I was talking to him yesterday after I received another package from an extremely generous reader because I got confused about who sent it.
I get anywhere from 100 to 200+ Emails a day here and it’s pretty easy for me to get things mixed up in my head.
Long story short I finally figured it out but only after I sent a Thank You to the wrong person, who says they are still sifting through stuff to send me another batch of stuff they think I might be able to use. I did manage to correct that and get a Thank You sent off to the right party.
You see, the generosity shown to me here is really and truly over whelming.
My thanks again go out to Tim for sending me an incredible collection of precision measuring tools.
I would like everyone to know that I am already using as many of these gifts as I can, they do not just get cleaned up and stuck in my tool box.
Tim’s gifts were jaw dropping.
Thank you so much.
I am not joking when I say I am already using many of the tools that people have sent to me.
One of the tools that a very generous reader sent me a little while back allowed me to figure out how much I need to take off the top of a new and extended base for my Mini Lathe Tail Stock that a buddy worked on in his spare time for several months. He left it tall knowing that I now have the ability to machine it down to the proper height.
Having that Depth Gauge allowed me to measure both pieces to figure out I need to take off .110 to allow them to fit together with just enough room for them to be able to slide across each other for tail stock off sets and centering.
It’s hard for me to articulate just how awesome it is to have the ability to open up a box and be able to use a tool for it’s original intended purpose after it has been sitting unused for years and years.
So while I am talking to Irish on the phone he makes a crack about needing a meme with Sally Struthers in it saying for just 5 tools a week, you too can help a lonely machinist.
I laughed so hard at that I almost choked.
God that was funny.
So I whipped one out telling him not to blame me, it was his idea.
We talked for a bit longer and then went our ways.
Then I wake up this morning to see Irish had struck while I was sleeping like a baby.
He sent me this.
The guy is way out of my league in every way.