This is an old Porter-Cable Heavy Duty drill motor (I kid you not!) that has seen better days. It belonged to my grandfather, who was a building contractor for most of his life.
This is another piece in my Tools series. The series itself is about the implements we have and hold in our everyday lives, the unseen products that sit on shelves or buried in toolboxes and drawers. Some are forgotten and rediscovered years later, some are broken yet we never take the time to repair them because for the most part, it's easier to just buy a new one. I'm just as guilt as the next to do this very thing, to replace it rather than repair.
But the tools are there, and I am enamored with their hidden beauty. I knew my grandfather well, and to be able to say that I still have and use his tools caries some weight with me. To see them as works of art, well, that's a whole other story. -YoPedro
April 16th, 2016
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