My friend Fred West is facing some challenging health issues. I, along with several other tool makers, contributed to a blog about Fred on the Lost Art Press Blog.
In lieu of repeating myself here I'll just direct you to the link below so you can read all the great things people from the Hand Tool Woodworking community had to say about Fred.
Here's the link to that blog post: http://blog.lostartpress.com/2013/12/14/a-tribute-to-the-patron-of-the-hand-tool-world/
Get Well My Friend,