Craftsman Donates Equipment, Time To St. Paul Tool Library
ST. PAUL (AP) - When the founders of a new tool library in St. Paul put out a call for tool donations, they didn't expect their shop floor to be filled by one man.
Reports say that when the individual, David Merry, donated his entire massive collection of woodworking tools, the tool library gained, in a single donation, an inventory it thought might take a year to complete.
The tool library was getting ready to open its doors in March as Merry and his wife were moving to assisted living, where there wasn't room for the tools.
Merry has also donated his expertise as the 78-year-old helps the tool library's less experienced members with their projects. Members pay $55 a year to work in the shop and check out tools.