Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Story of Tools

If you're looking for a nice present for the shedworker in your life (or to put on your own 'want' list) then maybe The Story of Tools by hole & corner magazine (published by Pavilion) would make a good choice as it examines the essential shed tool kit, its culture and beauty. There are three chapters – Wood and Stone; Earth, Metal and Glass; and Material, Cloth and Decoration – and it concentrates on 25 featured tools through the eyes of those whose craft and livelihood depend on them such as axes, drills, chisels, and shaping tools. Here's some of the publisher's description of it:
"This book seeks to explore our relationship with these most fundamental of objects – those that allow us to realise our potential as makers, problem solvers and doers. Many are rightfully considered as design icons, whilst others reveal the improvisational skills of their owners, tweaked and adjusted to suit specific jobs through trial-and-error."

Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces, suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning

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