Whenever I see an outlined pegboard I can’t help but think back to my school days in shop class. All the tools were outlined in white like a crime scene. To be fair, most of the stuff we were doing with them was probably a crime in some states.
Reader Simple Simon snapped this picture of his pegboard outlines going up, and it brings up mixed emotions for me. As a freshman I spent a lot of time volunteering in the shop-class tool room. It was a steep learning curve because the upperclassmen would ask for ka-neuter valves and the obligatory snipe wrench and then swear I was too stupid to locate them.
My only revenge was when an outlined tool was missing; someone checked something out and didn’t bring it back or left it at their station. All one had to do was go down the list and find who didn’t check an item back in.
To this person went the ultimate shame — they would spend the next day sweeping the shop under the watchful gaze of our taskmaster who was utterly merciless. It was rather like putting someone in stocks and throwing fruit at them. If you had trash of any kind you threw it on the floor. Grinding was also very popular when someone was on broom duty because the sweeper had to clean it up for you.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]