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    Consumer Woodworking Expos

    I just got an ad for the Consumer Woodworking Expos in today's mail. Has anyone hare ever been to one?

    Their website doesn't have much to say about the show itself, but does promote the seminars. Mike Heavey, Jim Heavey, and Kerry Pierce are the presenters, and truthfully, I have never heard of any of them.

    Show sponsors are said to be Delta/P-C; Apollo Sprayers; DeWalt; Peachtree; Wood Magazine; and Marc Adams School of Woodworking.

    All seemingly good sponsors, but no mention is made of what will actually be at the 'expo.'

    This show is a two hour drive away from here - on the far side of Pittsburgh from me - and i'd hate to make the trip only to find out I can cover the whole show in fifteen minutes. This has happened to me before, and it ain't a 'warm fuzzy' when that happens.

    So, anybody got any experience with this show series?

    Thanx.
    Jim D.

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    Jim,

    If it were me, I think I'd be tempted to just keep driving all the way to the tent sale in central Pa. this weekend.

    Really, I like peachtree for some stuff... but they sell it all on the website...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Woodworker's show

    Jim
    I have been to a few of them.
    They do not have ALL the manufacturers represented.
    BUT you do get some deals on "stuff".
    You have to want some tools or equipment and know the deals online before you attempt to "deal" at the show.
    The seminars are GOOD.
    The show is even "in my neck of the woods."
    I don't need anything! BUt may go to see the "deals". Even though I would have to pay to enter.
    Daniel

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    What's Peachtree? I Googled it and only came up with the accounting software company.
    P.S. I wouldn't go without better info or an alternate way to spend the day.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    cost of gas + addmitance?............you have a shop and wood.....order a book, stay home and build something.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    What's Peachtree? I Googled it and only came up with the accounting software company.
    I think that they must be talking about this Frank.

    http://www.ptreeusa.com/

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    A way to make sure the drive is worth while is to arrange a get together with other FWW members. Alan, Tony and I met with some friends at the Tampa show earlier this year and had a fun chat. Perhaps we can arrange a bigger event this year, but first we have to find out where it will be held! I think Orlando, because they seem to alternate venues.

    Alan! Did you get the hint? You seem to have some great organizational skills that are being under utilized

    Jay

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    I don't know about that show either Jim but I go along with Jay on this one. The get together with the FWW memebers was really the highlight. We even all went out to lunch together for a break from the show. The show was a great bonus. If you are able to visit with some of the FWW members then the drive will be worth it even if the show is a bust. Kind of like having insurance on the event. Better yet plan on flying down to Florida for this comming years show. As they say "We'll keep the light on for you".

    That's do it again Jay. I will keep my eyes open. You also Tony. A larger group would be even better. Maybe Sam will be back with his MM machines and will plan some time off so that he can have lunch with us this time. How about you Don Taylor? I know that there are more. As time gets closer we can work on it harder.

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    I've been to The Wood Working Show in Columbus two years running. They have them all around the country and the demos have been good. Learned a lot about sharpening my turning tools this last time. Some of the deals are good, some not so much, but I've always been happy w/the vendor selection.

    Frank, Peachtree sells WW stuff and they have some pretty good deals, especially at the show. I got my last bowl gouges at the show this year and saved over $10 on each of the 4. I can live with that kind of savings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Bookout View Post
    I think that they must be talking about this Frank.

    http://www.ptreeusa.com/
    Thanks, interesting stuff. I added to my Favorites. They sure don't excite the search engines very well, though.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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