Went to Cabin Fever for the first time. Here's some thoughts.
1) Met Errol Groff- a truly good guy- and I got to see some of his
students' work. Very impressive.
2) Some of the vendors were class acts- MSC and littlemachineshop.com
had some friendly helpful folks, who put up with all sorts of kooks,
including yours truly. MSC gave out popcorn and catalogs,
littlemachineshop.com encouraged customers to handle the merchandise.
3) Some of the 'flea market type' vendors weren't afraid to horse
trade and had stuff worth buying.
4) The temporary pool for the steamboats (and electric subs) was way
6) All of the exhibitors were friendly, wonderful folks. Some of the
projects were astounding- model Gatling guns, a _working_ flathead 4
about an inch and a quarter long, every kind of steam/Stirling/Ringbom
engine ever. But the best was the V-twin model because it sounded
great when the throttle was wide open.
1) The auction was held Friday and most of the items were appearently
bought by vendors to be re-sold on Saturday or Sunday. The general
public never had a chance at the auction stuff.
2) The consignment area had some truly overpriced stuff.
3) So did some of the vendors ($925 for a small Atlas shaper?).
4) Some of the vendors had what could only be described as scrap.
1) The show staff. No one seemed to be in charge. We had a lot of
stuff to bring in and one staff guy said we could use the side
entrance. As we brought in the different engines, displays,and boxes,
another staff guy yelled at us, said we were trying to sneak in
without paying, ect, ect. He had the balls to yell "When I tell you to
do something, you do it!" At which point my friend pointed out that
without exhibitors, there is no show and he could politely f*ck off.
18 years ago