Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


We got rid of a lot of my father's tools, but we still have any number of screwdrivers. What do you give a man who has everything but is known to be a bit handy? I know, how about a case of screwdrivers with jewel-bright plastic handles? And so they built up. When we moved in we added several sets of our own.

Not complaining.

I needed to mend the hay rake. It had a screw missing- one of the screws that holds the head to the handle- and the consequence was that it shook about and rattled when you used it.  No worries. Not only do we have all those screwdrivers to choose from but several boxes containing a  selection of screws of all shapes and sizes.

The hay rake is ancient. I remember it being around when I was a boy. It is also very beautiful- as  functional things always are.. Just wood and wire and screws and rust but as satisfying as most of the objects you'll see in a gallery.

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