Monday, November 29, 2010

New Tools I had a little extra money a few weeks ago, and decided to treat myself:

I have two hobby knives I've been using: a plastic-handled one that I've owned for, oh, twenty-one years or so, and a heavy-duty aluminum-handled that's more or less worthless - it takes the blades with the wider shank, which are almost impossible to find around here.  I've wanted one of these nice sets for a long time and had a "40% off" coupon, so I decided to bite the bullet and pick one up.

I also got some plastic cases:

...these are actually exact matches for a few cases that I've had for years, but I haven't been able to find any more until now.  I wanted some because my tool kit (which I'm going to document in a future post) is a complete mess - I'm going to organize all my tools by type in these cases, which fit into a carrying case...


  1. Funny how we can get attached to tools. Maybe it's how they seem to be extensions of us. We can definitely go through good times and bad together!

  2. I liked your blog. A LOT. I really enjoy the tools-focused posts. I read a lot of your olders posts, and it was pure joy to watch and read about tools and their applications for the hobby. Keep up the nice work ;D

    I've added you to my blogroll!

  3. Porky -

    I don't have any particular fondness for that plastic-handled X-acto knife - it just keeps turning up, no matter how many times I move. I've lost countless aluminum-handled knives over the years, but I clearly remember having that blue plastic one back to my junior high days.

    Nesbet - Thanks for the compliments! I actually just picked up some new tools yesterday, I'll have write-ups posted on them soon!