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Forum topic by Holbs posted 05-05-2014 10:28 PM 1561 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Holbs

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05-05-2014 10:28 PM

I bought a bosch colt router 6 months ago new from amazon, along with the rockler ellipse jig won at a auction for $5. I KNOW I had them in my possession. But after all the 2 car garage remodel and shelving and fliptop work stations… moving stuff around here and there, they have magically disappeared! I have tossed out alot of stuff (when you buy a lot number at an auction, you get un-needed items) and I had to lessen my amount of wood pieces (I think I was near-hording status). But I think I would of noticed a router & power cord along with a 3’ tall box with rockler picture on the front. How aggravating. It will be my life long duty, to find these items to appease that little thorn in my side.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter


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jmartel

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#1 posted 05-05-2014 10:32 PM

I typically lose hardware, mostly stuff I don’t normally keep on hand, buy more, and then find the lost ones after I’ve already used the new hardware. Can’t say I’ve lost a power tool.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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lateralus819

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 10:33 PM

Stop looking, THEN you will find it. I hate that. I’m very OCD when i lose stuff, i will look for HOURS until i find it. Even then i won’t find it, until I’m not looking for it and voila! There it is!

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kdc68

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#3 posted 05-05-2014 10:39 PM

Try looking in between the couch cushions….seems like everything ends up there…

Sorry for my attempt at humor….I usually follow the method that lateralus posted….stop looking and they will magically appear

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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PaulDoug

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#4 posted 05-05-2014 10:42 PM

Almost as bad, my son lost a radial arm saw I had given him. He was is in the service, so has moved a lot. Sometimes he bought things to my place to store for him, so he thought maybe I had it. No, we wondered about it for like 6 or 7 years. I thought he either had given it to a buddy or left it in some storage unit. A couple months ago I was talking to my brother, and I mentioned this lost saw. My son and I had just discussed it again before I saw my brother. My brother started laughing. He said it was in his garage, he had bought it at least 7 years ago from my son! My son and I had completely forgotten. I was the one that delivered it to my brother.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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natenaaron

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#5 posted 05-05-2014 10:49 PM

Saturday I was standing at my metal lathe. I changed the cutter to a different slot. Set the wrench down and DID NOT LEAVE THE LATHE. I still can’t find that damn wrench.

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Dallas

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#6 posted 05-05-2014 10:55 PM

kdc68: they might hide in the dryer also, just like that sock that hides from all people looking for it.

I lost some chisels awhile back that that were suppose to be delivered the day before by UPS.

I was getting angry about T.J. (our UPS guy), not stopping by.

The wife informed me it had come the day before and I signed for it. UPS even had a jpg of my signature on the reply to my question.

I seem to remember them coming here, I just can’t seem to find the chisels.

T.J. even took me through his old Oshkosh truck to show me nothing left over.

I’m not getting too old am I?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Woodmaster1

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#7 posted 05-05-2014 11:06 PM

If I can’t find a hand or drill bit in 30 min. A replacement is purchased at the hardware. I have a few doubles and triples.

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TerryDowning

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#8 posted 05-05-2014 11:13 PM

I lost several items in my last move 4 yrs ago. To this day I’m still running into “I know I had this”. I was not as active in my shop then as I have been since moving hence discovering lost/missing items.

-- - Terry

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 05-05-2014 11:30 PM

Check your pockets.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Bogeyguy

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#10 posted 05-05-2014 11:31 PM

Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most. Really. :)

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 05-05-2014 11:36 PM

Losing something in a 3’ radius of where I’m working and never moving makes me want to punch a baby.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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TheDane

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#12 posted 05-05-2014 11:42 PM

I lost a 7 1/2” circular saw a couple of years ago. I had it at the old old house, but it never showed up here at the new old house … until about a year after we moved. Somebody had shoved it into a storage bin marked ‘Garden Tools’. My wife and I are still arguing about which of us pulled that little stunt.

-- 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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Holbs

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#13 posted 05-05-2014 11:44 PM

ah thank you, Fridge. You nailed it on the head for me :) I KNOW I have touched both items as I remember them being in my hands (ooo… how pretty and how I have plans for you and not too shabby for $5, etc). Although, I did move power tools from garage to 2nd floor spare bedroom (my ManRoom of stuff) while I was remodeling the garage. It should of all been in the same pile with my bosch 1617, freud 2200, microfence, etc. It’s as if… some elf snuck in the room and took the smallest router and oval sign jig for santa back to the north pole because I guess I was naughty last year after all.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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lateralus819

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#14 posted 05-05-2014 11:45 PM

Heres an example of “forget it and it will come”. I was just out in the shop cleaning, had a few piles ready to be picked up. I knew i literally just had the dust pan, but couldn’t find it. I got distracted on cleaning a saw up. Went to go to the front door, and there it is, sitting on the floor. Hmmmm, odd how that works isn’t it?

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dawsonbob

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#15 posted 05-05-2014 11:46 PM

“Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most. Really. :)”

There must be a big bin of them somewhere: mine’s missing, too.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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