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Tomorrow morning, I depart Winston-Salem for a long and lonely drive to Cincinnati in the slow, loud and uncomfortable 24′-long truck (I can’t believe I’m allowed to operate this thing without a CDL license!). So I have a little time to kill. After four days of fun, frivolity and being on my feet nonstop, I just don’t think I have it in me to walk any farther than the room service menu.

So, I spent a little time making the slide show below, from Pilot Mountain on the way into town to today’s visit to Old Salem. Apologies to those booths I missed in the Marketplace; I tried to get everyone, but I failed.

In a week or so, we’ll have more pictures to share from the classrooms, marketplace and more — pictures that were shot by our studio manager; they’ll be a lot better than my phone snaps. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these.

— Megan Fitzpatrick

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  • russhaynes

    Great pics. Thanks for all the hard work and long hours you all put into it — GREAT show this year!

  • vtxmanmike

    I was disappointed you didn’t make it to the booth. I was looking forward to making a wood bracelet for you… 🙁

  • R.L. Kocher

    I’m sorry I missed this one. I’ll be there next year if i have to crawl. Looking at the pictures, ” Ya’ll did a fantastic job.”

  • RaiderSix

    Looks like fun. Okay, I really just wanted to see if Lie-Nielsen had a chained up box full of plow planes.

  • jeberle

    How do you stay so thin eating platters of food like that????

  • Graywolf

    I felt a little spoiled having y’all in my back yard and all. Thank you for your hard work in putting this on. I also hope you folks find this venue to your favor in the future. This was the first of these events I have been able attend. This is not from a lack trying over the years, but it is the first. I learned much and meet many, a better bunch of people can not be found. MESDA is an awesome place and look forward visiting this fine resource for many years to come. I and I hope many others look forward to the next WIA event. Thank you again for your hard work and may your endeavors flourish.
    Regards, Richard

  • jaysprague

    Thank you for all the hard work it obviously takes to put on a shindig like this. I learned how to cut dovetails (pin first-thanks Frank), how much more my table saw can do and what a “chevalet” is and how to use it. The marketplace candy store gave me some financial heartburn, but tools are an investment for life, “right dear?”…and Japanese hand tools-they just do the same things, but a little differently. When does registration open for WIA 2015 ????

  • Matt_Rob

    This years WIA lived up to it’s billing as I met legends and I am sure to be future legends,I learned a few things ,bought a few things and all in all had a great time. Thanks to staff at Popular Woodworking,the vendors and last but not least those that tweet ,blog,Facebook,podcast and keep their web sites updated with all the goings on. The Micro Jig Facebook post with Frank Klausz walking off with the Sawstop fence I rank as one of the best for the weekend.The Old Salem tours was also very interesting seeing the period craftsmen. I also was impressed with the dedication of the MEDSA staff that keeps the past from being forgotten.

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