Edward, I am going to begin a suggestion for you, fully knowing
someone there in Orchidland can complete it. When my Cox cable
provider reformatted my drives, I lost much valuable stored data.
Each year between Quartzsite and Tucson, I find a remarkable gent
whose pet passion is to create pliers to easily use in sinclastic and
anticlastic designs as well as a myriad of other shapes for sheet
and wire. He so loves his work that it is a pleasure to stand and
talk with him. I am wracking my brain to remember his name, I can
visualize him easily, but not his sign. His son has now joined him
and has modernized his dad's exposure via a web site.
His tools usually run in the $35-45 range. He is usually in one of
the less formal shows, not in a hotel or motel. Perhaps the Congress
Tent or now out at Electric Park.