Today I got a call from the postmaster saying that I had an important
package. Since I was in the middle of gluing up some doors he said he'd
bring it by. (The advantages and disadvantages of living in a small
He showed up and came into my shop with a big fluorescent orange
envelope. It was from the Handyman Club of America. I may never live
this one down. All of the residents will now I've made it. I expect to
see a blurb in the weekly newspaper just to rub it in.
And to top it off the glue spreader the sent has a bunch of different
sized holes it. It'd work better without the holes.
I have my free Handyman Club of America Member Card proudly displayed in
my shop. I tell the woodworking wannabes who stop by my shop that this is
the first thing they must do. lol.
My favorite woodworking cartoon had two executives talking about a certain
woodworking item they were selling.
First one says "No self respecting woodworker would every buy one of these."
Second one says "Yeah but we will make a killing on Fathers Day!".
I think the drill guage is what they are derisively calling a glue spreader.
Never received the carpenters pencil myself, but I have about a thirty year
supply of drill guages stacked underneath my bit boxes.
You have truely arrived. You can use the address lables to send
cancellation notices to all other woodworking journals and other WW
The holes in the spreader are aerodynamic tuning ports that allow high
speed gluing without the annoying whistling that can occur. When you
get your official members only kit you will find out about that.
Another thing you have to look forward to is the tool testing. You get
to keep all the tools.
First year tools.
Leigh DT Jig
Unisaw w/ 52" Bes
2008 Ford Explorer with tow package
16" Trailer full of various hardwoods
Complete shop building complete with AC and heating
Saw mill on 25 acres of hardwood trees ready for harvest as needed
Kiln for drying your harvested lumber
I know five years seems like a long time but the wait is worth it.
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