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  • 2018 Cabin Fever Show is just around the corner !

    There is a great show for those into machining projects and / or models.
    Besides seeing George and thanking him in person for this forum, and maybe buying some magazines and books, there are many,many Vendor Sales Booths such as Tormach and their fully operating CNC's , or the Little Machine Shop and always the massive tool sales at the Auction . If you never have visited the show, it is a good one !

    Details from their website:

    The 22nd Annual Model Engineering Show
    Saturday, January 13th - 9AM-5PM
    Sunday, January 14th - 9AM-3PM

    Friday, January 12th
    Auction Begins @ 10AM
    Preview Begins @ 8:30AM

    LEBANON VALLEY EXPO CENTER
    80 Rocherty Rd.
    Lebanon, PA 17042

    Rich

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    We'll see you there Rich!
    George

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    • #3
      Wow, so soon!! I'd love to bring my Son but I'll probably wait until my shop is fully functional and he's been properly introduced to everything before I bring him to a machining expo. He loves going to expos.

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      • #4
        Wish they would take it back to York, much better venue.
        The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

        Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

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        • #5
          Loosenut it's a money thing 4 years ago York wanted $25,000.00 up front I got this straight from Jared, Lebanon made him a better offer and will work with him if the weather hurts him, there was no guaranty from York.
          PS George I'll see you at CFE.

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          • #6
            I will probably go this year, weather permitting. I also prefer York but mostly because it is only an hour's drive while Lebanon is about 2-1/2. But most people will probably have to fly or take all day driving, so I can't really complain. Last year I planned to attend but the weather was not great, and I had gall bladder surgery only a couple weeks before. I really haven't done any machining this year - mostly outdoor work and some electronics projects. I am now working on a BMS for lithium cells (and possibly also lead-acid batteries), using a "flying capacitor" design.

            Hope to see some of you guys at the show!
            http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
            Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
            USA Maryland 21030

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
              Wow, so soon!! I'd love to bring my Son but I'll probably wait until my shop is fully functional and he's been properly introduced to everything before I bring him to a machining expo. He loves going to expos.
              That is really no reason not to bring him to Cabin Fever Expo. I have brought my kids since they were in strollers and they always enjoyed it. There is plenty of entertainment for the kids from the giant boat pond, to the dirt area, to the model trains, to just being amazed watching all the engines operate. I certainly would not call it a machining expo as the focus is on the end products of hobby machinists and not the machining itself.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                Wow, so soon!! I'd love to bring my Son but I'll probably wait until my shop is fully functional and he's been properly introduced to everything before I bring him to a machining expo. He loves going to expos.
                IMTS it's not.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by duckman View Post
                  Loosenut it's a money thing 4 years ago York wanted $25,000.00 up front I got this straight from Jared, Lebanon made him a better offer and will work with him if the weather hurts him, there was no guaranty from York.
                  PS George I'll see you at CFE.
                  I know it's a money thing, everything is about the money but the Lebanon venue still sucks.
                  The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                  Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by loose nut View Post
                    I know it's a money thing, everything is about the money but the Lebanon venue still sucks.
                    Valley Forge/King of Prussia convention center is very nice. Close to the highway, easy load-in, load-out.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by loose nut View Post
                      I know it's a money thing, everything is about the money but the Lebanon venue still sucks.
                      I hear that from a lot of folks, but I actually prefer the new place. Perhaps it's because I'm looking at things from the other side of the tables. My hearing is pretty poor and in the big, open halls of the York venue I couldn't hear a damn thing, even if the guy was two feet away. I still miss about every other word, but the smaller rooms make it possible for me to at least get part of a conversation in.

                      The town is certainly smaller though and this year I took too long to book rooms and couldn't get in where I wanted to. Not too many other choices around.
                      George

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by polaraligned View Post
                        That is really no reason not to bring him to Cabin Fever Expo. I have brought my kids since they were in strollers and they always enjoyed it. There is plenty of entertainment for the kids from the giant boat pond, to the dirt area, to the model trains, to just being amazed watching all the engines operate. I certainly would not call it a machining expo as the focus is on the end products of hobby machinists and not the machining itself.
                        Wow, sounds like he would have a blast. I'll check out the flights and such for this year.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                          Wow, sounds like he would have a blast. I'll check out the flights and such for this year.
                          Any suggestions on what hotel(s) are nice in the area? Any other attractions in the area worth allocating time for?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                            Any suggestions on what hotel(s) are nice in the area? Any other attractions in the area worth allocating time for?
                            I've only stayed at the Holiday Inn in Lebanon, but that ones full. Staying at the Hampton south of the show this time; was a bit more pricey and I know I'll hear about it when I turn in my expense report.

                            Hershey isn't too far away and it looks like there are lots of options there.
                            George

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                            • #15
                              Any exotic car rental firms near the airport? That always makes the more distant hotels more enjoyable

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