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!
We have some of those is storage!
That’s a nice hobby, I think! And a useful one. Those children *will* insist on surprising us.
I’ve used your blog and your son as an example to a friend of mine that has a terrible teenager. I’ve told her that he will grow up into a very nice man.
Dorothy Matheson says
I have one that was my Great Grandfathers.
Nelle Coursey says
I have discovered as we I get older, I want to talk to older folks who have been through just about everything you can imagine. I love to hear their stories, and I love garage sales. I have found more unique items there and. although I don’t need them, I am glad I have bought some of them because I have never seen them anywhere else since then. Some people throw away or sell things that are unique and still useful. And they sell them for pennies on the dollar. They just want rid of it! The best place to go is an estate sale where someone else is handling it. You can get things for a lot less because they don’t have any sentimental attachment to it. One to follow around here is the Mad Hatters. They are a couple of Zany girls who love doing this. Yes they wear crazy hats.