Are You as Handy as Your Dad?

Toolmonger turned us onto a great blog entry from the Wall Street Journal asking the question, “Are Dads Less Handy Around the House?”
I’m not a Dad and even if I were I’m certainly not as handy around the house as my Pop is. I was raised by a very handy Dad who had a tool shed to be proud of. His specialty is in electrical work and he enjoyed the puzzle of determining what’s “hot” as much as the challenge of installing the light fixture or appliance. My Dad set the bar high which motivates me to keep on learning.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • kristen varanges

    I wish my husband was 1/2 as handy as my dad but I still love him!

  • Tom Johnston

    where can I get a blank form to type up the circuit directory? Thanks