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Janello

My grandfather the woodworker

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Gotta love the old-school guys.  It was a different world back then.  I was lucky enough to know a lot of people from the Greatest Generation, and there was nothing those guys couldn't do.  Farming, machining, construction, fighting, joking, loving, setting an example.  It's cliche but they just don't make 'em like they used to.  I'd give anything to have my grandfather back, and not a day goes by that I don't think about him, and hope that I can live up to his example.  

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I inhereted a number of hand tools from my Dad, who got them from my Great Uncle Jack. At the time I got them (20 years ago), I was more interested in guitars and other musical gear, so I sold them at a yard sale. I remember selling a drawknife, an egg beater drill, some wooden planes, and a number of wooden clamps, and more things that my mind won't let me recall.

I am still mad at myself, especially as I buy the very things I sold.

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Thanks for sharing this story. My grandfather is 91 and I get to occasionally work with him now, And I can completely understand. You get to learn to appreciate things.

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Very nice story, and you don't need a shop-full of tools to enjoy those memories.  It is nice to have a couple of things to lay your hands on though.

 

He must have instilled a love of woodworking if you did so much sanding, and still like woodworking!  :)

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