The 2008 Woodworking show was last weekend in Kansas City. It was much improved over last years show. The entire show floor was packed this year compared to 50 percent full last year. There was no parking spots to be found that is how busy it was. There was a minor issue with the online ticket ordering system. I did not receive the tickets, only an invoice. The invoice was accepted without any problems.
There were a few new local wood-turning and woodworking clubs compared to previous years. Most were providing free demonstrations throughout the show. I attended a demo by wood magazine on installing crown moulding. The only problem was some difficulty hearing over the crowd noise.
The vendors were friendly to deal with. The discounts were not as good as I hoped. I saved shipping on some heavy purchases from Craft Supplies USA. There will be a review of the CSUSA Pen Press and Blank Drilling jig. Also look for a review of Penn State Industries lathe.