S04E07: Tools Galore!

Come have an auditory look into our tool stashes! We talk conservation tools of all kinds: from bone folders and scalpel blades to the more hardcore variety! We discuss listener tweets about tools and Christina interviews a whole bunch of conservators about their tool kits.

00:00:27 News in brief
00:03:34 What’s in our tool kits?
00:18:28 What are our favourite tools?
00:22:59 Responses from Twitter
00:40:23 Are expensive tools a barrier to entry?
00:47:06 Inspiration outside the field
00:49:09 Listener contributions
00:53:09 Christina interviews conservators about their tools
01:15:26 What do we love about Japanese tissue?
01:20:20 Patreon shout-out!

Show Notes:
– Icon AGM Town Hall debate archived livestream: https://www.facebook.com/ConservatorsUK/videos/288612665104767/
– Call for Papers from SHCG: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind1811&L=SHCG-LIST&F=&S=&P=13060
– Grants and bursaries from #Icon19: https://icon.org.uk/events/icon-conference-2019/programme/grants-and-bursaries
– The Conservator’s Tool Kit with Richard Hawkes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA1homMneYE
– Brushes Galore Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/thecwordpodcast/brushes-galore/
– /r/specializedtools: https://www.reddit.com/r/specializedtools/
– Adam Savage’s cheap tool kit list: https://www.tested.com/art/makers/454389-still-untitled-supplemental-adams-inexpensive-beginners-toolkit/
– Adam Savage talks tools: https://www.tested.com/art/makers/454310-inexpensive-beginners-toolkit/

Various bits we mentioned from our kits:
– Inherent Vice Squad: https://www.inherentvicesquad.com/
– Fine curved needles from Restore Products: https://restore-products.co.uk/collections/repair/products/fine-curved-needles
– Tiranti spatulas: https://tiranti.co.uk/product-category/modelling-tools/metal-plaster-modelling-tools/stainless-steel-spatulas/
– Photo scales for archaeologists (and conservators!): http://www.aerial-cam.co.uk/scales.html
– Water brushes: https://www.preservationequipment.com/Catalogue/Equipment-Tools/Brushes/Other-Brushes/Water-Brush
– Snake weights: https://www.preservationequipment.com/Catalogue/Equipment-Tools/Weights/Snake-Weights
– IKEA Råskog trolley: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/kitchen-products/kitchen-islands-trolleys/r%C3%A5skog-trolley-white-art-20382932/

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Christina Rozeik.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Additional sound effects and music by Calum Robertson and Orion Williams.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2018.

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