Saturday, August 19, 2017

I survived the 2017 Midwest Scroll Saw Trade Show.

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What a weekend. Thank you to all the wonderful people who attended the show. I enjoyed speaking to so many of you and sharing the experience. 

I want to thank the Veterans Freedom Center and Karen Boelman of The Art Factory for organizing the show. You all should be very proud of what you accomplished. It's my first time at the show and it was fantastic. The show ran like a finely oiled machine. I don't think Karen ever sat down. She was always there making sure everyone was taken care of. Very impressive.

I want to thank Seyco for hosting me in their booth. Congratulations on a successful show. I am constantly impressed with Seyco's customer service. It was a pleasure watching them take care of customers and even those who were just browsing. You guys are the best.

I especially want to thank my wife Patty. She helped manage the giveaways and talked to folks who had questions about my blog. She answered questions I didn't even know she knew the answers to. :) 

We are going to get a good nights sleep then hit the road early in the morning. We have about ten hours to get home. I have more video of the show and I'll edit it when I get home. My internet connection here is not good enough to upload a longer video.
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What a wonderful day. The Midwest Scroll Saw and Woodworking Trade Show started today. When to doors opened there were already many people in line. All the booths were staying quite busy.

I peaked into a couple of the class rooms and the attendance looked strong there also.

I was in the Seyco booth and we were very busy all day. It slowed down a little in the afternoon but just enough to catch your breath. I had the easy job. I just had to stand there and talk to everyone. And boy did I talk. I met so many interesting and nice people today that I didn't even stop for a break.

There were people from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Ohio and I lost count.  I received so many complimentary remarks about my blog that it made my year. I just can't tell you how nice it is to meet the people who make what I do worth while. It is an amazing group of people.

I was so busy running my mouth that I actually did not attend even one booth. I did get a few minutes to walk around the brag tables and the contest tables. The video below shows just a few minutes of that walk around. I will do my absolute best to get much more of the show videoed tomorrow. My gimble broke so I will have to hand hold the camera tomorrow. That will make the videos a little shaky but I'll do my best to get some good shots for you guys. so we left a

After the show ended many of us met at a park on the river for a great picnic. The food was good the scenery was incredible and the company was even better. Patty and I were both pretty worn out so we left a little early and came back to the room.

I had just about as much fun today as I am capable of having. If tomorrow is half as good of a time that will make for a perfect weekend.



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I am really sorry but I stayed so busy today that I shot very little video. Here are a few clips that show some of the projects on the contest tables and the brag table. There are also a few shots of the picnic.

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Please support our monthly giveaway sponsor. Bear Woods,
your source for Pegas scroll saw blades and craft supplies.
_______________
Do you need a source for scroll saw ready boards?
Look no more because Heritage Wood Specialties is
the source you have been looking for.

Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
This DVD has 1,964 patterns published from 2007 thru 2016.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

You can view a video showing use of the DVD on a Windows PC and a MAC at this link

Click here to Order. 
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated.