Right. He said in a comment on his channel that his father-in-law passed. He also mentioned that he was one of the reasons he was able to sneak away to the garage to make videos. I'll add the link to the comment if I can find it.
Eager to see him return, him and edge precision are my favorite machining (and general shop) content on the tube. But glad he's taking his time -- better to return in style, as he said, rather than too early.
From his community page on YouTube which also references reaching 1 million subscribers...
This Old Tony
1 month ago
ONE MILLION! �� (and quick update.)
First and foremost, THANK YOU! Impossible to believe a million of you enjoy hanging out with some guy in his garage... but more on this later.
On a somber note, and the reason I ain't been around these parts lately: lost my father-in-law. wife lost her dad. kids lost their grandpop. He was a great guy who checked out way too young and left a big hole.
Hate to be a downer, so keeping it short. Please bear with us as my family tries to get used to the new normal; fact of the matter, he was a significant part of me being able to sneak away and play with you folks.
Will be back soon... and we'll pick this party back up in style.
To me, TOT set the bar for YouTube videos. I like the content but the production quality and worm hearted humor makes what he does appeal to pretty well everyone. I’m sad to hear of is dad in law passing a lot as his style and skill makes him and his family feel a lot like our own. There seems to be a lot of over the top smartness in that family.
I thought this was going to be about tonyUk who has many machine manuals for free download. He also sells them and I believe he may be a machine broker.
My comment is what happens when someone like that dies? I suppose the site will stay up for a year or so if the bill was paid in advance for hosting services. Is there some way a site like his or like this one will continue even if it is just archieves and no new messages can be added.
Does our fearless leader have any plans to continue this forum after he dies?
After he died Bill Harrah's family sold off 90% of his massive car collection because he had done no estate planning. I understand Jay Leno has a will that gives money to keep his much smaller collection intact as a museum.