Wood Show Wrap

Friday/Day 1 has come and gone already, and it is great being back at the show after the confused drama of last year. But enough of that, and onto what is happening!

I have quite a prime position, near the front entrance and directly opposite Carbatec. I’ll take some photos tomorrow – was concentrating on getting the video camera out today (and will put up some of the footage next week). I have a corner of the Triton stand (but am not specifically demonstration Triton – it happens to be the portable equipment that is available). For those of the old school, it is great seeing a genuine Triton stand again at the show.

Almost like days of old, but with some differences. For one, there isn’t a dedicated multiple demonstrator program running – think those days are probably behind us. There isn’t the massive display of units to sell (there is plenty of stock for anyone interested in purchasing, but not like the days when we simply could not put enough SuperJaws on the stand to get to the end of the show!) There is a new product on display, and before it is commercially available.

And last but not least, the saw has a familiar and welcome shape – it is the saw of old, and not the Chinese unit which GMC tried to replace the Triton saw with. (“30% weight saving in a Magnesium body”, only to discover the Chinese motor was so much heavier there was no weight gain either way)
So I got around a bit today – will explore further tomorrow.

The showbags seem popular – if you haven’t come along/introduced yourself then do so – bags only available while stocks last!

End of day one wrap, and all the usual suspects are there. This really is a good crowd – we all get on well, and especially those that do the multiple shows. The first photo we have Colen (hand tool maker), Stan (who should need no introduction!) and Terry (HNT Gordon planes).

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Colen, Stan and Terry

This second mob pulls in from a lot of areas, but revolves around the Ubeaut stand, with a number who cover that show at the ‘show’

From left to right we have Neil Ellis, who wrote the book on finishing! Top right corner is Chris (aka Doorstop for those that reminise about the old Wood Forum days) and Mrs Ubeaut (Pauline).

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The Usual Suspects

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