Friday, October 17, 2008

Jerry Konanui

Had the amazing pleasure this morning of a visit by Jerry Konanui, perhaps the most knowledgeable taro expert in Hawaii. Jerry is Aloha incarnate. Certainly he is a very fine example of the fact that most people who really know what they're doing are invariably very gracious and generous with their knowledge. Needless to say, I learned a great deal about taro and canoe plants in general and was pleased to receive the affirmation that I was doing a good job with the whole project. Certainly his opinion matters more to me than many.

Looks like we'll be building a rocket stove down at his place pretty soon! I really need to put a class together on building these things, as everyone that sees it wants one. . .does someone want to put that together? Let me know. My neighbor is a very fine steel fabricator and has a couple of kids, and I try to kick all the work to him I can. I'll get a bid from him for what delivered components would cost in the next day or two. Elsewise it's my wirefeed welder and and a sawsall, but it works too.


Anonymous said...

I've heard of that name somewhere before ;)

Just Kidding... Yes, I'm very fortunate to know him as well.

Glad you had a chance to meet him.

kohledfusion said...

Jay, I have a plasma cutter & chopsaw if that would help the cause. If we get enough folks together maybe we can split the pipe & plate costs at Hilo Steel.

I'm all ready as soon as I find the steel!