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Forum topic by Walt M. posted 04-25-2010 03:51 PM 1192 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Walt M.

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04-25-2010 03:51 PM

Ever lost a favorite tool? I can’t find a square I got for Christmas It was a Woodpeckers 4” and came with a bigger 6” and it is driving me crazy looked for it all day yesterday the only thing I got out of it was a clean shop. Maybe my four year old grandson has it he likes PaPa’s tools, oh well.


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Gregn

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#1 posted 04-25-2010 03:55 PM

If your like I am it will turn up. Most likely it will be where you already looked. I sometimes say if it was a snake it would have bit me.LOL

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 04-25-2010 04:08 PM

There goes another tool for the shop gremlins.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bigike

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 04:12 PM

you’ll find it when your not looking for it.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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richgreer

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#4 posted 04-25-2010 04:15 PM

When I loose a tool it usually shows up right after I buy a replacement.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Shopsmithtom

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#5 posted 04-25-2010 05:06 PM

You always find it in the last place you look for it. Do you know why?

Because after you find it…you stop looking

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Toolz

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#6 posted 04-25-2010 06:16 PM

After you replace it…you will find it the next day…at least that has been my experience.

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

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dusty2

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#7 posted 04-25-2010 07:59 PM

You did check in your apron pocket, right?

If it is not there, have you been working off a step stool lately, like maybe some high up shelves. I loose more pencils like that.

I get real embarrassed, frequently, when something shows up missing. I start reflecting on who was in the shop that normally is not. Someone who might have liked it better than I did. Then it shows up right where I was using it last and embarrassment sets in.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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Chris

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#8 posted 04-25-2010 09:06 PM

I misplaced my L&N Low Angle block plane almost a year ago; thought It had accidentally been tossed out with some trash. After recently building a shed and doing a LOT of shop clean up, I found it! it was like Christmas had come again. It had slipped off the shelf I keep them on and was wedged between the shelf and the wall.

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

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 04-25-2010 09:15 PM

I NEVER lose anything. However, quite often I can’t find what I’m looking for.
One of the nurses at the VA had this neat pen/pencil holder hung around her neck. It was an advertising freebie.
Asked if she had any more and she gave me hers. I haven’t had to search for a pencil since I started using it.
But Walt, a square won’t fit.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 04-25-2010 09:32 PM

I could remember where I left a tool 6 months ago if it were misplaced before I was OD on Topamax. I haven’t taken it since 2004. My short term memory has come along way back. I couldn’t remember what I was writing while I was trying to write it down on Topamax, I still loose tools that I have moved a few days ago. Very frustrating. I doubt it there will be a full recovery from that crap:-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 04-25-2010 09:50 PM

have you loked for it in the toolboxes/drawers/cabinets

or maybee you are so glad for it that you sleep with it,
then look under the pillow

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Eagle1

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#12 posted 04-26-2010 12:53 PM

I agree with Jim, another one to the Gremlins. Maybe they wanted a cleaner shop..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Chase

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#13 posted 04-26-2010 01:10 PM

I have a few tape measures, multiple utility knives and a million pencils for that exact reason.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 04-26-2010 01:47 PM

Topamax said: “I still loose tools that I have moved a few days ago. Very frustrating. I doubt it there will be a full recovery from that crap:-((“

Topamax, Don’t know your age but, at my age I suffer the same syndrome. I’ve resigned myself to it’s consequences. :-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Wolffarmer

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#15 posted 04-26-2010 02:56 PM

About 6 months back my 1/4 inch SK socket set came up missing. I Can’t find it any place. Is driving me nuttier. It is a real nice set. Cost a whole lot when I bought it 25 years ago.

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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