicated they never brought the item I requested.
So much for customer service!
I tried to get information from one vendor regarding a lathe attachement. He spent over 15 minutes talking to a retired wood work and not even acknowledging my query or presences. Of course I did not purchase a $500 item from him. Neither did the old guy that spent all of his time!
for me, the $10 parking fee and the $10 gate fee were both a waste of money, as well as the day off from work and the 200 miles of travel.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#12 posted 11-07-2010 05:17 AM

Hey I wonder if the Makita girls will be there? I will have to Google it and see…if they are I will be there for certain and maybe get a new poster for the shop. I will likely go anyway though as it is always a good time :)

Kathy the Car Shows and Parts Swap Meets are suffering the same way. Also everything seems to be priced at top dollar.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#13 posted 11-07-2010 06:36 AM

Rustfever… I looked for you today and the other LJs. Guess we didn’t have a table this year. I could only make it for a couple hours which is okay because that’s more than enough time to see everything. The highlight of the show for me was the new Bosch Miter Saw. I asked the lady if they had any in stock. She said they had sold out and that I would have to buy it at Sacramento Machinery. Sold out? At $775/per (show price)? What recession? I get that the cost of shipping is high, but I would think the WW Shows would have a trailer or two to help the vendors.

Funny thing about inventory. Kreg Jig has a new part for their pocket hole jig which guides smaller drill bits so you can make holes for smaller screws (like 1/2”). Thing is they only had one and the guys had to search for it. Meanwhile they were really pushing their new deck system. When you get to Detroit in winter, let me know how that works for ya?

Anyway, I liked the way they set up the booths. Cook Woods was indoors this time. Probably to take up space. I didn’t see many deals. The demonstrations looked to be well attended. The Chidwick School from Montana had a nice presentation and many nice rockers. I guess they only show at the Portland and Sacramento shows. Lucky for us, I’ve been looking for a school of this type for my 2011 vacation (first one in many years). Anyone have any suggestions please let me know.

-- tim hill

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#14 posted 11-07-2010 03:25 PM

I went on Friday. I thought it was better than the last two years. I bought a Carter Accuright Log Mill for my bandsaw and a second GRR-ripper microjig. Woodmizer was there with their LT-15 and LT-50 portable sawmills. Sure wish I had room for one of those in my backyard.

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#15 posted 11-07-2010 03:57 PM

I was at the SoCal show last week. When I saw only one hall was rented I knew it would be smaller, but I was still hopeful. Sat in on Jim Heavey’s router classes. There was good info there. Bosch had a well stocked booth and good prices, I thought. Delta/PC/Dewalt behemoth – Very Disappointing – local Rockler store was handling them, not enough merchandise, or product line, and why would I go there to pay store prices. The vendors who where there I thought did an excellent job. I do wish I could have spent another day to see the inlay demos with micro fence, but all the wife and I had was Friday. We still had a good day and stocked up on some stuff.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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