This past weekend a group of us at KC Tool were treated to a weekend on the town in Charleston, South Carolina. Gedore Tools is based in the “The Holy City” and they wanted to show us a good time by flying us out to see Gedore Headquarters, among other hot spots on the Charleston scene. We were enamored by Charleston’s beauty, history and charm. We were also in awe of some VERY big wrenches! Many thanks to Gedore for a fun weekend! Check out the photos below to see how the weekend looked.
Sharp Pointy Things: Awls, Reamers, and Scribes
Here at KC Tool we have some pretty specialized tools. Just look at the bewildering array of bits, screwdriver styles, and pliers, for example. For something different I thought we’d explore one of the simplest, and yet indispensable, tools: the awl, and its cousin the scriber.
Building A Tube Headphone Amp, A Learning Experience
I’m a music junkie – I’ll freely admit it. And I’ll also admit that I’m old school. I love listening on the couch, in a “sweet spot” perfectly situated between the two speakers. When I reached a point of owning my own house I was ready to invest in a decent way to play my music – and I quickly found out how much this could cost. However, I also discovered whole groups of folks online building their own equipment, experimenting and tweaking. I also discovered that this could cost a whole lot less! Being a tinkerer by nature, I was hooked, and by the time I was done I had built a tube preamplifier, solid state amplifier and speakers, tweaking parts and wringing the best sound out of components I had built myself.