Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I worked in an old-fashioned factory when I was younger. Timeclock. Bricks. Union. Job descriptions with labor grades that decided your hourly wage. I was eventually a labor grade eleven. There was only one labor grade higher than that: Toolmaker. That used to be a common pecking order. A person that can make things with tools is valuable. A person that can make tools is invaluable.
The tool handle he's making at the end is for something usually called a "slick," a big chisel common in post-and-beam construction.