Sunday, March 20, 2011

Toolin'

Breathes there a man with soul so dead, that never to himself has said: I really need a 12-Inch Double-Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw? And how about an inside-outside 11pc Snap Ring Plier Set?

To be sure, I was more than a little unclear on exactly what a snap ring was, but I wanted the pliers, darn it. And the saw thing, never mind that I would need to have a new garage/workshop built to house it.

I think that tool-love is a sort of primordial thing, going back to the first Acheulian hand axe, perhaps. Anyway, I find it strongest in the spring, perhaps a [mainly?] male version of the nesting instinct.