2016-11-25 3 min read



I like tools a *lot*; my favorite gifts (both given and recieved) have been tools. So I thought: Wouldn't it be fun to put together a guide for folks like myself who want/need gifts for loved ones & themselves?

Aside from five items here (each marked with an asterisk), I own and have used all of the stuff below extensively. My filter: It's gotta be a tool; it's gotta be a pleasure to use and/or be exceptionally useful; and it's gotta be something that you might not think about or stumble across otherwise.

And so, without further ado: My favorite tools of 2016!

Planning & Strategy.

Making & Manufacturing.

Maintenance, Repair & Operations.

Distribution & Logistics.

Inspection & Testing.


Credit to Conor and Jay for sending links this week. If you see something, send something :)


A Lego model of the Panama Canal (which you can only buy in Panama).

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