Use the Right Tools for the Job and Hack Them If Necessary

This image exemplifies the great sculptor Alexander Calder; we feel the tactile sense of the massive tin snips that he customized with little bands of wire afixed with string to make them more powerful. The guy was fearless in his use of materials and tools; he just went AT them and made things. His output was immense, from monumental sculptures to light fixtures made of pie tins.

We get a similar feeling from this compelling video of a guy making a ring by boring a silver half dollar with an electric hand drill, using a variety of attachments, some seriously jury-rigged, then hammering the hell out of it.  We’re great admirers of the bold and uninhibited use of tools. (Video link HERE.)

Top image via Quitokeetovideo via Core 77

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