How Tom Fidgen saved my marriage: And why you too should buy his books, and listen to his music!
Let me start off by saying that woodworking makes grown men do strange things. Unfortunately I am not immune to this. I have thought up some crazy contraptions trying to solve woodworking problems. Fortunately for me, I have always had someone looking out for me and my well being, and not just mine, but my families as well. Enter… Tom Fidgen.
This is how Tom Fidgen saved my marriage.
Before Tom Fidgen..
No matter how much I told then that it will build character.. the kids always ended up crying to their mother. Then I got into trouble..
So I built this
Before: I have always wanted some way to resaw my own lumber. So.. I submitted a drawing to my wife..
Here was her resubmission…
She said it was because it was cruel to the kids… What? If that was all I had to do as a kid I considered myself lucky! Geez… soft generation.. I tell ya.
Ok, so I redrew it, and even made a map of where it will go in the back yard..
Once again… rejected..
Enter Tom’s frame saw..
I have not been able to make one yet… but I will… I can wait… beats sleeping alone in the backyard.
Before: Im a busy guy, and things can get a little hectic in the mornings.. so to solve this problem I created a schedule for the kids to help me out..
Once again, sleeping in the backyard was brought up…
And again, enter Tom..
Now: Well… I’m happy to report that I have learned a very valuable lesson. Kids are not shop accessories, and sleeping out side in the winter sucks. And besides… none of my friends wanted to come over and help build the pit saw anyways.
In all seriousness though.. you can check out some of Tom’s mad skills by clicking here