Since 2009 I have been a part of a collective of folks that produce a theme camp for Burning Man that goes by the name Things That Swing. The event is held in the high dessert a couple of hours outside of Reno NV. It takes place in the week leading up to Labor Day each year.
For the past two years we've stored most of the camp components in a storage facility in Reno. After shipping for a couple of years we decided it was cheaper just to leave that stuff out there. This year we erred on the side of leaving even more stuff there than usual. That included, I have determined since September, a number of useful tools that have found more stress free and climate winter accommodations.
Since starting to write this blog, aka really focusing making, I've noticed about a half dozen things that, "gee, I really could use that ______ about now". Today was no exception. I needed a hot glue gun. As a rule, the hot glue gun is a tool that I tend to avoid. Smacking too much of half-baked, ill-fitted craft, it has its cliché, but occasionally it is the janky tool of choice.
So joining the ranks of bi-coastal tool duplication is the hot glue gun. Long may its steamy adhesives flow.