Welcome to the final Tool of the Month blog post for 2017!
This month it's a very quick look at a tool that’s always in the pocket of my work jeans!
In the 1890’s the Swiss army adopted a new pocket knife, this knife contained a blade, can opener and a screwdriver for stripping and reassembling the army’s rifle. This would become the original Swiss Army knife, today there are many versions with countless combinations of tools, some useful some simply as a gimmick!
The knife that lives in my pocket at work is the Spartan model made by Victorinox, it is one of the most basic versions made. It has two blades, screwdrivers, bottle opener, corkscrew, punch, toothpick and tweezers.
The two most used functions are the main blade for opening boxes and sharpening pencils and the tweezers which are brilliant for removing splinters!
That’s it for this months blog and 2017!
Happy New Year 🎊
Introducing Food Safe Wood Wax!
Nearly a year after the first experiments and subsequent day to day testing, my workshop made food safe wood wax is now available to buy!
Why? For the last 8-9 years I’ve used Tung Oil to finish chopping boards and other food related items. Tung oil is a traditional food safe finish and works really well. So why change? The problem with tung oil is that it is nut based which leaves open the risk (although tiny) that someone may have an allergic reaction to something I’ve made and finished with this oil, which with today’s ‘compensation culture’ is a risk I don’t need!
Made from beeswax and medicinal grade mineral oil, this wax has been formulated to be easy to apply and far less messy than just using an oil finish. Perfect for keeping your wooden chopping boards, spatulas and other cookware in good condition!
Each tin contains 60ml of Food Safe Wood Wax and instructions on how to use it.
£5.50 (plus P&P for online orders)
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