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Happy Fathers Day

It's Fathers Day once again and I would like to provide a gift for your father.   It's a Dad's Repair Guide.  It should cover any stituation that comes up during the weekend.

Both my children live out of state so I won't be buying dinner this year.  I figure father's show love by showing how.  Here is something I wrote to express that idea.

A Fathers Hug

When I use a handsaw, my father's still behind me, his hand over mine on the handle, his other holding the board, his mouth to my ear, a Father's hug.  Quietly commanding, "Steady the blade with your knuckle, pull twice to set, cut on the waste side, long clean strokes won't bind the blade".  I feel the sandpaper roughness of his unshaven Saturday face as it is pressed against my cheek, the warmth of morning sun as we work outside, the pressure on my hand as he helps me to keep a square line.  I smell a combination of pine, aftershave, coffee, and his pipe.  Our project was bookends.  I now realize we were really making memories.

When I drill a hole, my father 's still there.  My hands on the brace, his over mine, a Fathers hug. "Square the bit form two sides. Clockwise to drill. Back it up to clear the bit."

A friend commented, at the birth of his child, that he would show his child the affection his father never could.  I told him his father showed him lots of affection. Hugs! All from behind.  Each given with love.  Each meant to teach.  And through all the differences of opinion, arguments, and difficult times my father and I have had, I still pull twice to set the blade and still square a bit from two sides.

Now my son uses a saw.  I am behind him, my hand over his on the handle. A Father's hug.

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