Traditional Tool
Classic Boat|March 2021
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Robin Gates

The relationship that develops between an artist or maker and his or her hand tools is difficult to describe, but the pain felt when a tool is lost might be compared to losing a finger – because it’s in the hand that the loss is most keenly felt. A replacement may do the job but will never take the place of one which, over years and projects, grew to be an extension of the worker’s arm.

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