Normally, I am happy to bring you the link of the week each Friday. But, today, it’s with a heavy heart that I present this one.
My local hardwood supplier, Weiss Hardwoods, lost a member of the family a few weeks ago.On July 15th, owner Jeff Weiss passed away. A loving husband, father and local business legend, Jeff joined the staff at Weiss on July 1, 1976. Over those years, he helped build Weiss Hardwoods into a local institution, providing full-service milling and a great array of native and exotic hardwoods for contractors and little guys like me. He even took the time way back in early 2008 to sit down with a young woodworking blogger to tell about the ins and outs of shopping for hardwood.
I remember one day walking into the store, and Jeff was making beignets and chicory coffee the weekend before Mardi Gras, serving his customers as they came in to conduct their business. As we chatted that morning, I realized that he was just a genuinely funny guy and a quick wit.
Jeff was always a great friend to the local woodworking community, and he will be truly missed.
Rest in piece, my friend.