Minnesota Man Donates His Entire Tool Collection To A Newly-Opened Tool Library
April 24, 2017
With one donation, the St. Paul Tool Library in Minnesota gained an inventory it thought might take years to complete.
Photo: Boyd Huppert, KARE
David Merry, 78, donated his entire tool collection to the new library, which allows members to work in the shop and check out tools for a $55 annual membership fee.
But the tool library also gained something better: Merry.
"Almost every time we're open, Dave's here," says Pete Hoh, a member of the library's local advisory board. "It's not like we just got the stuff, we got the guy."
Merry's expertise is valued as he walks between his former table saw, planer, jointer and assorted other power tools, helping the tool library's less experienced members with their projects.
The 78-year-old makes it clear there is no place he'd rather spend time than a place where building is being done.
"If we go into a restaurant one of the first things I do is, I tend to look at the table and see how it's built."
The Look On This Man's Face Is Priceless After Touchdown With BYU Football Team
Family Writes Hilarious Obituary For Prankster Dad
Maid Of Honor Wears T-Rex Costume At Sister's Wedding
Photographer Captures Adorable Moment Squirrel Stops To Smell The Flowers
Deer Photobombs Couple's Wedding Photos
A Woman Dialed The Wrong Number And It Was The Best Mistake Ever
The World's Most Dramatic Dog Gets His Nails Clipped
Mom Secretly Films Hilarious Video While Sister Is Babysitting
Jimmy Fallon And J-Lo Perform The History Of Music Video Dancing
High School Dance Team Performs Epic Avengers Dance Routine
Man Catches Another Rider's Phone In Mid Air On Roller Coaster