Boys will be boys
Regardless of age, most males get excited by gadgets and machinery. It seems to be a universal truth. Case in point, recently we had two overnight guests who basically came for a play-date with Richard. (Actually, they were on their way to a show in Phoenix. Along the way Luc may or may not have gotten a speeding ticket, unless his feminine wiles won out.) [caption id="attachment_247" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jens Anso & Luc Burnley[/caption] The three of them had a fine time roaming around the shop and playing with knives and equipment. Lots of ideas and inspiration were exchanged just by seeing how devices and tools are set up. [caption id="attachment_248" align="alignleft" width="300"] Luc just finished whacking and is checking the lock[/caption] One of the biggest hits was the little LED clip light from IKEA. [caption id="attachment_250" align="alignleft" width="300"] Playing with the toys[/caption] [caption id="attachment_251" align="alignleft" width="300"] Discussing specifics[/caption] [caption id="attachment_252" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jens at the microscope & Luc trying not to look confuzzled[/caption] And bonus points to Richard as his knives were declared 'clever', 'outstanding', and 'better than good'. It means a lot to hear validation from those who are tops in their field and understand what it takes to make the knives. And as boys are wont to do when they get together, they stayed up much too late talking and laughing. I think it's safe to say a good time was had by all. And they are both welcome to come back to play anytime.