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We had a great time at the show, 7 members that I am aware of attended. Mike, you must of missed the booth with all the Carter Band saw products. Prices were not what I would of expected from the show, many items are available for less money locally. Peachtree Woodworking was well stocked with a wide variety of items, and as usual were more expensive than other places. A couple of vendors had their copies of Oak Parks box joint jigs and EZ link system selling for more than the cost of the originals. Hats off to Terry Desilets and his custom branding irons, and the guys at the Bad Dog Tools booth. These two vendors did not leave you with a "give me your money and move on" feeling. I plan on doing business with both of them in the future. Kreg had a huge display with lots of staff, none of whom bothered to look my way.
I think everybody found some goodies to take home along with the show "freebies" of a year of Wood Magazine, a Bad Dog quick connect adapter, a 4 pack of Painters Pyramids and a hat from Delta/Porter Cable. Two companies were offering their versions of the Fein Multimaster tool: Rockwell and the cordless Bosch.(Both are in for serious competition from Harbor Freights model which sells for $39!) Rockwell had a finishing sander that uses a round disk in the center with a larger ring around it. These rotate in opposite directions and the sander does not dance like all other brands. For comparison testing they had their sander on plywood against a Ridgid, the winner of a recent magazine test. Everyone agreed that the Rockwell had much more control in use.
Overall the show was interesting, my only gripe was that the advertised free parking cost $2 per vehicle. Here are links to a couple sites I think members may find interesting:
www.baddogtools.com
www.powerairtool.com
www.branding-irons.biz

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No way no photos ??? Bah !!!!
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I also enjoyed the outing! It was a pleasure to meet the others who attended and I hope all had a safe run home. Although I do not remember all the name (I claim a senior moment) I look forward to rearing form them on the Forum.

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I wanted to say I had a great time from breakfast on and got a lot of answers to questions I didn't know I had. Nice meeting everyone.
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Nice seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Roads were turning a bit crappy in places on the way home, but I'm here.

I was impressed with Wood magazine's demo on their tablesaw jigs. Saw most of them in the book over the years, but it was nice to see them up close.

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The only reason I can think of for absence of photos is that the lenses were frozen over!
Didn't anyone come home with goodies?

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The only reason I can think of for absence of photos is that the lenses were frozen over!
Didn't anyone come home with goodies?
Hmmm... goodies... I got a set of bradpoint drill bits, some tapered drills with countersink... assorted sizes, splitter for my tablesaw, and some driver bits and extensions, in addition to the freebies.

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The only reason I can think of for absence of photos is that the lenses were frozen over!
Didn't anyone come home with goodies?
Oh yeah. That stuff.
A set of countersink drills
A set of dovetail bits
Clamps for my TS fence for a sacrificial fence board
Keyhole bit
Dual bit circle fly cutter for the DP
Diamond hones
A free pencil
Sore feet

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What is it they say Harry? No pictures, it didn't happen????????????????????




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I had a great time with the other guys. Nice meeting new friends and seeing old ones again. As always, I learn something every time I see those guys. Wish we could get together more often. The show was interesting to me as a first-time, and could have spent my whole SS check there, but wisdom prevailed. I like to eat. Somehow I missed all the goodies Mike was talking about, but that's ok. Only purchase I made was a corner chisel. Seemed like a good buy. Looking forward to the next show.

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