Christmas this morning was sweet. Sound asleep when my grown daughter comes running in, "Wake up, it's CHRISTMAS!!!" "I've been up since six!!"
She came over to celebrate... What a great kid!
My turn to open my present, and I see this under the paper.......
|Can you say "Oh Baby!"
clanked up. "Heavy box, and it's a Brown & Sharpe?!?!?!?!"
My wife and daughter conspired together this year. My daughter says, "I looked all over trying to figure out what to get you. I looked on blogs and threads all over the internet. Most said don't buy anything, just give them a gift card. Then I saw this. I didn't remember seeing one in your shop, so, Merry Christmas!!"
Oh my gosh.......
|A thing of beauty is a joy forever!
Satin Chrome, NOS, even has the scribe!!! How cool is that!
I sent her a video from MrPete222 last year talking about how to buy gifts for a mechanic / machinist / hobby-ist. And she took it to heart. My wife got a bit stuck, so she and my daughter worked together to find the perfect thing. I like Starrett tools, but B&S are my favorites. How in the world.....
Looking past a want to a need is a very special thing. That takes knowledge and wisdom. As you enjoy today, remember that God Himself did that for us. That's the reason for the season. Looking past our wants, to what we really needed. A gift that makes someone into what he was created to be. As someone who makes stuff almost everyday, that really speaks to me. I see a block of material, I remove all the stuff that covers the part, and there it is. What I designed, laid out on the block, machined away the swarf to see and to ultimately use. Now, it's not a big block of metal, it's a useful part. Designed and accurately made for a specific purpose. In the Bible, there is a verse which really illustrates that. Ephesians 2:10 - For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Yup, Jesus came to take me and make me something that was fit to do what He wants me to do. He is The Master Machinist.