I also liked the layout of the Rio sales booth, it was easy to see the tools and benches were available to watch people work. The folks at Rio were helpful, easy going and nice to talk to, plus they are great dancers! (I had no idea that so many people would dance! Many danced until the DJ finished). They are truly committed to service and that really shows.
Knew Concept Jeweler's Saw from Rio Grande 5"
bench stump and beautiful anvil
I am going to sort out my finances and save up for a Potter hydrolic press from Otto Frei. I got to meet the maker, Kevin Potter and makes his own presses and die plates. On the way to the conference I studied Susan Kinsley's Book on Hydrolic Die Forming. (You can still buy it on Amazon from the author for the original list price). Potter Presses are exclusively available at Otto Frei.
Kevin Potter and his 20 ton hydraulic press
Bracelet form on the press
Handmade Stakes and Forming tools by Potter
Custom Dies for the Potter Press
Otto Frei Durston Mill 4"
Otto Frei Electric Sparker
I already have one and I love it!