Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tool of the Month #2 - Top Gear Style



The "Teasers":














 



The "Full Bore":
















Now the only thing left is to see how fast it sands its way around our wood rack, and for that we'll hand it over to our tame racing sander.

Some say, he polishes his teeth with a Nagura stone; that he keeps his chisels sharp by storing them inside a crystal pyramid; and that he once claimed to have invented the "nib" on hand saws as a way to pick up girls. All we know, is he's called The Twig!

Umm....Sorry....got carried away there for a bit...






12 comments:

  1. The patent:
    http://www.google.com/patents?id=aL1KAAAAEBAJ

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    1. Jeff - Thanks!

      I loved this part:

      This invention relates to a hand tool or abrasive device which may be used for various purposes, as in carpentry, cabinet work, or the like, but one of the particular uses is for cleaning eggs.

      Eggs!? What? And there's more:

      The slot or opening in the bottom plate also permits the rubber backing to be pressed upwardly therein as shown in Figures 3 and 5 so that the engaging surface may assume a concave shape to fit over an egg whereby the egg may be rapidly cleaned when the device is applied thereto.

      What gives? Mine doesn't have that slot or that ability! There go my dreams of cleaning eggs!

      I wonder when they added in the ultra cool car body element - it's not included in the patent drawings.

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  2. Great lead-in to a good tool. Our adult sons introduced us to Top Gear,and it's now a family favorite.

    Where do you find these tools?

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    1. Thanks Steve - I found this one on eBay - didn't really need it, as I hardly ever sand anything - especially flat surfaces - but it was way too cool to pass up. I...err...my son can't stop playing with it - driving it around the shop.

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  3. I'll take two, please.

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  4. GREAT post, thanks! Sanding... How hard could it be??

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  5. As I read it I could hear Clarkson's voice in my head.

    Cool looking sander

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    1. Neoshed - Thanks! And why is it that there are so few cool looking new tools?

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