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Offline mountainlake

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Biggest audiance ever
« on: September 22, 2017, 06:50:30 AM »

 I did a sawmill demonstration  put on by the county called Enviro Fest,  there were 450 5th and 6th graders there plus around 50 adults.  Got blessed with some easy to saw popular and pine logs.  Steve

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Re: Biggest audiance ever
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 06:58:12 AM »
That's good Steve, feels good to be a hero, wonder if any of them will have to empty sawdust from their pockets when they grow up. Frank C.

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Re: Biggest audiance ever
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 07:33:42 AM »
 Most lost interest after 10 minutes but some were real interested, hopefully we still have some good kids.  Steve

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Re: Biggest audiance ever
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 10:03:57 AM »
We have offered in the past to host the local high school and demonstrate sawing and to date, they have not responded.  Glad to hear you had such a good response! 
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Re: Biggest audiance ever
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 04:32:19 PM »
Steve,

Congrats on a successful, big, demonstration.  They are important, although it might take a long time to pay off.  I have been contacted by people who saw a demo, or drove by a mobile milling appointment, years before.  With kids you have to front load your presentation, attention spans are short but, if you get their attention, they'll remember it a long time.   One day, one of those kids, parents, or teachers will see a tree blown down in a storm, or being removed by a tree service, and think, "you know, there's this guy..."

I do a couple of them each year, including one next month for the International Sculpture Conference.  I'll be milling urban logs on the campus at KU, along with a metal casting demonstration, and a stone carver.   
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