Toys for Grown-ups

DSCF0377I am pleased to report that I am working on a little arts and crafts project right now. The missus is even more pleased, I think. It’s one of those crazy ideas that might just be a lot of work and might just take some while, but with luck, it will be worth the effort.

So, without giving too much away, I wanted to tell you that I am now a very happy and very proud owner of a Dremel 300 multitool; the Swiss army knife of rotating electric tools. One of those little hand-held motors with tens of attachments for cutting, sanding, polishing, grinding, cleaning, …. It is just a.m.a.z.i.n.g. It even includes a flexible shaft, which I find even a.m.a.z.i.n.g.e.r.

I think this will be an enormous help with this little project. I have now stopped counting the “oh, I wished I had one of those when I did this or that” thoughts, too. My life would have been easier, and the results much better (and faster, and neater) many times. I wished I had bought one much earlier. This tool seems perfect for little jobs around the house and garden, and certainly is perfect for many jobs in craft and hobby affairs.

I can’t wait to take it to stone, too, but one thing at a time.

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Do You Have a Screwdriver?

Zoggs Excuse me. Do you have a screwdriver? I mean one of those tiny ones, one that can be used to fix the frame of my glasses?

It happens every now and then. Somebody who needs glasses approaches me with a handful of fragments, or maybe a pair of glasses with some parts about to come lose, and hopes for a quick fix, thanks to my tiny screwdriver.

Yes, I have one of those tiny screwdrivers.

I can now also tell you that the same tiny screwdriver is bloody difficult to use when the own reading glasses fall apart, and when I struggle focussing on that tiny little screw which takes the tiny little screwdriver to hold the whole works together.

Assuming my eyesight will not get better anytime soon, I might just ignore my tiny little screwdriver the next time my glasses fall apart. I shall instead collect a handful of fragments, knock on the neighbour’s door and say:

Excuse me. Do you have a screwdriver? I mean one of those tiny ones, one that can be used to fix the frame of my glasses?

 

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