On the road again

On the road again –
Just can’t wait to get on the road again.
The life I love is making sawdust with my friends

And I can’t wait to get on the road again.

Looks like I’m off to the Ballarat Wood Show on the 31st March-1st April 2012.

This year, instead of being a demonstrator on a particular stand (often it was the Triton stand, when Triton still existed as a company, and did the demo circuit), I will be demonstrating on my own stand. It isn’t exactly the same as what I’m thinking of for the Melbourne Working with Wood Show in October, this will only be demos- no hands on.

At this stage, thinking of covering a bit of sharpening on the Tormek, perhaps firing up the Beall Pen Wizard, and I might even do some item duplication on the Torque Router Master. Not sure yet. I had the Clearvue Mini CV06 turn up last night, so depending on how that performs in workshop tests, that might be dragged along as well. What gets included will depend on how easy it will be for individuals to purchase any of these items if they get enthused. I can’t figure out (from web surfing) just how much the CV06 even is in Australia! Some of the woodpeckers items could well make an appearance.

If you are thinking of going, what do you want to see?

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Jim will be there afaik (Carrolls Woodcraft Supplies, so plenty of supplies, and he carries Tormek and Beall for a start. Woodworkers in provincial centres around the country would probably run out of supplies altogether if it wasn’t for Jim and his roving shop of woodwork supplies!

Last time I was in Ballarat, it was like going back in time. In fact it felt like I had!

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If you happen to be making a trip to Ballarat for the show (or otherwise), the wagon-making workshop at Sovereign Hill is definitely worth checking out. The automated, belt driven wagon wheel making tools from the 1800s are bloody impressive!

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There are some posts on here aways back which has plenty of photos (& some video?) of them in action.

On the road again –
Just can’t wait to get on the road again.
The life I love is making sawdust with my friends

And I can’t wait to get on the road again.

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