When I was around 3 years old my grandfather gave me my first tool box…a few months later I hit my thumb with a hammer for the first time. An event my grandfather loved to share with everyone.
Grandpa did not believe in buying things, we had to make them or fix something old. To do that it was important to know a lot about tools – which tool you need to do the job, how to use the tool, and how to be safe with tools. Grandpa spent hours and years teaching my cousin and me everything he could. From turning wood on the lathe, to framing out a bedroom, soldering pipes, assembling circuit boards, installing hot water heaters, dishwashers, refinishing furniture, wiring rooms in the house, tiling a tub wall and floors, and of course mowing the lawn and turning over the soil for Grandma’s garden. All before I was 21.
I still use a few of my Grandfather’s tools. And I do my best to provide service to his high standards. I never take on a job I cannot finish, each job is done to the highest quality, and I always provide my best advice on how to get the job done right.