Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hand Drill

The Story
I bought this drill in Temperance, Michigan in the early 1960's soon after moving there to begin serving my first church. The drill is perhaps the first hand tool that I ever bought. This drill epitomizes for me your basic guy kind of tool. It's quick and easy to use, and it allows me sensitive control when drilling holes. It's durable. No frills, just solid performance. A few months ago the drill chuck stopped allowing me to loosen and tighten it. I got a lump in my throat over the prospect of having to replace the drill. But the local hardware store got it up and running again. Happy day.

The Upgrade
I’m so glad to hear you’ve been self powering your fix-it projects for so many years. But ugh!, think of how many calories you’re wasted in the process. I feel it’s time to upgrade this elbow-grease burner with a more efficient, albeit more complex and expensive, energy solution. Here are just a few options. Converting these disparate energy sources requires a very complicated converter box. The details would probably bore you so just trust me, it works like a charm.

Do you have a Beloved Specimen?
Please email a few photos with a brief story about the specimen to beloved@tomgiesler.com. The only criteria: 1) it is smaller than a breadbox, and 2) it is beloved. I'll draw it and also give it an upgrade


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