June 18, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff
Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly series turns its attention to a Wiregrass farmer demonstrating how tools were once made.
Modern hand tools’ handles are made on an industrial scale, often in small factories by machines running for hours at a time. This means they’re relatively inexpensive, readily available and easily replaceable (because the tool-making industry has created size standards).
But not long ago, when farm folks in particular had more time than cash, tool…