The Magic of Digital Calipers
Digital calipers📏what would we do without them? They were a true step-change improvement over mechanically driven calipers: orders-of-magnitude more accuracy, fast and reliable "zeroing", and vastly improved durability.And they were...Read more
Pass the Sharpie
A good permanent marker is indispensable in the workshop and we tend to favor this Sharpie with a giant chisel tip.Sharpie is an example of a "proprietary eponym." A product...Read more
The Arc and the Rivet
The development of reliable arc welding 👨🏭 technology is an advance that most of us don't dwell on, but it transformed engineering. Prior to effective arc welding, most large steel...Read more
The Ice Axe: Life-Saving, Mortally Hazardous, and Elegant.
⛏ The ice axe is an indispensable piece of kit for serious alpinists. With a set of good crampons, a pair of ice axes can turn a climber into a...Read more