The other day, a snail-mail came from Hawaii. This was an unexpected treat from a reader who asked for my address. I thought, "oh, maybe a carved keychain or something". Not really...
The woods... the rightmost board is bird's-eye Eucalyptus and has some stunning figure. Definitely going to resaw it to get as much out of it as possible! It comes from a tree that the Maui Electric Company cut down to make room for a powerline.
The brown slab to the left is Mylo.
The piece of wood next to the coffee has rounded edges. The story goes that it is a piece of a handrail from a night club in Lahaina owned by Jimmy Buffet. So a small piece of rock-n-roll history.
It was a snail-mail day as there was a second package. Awhile ago, I placed an order with my Festool dealer for the new Centrotec 3/8" socket adapter and some sanding interface pads for a handrail I've successfully ignored for months now :) The adapter was a preorder and the pads were normal stock, but I wrote in the comments to just ship it all together (it would help me further ignore the handrail project!)
I get an email "the adapter is here going out tomorrow; anything else before I ship?" You see, I'm noted for "oh, I forgot..." Scatter-brained.
Me being me and having huge cookie cravings that week... I wrote back, "nope, well, I guess oatmeal cookies would be out of the question".
Now, my quandary... do I "ask" for the sapphire or black Mercedes SL-600 next order? Decisions...