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Offline Wonderwino

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WIA (Woodworking in America) 2014
« on: August 06, 2014, 08:52 AM »
WIA is in Winston Salem, NC September 12-14, 2014.  Lots of fine hand tools and some power tools, seminars & camaraderie.   Is anyone else planning on attending?
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Offline campbellcraft

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Re: WIA (Woodworking in America) 2014
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 04:12 PM »
I'll be there. Not sure what day(s) since I'm close by (about 65 miles).

Offline Wonderwino

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Re: WIA (Woodworking in America) 2014
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 10:59 PM »
I'll be there on Thursday afternoon-Sunday morning.  I volunteered to run a camera in classes for WIA on Friday.  Should be another great time; lots of good classes and vendors.
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Offline joraft

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Re: WIA (Woodworking in America) 2014
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 01:48 PM »
There's going to be a tribute to Fred West at this year's conference (sadly, I won't be there).

I was asked to submit any photos of Fred I may have, and in going through them I ran across the one below at a previous WIA.

Fred was admiring a massive special edition Sauer & Steiner plane. Conrad Sauer was not interested in selling it, but at some point in time Fred finally talked him out of it.

Some of you may recognize Uncle Bob Marino looking on.

John

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Re: WIA (Woodworking in America) 2014
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 08:43 AM »
Nice picture, John!  So many happy memories were made at previous WIA events.  Fred will be greatly missed by so many who knew him there and elsewhere.
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Offline micknm

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Re: WIA (Woodworking in America) 2014
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 01:53 PM »
I'm going to a couple of classes Friday and may return Saturday depending on how much of the Marketplace I get to see Friday.

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Re: WIA (Woodworking in America) 2014
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2014, 12:54 PM »
"The first ever Fred West Commemorative Tool Chest is in the books. Congratulations to the winner, Carl Hein of Winston Salem North Carolina. Valued at $6000, this chest full of high end hand tools was given away in memory of our dear friend Fred West. A pay it forward tribute to his friendship and generosity for all.

A special thanks to the West Family who was present to see the tool chest make it's way to a new home.

This entire project has been very cool." - Andrew Gore








Contributors to the project:

The chest itself was made by Andrew Gore

Sterling Toolworks - Saddle Tail and Sterling Plane Hammer
Bad Axe Tool Works - dovetail saw and carcase saw
Blue Spruce Toolworks - round mallet and set of dovetail chisels
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks - rabbet block plane
Lee Valley Tools/Veritas -router plane
Hamilton Woodworks - 4″ and 6″ marking gauges
Czeck Edge Hand Tool - marking knife and birdcage awl
Elkhead Tools - set of screwdrivers
Randy Weber – carving mallet
Cronkwright Woodshop - “Melencolia” square
Christopher Schwarz - signed copy of “Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use,”
Tom Fidgen - signed copy of “The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop”
Shannon Rogers: a free semester in The Hand Tool School
Popular Woodworking – 1-year subscription to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the 1995-2013 Popular Woodworking Magazine DVD.
Scott Meek Woodworks - Mesquite and African Blackwood Smoother
John

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Re: WIA (Woodworking in America) 2014
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2014, 10:56 PM »
That box that Andrew made looked so much more spectacular in person than any photo can show.  Truly a remarkable tribute to one of the best guys I ever knew.
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Re: WIA (Woodworking in America) 2014
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 10:02 AM »
That box that Andrew made looked so much more spectacular in person than any photo can show.  Truly a remarkable tribute to one of the best guys I ever knew.

I agree, it was truly spectacular fine craftsmanship!