While I’ve never actually seen Grandpa working in his basement workshop, there’s always been something magical about it. …The tidy tools on the wall, and the bolts, screws and nails each nestled in their proper drawer. …The paintbrushes waiting to draw faces on fall pumpkins. …Grandpa Joe’s work table that was his dad Joe’s before him and today was being photographed by grandson Joe.

What I have seen is the craftsmanship that results from the care and mastery of the tools within the workshop. From getting annual holiday ornaments as a kid, to kitchen cutting boards, CD stands, living room furniture, fixing odds ‘n ends, and more, it’s pretty handy to have a grandpa who’s a craftsman.