Friday, July 10, 2009

A Mechanic's Glossary

There was a great story in the Spring 1999 issue of MINUTIA. This isn't all of it -- just a sampling of the article by Peter C. King.

Hammer: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive Isetta parts not far from the object we are trying to hit.

Mechanic's knife: Used to open and slice throught he contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on boxes containing soft tops, windows, tire covers or other soft and scratchable parts.

Hacksaw: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion. The more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes (not to mention the cut you're making).

More to come...

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