The world is full of fascinating tools...
... and I love to find out what they are and what they're used for. So, for this week, here are a few Challenges about some really odd, interesting, and unusual tools.
1. A tool that's been used by stained glass workers since medieval times is a fid. What IS a fid? And how would you use it?
2. What's this tool? What would you use it for? For scale, it's about 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide.
3. What is a languid depressor, and how do you use it? (And why is does it have such a strange name?)
4. When, why, and where would you use a kelp iron? Can you find a picture of one?
These searches aren't hard (except for one of them...), but it's a lot of fun.
Next week we'll have something a bit more challenging, so this week is just to have a good time. Enjoy.