Category Archives: Tools

Let there be light!


My battle with the rats in my attic continues.  As you may remember, we discovered we had rats in our attic when one of them died in the wall of our house and started to smell to high heaven.  That … Continue reading

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The pitter patter of little feet


In one of my favorite scenes from the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Harrison Ford is telling his father Sean Connery about finding shields in Venice that had the directions to the location of the Holy Grail.  Connery is absolutely ecstatic upon hearing … Continue reading

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If I had a hammer, …


We are getting down to the wire.  Depending when the stores close on Christmas Eve, you have less than a day and a half to get your shopping done.  If your family opens presents on Christmas Eve like mine does, … Continue reading

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No Chinese tools for you!


There is not a shortage of outstanding American made tools on the market.    One company producing great tools in the U.S. is Eklind.  Located in Franklin Park, Illinois, Eklind produces what I grew up calling Allen wrenches.  Eklind produces inch and metric Hex and Ball Fold-Up sets, … Continue reading

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