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Gene Howe

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01-27-2014 07:37 PM

Went out to the shop this morning and found that all my tools had been stolen and replaced with exact duplicates.

-- 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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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 01-27-2014 07:42 PM

I am the culprit! I admit taking your tools bringing them all the way to Scotland and then in a fit of alternating concience, I returned them swiftly actually very swiftly just a few seconds before I took them in the first place. That’s why they call me speedy. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Gerry

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 08:04 PM

Gene,
You weren’t supposed to notice until the next project. Then nothing would work the same…...
Something about our tender age…..lol

PS. How you doin????

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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DeLayne Peck

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 08:05 PM

Early symtoms. Your dementia will progress. Next your shop will be filled with either beautiful parrots or glowing, electric frisbees flying in formation.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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casual1carpenter

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 08:16 PM

Wait till they start doing that with your projects, and leave / include small errors!

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rejo55

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#5 posted 01-27-2014 08:36 PM

Happens to me all the time. I figgered that at some time they would screw up and give me some decent tools, but, noooo.
Have a good’un
Joe

-- rejo55, East Texas

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Mark Davisson

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#6 posted 01-27-2014 08:53 PM

I hate it when that happens.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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Dave

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#7 posted 01-27-2014 09:25 PM

Nice.
Do you have a fever?
Are you drinking the cooking wine?
or did you fall down…...........

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DrDirt

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#8 posted 01-27-2014 09:38 PM

Yes but the replacements all needed to be sharpened….

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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boxcarmarty

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#9 posted 01-27-2014 09:58 PM

Sorry…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 01-27-2014 10:56 PM

DJ, It’s here already. Look at all the parrot feces all over the tools.

I know, Marty, but is was the best I had.

Mark, so do I. Next time, I’ll just ignore it.

Dave, None of the above, but the bottle of Glen Fiddich is empty. Why wasn’t that replaced?? Da*&n those stingy gremlins, anyway.

Joe, and Dr.Dirt, fire your gremlins. You can have mine.

Gerry, If I was any better, I’d have to get younger.

-- 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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Gerry

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#11 posted 01-28-2014 12:50 AM

Glen Fiddich? I’ll be right there…...

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 01-28-2014 03:32 AM

Sadly, the Fiddich is gone, as is the Glenmorangie. Gotta get stocked up.
There’s a nice bottle of Glenlivet in the cabinet, though.
The good stuff always goes first.

-- 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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oldnovice

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#13 posted 01-28-2014 03:49 AM

Gene, I hope that your insurance policy was also replaced with an exact duplicate!

If you want some good stuff the BevMo, Beverages and More, store in the bay area has some 40 year Glenfiddich for a mere $405.
And, Cosco now has some 40 year old Glenlivet single malt available under the Kirkland name.

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

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 01-28-2014 05:41 AM

This has never happened to me.
I don’t think….
I had better go check…

I did buy batteries once…
But they weren’t included!!!

Bought some used paint….
Came in the shape of a house!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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realcowtown_eric

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#15 posted 01-28-2014 06:15 AM

and then you noticed yer cel phone was blank…..

Nomophopia is I think the term for fearing loss of the cel phone!!!

Tools you can always replace, clients not so much so…

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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