A retired sheriff’s department pilot in Westphalia, MI seems to have become a real-life Santa, using his woodworking skills to create beautiful custom toys which he donates to local children. From the article:
“Tony Pohl spent about eight hours a day for three weeks creating a wooden rocking horse. When he was finished, the retired law enforcement officer donate the horse to Clinton County Sheriff Wayne Kangas with the stipulation Kangas find a fitting home for the wooden steed.
“‘We gave the rocking horse to RAVE (Relief After Violent Encounter),’ said Kangas, ‘so many children will be able to enjoy riding it and will benefit from Tony’s generosity.’
“Pohl also gave Kangas 25 wooden airplanes for distribution to county youths.”
What a great idea. I think next year we’ll fire up the Toolmonger shop and give this a go ourselves.