My step-son, who is a carpenter and fine woodworker (his full time career) phoned me this morning (Christmas day). We will be seeing him this evening for dinner at another relative’s place, so he asked me on the phone if I own a jointer yet, to which I replied “no”. He said he would bring me a Delta jointer to the dinner location this evening. I couldn’t believe my ears, but he said he has the jointer sitting in his workshop and it never gets used, so he is donating it to me, under the stipulation that if he ever does need to use it I will allow him to.. otherwise it’s mine. I am also taking him some left over clear yellow cedar lumber that I had given to me a few weeks ago. I made a workbench with some of it, and also kept a few other pieces to build a veneer press, but the rest of it is taking up valuable space in my small shop. He has also given me some nice exotic hardwoods in the past, so we help each other out whenever we can. Its great to have a step-son that accepts me and also has the same interest in working with wood.
-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.