NPR’s famous Car Talk brothers, Tom ’58 and Ray Magliozzi ’72, are good with their hands. Although neither majored in engineering,* they both got their hands under the hood at the Good News Garage in Cambridge and perhaps even more so, in their hilarious radio program answering automotive questions from perplexed car owners.
What you may not have known, however, is about Ray’s penchant for woodworking. A MIT News Office 3 Questions interview tells the story, starting with Ray’s pre-freshman venture into the Hobby Shop with a harpsichord kit.
In June, he was on campus to attend the 2010 Furniture Society Conference, Fusions: Minds & Hands Shaping Our Future. Hmmmm. That sounds familiar…
* N.B. Tom’s SB was in Course 14A, Economics, Politics & Engineering; Ray earned his degree in Course 21B, Humanities and Science.