The weekend before last, I was in Winston-Salem, NC for Popular Woodworking’s show, Woodworking in America. It was a great weekend with lots of opportunities to learn and connect with other woodworkers (named Chris or otherwise).
I was there to represent my other company, Time Warp Tool Works. I showed and talked to attendees about our moulding planes and other products. Many people were surprised at how simple it was to cut a moulding by hand. Of course, it helped to have the right tools!
Outside of show hours, there were plenty of opportunities to socialize with other woodworkers. Christopher Bowen was a big fan of #Woodchat on Air (hosted by Scott Meek, Matt Gradwohl and myself).
Here are some other gents named Chris. Krishen and Chris Atkins represent the Modern Woodworkers Association, Chris Vesper is the man behind Vesper Tools, and Chris Kuehn is from Sterling Toolworks.
One of the many highlights of the show was seeing the Fred West Commemorative Tool Chest (FWCTC) in person. Carl C. Hein was the lucky winner of the chest.
I took these detailed photos of the chest and its contents.
Scott explained to Carl the significance of the chest, and briefly talked about each tool in it.
Oh, and I also used moulding planes to shape a twisted moulding.
Big thanks to Mark Hicks of Plate 11 for letting me use one of their benches at the show!
- Woodworking in America
- Pictures from Woodworking in America 2014 on the Popular Woodworking Blog
- Time Warp Tool Works
- Christopher Bowen (@abysmaljoiner) on Twitter
- #Woodchat on Air
- Chris Vesper – Vesper Tools
- Chris Kuehn – Sterling Tool Works
- Andrew Gore Woodworks
- Scott Meek Woodworks
- More twisted stuff from Flair Woodworks
- Plate 11 Bench Co.