About the author

John: John founded tool. This is my blog! I plan to talk about things I like here, lobsters, the sea, Marblehead, lobster boats, old houses, diesel engines, national guitars, fiberglass, cigars, beer, my Kay bass, lobster shanties, McIntosh amps, post and beam and of course, product design.


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03
Sep

Lobster boat design shirts

So most of you know I own a Holland 32 and that I am a big fan of lobster boats built in Maine. I consider lobster…

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03
Aug

Marblehead Flight

100 years ago, "...Marine Lieutenant Alfred Cunningham soloed a plane at Marblehead in August 1912.... He became the Marines first aviator. Why then? Why there? Well,…

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27
Jul

IDSA Conference hits Boston

  For those already attending the 2012 Industrial Design Society of American conference on August 15-18 in Boston, you may have this intel. For those who…

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23
Jul

Design Impact

Design Impact is a non-profit organization that partners professional designers with community organizations. These designers work on-site with innovative organizations and the communities they serve to…

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04
Jun

Powers of Ten

  With the bad weather prohibiting any outdoor activities on Saturday, I decided to just lay in front of the fire and watch the tube. I caught…

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11
May

US Army SBIR Program

tool. was awarded a research and development (R&D) contract with the US Department of Defense under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Specifically, tool. worked…

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06
Apr

Death of two legends

Today I read that two legends of design passed. Ferdinand Porsche and Jim Marshall. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche is the grandson of the legendary Ferdinand Porsche who founded the company…

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23
Mar

Defective

From the Best Art Ever (This Week) files on ComicsAlliance. By Glennz Tees. Cheers!

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16
Mar

One for the record books…

I recently attended two Van Halen concerts here in New England. The shows were great. A few reviews referenced the band's place on the all-time record…

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tool., Inc. is located in the historic 17th century fishing village of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Marblehead is the yachting capital of America and the birthplace of the American Navy. Founded in 1649, Marblehead was one of the first fishing communities outside of Boston. Marblehead is located just 16 miles north of Boston, and is convenient to Logan International Airport, MBTA bus, and the MBTA commuter rail.

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