Ever since I started working with wood I've been building stuff to make it easier to get better and better results with inexpensive tools (partly because I'm lazy and partly because I enjoy creating tools as much as I enjoy making things with 'em).
A couple of weeks ago I had a visitor stop by the shop to take the tour - and when he left, he carried off a little no-moving-parts gizmo I'd put together that'd caught his interest. One thing led to another; and Saturday morning I mailed back his copy of an agreement licensing production and sales to his company in return for royalties.
This is a first for me. Probably won't ever make me either rich or famous - but it's a good ego trip. The link below points to a web page with info. I don't know when it'll hit the market, but hope to see it listed in catalogs sometime in the next six months.
The gloat part: It'll be labeled "Made in USA".
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/ssq