It’s time for a little D.I.Y. action at the Manifesto and we need the right tool for the right job. Even though we just occupied this stately mansion a month ago, already the roof is leaking, the floors are buckling and the foundation is cracked. Fortunately we have Czech handyman František Hajdekr to help us with the repairs and he’s brought a toolbox full o’ thrills. Each implement features Power Functions, for that added bit of motion and realism that is sorely lacking in many builds. These 1:1 scale reproductions are beautiful to behold and they demand to be picked up and used. These reproductions are so faithful, they might just fool the average consumer if you left them on a Home Depot shelf. The average American consumer is a dullard though, so I suppose that’s not saying much.
Although the angle grinder is the latest weapon in the home improvement arsenal, the builder also has a working chainsaw, perfect for cutting down the dead trees in the back forty or chasing off unwanted visitors. Not content to simply build and share these outstanding models, František Hajdekr also goes the extra mile by providing handy break-down videos so that you can build your own tool collection. Just try not to cut your appendages off, constant reader, beer and chainsaws don’t mix…unless you live in Kentucky, then it’s just called Tuesday. If you like big-red, you might also enjoy his little brother, Orange Joe, he’s tiny but he gets the job done.
We complete our examination of František’s work with a staple of everyone’s toolbox, the versatile cordless drill. I really dig how the Power Functions unit looks just like one of those lithium-ion batteries that never seem to have a charge when you need it. Hopefully we will see more of these outstanding 1:1 scale models in the future, it is one genre that hasn’t been explored nearly enough.