|Project by mgb_2x||posted 08-02-2010 11:22 PM||3041 views||20 times favorited||29 comments|
I know this may not fit the precise definition of a project but the congeniality of this forum leads me to believe that there is some latitude in the range of topics.
Allow me to introduce Russ , he is a good friend and local woodworker of the highest order, and one of the kindest men we share this planet with. We met a few years back at a local wood working show where he was demonstrating some equipment. I was invited to his shop where I entered into wordworkers heaven, a barn with 2 floors of all of the goodies we think/dream about. You know you are in a good place when there are three bandsaws. From wall to wall and floor to ceiling there is much to see, equipment, fixtures, tools, hardware and lots of wood. Russ is a retired lineman and has been doing wood working for a very long time. He has plenty of loyal customers and is often building cabinets or furniture or whatever they want. He is the local “go to guy” when someone needs something made of wood. Precision is a hallmark of his work.
Now the good part, I have been the recipient of his kindness more times than I can count. Here’s how it works, tell Russ about an idea you have. He will kindly share his experience in that area, loan you a book from his vast llibrary, fish around for the right tool, get the right bit, loan or build you the right fixture, just happen to have some extra hardware and then load you up with some extra wood that would just happens to be right for the project I have often left his place with everything I needed to build a project. If giving was an art meet Michelangelo.
The first thing Russ gave me was a push stick, I think there is a reason he keeps a stack of them available near the exit. I am trying to get him to join LJ as he has much to share and would fit in quite well.
-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove