Some of you might be starting to believe that I am a bit odd. See things differently. I like to think that I exist somewhere in the less populated areas of the Bell curve. This is good. If we agree on everything one of us isn’t necessary.
I was plotting my drive home to North Carolina after Woodworking in America, looking for a different route with unfamiliar antiques shop and museums. Looking at the map (Well, Google maps), I saw I could head down to Springfield, MO on my way to Nashville and home. This appealed to me because I was interested in visiting the Grizzly Industrial Showroom, #5 of 13 for shopping in Springfield according to Trip Advisor.
I have no personal interest in Grizzly. I would say I am more curious than interested. I don’t need any more shop machinery, that I know of. I am a little concerned about the price point of Grizzly tools but people I know that have them love them. Like a walk through IKEA, entertaining with virtually no risk of taking anything home. Well, maybe something from the Marketplace…
I got there Monday morning and realized driving up the place is huge. Like, really big. I walked in and this is the first tools that caught my eye:
They have another saw in green:
Looks like they are trying to go after the Stewart-MacDonald market:
Displays of woodworking done using Grizzly tools:
What showroom would be complete without furniture?
Woodcraft doesn’t have a koi pond.
Here’s another tool Roy will never use:
Their restrooms are multi-purpose.
A storeroom for disinterested spouses:
Hand tools under glass:
A scratch and dent area.
And benches, lots of benches.
It was fun but I had other place to be.