Friday, March 27, 2009


Today I got all crafty with my Leatherman and the bit set and opened a bunch of crash bars to make loading in to the gig easier. I promise... I only used my powers for good.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tough Going

Today I used my Leatherman to fight off a hoard of zombies, hacked my way into a burning building to save the lives of some orphans, and fashioned a sling to rescue a kitten stuck in a tree.

Not really... I'm sitting home with my sick family feeling wretched. Just needed to lighten things up a bit.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

How'd You Do That?

Yesterday I was mixing an event at a school in the city. The night maintenance guy had let us in and opened a crash bar on an exit so we could load our gear in without letting all the heat out and getting locked out ourselves. When we finished up he opened it up again but was nowhere to be seen when we were ready to leave.

I whipped out the Leatherman and started digging through the bit set for the right sized hex key. After a moment I had found it and was releasing the crash bar so the school would be secure again. Just at that moment the guy came up behind us.

"Hey! You can't have all those tools with you?!"

He wasn't sure to be pissed off or thank me.

"Sure I can. Relax, I'm a maintenance guy at a hospital. I tweak crash bars all day every day."

"Oh... thanks?"

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Screw Driving Mania

It was all about slapping stuff on the walls today. The Phillips bit on my Leatherman got a real workout. I also picked up the Bit Set and am looking forward to having a 1/8" hex key on hand at all times. Those pesky door closers are always in need of attention.

- Hung a sharps container
- Hung two paper towel dispensers
- Hung a wall mount stereo
- Hung a hand sanitizer dispenser
- Moved a wiremold box
- Replaced a dozen outlet covers
- Assembled a utility sink

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fix It

Had to grab my Leatherman to fix many and varied objects today:

- Circular saw at work
- Flat screen TV mount, also at work
- Covers on roof drains, you guessed it... at work
- Put a new end on the cans (headphones) that ride with my iPod

Monday, March 9, 2009

Whistle While You Work

My Leatherman leaped to my hand today so often I can scarcely remember all the things I used it for.

- Installed paper towel dispensers
- Installed a wiremold outlet
- Modified a cabinet
- Removed some chair rail
- Hung a phone on the wall
- Pulled some staples
- Forgot the rest

Monday, March 2, 2009

This and That

Been a while since I logged any Leatherman activity but I remember it all today.

- Installed a card reader for a secure room at the hospital
- Opened a can of Spaghetti-Os at lunch
- Trimmed my thumbnail during a meeting in the shop
- Adjusted the gain on a wireless mic
- Removed a pin that my wife sewed into a baby blanket