Saturday, April 10, 2010

Snip Snip

Friday was a busy day. Had lots of chances to put my Leatherman to good use. I:

- Sliced through some plastic sheeting to build containment around the entrance to a construction area at work.

- Pulled a bunch of stubborn sheet metal screws out of some metal studs in a chase I was re-working in said construction area.

- Pulled a sharp sheet metal scrap out of my boot.

- Unlocked Pried open a cabinet containing networking gear to check on a connection.

- Removed some screws that were keeping a window closed so I could hang out and grab a dangling extension cord.

- Cut the seal on a fresh bucket of mud to finish up a drywall job after work.

- Popped the top on a quart of canned peaches at dinner.



Sunday, April 4, 2010

Used And Abused

It's been slipping my mind to update. The only thing I can definitely remember doing with my Leatherman in the last week was taking apart a cordless phone base to re-install the power cable. Tiny Phillips in the bit set came in handy.

I thought for a lark I'd post a list of all the tools I've used improperly lately:

- Lineman's pliers and screwdriver as hammer and chisel
- Lockblade knife as screwdriver and pry bar
(with a Leatherman right there on my belt no less!)
- Zip wheel as grinder
- Solar garden light as battery charger
- Nail set as center punch (ow, sorry)
- Padlock as hammer

That's all that comes to mind at the moment, although I'm sure there's loads more infractions on my permanent record. Leave your best in the comments.