Cleaning Scissors and Passing on Tools

In this “Ask Adam” segment, he answers some great questions, like if his shop was only 10’x10′, what essential items would be in it? He’s also asked how he decides which duplicative tools to give away. And what solvents or processes does he recommend for cleaning scissors.

As usually, much sound wisdom packed in here, like making sure your storage shelves are only as deep as they need to be (“deep shelves are where tools go to die”) and the idea of culling tools you don’t need, putting them in a bucket or box in the shop, and giving them away to maker friends when they come to visit.

He also answers a question about what he uses to clean gummy adhesives from scissors (acetone).


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