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In the vein of Mike Rowe below, another slab of good advice for our graduates from Scott Wadsworth

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  • Rob De Witt May 26, 2020, 7:15 AM

    What a wonderful life that guy has had.

    My advice? Choose the right parents, kids.

  • MMinAR May 26, 2020, 11:59 AM

    Got a fence job coming up-on a hill no less-with about 3 dozen fence pole holes I’ll be digging out…by hand. One of those augers sure would be nice

  • SoylentGreen May 26, 2020, 12:31 PM

    If you ever really want to get something done, hitch a “cat” to it.

  • Joe Argo May 26, 2020, 12:32 PM

    Scott Wadsworth is a wordsmith. A friends wife who has no interest in tools watches these videos with him and is fascinated.

  • azlibertarian May 26, 2020, 4:41 PM

    I agree, Joe. Scott*, as a guy who has worked with his hands all his life, has a substantial talent for crafting his words on video.

    * I refer to the Essential Craftsman as “Scott” as though he and I were friends. As I do with our host here, I check the internets at least daily to see if my “internet-friend” has had something new to say today. However the truth of the matter is that whatever friendship relationship we share is merely electronic and very distant, and therefore something less than a true friendship. But were I ever to meet Scott (or Gerard, who introduced me to Scott), I’d like to think that we’d enjoy each other’s company and could share a coffee, soda pop, or beer, along with a laugh or two.

  • Gordon Scott May 26, 2020, 5:56 PM

    MM, you can always rent one. If you plan out all your holes, you should easily be able to knock out 36 in a day, and that’s a lot of effort saved.

    I had a boss once that wanted me to dig a bunch of fence post holes by hand. The problem was, the property had a huge amount of gravel in the soil, so every hole was a huge chore. I got him out there and had him start the first hole while I moved the posts near where the holes would be. He was cussin’ and bitching every time he hit a rock.

    Then I brought out the gas powered hole digger. It takes two to hold it properly, but the hole is done in 30 seconds. He was amazed, and then I told him I had just had the rental place bill it to him.

  • AbigailAdams May 29, 2020, 11:13 AM

    Mr. V.: Been trying to talk Geoff C. into renting a mini skid steer to tackle that mound in the backyard. Maybe this year I’ll prevail. Would LOVE to operate it and get that job done this summer.