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Forum topic by Robertd posted 01-15-2013 05:05 PM 971 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2013 05:05 PM

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I swear I either have a comical poltergies or a gremlin in my shop. Crap keeps disappearing. First it was my tool for adjusting my Incra miter gauge, then I lost my Kreg Push stick. Yesterday my dust pan disappeared. I have torn my shop apart for everyone that went missing. I don’t get it.

Bob D

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 05:07 PM

That same spirit must be in my shop too. :))

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 05:09 PM

There are about five items from my shop, including my best hammer and my Incra Template Guide, that have completely vanished. I vaguely recall using them outside my shop somewhere, but I cannot recall what might have become of everything. It’s really frustrating.

-- jay,

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 05:09 PM

Someone keeps stealing my stuff and putting it right where I left it!
Freakin’ ghosts!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 05:12 PM

It has to be there somewhere…gremlins do not usually like to be around sawdust.
You could also tie a piece of string to every tool and handg it from the ceiling
I have a place for every tool to be stored when not in use and make a point of always putting it back there when I finish using it…especially helpful for me to create those storage spaces near the area where they are mostly used.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 05:16 PM

My Gremlin is my ten year old grandson who thinks all my tools are his. Whenever I can’t find a tool, I just check his clothes dresser/tool box and there it usually is. I think if this boy could get my power tools into his room that is where my shop would be. Good luck on finding your lost tools.

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 05:18 PM

I’m retired and I put everything away every nite to drive the car in. Of course I don’t get much done.

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Bill White

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#7 posted 01-15-2013 05:22 PM

I keep findin’ all the tools you guys leave around. Don’t know what I’m gonna do.
Signin’ off as THE GREMLIN. :)


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#8 posted 01-15-2013 05:30 PM

About 15 years ago I helped my boss open a brand new shop. We had to hire a completely new staff—which is not easy to do all at once, I might add.

Funny thing is that tools began disappearing almost right away. The new shop ladder lasted about three days before it disappeared without a trace. Every week it was something else.

All that instantly stopped on the day that we instituted mandatory company-wide drug testing.
What a starnge coincidence, that was…

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#9 posted 01-15-2013 05:52 PM

Get the Ghost Hunters on the case!!

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#10 posted 01-15-2013 07:15 PM

I could have trained a Beaver to gnaw out a Rhode Island Secretary in the time I have spent looking for “stuff.”

-- Jerry

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#11 posted 01-15-2013 07:18 PM

Dad taught me that if you put it back where you picked it up from it will always be where you expect it to be. My beautiful wife never learned that lesson.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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#12 posted 01-15-2013 07:23 PM

I remember once I couldn’t find my pencil. I said out loud to myself “Where the hell did I put that pencil”. My wife who happened to be down cellar replied. “You mean the one on your ear.” I now mutter to myself instead.

-- Joe from Western Ma.... Peace to all

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#13 posted 01-15-2013 07:27 PM

If you could only train gremlins to take the sawdust

Pencil and tape measure have legs, I’m fairly convinced

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 01-15-2013 08:01 PM

Took two clamps out to the yard for clamping boards to a sawbuck. picked up tools after the job could not find one clamp. Still looking 6 mo later. Placed pocket knife on table after wrapping presents, now missing over 1 mo.Have looked everywhere possible. Can’t imagine how I lost an orange clamp and a bright blue handled knife. They got lost before they got back to their usual place where I keep them. I am the kind of guy that knows where I put something 2 years later, but that didn’t help and it bother’s the hell out of me.

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#15 posted 01-15-2013 08:15 PM

Do you have any ravens in the neighborhood that have access to your shop? I know a dust pan is large but so are some ravens.

The last time my dustpan disappeared I found it when I dumped my trash can and I still haven’t figured out who would throw it away!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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