In generations past when you needed special tooling for the farm.
You could buy it from the store if it was available, or you could make it your self.
He wasn't about to be defeated in this need.
And he enlisted the help of our neighbor Ralph Lee to help him solve the problem.
That pretty well described dad and Ralph as they set out forming the piece of metal dad chose from the bin.
It wasn't long until they hammered out just what dad needed.
The tool worked way better than the store bought ones.
Saying the only thing he would except as payment, would be for dad to help him back sometime, if he ever needed help.
And seldom appreciated enough, quickly became dad's consensus of neighbor Ralph .