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WMT just returned from an action packed weekend in Winston-Salem, NC, which hosted Woodworking in America for 2014.  This was our first show, but thanks to a strong presence from the Instagram woodworking community, it felt like we were old pros.  We were located within a booth or two from several popular and/or up and coming tool makers who we’ve known through Instagram for some time, but were able to meet in person for the first time this weekend.  (Check out their sites and their instagram profiles: Texas Heritage, Sterling Tool Works, Caleb James Planemaker, Peter Galbert, Scott Meeks Woodworks, & Plate 11 Bench Co)

We had a great time, met countless enthusiastic woodworkers (who were very gracious with their feedback on our tools), and drank some of the local brew (which was delicious).  If you didn’t make it this year, try for next year.  It’s worth the effort.

Setup:

The WMT booth along side Texas Heritage and Sterling Tool Works, Thursday night.

Our main display table.

Lie-Nielsen

Lee Valley

They’re not for the power-free woodworker, but Bosch really seems to be stepping up their power-tools-for-woodworkers game.

The night life after setting up on Thursday.

The Show:

Finally got a look at Lie-Nielsen’s sharpening jig. Not yet released, but I’ll be buying it asap.

Got to try out a few of Caleb James’ wooden planes, very nice.

Blue Spruce had a few new tools to test out as well.

Chris from Sterling Tool Works at his bench, lots of goodies to play with (including his new bench).

Travishers by Claire Minihan (pictured), find them on Peter Galbert’s site.

Lee Valley announced a new line of modular planes. You pick the handle type (two styles, three sizes each), knob style (three to choose from), frog angle, and blade material (O1, A2, or PMV11)

…and an interesting display to try out the various tote and knob configurations so you can decide what’s best for you.

An infill plane by Juan Vergara, the first of his I’d seen in person.

The Instagrammers:

Despite all the great tools and woodworkers, the best part of WIA14 for us was meeting all our fellow instagrammers in person.

Todd Nebel was there for the show… and walked away with the Jet bandsaw door prize. Not bad.

Marco Terenzi brought some of his miniatures… I’m not jealous at all of how little time it would take to flatten that bench, except that I am.

Bradley Workshop’s guitar was on display and put to use briefly mid-show thanks to…

…Anne of all trades.

See you next year. -WMT

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In just a few days WMT will be on the tool floor of Woodworking in America.  This is our first public event with a fair amount of preparation leading up to this point, but we’re excited and will be sharing a booth with some other premium tool makers who are also relatively new to the woodworking world.  We will be side-by-side with Sterling Tool Works and Texas Heritage Woodworks with several other makers very near by such as Blue Spruce Toolworks, Vesper Tools, Scott Meeks Woodworks, Plate 11 Bench Co. and the list goes on.  So if you’re at the show be sure to stop over and say hi.  We’ll have some tools available for sale at the show, other new tools and prototypes to try out and pre-order, and all unfilled orders placed at the show will ship for free.  Hope to see you there.

-WMT