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Nickname: Whether I like it or not, in tool journalist circles I’m usually just referred to as “Fresh”.
Official Position: Sailors Society WASC’s Reporter
Fixations: Accuracy and relevance, getting it just right; I call my process “sharpshooting”. Some questions only have one correct answer (or at least a best answer) despite a prevailing warm and fuzzy “everybody gets a trophy” mentality. I try to remember that in my project designs and in my tool testing.
Favorite Tool: Chain saws, preferably battery powered, but I love my big gas hogs too.
Worst DIY Job: A stubborn, after-hours drain clearing job at a fraternity house in Boulder that still haunts my olfactory system – best to skip any details. I also once watched my brand-new, state-of- the-art, European-made, battery-powered, brushless motor chain saw plunge into an irrigation ditch after being wrenched from my grip by a falling branch. With the bubbles marking its location quickly subsiding and me up in the tree, it was up to my intrepid gal to wade into the brisk November water to fish it out for me. After some emergency drying all was well (with the saw that is, my girlfriend still holds it against me).
Moment of Glory: The congruity of craft and necessity that creates a small but satisfying triumph when using well-designed things. Bonus points if it’s something I designed and built with my own two hands.
Fix it Mantra: Craftsmanship above all. It’s the one aspect that can be appreciated by all for ages unlike speed or a bargain price.