Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Roy Underhill Appearance Highlights of EAIA--M-WTCA Joint Meeting

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Roy Underhill Appearance Highlights of EAIA--M-WTCA Joint Meeting

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The Annual M-WTCA- EAIA Joint Meeting held on July 28, 2001, was marked with record attendance and somewhat cooler than usual weather, at least by southern standards. Rain that occurred on Thursday made things a little soggy but did not dampen the spirits of over 260 members and guests that attended this annual rite of summer at Ed and Kathy Hobbs' farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. Some early birds set up on Friday, and others just dropped by to get an early start and see old friends.

Plenty of tools were available from the sixty or so dealers who set up under the tent or from those who tailgated in the shade of the old trees. Judging by the number of people carrying tools around, there was something of interest for everyone.

The highlight of the meeting was Roy Underhill from the Public TV show, The Woodwright's Shop. Roy's presentation, "Twenty Years of Subversive Woodworking," was both interesting and humorous. Roy autographed numerous copies of his books and videos and was in many photographs taken by those attending.

UNC-TV, the station that produces The Woodwright's Shop, was there filming part of a future episode to be called "Fools for Tools." The show will premiere in mid-November 2001, about the time many of you will read this article. …

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