I’ve been a fan of YouTuber, Keith Rucker at VintageMachinery.org for several years. Keith’s channel is devoted, in large part, to the rescue and restoration of vintage metal working machinery used by machinists. His good nature, attention to detail, craftsmanship, and teacher-like style have taught me a lot about metal work and the machinist trade of which I know nothing about.
He posts videos pretty regularly and has just about completed building a beautiful new shop on his property. One side of the shop devoted to metal work and the other to my hobby, woodworking. He discusses his shop progress in the attached video.
I’ve known all along that Keith lives in Tifton, GA. Recently, as I was going through my box collection list, I noticed I had a box from Tifton and decided to send it to him as a gift of appreciation for the hours of entertainment and education he has provided me over the last few years.
Keith decided to read a part of my message to him in his latest “Odds & Ends” video. I was thrilled to say the least! I’m even more thrilled that he is going to gift the box I sent to him to his daughter that is going to graduate from high school soon!
Below is the YouTube video…you can forward to the 7:10 mark if you want to jump to the box discussion.
Pretty cool that Keith spent some time talking about the Lane dealer and providing my contact info to help build our community!
Until next time…