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Forum topic by Billp posted 1676 days ago 1076 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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1676 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lost and not found

I bought a Starrett bevel gage really neat tool about $60 if I recall and I have had it for about two weeks. Now its missing I think when I wraped up some paper used to protect my assembly table I must have pitched it. $%^!!!!!!!!!!!$$##@@## ++! That really ticks me off.

-- Billp


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woodsmithshop

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#1 posted 1676 days ago

I must have done the same thing with my foxtail bench brush, and it was one of the good ones, I had it for 25 years, hated to lose it. real horse hair and wood handle.

-- Smitty!!!

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#2 posted 1676 days ago

I’ve thrown a few hammers into the woods…it’ wern’t a accident though.

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#3 posted 1676 days ago

Every time I clean under my work bench, I find something which I was sure was gone forever!

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 1676 days ago

I am currently missing my L&N Low Angle Block Plane…. I’‘m starting to suspect it was accidentally tossed with trash sometime during the summer. I think I’ll cry…... It was my favorite plane

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 1676 days ago

I am sure we all have Bill

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 1676 days ago

I don’t get it…................
How can anybody throw something away as big as a bench brush and a block plane and not know it?
Are we getting to the age that we forget where we put things…......... that big?
I’m hoping I never get there this soon. I won’t even let my wife touch my stuff. I don’t touch hers, and she don’t touch mine, without she ask me first….... that’s the law !!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#7 posted 1676 days ago

Rick, The block plane is not that big… :) But I find that is easy to misplace when you are not the only person that uses your tools. For me it all started when a bunch, and I do mean a bunch, of stuff was moved into my garage from my parents house. Suddenly you find your normal workspace very cramped and crowded. Boxes of stuff everywhere, etc… My hope is that I will find that it’s been set somewhere I can’t see at the moment.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 1676 days ago

Chris:
That tells me that the b.p. is just misplaced—-not lost. In your situation I can understand.
Keep looking— you’ll run across it sooner or later. By the way, I have 2 b.p.’s and I like ‘em both real well. If you find it—-don’t lose it !

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#9 posted 1676 days ago

I don’t know what happened to my bench brush, I am only saying it may have gotten put in a trash can, maybe knocked off a bench into a can, it may be that I misplaced it, I hope so, but I have not found it yet , and it has been about 6 months now.

-- Smitty!!!

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hObOmOnk

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#10 posted 1676 days ago

I’ve never accidentally thrown away a tool, but my wife has.
Strangely enough, the last time this happened I accidentally threw away one of her designer handbags.

-- 温故知新

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Billp

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#11 posted 1673 days ago

Update I found it! looking for something else I miss placed. It’s a bitch getting old.

-- Billp

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#12 posted 1673 days ago

Usually I find it in my back pocket. After accusing the world of stealing it.

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#13 posted 1635 days ago

yesterday, I decided to make a “Thien Baffle” for my Shop Vac, so I can do a better job of cleaning the floor than using a broom, I don’t use my Shop Vac very much because of the filter needs cleaning so often and it is a pain to empty, I took the canister out to clean it so I could attach the 5 gal bucket for the baffle, while walking outside I heard a clunking sound inside the cannister, so, I sifted through the dust and, lo and behold, there was my foxtail brush that I had lost several months ago, how it got in there I have not a clue. it is amazing where you may find things. I think the best way to find a lost item is to buy a new one to replace it, so now I have 2 foxtail brushs, one for each bench.
btw, the new baffle works pretty good.

-- Smitty!!!

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#14 posted 1635 days ago

Over the years I have had more than one hammer missing especially after pooring concrete retaining walls. Hmm I wonder were they went?

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#15 posted 1634 days ago

Not intentionally thrown away, but have gotten careless with more than a couple (including a track saw) during a move that resulted in them being lost to the moving gods for eternity…

Henry Jones II
thinker of wood
frightened of the table saw
turner of lathes
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