More shop toys #4: Filling in the blanks

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Blog entry by Farrout posted 04-18-2014 11:28 AM 1304 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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After I retired and started spending more time in my little shop, I realized there were a lot of ‘blank’ spots in my tool set.
A few bits missing from an index, the 9/16” socket missing from the ratchet set, etc.
I’ve spent the last few months filling in the blanks. (I love McMaster!)
I now have a complete set of numbered bits from 1 to 60. It’s amazing how often I go to that set.
My set of sockets is now complete in metric and imperial, 1/2”, 3/8”, and 1/4” drive.
Since there aren’t any kids living at home, and since the wife won’t go into the shop, if anything else get’s lost, it’s probably my fault.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!

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#1 posted 04-18-2014 05:14 PM

When something gets lost in m tool area I blame it on the Shop Elves, those little guys sneak in at night and move stuff around just to mess with my head.
I am a lot like you in that I just hate to have a Set of something that has a missing piece , it bug’s the heck out of me.

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