When this video starts off, you think, “Wow, look at all those great tools.” By the time it’s done, everyone I’ve shown it to is quietly thinking about the importance of this one idea and this way of thinking about the tools and who uses them. And it begins to dawn on you that Skip here is a genius and a treasure.
It’s amazing to me that places like Liberty Tool exist at all. It would be easy to be cynical and say he’s just selling tools, but I don’t believe that’s all he’s doing. Whether they mean to or not, Liberty Tool is preserving a history, promoting a level craftsmanship, and giving artists and workers a focal point to leverage their skill upon — both now and in the future. It’s a simple but powerful concept we don’t see much of today, and for that our hat is off to you, sir.