I am jealous. I have been looking to take a class at the school and even stopped by about a year ago when I was in the Winston-Salem area. Roy was nice enough to let me say hi and take a quick look around the school. I didn’t want to impose on the class participants’ time so I didn’t stay for more than a minute or two. I too went up to see Ed where I purchased a few items. I like the fact that Ed buys up a lot of odds-and-ends at auction and would most likely have that missing part that you so desperately need. He was very generous with his knowledge about the tools.
If you do find yourself in the area you owe it to yourself to take in Old Salem and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts if at all possible.
It is my belief that Roy is the person most responsible for the current revival of interest in traditional woodcraft and taking a class at the school is definitely on my bucket list.