I just had to take a brief moment to share with my friends here on Lumber Jocks a gift I recieved this year for Christmas. Folk who know me personally can attest I don’t find myself lost for words very often. This Christmas I opened a gift that honestly choked me up.
As I mentioned in my latest project (Cornerstone) my Father In-Law has from the beginning supported me as far as my woodwork goes. He knew I have had a crazed desire to get my hands on some old hand planes, restore them, and use them as prized tools in my shop. I detest garage sales, yet I have frequented quite a few for planes with absolutely no luck at all. He always asks me how the search was going and told me he would keep an eye out for me.
Well, lets just say he most certainly did….
Not only did he find me two planes as to which was exactly what I was looking for. He had to throw a twist in it that literally blew me away. These weren’t just any hand planes … These where his Grandfathers personal hand planes. I now have the honer of restoring two beautiful pieces of my brides family history.
I don’t know about yall…. But for me… That makes these flat out priceless…
By far the most meaningful gift I can remember getting in a long time. I just had to share what in my eyes….. What Christmas is all about.
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.