joy in the little things

What is this thing, and why did we fly it 10,000 miles to ask it this question?

exhibit A:

So you can probably understand that by the time I got to the last box, incidentally marked ‘tea towels’, I thought that my jewellery tools, which I had asked the guys to wrap, hadn’t made it in the air shipment, and B, if they had, some of them would be in pieces.

Imagine then my surprise then:

when I pulled out from an unwrapped and unsealed box of tools at the bottom of the box, not one, but two saw frames, with blades still tensioned. I’m ready to roll!

(has anyone seen my removable bench pin?)