Chad loves old planers and that’s one of the reasons he keeps searching out auctions that have hand tools. Almost every night, no matter how late it is when he gets home, he brings one in and messes with it.
This one he was taking apart to soak the metal parts in rust cleaner.
Then he’ll go out for a while and plane down a piece of scrap wood. I love seeing him interested in old things like that, and seeing him search for the pieces he’s missing and wants to add to his collection. He’s met an older guy who has collected planers for years and he’s giving Chad tips and advice. It wasn’t that many years ago that he was a teen driving me crazy and now, he’s friends with an old man who’s teaching him about planers.
Never give up on your kids!