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Somerset woodworking show
« on: January 28, 2016, 06:17 PM »
The next NJ woodworking show is coming up in a couple weeks - February 19-21, 2016 Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3.

http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/webapp-shows/Somerset

Anyone attending, and if so, any interest in arranging a meet up? I am leaning towards Sunday in case there are any post-show deals to be had where I can haul something that I don't really need back home with me.

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 08:50 PM »
Rich. I will be there for sure would enjoy a face to face and handshake
Sunday is the big tool give away day and maybe some better pricing on that

Sal
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 09:03 PM »
I would like to go, just not sure if I will be able to make it.
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 09:15 PM »
I would love a deal on some floor models on Sunday, but what I want won't fit in my car!  Still, the lure of a deal bring me to Sunday!  :)
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 09:20 AM »
The next NJ woodworking show is coming up in a couple weeks - February 19-21, 2016 Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3.

http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/webapp-shows/Somerset

Anyone attending, and if so, any interest in arranging a meet up? I am leaning towards Sunday in case there are any post-show deals to be had where I can haul something that I don't really need back home with me.

RMW

Well, I'll be...  I forgot all about this show.  It's already in my calendar though.

I need to decide what day to attend.  It's the same weekend as the Endurance Sports EXPO in Oaks, Pa.  So, each show gets me for one day.  Which one has yet to be determined.

I would love a deal on some floor models on Sunday, but what I want won't fit in my car!  Still, the lure of a deal bring me to Sunday!  :)

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 06:21 PM »
I am usually at this one, but I normally go Friday as they open. Have yet to go in the weekend. Not sure what I'll be looking for this year.

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 09:30 AM »
Weather permitting, I'm planning to go on Friday. If anyone else is going then lemme know.

John


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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2016, 03:43 PM »
Sal,

  I’m the other Rich from NJ. I was planning on going on Friday, but it would be good to see you again, so I guess I’ll change my plans to Sunday. I thought I would have seen you up at “The Nut” again this past summer, but they didn’t have anything going on (or at least not that I heard of).

  What would you prefer, a Brunello or a Cabernet?? Or, maybe I should just through a mixed case in my trunk and spread the joy. lol

  It will also be nice to meet the other Richard (The 80/20 Genius).

  As Festool Connect is moving off the east coast this year, I guess this show will be the next best thing.

 - Rich

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Rich. I will be there for sure would enjoy a face to face and handshake
Sunday is the big tool give away day and maybe some better pricing on that

Sal
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2016, 04:10 PM »
Rich.  That will be awesome my planning now is all three days so if Friday still works for you that will be fine. Your choice of wine is good with me

Things at the Nut changed as to demo's we will talk when I see you for sure

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 04:11 PM »
John.  Hope weather is good looking forward to seeing you
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2016, 08:03 AM »
Thanks for the PM, I'll give you a shout.

John

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2016, 12:24 PM »
About that time. I guess I am heading up on Sunday, @Sal LiVecchi and anyone else going to be there?

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2016, 12:28 PM »

  It will also be nice to meet the other Richard (The 80/20 Genius).


HA! Just noticed this, only time I am ever called a "genius" is when the term is used as in "Boy, what a genius he is..."  [doh]

@Richard A. - will you be up there Sunday?

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Offline Sal LiVecchi

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2016, 08:20 PM »
Richard RMW.   I plan on being there Saturday and Sunday in an effort to try to scoop up last day deals

Sal
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2016, 08:28 PM »
John.
Sorry I Missed you today. My ride was heading back home
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2016, 08:42 PM »
Sal
No worries.
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Re: Somerset woodworking show impressions
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2016, 10:41 PM »
I stopped by the show today.

I was very impressed by the Vac Sys. I really do not need one, but I have some yearnings for one. If I was doing a lot of Dominos on moderate sized pieces, I could see real value in time savings in clamping and unclasping the workpiece.

A Bosch guy said the Reaxx may be coming out April ish. He said that Bosch had made some changes in components that did not work well and need to be redone. Hmm, where have we heard that before.

I did not see a Grex booth so no questions about the cordless 23 g pinner.

I also did not see an Apollo spray booth. Overall, the show seemed a bit smaller.

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2016, 10:56 PM »
Richard,

  As for the “The 80/20 Genius” remark, I have been fabricating stuff out of both steel and aluminum KINDORF for the last 45’ish years (yah, I’m old. lol) and when I see what you do with 80/20, it always amazes me. You have such great ideas. I have a 80/20 distributor not more than 35 min from my shop but haven’t made it over there yet to take a look-see.

  I will be down at the show all day Sunday. I’ll PM you my contact info.

