This mirror hangs in my hallway.
I love everything about it — its shape, the light feel of the wood, the little groove framing the glass, the angled cover and the way it slots into place. I love the speckles and patina that have developed over years. I even love the little metal part that you thread a string through to hang it up.
I grew up with this mirror. I remember when I was very little, watching my father using it when he shaved in the morning.
Does that make it a tool? It's hard to imagine shaving without a mirror, so it's pretty necessary.
I'm declaring it a tool.
I have strong feelings about many of the tools I use. As a maker, these tools are almost as meaningful to me as the things I make. I created #toolsontuesday to keep up the practice of sharing stories about the tools we use and live with.
Every Tuesday, I share one of my favorite tools. I hope you'll share yours in the comments — it feels good to honor these everyday objects.