New Tools Day #1: The first of many shiny moments 

Tool geeks, gather!

Dave Rome
by Dave Rome 24.03.2023 Photography by
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I want to assume that when most people find themselves funemployed, they take to the outdoors, pursue a new hobby, and see the world. 

Me? My time off didn’t exactly go that way. Instead, I spent much of my newfound free time digging deeper into a hole of what could be considered work, albeit unpaid. I got my hands dirty with the contaminated grease of other people’s bikes. I reorganised my tool wall to better fit the tools I use most. I kept my 3D printer buzzing through the night. I started a podcast with Caley Fretz and Dane Cash. And I bought more tools. Oh yes, more tools! 

And so, with that, I have some new tools to share with those who care. And what better place to do that than in a new series inspired by something I’ve long done on my Instagram. This is New Tools Day. A place where I share the joy of new tools that span the spectrum from pocket-carry to home mechanic, and homemade through to objects of desire for pro mechanics.

Let’s dive right in!

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