Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

Tool Box

Reply

Old 05-08-2008, 09:54 PM
  #1  
meaden
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
meaden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 626
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Tool Box

This doesn't really have much to do with RC but more with the fodder that collects in the shop.

I was helping my neighbors do some work around their house and their tool box had 4 hammers. All the same kind. At last count I had four limbs so I think at best I could only use two at the same time.

I took a count in my shop and I have six hammers, three regular, and three specialty. Then there is the drawer full of screw drivers. A drawer full of wrenches and sockets. A drawer full of pliers, cutters and specialty tools that I have two of.

Don't get me started on bucket loads of drill bits and hex wrenches I have. Various power tools, glues, paints, hardware and left over balsa.

Where dose it all come from? For my part, some I bought, some were passed on to me, and some (believe it or not) I found.

Can anyone tell me how I wound up with six shovels?










meaden is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 06:10 AM
  #2  
Flying freak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: granby, QC, CANADA
Posts: 1,407
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box


ORIGINAL: meaden


Can anyone tell me how I wound up with six shovels?


You couldn't find the first 5 so went out and bought #6?
Flying freak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 06:23 AM
  #3  
meaden
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
meaden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 626
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box

lol, I know I bought one. The rest just kinda showed up like stray animals.
meaden is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 06:57 AM
  #4  
Gauch
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 32
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box

Now I know where my shovel is!
Gauch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 10:16 AM
  #5  
mclina
 
mclina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Westford, MA
Posts: 1,809
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box

Once, I needed a new hacksaw. I could clearly remember that I needed a hacksaw a few months previous, but I couldn't find one anywhere, and assumed that I never bought one. I bought a new hacksaw, used it, and put it in my toolbox. The next time I opened my toolbox, there were two hacksaws sitting right on top of everything.

Nobody else uses my tools, so I have to assume that hacksaws have some way of reproducing.

Now, fingernail clippers are exactly the opposite. I must have bought 20 fingernail clippers over the past decade, and if I don't keep one hidden in my guitar case, I can never find one. Last time I bought four at once, put one in my guitar case, and gave one to each of the kids. Anybody want to bet that I'll be buying more within a year? I haven't lived with my parents for over 20 years now, but I could walk into their house and find their nail clippers in 5 seconds. What's with that?
mclina is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 10:57 AM
  #6  
spiral_72
Senior Member
 
spiral_72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesnee, SC
Posts: 511
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box

Man! Nail clippers, ain't that the truth!!!!
spiral_72 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 02:56 PM
  #7  
KW_Counter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Lake County, CA
Posts: 1,555
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box

Six shovels are manadotry in a good work shop to remove all the BS that friends leave behind.
KW_Counter
KW_Counter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 03:16 PM
  #8  
meaden
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
meaden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 626
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box

So socks, nail clippers and tools replicate and disappear spontaneously?

Maybe I should throw a couple of bucks in my tool box and see what happens...

meaden is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 03:52 PM
  #9  
aimmaintenance
Senior Member
 
aimmaintenance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Montpelier, OH
Posts: 693
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box

How many sets of the little hobby screwdrivers do you have? Once family and friends know your in this hobby they all buy you a set for Christmas. I'll bet I have at least 4 sets

I'm a contractor and have 2 vehicles so I have at least 2 of everything. So why is it that I never have the tool I want because both are in the OTHER vehicle thats not on the job today.
aimmaintenance is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2008, 07:21 AM
  #10  
BillyGoat
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: -, MT
Posts: 680
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box


ORIGINAL: aimmaintenance

I'm a contractor and have 2 vehicles so I have at least 2 of everything. So why is it that I never have the tool I want because both are in the OTHER vehicle thats not on the job today.
Amen to that brother but my problem isn't two vehicles. Just about everything on the truck is duplicated in the shop, so how do the truck tools keep showing up in the shop?
BillyGoat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2008, 10:34 PM
  #11  
chashint
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rowlett, TX
Posts: 1,309
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box

LOL I feel your pain just bought myself new nail clippers last week, I hid them in my pickup console, but I don't have much confidence that they are safe there either.
chashint is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 08:42 AM
  #12  
PoormansACE
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Posts: 31
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Tool Box

ROAD FIND! thats how! my dad can spot a tool handtool in a ditch at 75+ MPH! and not just the big stuff either, even sockets. AND he remembers it! I was teasing him this morning about it. He cant remember any of his kids birth dates (mm/dd/yy), but ask him about the last 4 sockets hes found, he'll rattle off size, drive, make & location found! He told me not to feel bad about it though, cause he cant remember where he put the damned socket anyways!
PoormansACE is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service