I spent today building narrow shelves in my studio to hold paintings. These are my tools for the day. I learned to wear gloves the day I moved a bundle of 2″ x 20 ft. galvanized pipe with new threads into the 2″ bin. Brand new threads. Razor sharp threads. The guy on the other end dropped his end just ahead of me, causing my end to burst the steel band holding it together, the threads lacerating my hands. My hands were sliced into so many ribbons it looked like a birthday party. But that was then. Now I wear gloves.