Lost and found... (You may laugh!)

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Project by mafe posted 09-08-2010 02:28 PM 6950 views 24 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lost and found…
Best advice from the happy sixties…

Some days ago I went into my favorite used book seller (Lions club), and picked up some old books, as usual a lot of poetry, but this time also some old ‘Gør det selv’ the Danish answer to popular mechanics I guess.
And here was the idea that brought me the biggest smile!

First picture are the result.

Second: lost.

Third: parts – clothes peg and any wooden pencil.

Fourth: how to.

Fifth: Ahaaaa.

And number six are the found you…

This product are highly recommended if you like me have absolutely no memory, and are very useful since you can use it to hang your clothes to dry at the end of the day, at any string around…

Ok you may laugh, I do!

You might like my ruler stop now you found your pen!

Hope this can make you find your pen,

Best thoughts, and a big smile,
MaFe – the Mad(s)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 02:35 PM

Good idea…

I spend I don’t know how much time trying to find one of my pencils. No matter where you set them down they always end up hiding behind or under something.

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 02:41 PM

Man!.... I like this!..... I just built a huge pencil, holder, box, thingy and filled it with 30 pencils. So “When” I loose one I have 20 something more waiting for me (my youngest had a blast sharpening them all for Dad….lol).

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 02:41 PM

i love it!

looks like it could be on an infomercial.

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 03:02 PM

I am forever losing pencils.. As a school teacher I always clipped my hair up in back.. not so much to keep the hair back but to give me a place to put the pencil so I wouldn’t lose it. I would stick the pencil though my hair above the clip. However, by the end of the day I often had a plethora of pencils sticking out of my head. I would forget the pencils were there and go down the hall (middle school). I looked like a Giesha girl with toooo many sticks in the hair. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 03:08 PM

hahaha – NICE!

the problem for me would be that I’d have to tuck it in my pocket/pants/shirt – which I don’t like doing – so I’d lose even this one :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 03:19 PM

I said it before and I’ll say it again- You, Sir, should write a book!!

Great Idea!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 03:40 PM

Very clever idea. It would seem, however, that you will need to replace the pencil after every few sharpenings. I have 5 mechanical pencils in the shop and like them because they never have to be sharpened and they have shirt pocket clips on them.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#8 posted 09-08-2010 03:48 PM

sorry mads ,

that one on the floor ,

is mine ,

i lost it 2 years ago !

great tip .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 09-08-2010 03:52 PM

Nope, that will never work, it’s going to make your ear sore…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#10 posted 09-08-2010 03:58 PM

You are right, this did put a smile on my face as well as my wife’s! Cool Idea and I think it would even work with pens. Thanks for posting!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 09-08-2010 04:06 PM

That’s smart. Better make a couple of dozen of those, so I will be sure to find one. :}

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 09-08-2010 04:41 PM


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 09-08-2010 05:01 PM

I use Maveric’s technique on this one – i just litter my shop with pencils with the hope that one will be within reach!

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#14 posted 09-08-2010 05:18 PM

That’s a great idea; now I’ll just put that on the bill of my cap and my pencil will always be right between my eyes and so I can’t miss it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 09-08-2010 05:44 PM

someone has been going to ikea and came home with his pockets full of pencils…
don’t think you can carve out the entire name! XD

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