Tag Archives: Working with Tools

On Car Repair and Duct Tape

 It’s always struck me as strange that a lot of folks will, when they learn that my day job involves fixing stuff, make some remark about how I must use a lot of duct tape. I also get a particular … Continue reading

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Screws fall out all the time, the world’s an imperfect place.

xkcd nails it on screws! In my day job I see a lot of different screws. There are way more screws out there in the wonderful world of mechanical fasteners than Randall Munroe even bothered to depict here, but the reactions to … Continue reading

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All the tools in all the world….

This is truly astonishing. With exactly two tools, this guy carves a block of wood into a beautiful chess piece. Watch. It’s amazing. (via) Share This Post

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Remissful blogger is remissful.

I’ve been remiss (!) in noting that MD Jackson of Skylarking has awarded me one of those blogging award things, this one called the “Versatility Award”. This is because I’m a versatile blogger. (I know, it’s just like the title … Continue reading

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I am Locutus!

Locutus, originally uploaded by Jaquandor. You will service me. All your power tools will be added to my own! I bought a Brinkmann LED headlamp the other day, for use when I’m on the scissor-lift at work — oft times … Continue reading

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Carpenterizin’

Occasionally at work I get to do some carpentry by myself. Now, I’m really pretty green as far as carpentry goes, but I’m learning as quickly as I can given that my only real opportunities to practice come at work … Continue reading

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