Wood and What Not…

What looks like a gorgeous and high priced armoire is actually a tool box for some highfalutin’ and talented wood worker. They are a different breed, aren’t they?

And for the other side of the spectrum, check this.

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The Tool Roll

I know a lot of guys that run with a small tool box in their trunk – just in case… As I mostly drive cars that were built before my dad was born, I do the same. One common issue with this is that the sound of rattling tools is seemingly inescapable. To fend off the annoyance, I use tool rolls. In fact, I have a small collection of tool rolls that were once dispatched during WWII (pics soon). They pretty much rule in every way. And it makes me wonder – why don’t we see tool rolls as often as we used to?

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Slow-mo Magnified Metal Cutting

You ever wonder what turning down some bar stock on a lathe would look like if you had REALLY good eye sight? Me either… But now I know and oh my… Gorgeous…

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PROfessional TOols!

Just an old back cover ad from “Hot Rod Builder” published in 1952. I’ve always felt that an “American Made” company could go leaps and bounds if they went back to their roots from both a marketing and customer service standpoint. Somethings REALLY should be how they used to be… Either that, or maybe the novelty of the vintage just makes it seem so. In either case, I love this ad.

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The Modernist

I went to a modernist exhibit this weekend and there was a small section on petroleum architecture. I’m not sure why, but I found it incredibly inspiring. Pics after the jump.

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Plastic Bins
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