New art standing by and the tools to take care of it.
Kitchen shears, pocket knife (from Apple, c. 2000) office type scissors made of a heavy steel (and for the left hand), and plant shears. All for different uses and materials, just like any other type of tool. See my talk about Tools at Creative Mornings, Berlin 2017.
I bought this can of WD-40 in summer 2013 in Berlin, before I had actually moved here (it was in a box until my return). Today I used the last bit while during bike repair. This is the first time in my life I’ve finished a can of WD-40. I’ve fixed a ton of squeaky hinges and un-smooth latches.
My dad taught me how to user a soldering iron whan I was very young. I just bought one here in Berlin and will be fixing all sorts of litle things including:
Removing the beep device from the inside of my water cooker.
Adding solder to exposed tips of speaker wirer to improve conductivity and protect from oxidation.
empowerment via tools!
After five years my Wüsthof knives continue to cut everything with ease, thanks to good care and solid, balanced construction.
I expect these knives, with proper care, will last a lifetime. My parents have had the same set of Chicago Cutlery knives, with wooden handles, for about 30 years.
Knives I’d still consider:
- Tomato knife: to provide more consistent slices when innards are soft or the skin is tough.
- Cheese knife set: but these knives must have handles that are comfortable and give you the right leverage. The handles on most cheese knives I’ve experienced are too decorative and dysfunctional.
Alameda County Flea Market