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Forum topic by skycraftsman posted 05-31-2010 06:06 AM 1280 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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skycraftsman

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05-31-2010 06:06 AM

Well it has been quite a while since I have posted anything on here but I need you all.

For any of you praying folk my 1988 Chevy Custom toolbox was stolen with my entire careers worth of tools.From portable tablesaws to my case of over $3000 of router bits.Chisels,levels,hvlp,micro nailer to framing nailer…......
You get the point. Over $20,000 in tools in one portable shop drove off with out me in it Thursday morning one minute before I walked out the door. I had a shop and with the decline of economy had to resort to a mobile craftsman performing all work on sight or in my living room. (The wife was not hip on the living room so please don’t try this one).Knowing I was taking a risk I had very little choice but to go mobile. You see I got married in October and moved into my wife’s 1100sq.ft. home in the West Hollywood area with hopes of getting a larger place this summer in which I would set up a small shop and get the tools out of the truck and in the shop.A little to late I guess. ...................I am still recovering from the “Big Heist” and will be doing so for some time but I am asking for your prayers that the Good Lord will make great work out of this whole fiasco as well as the surveillance footage we have of the crime.

Thank you and God Bless

Brandon Malone

-- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding......."


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#1 posted 05-31-2010 06:13 AM

I’m sorry for your loss of tools and I’ll be glad to pray for you. It’s got to be very hard right now but times will change. When I think about problems I’ve had I always try to focus on all the things i have to be grateful for.
My best wishes Brandon.

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 06:27 AM

Brandon I’m also sorry to hear about your loss. I’ve already said a prayer for you and your situation. Keep your head up and do exactly what your signature says “Trust in the Lord”. God Bless You

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#3 posted 05-31-2010 09:05 AM

Everytime that I hear this happens. I just makes me sick to my stomach, that someone would do something like.
I pray that you come out of it. Better than what you had. Did you have any kinda insurance on it?

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

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iamwelty

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 01:00 PM

+1 on trust the Lord… but it also a good idea to have insurance… hopefully that was the case. If it was, then you can look on this as an opportunity presented to you to upgrade your tools. If you didn’t, unfortunately, you can serve as a lesson the the rest of us to make sure we have it. Best wishes to you!

-- There is a fine line between eroticism and nausea...

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#5 posted 05-31-2010 01:04 PM

Make a list of what you can remember was in the box,
and distribute it to your local pawn shops.
At least they will be aware if someone tries to pawn your stuff.
Not sure but I think the police are suppose to do this, but do they really?
Hope you get your tools back : (

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#6 posted 05-31-2010 01:40 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your tool loss. I pray that things will work out for you. I never had any one steal tools from me but I did loose my job once. I was very upset at the time but now realize that more good came out of it than bad. My wife always tells me things happen for a reason. Give it to God buddy!

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-31-2010 02:01 PM

sorry for your loss ,
my prayers for you in this .
i’ve lost 3 shops in my carrier ,
from divorce ,
had some tools stolen .
don’t know if this is the better path ,
just have to deal with life where you find it .

-- 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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#8 posted 05-31-2010 04:58 PM

You forgot to mention what you wanted us to pray for. So I’ve prayed that the thieves cut off their fingers with the tools and that you recover from your loss quickly. Seriously this kind of theft makes me sick to think that someone is feeding their habit at the sake of others.

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

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#9 posted 06-01-2010 01:19 AM

Thank you all for your prayers…........I have tried to cover my tools with insurance but being that this is a such a common acurance the insurance companies don’t want to insure tools. I have tried through different companies and agents but I have been unable to find a company who will insure the tools. Home owners covers it if it is in the garage and for home use but soon as it is loaded into the truck the won’t cover it.Car insurance doesn’t cover it and my business insurance wouldn’t either…..............Insurance is like Vegas…......it’s not built on winners and it is there to make or serve the needs of the casino/company. But than again we all get lucky now and than and I am hoping my luck will come in the form of recovery. As for the thieves….....I realize that they are already living in hell,otherwise they would make different choices so my prayers for them and all of us would be that the Holy Ghost would convict their hearts so as to prevent anyone else going through the frustration of reaching for that tool that is no longer their.

-- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding......."

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iamwelty

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#10 posted 06-01-2010 02:45 AM

Well, I don’t know what your insurance agents are smoking… but they are wrong… what you need to do is add an inland marine coverage for either your business or if you are just using your tools on a hobby basis you should schedule the tools on your home owners policy. I would recomend that you you deal with a independent agent that knows what he/she is doing… you are not getting good service!! What state are you in?

-- There is a fine line between eroticism and nausea...

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#11 posted 06-01-2010 02:48 AM

California…......

-- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding......."

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#12 posted 06-01-2010 03:11 AM

Brandon, I shall offer up special prayers for you. By any chance do you know of any woodworkers in the area that you may be able to borrow from or share with for awhile? I see you are in L.A. so I guess Katy TX is to far away.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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skycraftsman

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#13 posted 06-01-2010 03:15 AM

I am fortunate and blessed enough to have many who are rallying up around me. The issue is that I am the guy who people usually go to to borrow tools. Being I was the guy who gets the call to do the more challenging tasks I had an array of specialty tools.

-- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding......."

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iamwelty

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#14 posted 06-01-2010 01:56 PM

Brandon, not sure about the insurance laws in California… but I unless you are using your tools professionaly you should have at least some coverage. Most homeowners policy has limited coverage for tools with a maximum limit of say $10,000 and perhaps a limit on individual tool maximum. You should have at least some coverage even without scheduling your tools. However, scheduling is the best way to address a large collection of tools. What do you do for a living?

-- There is a fine line between eroticism and nausea...

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#15 posted 06-01-2010 04:43 PM

Seems here in Idaho the tools would be covered if the vehicle is stolen. But not if they where only removed from it. Or something like that. Could make a difference in the claim.

I had a bunch of tools stolen from my pickup about 25 years ago but they left the pickup. Didn’t get a dime from the insurance.

Randy

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

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