I had some work done in my machine shop, and I called a old carpenter and ask him if had the time to do the job, and he said,, you bet,,
he was about 80 years young,, he came over and walk in and said lets do it..and I said do you want a hand to get your tools out of your car and said no I have all I need right here,, he had a old worm gear hand power saw in one hand and a bag of tools in the other...he built a front cabinet for the front of the store in about 4 hours and all he use was that Old power saw..
When he said OK, it's done where's my money LOL LOL, great old fart , I was amazed what he had done,,in 4 hours...I gave him is 450.oo bucks and he said lets go get a beer down at the PT's place (strip joint) down the street ..
I said I will need to pass this time but maybe next time..
It took me 4 hours to look over his work,, great job,,,
and all done with a power hand saw..
today, while working, i met a customer who had a shop. i complimented hime on the looks of his shop. he said let me show you the inside. he then showed me his shop. the tools were mostly older, a lot of sears craftsman and a lot of cheaper tools. there were no high end tools. he told me he liked to make kaleidoscopes. i thought to myself, its great to meet someone like me , but with not as even nice tools as i have and mine are meager, that likes woodworking. then he asked if i wanted to see some of his kaleidoscopes and i said yes. i was amazed! they were gorgeous! what an artist and craftsman! he tried to play down his craftsmanship and said he just loved being in his little shop. his tools werent nearly the most up to date, but what he could do with his tools was magnificient! i was in awe!