Good tools don't need to be complex
or expensive — sometimes
the best tools are those inexpensive
ones that just make your life a little easier.
And sometimes good tool innovations
are the result of a tradesperson
realizing, "There has to be a better way,"
and inventing it. Here are three tools
designed by creative individuals who
recognized a common problem and
came up with an innovative solution. I
haven't spent much time with these
tools, but even a cursory look tells me
they'd all be welcome in my toolbox.
The RascalRule was invented by a former
miner who needed to measure
angles, slopes, and dimensions quickly
and accurately under difficult conditions.
One leg of this durable