Worship of Tools Day is celebrated annually on March 11. Tools are really the unsung heroes. Unfortunately, we don’t give them enough commendation. There are so many different types of tools, and this day is meant to worship each one of them. Upgrade them, organize them, or buy new ones. They come super handy when you need to build or fix something.
History of Worship of Tools Day
We wonder who created this constructive holiday dedicated to the worshipping of tools. It most definitely has to be someone very passionate about their tool kit. In ancient times, humans were able to build tools as simple as knives from rocks. In fact, the screwdriver can be traced to the 1400s. However, with the advent of technology, there is a surge in the creation of modern tools that can almost do a job as good as a machine.
A tool is essentially a physical object used to fix or build a thing, and it’s hard to imagine a world without tools as part of our daily lives. Right from a hammer, screwdriver, or wrench — these tools are essential. However, it is important to keep them clean and sharpened because, when frequently used, they can get blunt or rusted and may not be of any use. It is even important to have a good tool kit to keep the tools in place. Many times we even see construction workers carrying around tool kits on sites.
Many tool enthusiasts know a good tool when they see one and have their preferred brand or style. Tool lovers end up having an extensive collection of tools, and it’s almost like a hobby. There is even a code in tool borrowing and loaning as they often don’t get returned. This phenomenon has been picked up by many sitcoms and shown humorously from time to time.
With the ever-growing need for tools in our home, it’s only right that there is a day dedicated to worshipping these objects that play a significant role in our lives.
Worship of Tools Day timeline
Ancient blacksmiths invent steel by combining iron with charcoal, making it harder and stronger.
Cast metal scissors, much like the ones we use today, are produced.
Karl Elsener begins the production of the Swiss Army Knife in Switzerland.
Tool chests make an entry into the world of mass marketing.
Worship of Tools Day FAQs
What are the examples of tools?
Some common tools that we often use are a hammer, wrench or spanner, saws, shovel, knives, etc.
What are the six classifications of hand tools?
Hand tools can be categorized as wrenches, pliers, cutters, files, hammered tools, screwdrivers, vises, clamps, snips, saws, drills, and knives.
What are the classifications of tools?
Tools can be classified as measuring tools, holding tools, cutting tools, driving tools, and electrical tools.
Worship of Tools Day Activities
Upgrade your tools
Clear out your tool shed and treat yourself to a new set of tools. You can either give your tools away to someone who needs them. If not, you can safely discard them in an appropriate manner, ensuring no damage is caused to anyone or anything.
Give your tools a shining
Remove your tools from the shed and give them a shine. Check all of them for any rust and clean it out with D.I.Y. tricks and tips. You’ll be left with a set of tools as good as new.
Make something using tools
Take up a D.I.Y. home project and use your tools. It could be putting up a photo frame on a wall, making a bookshelf, or adding more storage units in your home.
5 Important Facts About Tools
Rock, paper, scissors
Another version of the popular ‘rock, paper, scissors’ game was known as ‘knife, fork, spoon.’
Plural of scissors
The plural term for scissors is also scissors.
Unfortunately, modern cutting pliers cannot be sharpened.
Early hand tools
Early hand tools were made from rocks, antlers, animal bones, and volcanic glass.
Most important tool
A drilling machine is regarded as the most important power tool.
Why We Love Worship of Tools Day
Tools are essential
We don’t understand the importance of tools in our daily lives. We only realize their need and value when we urgently need to fix something but don’t have the right tools for it. Therefore, having a basic tool kit is extremely important and can come in use at any time.
They help fix things
Tools are important in fixing almost anything and everything. Even something as simple as inserting a nail in a wall requires a hammer. Tools help you fix broken things and even make new ones
Anyone can learn how to use tools
As opposed to popular belief, tools can be used by anyone, not just men. All you need to do is take safety precautions and wear the right equipment while using any tools.
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