My favourite tool is probably my lathe, a 1969 Colchester student, because it is so
solidly made. It came from Devonport naval dockyard
The lathe has a nameplate depicting a globe surrounded by the lettering The world
turns on Colchester lathes.
My most useful tool is probably my Filofix. Inspired by the craze for
Filofaxes a few years ago, I put together a collection of my most useful hand tools in a
similar sized leather pouch. The spectacle case (top left) contains a selection of nuts,
bolts, fuses, crimp terminals and cable ties. I take it to London whenever I need to mend
something and it seems to have enough tools for almost any job.