Im finally getting it together to write will . Since i dont have any heirs alot of my stuff will be going to charitable organizations.My old antique woodworking tools are going to a locak folklore museum but Im looking for a place for all my general contracting and woodshop tools. Does anyone know of / or a source of decent charitable organizations that would make a good use of something like this. Doesnt have to be US based. Thanks
Things and organizations change over time. Unless you are planning on checking out early, to predict the future might be impossible. A Habitat group would be one that should have some staying power. Perhaps an apprentice program-tho their life might be short lived. Short lived tool life, but maybe a good direction-Local Trade School. How bout some young guy just on the start? As they become established, you could change the recipient to another "new" guy.
Best of luck.
I bet my wife and daughter just cringe when they look in my van or take a look at the garage.
A great place for Information, Comraderie, and a sucker punch.
Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.
DAADY! I FINALY FOUND YOU!!!
(I couldn't resist-I have a feeling you may have trouble finding a charitable group to take them, what with all the liability lawyers around-tho HfH might be an exception. Perhaps, at the risk of being way too new-agey, you could undertake a sort of quest-find the right person, who needs them, and has the urge..)
OMIGOD!!!I found my long lost dad AND brother in the same thread!!!Well he's actualyl a half brother, Mom didn't tell you about the milkman did she???I don't Know what I am doing
I am VERY good at it!!
Git yer grubby paws out of my old mans pockets!
MikeInsert initially amusing but ultimately annoying catch phrase here.
Habitat is a good suggestion, I have given them duplicates of stuff I had.
Another place I found was a retirement community, sound strange but they had a small woodworking shop they had need of tools for.
MIne goes up for estate sale auction.
Then you can choose where you want the money to go.
4Lorn1 was the last guy to post a thread similar to this and he exited the forum shortly thereafter.
Your profile says 42years of age so please tell us that this is just something you've wanted to do for awhile without having an underlying motivator as a necessity.
Parolee # 53804
Edited 4/4/2007 1:48 pm ET by rez
Well Im 53 and in great health but doing a will is iguess just one of those things that a responsible mature person is suppose to do. Its actually harder when u have no heirs(at this point) to just leave everything to one particular person.Sure i have particular items picked out for people but theyre the same age as me so if when i kick at 85 i doubt my work buddy will be using my sawmill. The land will go into a landtrust ; might even stipulate to tear the house and buildings down; the general contents to local commnity action charities; but tools are kind of special.Ive worked in a couple of third world areas and know what impact of a simple jig saw can make.Of corse like people say having a general auction then giving the proceeds out mite be easier. anyway the way its lookin now whos going to be working by then.?
Yes Mr. T im ur long last dad so could u finally give me some help around here?Boy id be nice if my son brought me that 87"plasma screen so i could watch the Golden Girls. And dont count on much Social Security $ cuz I had a 15 year gap where all i did was smoke dope and live off the land.
What third world...er...developing countries were you working in? Was it housing?
Parolee # 53804
you might want to think about giving your land to a university now... and you get to stay there and do as you wish until you die... in some situations they will maintain it for you but.... what i do know is it comes off the tax rolls now... so if ur plan'n to stay until your death... you now have a way to do it with no property taxes
i love the idea of the tools going to a retirement places workshop... would love to find someone to value some of my stuff like i do... but in the end i'm just glad i got to care for a few things while here...