|Project by johnhutchinson||posted 12-23-2013 02:47 PM||1416 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
A few years ago, I did some architectural work for a friend of a friend. When I finally met the client, he turned out to be a kindly old gentleman who was the president of The Columbus Washboard Company in Columbus, Ohio. His had a lot of great stories to tell and his factory was filled with amazing machinery. When the time came to settle up, I told him I didn’t want money, but I’d barter for a few washboards.
To my surprise, he gave me a gross (that’s right, 144 !!!) of his most-popular Dubl-Handi model.
I decided to turn them into a combination birdfeeder/birdhouse because I though it would be a good play on the “Dubl” name. I’ve made a number of them as gifts and the birds seem to love them. Every year another batch of chicks takes flight from mine.
I still have about 120 left. I keep telling myself that, just like clamps, a guy can never have too many washboards. :)
-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"