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Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 11-23-2007 04:26 AM 1779 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends…that was the good day. The bad day was that I went out to my shed today to find my new scroll saw, skill saw, and I’m not sure what else missing yet. Some lowlife obviously took the opportunity of an unlocked shed to help himself to my tools. Oh well, I guess the locks need to go on. I think what I hate more is just knowing that he is still out there.

Hope you all had a great day. Remember to lock up tonight…..:)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 11-23-2007 04:35 AM

The spot in hell for tool thieves is even hotter than the one for those that burn figured timber. I hope you have a better insurance experience than Mot, or get your tools back. Sorry to here about this.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 11-23-2007 04:36 AM

sorry to hear that . probably some crackhead. and now they know whats in your shop they may be back for another ” fix ’ . BETTER LOCK IT DOWN TIGHT

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#3 posted 11-23-2007 04:37 AM

Bob, that’s awful. I’m very sorry to hear it. It’s too bad that people can’t be trusted.

I am glad to hear that the time with your family was good!

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#4 posted 11-23-2007 04:50 AM

Yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if they try again in the future, really sorry to hear that.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 11-23-2007 04:53 AM

Oh, Bob, that’s awful. Maybe one of your neighbors saw something that you can report to the police and get the lowlife. Did you have your social engraved on the items stolen? That just makes me sick. I hope that nothing else turns up missing.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#6 posted 11-23-2007 05:05 AM

After losing more than 80K worth of stuff in a robbery this summer, I feel your pain, brother Babcock! I think they should be run off a 2 story building. I don’t give a crap what their reasoning for the theft is, or what liberal wiener wants to pat them on the head, take them to their bosom and rehabilitate them.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 11-23-2007 05:25 AM

Bob, that is bad news. I would check the pawn shops in your area in the next day or two. If you have any serial numbers and a police report they will have to return your tools. Most people that steal tools don’t have enough sense to use them – so they are probably going to sell the or hock them. Well, I think I’m going to go out and lock my shop.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 11-23-2007 05:30 AM

Sorry to hear that.

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#10 posted 11-23-2007 06:03 AM

That sucks Bob. I had a bunch of stuff nicked from my garage/shop couple of years back (had left it open overnight), quite the kick in the guts. I did end up replacing the stuff I lost with even nicer gear but I hate the thought of em rummaging around while I slept. I’d tar and feather em, and I’m one of those liberal wieners Mot can’t stand :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#11 posted 11-23-2007 06:38 AM

Well I am going out to check my shop, I do have an alarm system however I like to make sure it is on and locked. Sorry to here of your loss, my truck has been broken into and I have lost power tools.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#12 posted 11-23-2007 06:46 AM

That is a big bummer ! Probably some local kid snooping around in your yard.

I’ve had tools stolen in the past, but that is another story. Never a good feeling.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 11-23-2007 07:09 AM

Bob -

I am so sorry to hear this news. I hope you are able to make some recovery of your tools.



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#14 posted 11-23-2007 07:12 AM

Sorry to hear it Bob. I’ve got 2 300Watt security lights on my workshop and a big dog. But it doesn’t make you feel any safer.

Sorry for your loss.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 11-23-2007 02:10 PM

Happy Thanksgiving… I guess it was the “giving” part they heard you say.
That just sucks. Bad enough that they go onto your property and then take stuff that you have worked hard to get but to do it on a day of celebration and “community”.... insult to injury :(

Isn’t your work area tucked away in your backyard all safe and sound???
and do be prepared for the ‘return trip”.

When I facilitated programs at a correctional centre, yes, Tom, I’m one of those: let’s fix them! (Cause you know, when they come out they could be your neighbours!)
Anyway, during a discussion of “what do want to achieve in life” they talked about wanting the same things everyone else does. And then a young kid said that he steals it from stores—oh I’m sorry, he said that he “takes” it from stores. He said that it is not stealing because it’s just a store and they have insurance for that kind of stuff and that he never ever hurt anyone during a break-in. The other members in the group were quick to point out that the owner of the store was definitely hurt by it. Anyway, I just found it fascinating to hear the “thinking” behind the rationales. Bizarre. (oh, and another guy once said: “It’s not stealing if it’s under a dollar and if you don’t get get caught.”) And now we know.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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