So I made it back from Amana, IA last night. I got through the trip mostly unscathed although my tool fund is now officially empty. I know a lot of folks wanted to go and couldn’t for many reasons. So I thought I’d share my photos to give you an idea of what went on.
Below are a couple of photo galleries of the town, the event and, of course, peeks of the Studley tool box presentation with short captions. That’s me just off Narayan Nayar’s right shoulder.
Some shots from the town
The crowd and some of the tools (Sneak peek at new Veritas Tools included)
Links to some of the tool makers I mentioned above:
The Presentation (warning: there are naked chest pictures)
More information here:
My favorite story from the presentation was given in response to the question, “would you build a tool chest like this?” Response: We took all the tools out the chest and figured it’s take 1/2 an hour to get them back in. Four hours later, we were done.
I really enjoyed this event and hopefully there will be a repeat. If so, I’m guessing they’ll have to find a bigger place. And, hopefully, everyone who really wanted to be there .. can come.