I don't have any kids, and was wondering if there are any good charities out
there that would benefit from a donation of shop equipment in the event of
my "untimely demise." I was wondering if there were any other child-free
people out there or people who have kids who wouldn't be remotely interested
in their old planes and what not......I suppose in the long run, they'd end
up on the bench of someone who liked them, but I often wonder about that. I
think one of the things I love about old tools in general is that each one
has an unknown story behind it, and each one was owned by someone in the
past who probably liked (or cursed!) the tool the same way you do.
* Habitat for Humanity, who builds and/or rehabs housing stock for new
* Christmas in April, (they have a new name now, I think), who help people
already in homes with repairs & rehabs
* a local woodworking club, who can manage the disposal auction, and direct
* An adult ed program
It is said that old tools have a soul. The tools I have from previous
generations have a certain feel about them I can't describe any other way.
The same way "I" do? I sometimes wonder where my used tools have been, my
Stanley #5 is a type 11, very very OLD! It's probably been all over the country
in many hands, or passed down through the generations of one family, sold on
eBay a few times, been through mjdtools a couple times, who knows.
I suggest any thrift shop that is a part of an organization that supports retarded
and Down's Syndrome people and children, and paraplegic and quadriplegic
peoples. The tools being couried by someone who knows how to price them,
and makes sure that happens for the sale.
Do you have a brother or sister with kids? I'm in the same boat you
are in, if I go early, my younger brother will have a bunch of stuff
to play with, if longer, I plan to will things to any of my nieces or
nephews that might care to have it.
Hope you manage to put a long lifetime of wear on your tools.
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