Rawl Things Bright And Beautiful

I put some metal shoe shelves in the garage at the weekend (the Ikea [REDD][], in case you are wondering).


For years, I’ve found [rawlplugs][] to be an interesting curiosity. They are undeniably clever, and also notable because they tend to be the lone plastic rangers in a toolbox of metal varmints. When I was a kid, I associated metal with grown-up things and plastic with toys. Clearly, rawlplugs had to be a toy of some sort. So what were toys doing in my dad’s toolbox?


Anyway, this weekend marks a transition for me: from being someone who looks at rawlplugs, to someone who has actually used a rawlplug for the purpose intended.

The shelves haven’t fallen down yet. This is impressive.

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