 - Rich

P.S.: What would you prefer, a Brunello or a Cabernet?

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  It will also be nice to meet the other Richard (The 80/20 Genius).


HA! Just noticed this, only time I am ever called a "genius" is when the term is used as in "Boy, what a genius he is..."  [doh]

@Richard A. - will you be up there Sunday?

RMW
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2016, 08:21 AM »
Richard,

  As for the “The 80/20 Genius” remark, I have been fabricating stuff out of both steel and aluminum KINDORF for the last 45’ish years (yah, I’m old. lol) and when I see what you do with 80/20, it always amazes me. You have such great ideas. I have a 80/20 distributor not more than 35 min from my shop but haven’t made it over there yet to take a look-see.

  I will be down at the show all day Sunday. I’ll PM you my contact info.

 - Rich

P.S.: What would you prefer, a Brunello or a Cabernet?

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  It will also be nice to meet the other Richard (The 80/20 Genius).


HA! Just noticed this, only time I am ever called a "genius" is when the term is used as in "Boy, what a genius he is..."  [doh]

@Richard A. - will you be up there Sunday?

RMW

Rich - got your PM, will look you up. Thanks for the kind words.

Wines are a mystery to me, really enjoy "good" ones but I could not tell you what makes them good. Looking forward to meeting you.

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2016, 08:01 AM »
Awesome to finally meet Sal, Rich A, Daniel & Co. from Tool Town & the Wenner Bros. (Ryan & Kyle) from Seneca.

The show however was somewhat disappointing. Seemed like about 1/2 was turning clubs/demos or related to turning, another 1/4 was Peachtree and the rest mixed.  All the major brands were represented and there were a few vendors with truly hard-to-find or interesting stuff, but overall my reactions was "Meh". In hindsight, excepting meeting some nice folks, I would not invest 4 hours on the Parkway and a 60 degree sunny February day into the show. Sitting on my rear deck early in the AM I darned near called in sick anyway...

The turning stuff seems to be a trend, I keep wondering if it is due to the boomers retiring and getting into making bowls & pens out of boredom?

Seneca had a nice booth. Having purchased my original domiplate from Ron back when they were mill finish AL I have watched the evolution of the company and it is just really cool to see how they have grown. Ryan told us he just recently leased some warehouse to expand the company and is traveling and hitting shows constantly, all great stuff and great products also.

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2016, 12:19 PM »
I had planned to come, but the dog conspired against me and got sick. Each year something keeps me away. Maybe next time. Thanks for the quick recap. I was also disappointed in all the turning seminars and demos when reviewing the agenda. Don't feel quite so bad now after reading your recap.
-Raj

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2016, 03:25 PM »
I went a couple years ago and don't ever plan to go back.  There just wasn't much there of value.  A couple gimmicky products, and a bunch of other stuff that I could get a better deal on online.  It was also very very loud and there were a ton of people there.

It seemed to me like most of the folks were peddling a dovetail jig or some turning accessory.

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2016, 04:58 PM »
I was also there, I went Friday around 12:30ish. And what you guys said so far about it your spot on. This is about the 6th time I've been there in about 8 years. To me this was the worst one. Yes I've noticed its ALOT of turning, seems there's someone in every aisle with something for turning bowls or pens. Well except the one entire aisle that peachtree had to themselves.
  I did chat with the guys from the only booth that had Festool products for a bit, more so just to hear what others had to say about the products. From what I gather, people have seemed to accept the cost because they said about the accuracy and quality of the products.
The Woodpecker booth didn't seem to have much demonstrating going on like a few years back when they basically talked me into a router lift, which I'm glad they did. But there was a lot of people there and kept them busy.
  Also chatted with the guys from Seneca a bit and told them to keep up with the good work.
  Otherwise, I was kinda disappointed in the show, now maybe I missed it, but I didn't even see anyone selling quality router bits. The only ones I noticed were what I call the flea market type, that are very low quality.
  So leaving there spending less than $75 kind of makes me want to rethink going back next year. I find most of my stuff online, and honestly like mentioned, you can get better deals there.

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2016, 07:24 PM »
This is my fourth year, I agree it's kind of lackluster. Do enjoy Lee Valley, Woodpeckers, Micro Fence and this year Seneca.

John

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2016, 08:01 PM »
Sadly after 9 years at this show I have to say yes it has changed. The Woodworkers Clubs ( Turners ) were setup all over the venue,

Peachtree owned the center of the floor, the drastically reduce tools had the rear tied up big time with a lot of whatever .

For me it was good to meet and greet some old friends and some new friends during the show.
 
