Outfeed: There's always one more

Woodcraft Magazine|June - July 2020

Outfeed: There's always one more
I was doing a little shop reorganization when I came across a coffee can with the label “MISC” written on its lid in my grandfather’s handwriting.
Ken Burton

It contained a jumble of odd hardware from his shop and some that I had added over the years before losing track of it. Seeing that label brought back a flood of memories. I had inherited this can along with several dozen others whose contents were much more organized when he was downsizing and getting ready to move into a retirement home. Screws, bolts, washers…he had a wide range of them in cans and boxes all meticulously labeled in his neat handwriting. As we packed up his tools I remember him telling me that he didn’t mind so much giving up his shop as he did losing his hardware collection “just when it had started to be useful.”


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June - July 2020