My recent project was to replace the broken handle of one of my hand saws. I had borrowed the saw to friend of mine and well, the rest is history. Over the years I have borrowed tools out before without any issue and this is a practice that I will continue, because generally someone asking to borrow certain tools are attempting something for the first time and not having the tool they need prevents them from taking on the task at hand, preventing them from learning this new skill they wish to acquire. I remember as a small child my fathers shop he had and also how amazed I was by even the little things he did with his tools, and always wanting to learn he always had the time to teach me. Whether it was learning how to cut a mortise for a hinge with his chisel or just cutting a board with his hand saw. If he had not allowed me to use his tools these are skills I might not have acquired. But to learn a new skill all that is required is the proper tools and guidance, and for this reason I will continue to borrow tools out and give what ever guidance I can offer. As to my saw, I am very pleased with the final results of the project that was presented to me and honestly the handle that now resides on the saw is much nicer than the one that originally came with it.
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Woodworking with Tommy P