Are YOU the 200,000th visitor to Stu’s Shed?

As we rapidly approach the 200,000th visitor to Stu’s Shed (and no, my visits do not get counted!), are you the 200,000th? (It will be sometime between now and about Monday evening – currently averaging around 900/day) (If you are not exact, but within a few, give it a try – the closest entry I get will still win, and if it is a tie, I’ll toss a coin or something!)

If you are, (and the counter is on the right hand side of the screen), take a screen shot and email it to me.  If you don’t know how to take a screenshot, try hitting the print-screen button, then open Word, and do “Edit, Paste” (or Control-V).

If that doesn’t work, you could always take a photo of your screen!

Send it in, and I’ll send a (small) prize to you, world-wide!  Everyone is eligible! 🙂

The prize will be a GMC Powered Tape measure.  I know it isn’t a huge prize, but just a bit of fun 🙂

GMC Powered Tapemeasure

GMC Powered Tapemeasure

Oh, by the way, don’t try sending in a Photoshopped image – I have ways of telling them apart…..!!

Update: Looks like we have a tie?!! Will make a new post however announcing the winner(s)!

Melbourne Wood Show, Day 0

My head is buzzing – I LOVE the wood show!  So much to see, so many people to get to chat to, and you get to find out so much too just by listening to the presentations etc.  My first wood show that I went to (a few years ago now), I came away dumbfounded – it took a few days to absorb everything I’d seen and heard. By the end of the week when I had processed it all, I was shattered to think I had to wait a whole year for the show to roll around again.

I called this Day 0, because the show actually starts tomorrow – today was the continuation of setup (I didn’t go yesterday because I was in my shed getting everything ready)

Saw some amazing timbers at Brad’s Burls – bloody dangerous for the wallet!  Might have to pay them another visit…. There are a whole heap of timber places, and plenty of great stock.  And of course lots and lots of tools!  SawStop are setting off their saw 4 times a day, so that is definitely worth seeing in person.  I’ll have to remember to take my video to get at least one shot of the activation.

So much to see, I really can’t cover it all here.  The location (at the Melbourne Showgrounds) is really good – has a great feel, and is much bigger (physically) than Jeff’s Shed, so it doesn’t feel all crammed in together, and also because it is not alongside 5 other Expos running simulatenously, it doesn’t have the feeling of a trade-show turnstile, with one show churned out to replace anohter to keep the $$s rolling.  So quite impressed with it so far, oh, and none of this $15+ parking crap.  $5 all day (afaik).

If you come up to say hi, I’ll certainly try to return the courtesy, but please forgive me if I don’t get to chat for long – I have a pretty full-on demo schedule!

Anyway – roll on tomorrow!  The only sad thing about the show starting means that in 3 days time it will be all over, and I’ll have to wait another year for the next one!

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