I'm not going to speak for Bob but, it does not sound right.
The regular posters on this site have never recieved any tools from Bob. Why do you think that you have the knowledge about plywood, that Bob V. would send you anything? Don't take me wrong but, it's not going to happen.
The internet is a vast universe of people that can be prayed upon. Do yourself, and others, a favor and spread the word on your AIM site, don't fall for this.