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Jack Lewis

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01-13-2018 10:51 PM

DOES anyone know where I put my hot melt glue gun?

-- "Now we are getting no where, thanks to me"

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#1 posted 01-13-2018 10:52 PM

Look in your wife’s craft room.

PS: While you are in there, you may find some other things you didn’t know you were missing.

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#2 posted 01-14-2018 01:49 AM

LOL ,just today Im looking for something that I just used and looked everywhere.
Im leaning on my saw with both arms in exasperation and right in front of me is what im looking for.

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#3 posted 01-14-2018 01:50 AM

Check in your left hand. It’s the one on your left.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#4 posted 01-14-2018 02:36 AM

Probably next to the tape measure, wherever that is.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 01-14-2018 02:45 AM

I think it is with that pencil that is always hiding…

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#6 posted 01-14-2018 02:53 AM

Or you could purchase another one and later discover where you placed the other two. I recently realized I own three brad nail guns. Good grief.

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#7 posted 01-14-2018 03:18 AM

One thing is for sure, you will find it in the last place you look!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#8 posted 01-14-2018 03:26 AM

Yup, I have it. :}

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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#9 posted 01-16-2018 03:14 AM

Reminds me of the standard opening joke from Scott Hollingsworth, the guy who hosted the local Magic Island dinner and a show restaurant in Houston.

“If you lost a roll of $100 bills wrapped in a rubber band…......

We found your rubber band!”

Maybe not much of a comedian, but he could do some serious sleight of hand at an up close table.

Hopefully that helps you find your glue gun.


-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#10 posted 01-16-2018 06:03 AM

You know, it’s easy to joke around about this topic…but I’d like to have all the time I have spent repeatedly looking for some “item” that is chronically gone, but I know I own. Got so tired of wasting so much time on those stupid same things that are perpetually gone I made a special “disappearing item shelf” and make sure I place the constantly gone thing, whatever it is, back there when I am done. What’s amazing is that some of this stuff is not all that small….packing tape dispenser, good Fiskar scissors, hot melt glue gun {gee!!! you too??}, scratch awl, small chainsaw file, Arrow T-50 stapler and staples, cigar cutter and lighter, favorite adjustable wrench, funnel {of any kind}, 550 para-chord…..some of these things got so bad I actually painted them blaze orange to help find them…also, another thing that works good is to stick a few small pieces of reflective tape on something. When it is lost in the shop I turn out the lights and shine a flash light!!!! Actually works pretty good. Sad thing is, my current shop is not that large or in a state of disarray!!!

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#11 posted 01-16-2018 06:14 AM

this is why I had to start using really bright pencils. Those standard yellow ones look just like saw dust. I also can never find my tape measures or combination squares. Which is why I have multiples sitting around. @msinc those are some great ideas.

I like the reflective tape idea. I got home from work one day and my wife was crying because the diamond fell out of her ring. She was distraught after looking for it hours on end. I had a similar epiphany, grabbed a flashlight and turned out the lights. Within a minute I saw it gleaming from under the dresser!

-- ~Walker

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#12 posted 01-16-2018 12:34 PM

You set it up on top of something to cool and it fell off behind…

-- ...Specialization is for insects.

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#13 posted 01-22-2018 10:24 PM

DOES anyone know where I put my hot melt glue gun?

- Jack Lewis

UPDATE: Who ever used it and brought it back, THANKS
But why return it to someplace that I would NEVER use hot melt glue for any purpose?
I would sell the darn thing now except I would lose the other one if I did.

-- "Now we are getting no where, thanks to me"

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#14 posted 01-22-2018 11:08 PM

DOES anyone know where I put my hot melt glue gun?

- Jack Lewis

Keep buying new ones until they are everywhere.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#15 posted 01-22-2018 11:22 PM

Keep buying new ones until they are everywhere.

That’s what I did with tape measures!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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