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Blog entry by kosta posted 05-17-2009 08:53 PM 753 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my dad said we were going to move and I was like ok but then he said that I had to pack up everything like in my shop and let me tell you something it is a big pain in the ass. I had to put like buisness cards around all the tips of all my chisels half of the handplains didnt fit in the tool box so I had to get another one. The other big problem is that half of my power tools like the miter saw and the scroll saw dont have cases so I have to box all them up in cardboard boxes. Then I had tp put all the sandpaper in another tool box so moving just sucks. By the way im starting a new audio podcast called the tool life podcast.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-17-2009 09:15 PM

I’m with you I don’t like moving hope it goes better for you unpacking its easier but then you have to find places for every thing, Hope your move is not a long one.
Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kosta

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#2 posted 05-17-2009 09:18 PM

oh yea we are leaving in like july which is why I started the audio podcast so that I can keep the content up while im moving

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Toolz

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#3 posted 05-18-2009 12:20 AM

Moving, let me see: my dad was a career Marine…I went to 22 different schools BEFORE High School, then I spent 22 years in the Navy….more moves too numerous to count…been retired from the Navy since ‘85 at least 7 additional moves since then. To me moving is a like death and taxes, just another thing you have to put up with.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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kosta

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 12:40 AM

damn what did you do in the navy my home neighborhood in brooklyn is like 5 miles from the brooklyn navy yard

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 05-18-2009 12:44 AM

I hate that task too. Hope I never have to move again. I hope this place will be with me until my times up.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Toolz

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#6 posted 05-18-2009 07:32 PM

Hi Kosta: I never was stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but a ship I was on did spend a couple of weeks in NY way back in ‘64 for the World’s Fair. I spent 12 years as a Hospital Corpsman (medic) then another 10 as a Medical Service Corps officer (medical supply and administration) Of my 22 years in the Navy I spent 13 of them serving with the Marines. I retired from the Navy back in ‘85.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 07:46 PM

I think that if the wife and I moved any long distance I would just sell all of my larger tools and start over again at the new location. I’d move the smaller stuff, though. If I were just moving across town I would rent a truck and move all of it.

Howard Ferstler

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#8 posted 05-18-2009 08:27 PM

Hey Kosta! I’m with all the above -moving suc…is an opportunity. I’m a Navy brat and went into the Navy. I thought moving every two to three years was normal until I came to the South via the Navy. Went to seven schools from Elem to HS. Since you have access to construction sites, get some polystyrene and use that to repack your tools. Grease them up if they’re going to be in storage for long. Use electrician’s ties to keep all the moving parts stationary until you get to where your going. Keep a small tool box out for the things you’ll need to open everything up and retighten -box cutter, hammer, screwdrivers, allen wrenches, rags, picture hangers. This is a great time to do all the maintenance on the tools. I may not know much, but I do know how to pack up a house! Keep all your like stuff together…in one box. Take your time while you are packing to make the unpacking faster. The liquor boxes are the best to move with -can’t get too heavy due to size but they can hold a lot of weight. Mark each box to the point of being overdescriptive -dont just put saw blades but if they’re for the table saw and/or the circular saw. That way when you go to unpack everything is on the box. I used to also use some type of identifying mark to keep my brothers out of my stuff. Now I would use different color sharpies for the different rooms. Are you moving far?

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kosta

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#9 posted 05-18-2009 11:28 PM

I have gone to 2 schools in new york and three schools in maryland and im in 7 th grade

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 05-18-2009 11:29 PM

toolz you know the show deadliest catch well the boat on that show the F/V wizard was actually built in brooklyn navy yard in the 40s and was then converted into a crab boat

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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