Dieu Donné Montoucet, 81, earns a living as an auto mechanic. He’s also worked as a farmer, carpenter and school bus driver. But his life’s passion is musical triangles. For four decades, the Lafayette, Louisiana, Renaissance man (he played accordion in a Cajun band) has handcrafted triangles, for everyone from professional musicians to folks who just want a supper-call bell. His dwindling supply of old hay rakes — the rustier, the better — is the secret to their sound. Montoucet shapes each triangle by heating the metal red-hot, tempering it and applying 250 hammer licks.
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Dieu Donné Montoucet.from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2007