The Human Touch

Serving as an apprenticeship in a relatively up-to-date factory with modern equipment, I had been sheltered from the old ways of doing things. I received a call about interest in some new equipment from a company that manufactured bicycles. I pulled up in front of an...

Lesson Learned

It was the mid to late 1960’s and I was a young toolmaker embarking on a new career in machine sales. I received a call from a company wanting to buy a new punch press. Never having called on the company, this new lead filled me with a mixture of excitement,...

Count the Cost

As I think back, I always remember a new shop owner I knew who suffered with insomnia. He made many attempts to cure his insomnia with drugs, reading, counting sheep, music, etc. and none of them worked. It so happened that his new shop was in his basement below his...