The morning of January 17th was jam-packed with activity at AMT. Coworking was fun and I had appointments back to back for AMT Office Hours. Around the end of the morning, I got this mysterious call from a lost truck driver trying to find us. I thought to myself “We haven’t ordered anything… what could it be”.
After a few missteps with online maps, the driver found us and I got a call to come down to the loading dock… I was all prepared to send a miss-order back… but low and behold when I got on the truck to check it out I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was this amazing donation from Stanley Black & Decker of top of the line DeWalt tools. Two pallets of them.
I freaked out. Like full-on, won a game show freaked out. I almost hugged the driver.
This was out of the blue. A total surprise. When I announce it to the AMT community on our Slack #workshop channel my reaction spread.
And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better it did. I came in on Friday morning to find another pallet’s worth of amazing Stanley planes, Black and Decker Tools, and DeWalt was waiting for us at the shop door.
AMT was built on amazing donations and this one couldn’t have come at a better time. Much of our existing equipment was near its end-of-life. This community had really racked up the duty cycles.
So a big thank you to Stanely Black & Decker/ DeWalt from me, the AMT community and greater set of folks in North Oakland, CA.