Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sixteen Years and a Miter Saw Later

Luke turned sixteen today! He can be pictured above lugging his own birthday present into the kitchen with family and Perukel neighbors present. He opens it (all smiles) and it is a miter saw!

For those of us who don't know what a miter saw is, Wikipedia provides the following information: A primary distinguishing feature of the miter saw is the miter index. The miter index allows the angle of the blade to be changed relative to the fence. While most miter saws enable precise one-degree incremental changes to the miter index, many also provide "stops" that allow the miter index to be quickly set to common angles (such as 15°, 30°, or 45°).

Well, that's my brother Luke. He always likes it when his gifts give him more work to do. That's pretty untraditional.

In line, however, with American teenage tradition, Luke is planning on going to the DMV tomorrow to take his permit test.