Jul/Aug 2004

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The Tool Chest
For a while there, the sawdust was a-flyin'. I was a one-man construction company. None of the things I made had much reason for being, except to use all those tools and all that energy.  
Paul Sampson (Nonfiction and Miscellany Editor)


Tools And Accounting
Does the intent behind a tool's design affect its overall beauty? How responsible is the designer and maker of a tool vs. the responsibility of the person who ultimately uses it?  
Sherri Linn Kline


My Father's Tools
They were very crude, and the most alarming instruments had to do with dealing with female reproductive organs and things. Some of these instruments went back to the Civil War days.  
Janet Kieffer


The Telescope Builder
I was looking at a picture of a man who built a telescope that allowed mankind to take the measure of the unimaginable vastness of the universe and comprehend its motion of galaxies as they rushed apart from each other. And I was getting an "F" as a teacher's assistant in an art class.  
Steve Silkin


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