Raney Nelson was born in the summer of love and promptly rejected it. Later he would rediscover it at a Jerry Garcia concert, only to promptly reject it again. Once he found The Stooges it became clear why, but that’s another story.
He spent a period of time as a child, found it lacking, and joined the Navy. Having seen enough of the world, he went to college and saw less of it. A few years as a fry cook of various sorts, and he decided to make a lot of money. After a decade as a PR guy, though, it became obvious that his forthright nature was not an asset, and he left. That, and the economy tanked. But mostly it was the former. Seriously.
Through all this, he made stuff. Good stuff, bad stuff, stuff with amplifiers, stuff with detonators, and stuff with Uranium. More than anything else, though, he made stuff with wood. As a kid he made bows and arrows and plywood speakers and trick chairs to harm his enemies. As an adult (when he finally became one) he made some stuff for his own house. And to make better stuff, he started making tools. Then better tools. Then, in 2010 Daed Toolworks was born.
Now he walks fifty-three steps uphill through the elements to work everyday. When he’s lazy he skateboards there. Making tools for a demanding and ever-fascinating clientele leaves him much more satisfied than making money for suits. Some days the inner peace is positively explosive.