Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Ballarat
    Posts
    9

    Thumbs up Ballarat Woodworkers Guild : Wood and Craft Show 24 and 25 September 2016

    NEW VENUE AND GOOD FACILITIES AT 501 Dowling Street Wendouree Ballarat (Venue is around the corner from, and about 500m from, old venue in Norman Street)

    Over 30 Traders including several craft traders. Several Timber merchants. U-Beaut, Gay's Hardware, Bunnings, others. From Vic and interstate

    Over 40 Demonstrators. Local and interstate.

    Feature...Angie the Chainsaw Chick. Sculpting Cedar.

    See attachment for details including Contact details at Guild. George Davis - Show Convenor
    Attached Files Attached Files

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Grovedale, Victoria Australia
    Posts
    3,802

    Default

    We will be there with all our ware, looking forward to another great weekend.
    Jim Carroll
    One Good Turn Deserves Another. CWS, Vicmarc, Robert Sorby, Woodcut, Tormek, Woodfast
    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. It's free and only takes 37 seconds!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Belmont (Geelong) Victoria
    Age
    70
    Posts
    11,232

    Default

    Pauline and I will also be there Demonstration and selling our wares. Looking forward to seeing a big turnout of members and others.

    We will also be flying the banner for Woodwork Forums, Metalwork Forums and the all new Photo Forums

    I got a copy of the floor plan yesterday and there are currently 67 stands including 19 commercial stands and 48 others.

    The 19 commercial include:
    U-Beaut Polishes,
    Carroll
    's Woodcraft Supplies,
    Woodfast Machinery,
    Gifkin,
    WMS
    (Woodworking Machinery Specialists),
    Arbortech & Screw It,
    to mention but a few.

    There are also 4 timber and/or Veneer stands

    Then there's a further 48 stands with all sorts of woodcraft and other great stuff on display and for sale.
    Also
    speciality stands like
    Kids Corner, Make a Memory,
    Christmas Toys, School Display,
    The Chainsaw Chick
    and a whole lot more.

    Should be an excellent day out for the entire family. I highly recommend it.

    WHERE:
    BALLARAT EXHIBITIONCENTRE
    501 DOWLING STREETWENDOUREE

    WHEN:

    Sat 24th & Sun 25th September 2016
    Sat:9am to 5pm-Sun: 10am to 4pm
    KEEP A LID ON THE GARBAGE... Report spam & inappropriate Posts, PMs and Blogs.
    Use the Report icon at the bottom of all Posts, PM's and Blog entries.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Belmont (Geelong) Victoria
    Age
    70
    Posts
    11,232

    Default

    KEEP A LID ON THE GARBAGE... Report spam & inappropriate Posts, PMs and Blogs.
    Use the Report icon at the bottom of all Posts, PM's and Blog entries.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Belmont (Geelong) Victoria
    Age
    70
    Posts
    11,232

    Default

    Another couple or so:

    P1020123-1.jpg P1020124-1.jpg P1020125-1.jpg P1020126-1.jpg P1020130-1.jpg P1020131-1.jpg P1020132-1.jpg P1020135-1.jpg
    P1020127-1.jpg P1020128-1.jpg

    For anyone wanting to make boxes there is some really nice box making timber at the Expo see 2nd and 3rd pics in this post, there is also another couple with some box making timber as well, some really, really nice stuff.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    BELL POST HILL, 3215
    Age
    83
    Posts
    2,333

    Default Great Show.

    Hi to you all,
    Arrived 10.20am. left 3.10pm.
    I had a Great Day, spoke to a lot of people as well as a lot of Woodturning Friends.
    Had a couple of buys, 2 of which I should not have done, but when you come across wood that is not available, here in Vic. then you just have to buy.
    What was it you ask, 2 nice pieces of Conkaberry, & a piece of WA She Oak, hard as, I suspect.
    The couple that had this wood had some very nice Bandsawn Boxes, great finish, as I'm a Bower Bird too. Love shiny shiny.
    Most of the Stalls seemed to be doing a fair trade. Hard to get served at times.
    Asked about numbers of people, & was told approx. 500, as when I was leaving.
    The New Venue was HUGE with heaps of room to move around in. Food & Drink also.
    Most likely back to the original site next year.
    It is still open Tomorrow Sun. 25th.
    Regards,
    issatree.
    Have Lathe, Wood Travel.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Not far enough away from Melbourne
    Posts
    3,193

    Default

    It was a good day. The new venue was spacious and there was plenty to see. There were quite a few exhibitors selling timber. No where near as much as there was at the Timber and working with wood show a couple of weeks ago but the prices were far more reasonable and the quality was much higher.

    Their local Mitre 10 store had a stand and were offering some great specials on Dremel and Bosch products. They were giving out showbags with Dremel freebies - A mini leatherman style tool, a USB stick shaped like a Dremel rotary tool, a dremel hat and a "dogtag" you could engrave your name or whatever onto using a Dremel engraving tool - all for free.

    There was a knifemaker doing demos as well as demos of green woodworking/spoon carving, windsor charimaking, segmented turning, bandsaw boxmaking...

    Ubeaut was there as was Jim Carrol, Arbortech, just plenty to see and reasons to spend money.

    Congratulations to the Ballarat club on once again putting on a good show. I think this was the fifth consecutive year I have made the trip. I hope you stick with the new venue.

    Cheers

    Doug
    Doug3030's Open Shed Day 2019 - Sunday 6 October 2019, Hoppers Crossing
    See here for details:
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f303/...-2019-a-224305

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Belmont (Geelong) Victoria
    Age
    70
    Posts
    11,232

    Default

    Even more pics. Having a bit of a problem loading them so only done a few of what I took in the 3 posts.

    Definitely worth a look. The kids corner was flat out all day going tap, tap with hammer and nails, making really nice boxes with carry handles, good for putting lego or toys in to take to a friends place to play with.

    Some of the timber/wood is bordering on excellent and the prices are pretty reasonable compared to other shows. A number of handcraft stalls from the Craft Alive circuit have turned up with lots of stuff for the ladies and gents with a non woodie handcraft bent and look to be doing some pretty brisk trading.

    O\Following on from Dougs post, on the commercial side, ScrewIT Screws are also here along with Woodfast, Gifkin (who have done doing some standing room only demo's) Big Stan (the original BS) from WMS and plenty of others.

    Anyway here's the last of the pics I'll be putting on:

    P1020155.jpg P1020134.jpg P1020139.jpg P1020144.jpg P1020145.jpg P1020143.jpg P1020146.jpg P1020151.jpg P1020148.jpg P1020154.jpg P1020136.jpg
    KEEP A LID ON THE GARBAGE... Report spam & inappropriate Posts, PMs and Blogs.
    Use the Report icon at the bottom of all Posts, PM's and Blog entries.



  9. #9
    crowie's Avatar
    crowie is offline Life's Good, Enjoy each new day & try to encourage
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Faulconbridge, Lower Blue Mountains
    Age
    63
    Posts
    9,530

    Default

    Thank you for all the beaut photos and reports gents, makes one wish I lived closer and could be there....Cheers, crowie

Similar Threads

  1. Ballarat Woodworkers Guild Wood Show
    By Dusty Lady in forum ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 2nd Feb 2012, 10:13 PM
  2. Ballarat Woodworkers Guild 2008 Wood & Craft Expo
    By Robbel1 in forum WOODIES EVENTS
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10th Apr 2008, 08:43 AM
  3. Ballarat Woodworkers Guild 2008 Wood & Craft Expo
    By Robbel1 in forum ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27th Mar 2008, 08:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •