|Forum topic by Dallas||posted 184 days ago||534 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
184 days ago
A friend of mine, who at this time shall remain un-named, has been an electronics engineer and computer geek all his life.
He always has had a really cheap benchtop table saw, junky tools and a singularly terrible hand plane made in Romania circa 1958. I can’t even read the name on it because the casting is so bad.
His idea of fine wood working is to build a computer desk from wet CDX 3/4” plywood from a design he found on line, stain it and finish it with Poly…. on wet plywood!
A couple of days ago I sent him a care package containing a couple of DVD’s of projects to make, a small 60 1/2 Stanley all set up, a couple of hundred blocks that are for his grandson to make stuff with, (Every boy needs wooden blocks!), and a cool little Ryobi Biscuit cutter with biscuits.
He got it today, wondered what it was and read through the complete owners manual in English, Spanish, French and Japanese.
I will send him a box of lumber next week when the Eagle becraps itself in my bank account. This will be a whole new experience for him!
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