Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Toggle clamps

Dealing with the friends of my son means fun.
Yesterday I was at the home of one of them. A boy with autism, but gifted with his hands.
His father created a workplace for him in the garage and he wanted to show me some new equipment and what he can do with it.

I don't know anything about his technical abilities, nor his equipment. I only see the most amazing things done. Welding things together, carving wood and making a wonderful fitted desk at my son's room.

So I stood there and he started to create something from a piece of wood and some iron things.
I kept a safe distance, trying to listen what he said.
Then he suddenly asked me for the auto-adjust toggle clamps.
He was very concentrated, and when his opened hand didn't catch anything, he asked the same question.

I felt utterly stupid when i told him that I didn't know what to look for.

He looked up at me with frowned eyebrows, then looked around and smiled very kind to me.
"They're not even here. I'll get them. Sorry".

When he came back he showed me what toggle clamps are and how to use them.

Do you know?


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