"I'm guessing it'll take me ten hours to do two sprinklers," said Tom.
But Tom does like the work, "I can't wait to get into it in the spring, soddering, welding, bending," said Tom.
Over the years Tom has made more than a thousand lawn decorations. But he will soon be putting down his torch. Tom has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
"I was diagnosed with multiple system atrophy. It's a neurological disorder and it affects my balance at this point in time, eventually all my muscles will fail," explained Tom.
So before that happens Tom is going to spend as much time with his wife Kathleen as he can.
"We're going to travel take day trips and I'm going to enjoy life," said Tom.
We introduced you to Kathleen a couple of weeks ago-- she was the egg artist who owned Dovetail Gallery-- which is why she is closing-- so her and Tom can spend more time together.
Although Tom won't be making the sprinklers anymore-- he still has a lot in inventory.
The sprinklers' range in price between $119 to $189.
You can still find them on their website at dovetailgallery.com
Dovetail Gallery & Studio in Egg Harbor will open under a new owner, Cappaert Conteporary Gallery, and she plans to sell dovetail sprinklers.
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