Stories — Tools on Tuesdays


Dionne quintuplet spoons

Dionne quintuplet spoons
Spoons are one of the tools I use every single day.

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Super normal bottle opener

Super normal bottle opener
This week's #toolsontuesday is an old bottle opener. I hardly ever use it to open a beer but for years I kept it on my keyring because its weight and smooth shape are such a pleasure to hold. 

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The giant wrench

The giant wrench
I was washing dishes about a week ago when I heard an ominous dripping from under the sink. Sure enough, there was a leak.

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Is a mirror a tool?

Is a mirror a tool?
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.

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Custom tools

Custom tools
Makers often end up crafting their own tools, geared specifically to the needs of their work. Carpenters build jigs, metalworkers forge hammers and saws, all sorts of tools get jerry-rigged and co-opted in the pursuit of making. 

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"Many of Estyn's pieces feel like wearable sculpture and ALL are works of art. Anytime I wear something she has designed I am bound to receive compliments on my jewelry — it’s just that worthy of praise and admiration (and I feel rewarded for my fine taste!)."

- Kate Wechsler, Psychotherapist