If you could have owned any of the “classic” woodworking machine manufacturers within the final 25 years, there’s a good probability that Scott Box had a hand in its growth someplace. He was a cornerstone of the ability device trade for many years. Scott died in a motorbike accident lately, and I’ve to say there’ll by no means be one other like him.
Scott was a giant man with a fair larger persona. Some knew him as a down-house nation boy, however I’ve seen him work a room speaking to millionaires and trade bigwigs with out lacking a beat. He was sensible and really achieved.
With all that stated, what I particularly favored about Scott was his willingness to push any boundary and ruffle feathers, most frequently for enjoyable. One time he talked me into accompanying him to an American Woodworker (the Journal’s archrival publication on the time) shindig that they threw for trade advert patrons like Scott. Me being in that room was a bit like John Kennedy strolling into the Kremlin unannounced. He advised me it could be enjoyable and that he could be there to bail me out. Except shortly earlier than the occasion, he acquired a name that one in all his workers truly did should be bailed out of jail, so he left me within the lion’s den on their own. When I confronted him the following day, he simply laughed his large stomach snigger.
Another time, he met me within the Kentucky Lakes area to go bass fishing. Our information was named Captain Kirk (some belongings you simply can’t make up), and we had some success with crappies and bass. The climate turned stormy, and I requested Scott if he needed to move in. He stated it was as much as me. We saved fishing till, in the midst of a solid, my boron rod began to vibrate with electrical energy. We simply nodded to Captain Kirk and headed in like there have been Klingons chasing our boat.
I had not talked to Scott lately, however studying of his passing introduced a great deal of unhappiness. He will likely be missed.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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