I wouldn’t crap you – you’re my favorite turd, right?
So listen carefully. Deneb Puchalski of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks has made a great leap forward in woobie technology. He has created a woobie so perfect, so supple, so sensual that I am running out of words that I feel comfortable using about a rag.
Today I was teaching the first day of a class at Lie-Nielsen’s new classroom facility in Warren, Maine – more on that later in the week. As I and the students were sharpening our irons I started looking for something with which to wipe off my wet tools.
Hmmm. Where is my woobie? Did I leave it in Connecticut? Was it stolen? Mayhaps.
So I ponder the options. I can go to the restroom and ball up a lot of toilet paper and make myself an ersatz woobie. It’s a shameful wiper. But I admit I have done this before.
About the time I am looking for the bathroom, Deneb mentions that the blue rags hanging below the table are “charged with oil.” I reach down and touch… SuperWoobie.
CareBears farted eclairs. Smurfs burped lemon bars.
It was magical. This cloth was so oil-filled and wonderful and soft and…. In my hand was a 3M microfiber cloth that had been soaked in jojoba oil. It was the woobie I had always been looking for. I wiped down all my tools with it and it held tons of oil.
Deneb says he charges them with oil and then uses them until they get “funky.” Then he runs them through the wash and recharges them with oil.
You heard it here first, an interview with Deneb, father of the SuperWoobie.
— Christopher Schwarz