I spent time at the Seneca Booth both Ryan and Kyle were great to talk to and bounce ideas off of one another, Cathy at Woodpeckers was as always great to see and talk to about One Time Tools. The Kreg booth was filled with all their goodies but show pricing on anything through out the show as really non existent.

On Sunday I was hoping on some deals during the closing hours and there were no to be had. 
So for me after attending three days there I spent next to nothing surprisingly which made my better half happy for sure.
In the future I will change thoughts on the show and probably attend one day only

I want to say It was great to meet both Richard (RMW), Rich A. (sorry for leaving Sunday without a goodbye forgot about the wine), Dan from Tool Town, and Dave Reinhold
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2017, 09:42 AM »
Was wondering if anyone was attending the show this year after a lot of bad reviews by a lot of us from last years show?
  I decided to go for it again this year, along with two friends from work, I must say I was much more impressed this year. There seemed to be a bit more as far as machinery goes, I didn't see any killer, could not resist deals, but now sure what I consider a great deal actually, lol. Yes once again Peachtree owned the center of the floor. The bins with all the glue bottles, foam brushes, casters, etc...are nothing to brag about, I get better pricing on Amazon. However they did have a lot of stuff worth checking out in their massive display.
  Chatted with a guy from Festool, forget which company now, sorry [eek] about best type of sandpaper I should be using for majority of my projects, kinda sad to hear that ALL my Rubin2 is not what I should be using, grrrrr. That was what was recommended at my local Woodcraft store, guess I should have just checked here [eyeroll]
  Spoke with Cathy from Woodpeckers about an issue I've been having with my SideWinder router lift, and not to go into any details, but let's just say, I won't be having that problem anymore. This company continues to amaze me, not only with their products, but their willingness to stand behind their products and service for their customers. So after that great exchange, it made my decision very easy and decided to go for their last box available of the Parallel Guides, which I should have gotten in the first place. So two thumbs up to all of them at WoodPeckers!!
  My only disappointment for the show would be not really any vendor/dealer selling good quality router bits. Unless I totally missed them, I did not see any. Would be great to have someone their selling Whiteside, Freud, etc...just someone who has quality, not the surplus guy selling Vermont American.
  Perhaps my expectations of quality has grown with my investment in Festool, but I look at it this way, if your going to spend your money, spend it right the first time and get the best that you can afford--Mike Holmes
  So I'll be going back next year, in hopes of this show being even better.


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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2017, 11:28 AM »
I am thinking of going tomorrow, but I'm in SNJ and a long ways away (NJTP Exit 2).
Did you happen to see any Nova tools there especially the new Nova DVR Drill Press.

I'm on the fence about the Nova DVR DP or the PM2800b and would like to get some
hands on with the Nova. I've looked the PM over good at Woodcraft a couple times,
but I've been holding out to see the Nova.

Anyway, if I go I should be there by Noon.
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2017, 11:40 AM »
I am thinking of going tomorrow, but I'm in SNJ and a long ways away (NJTP Exit 2).
Did you happen to see any Nova tools there especially the new Nova DVR Drill Press.

I'm on the fence about the Nova DVR DP or the PM2800b and would like to get some
hands on with the Nova. I've looked the PM over good at Woodcraft a couple times,
but I've been holding out to see the Nova.

Anyway, if I go I should be there by Noon.

If anyone can confirm the presence of the new Nova drill press I'll go just to see it.

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2017, 01:57 PM »
I just left the show. Didn't see a nova DP. I would think that would have caught my eye, but there is a remote chance I missed it.
-Raj

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2017, 05:49 PM »
I went Friday, was even less impressed than last year.

Did not see a Nova drill press.

John

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2017, 10:42 PM »
Bummer, guess there is not much of a reason for me to make the 105 mile drive then.

My only other interest as far as a potential purchase in the near future is a CNC router.
Online at their website I didn't too much about what might be there as far as CNC goes.
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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2017, 11:53 PM »
Bummer, guess there is not much of a reason for me to make the 105 mile drive then.

My only other interest as far as a potential purchase in the near future is a CNC router.
Online at their website I didn't too much about what might be there as far as CNC goes.
I did see a CNC router there. Not sure of the brand, was about 3x3 in size. Didn't pay much attention to it since that's not my thing, but their was at least one there.


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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2017, 07:25 AM »
There was a seminar set up for basic and advanced CNC.  The advanced is a paid seminar, but not offered in the Sunday schedule.
-Raj

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Re: Somerset woodworking show
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2017, 07:37 AM »
Thanks all for the replies. Knowing me I will probably end up making the drive.
I could use a break from the shop today anyway and the WX is great for this time
of year so should be a pleasant dive, no snow or ice to deal with anyway.
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