Long before Jim passed, I was moaning about a problem with rusty pipe and he
offered to sell me a pipe tap for about 1/3 of what a new USA-made tap would
cost. I bought it, of course.
As you’d expect, it was a quality tap, well cared for.
I’ve used it only twice, but you know who I think of each time I see it!
Jim could not only “do,” he could “teach” and “write.” Not many can do all
those things; many talented craftsmen would not have the patience to teach nor
the motivation and skills to write.
What man he was! There are many hundreds of people, former apprentices, co-
workers, Porch dwellers, etc. who are operating on knowledge and skills that Jim
taught them. He has passed, but he left a legacy of empowered craftspeople.
Sent from my iPhone