|2208 forum posts|
I bought one of these when they were about a fiver.
I thought it may come in handy at the time and it looked kind of neat. I never used it though so I put it away somewhere “safe”. I’ve now decided it would come in handy to check the angle on some of my wood turning tools. Trouble is I’ve forgotten where “safe” is! Any ideas?
|John Rudd||28/12/2018 18:24:25|
|1365 forum posts|
My angle dangle thingy is in the
Edited By John Rudd on 28/12/2018 18:26:36
|Derek Lane||28/12/2018 18:27:58|
200 forum posts
And I bet that while looking for it you will find all manor of things that you forgot you had and will start playing with them and forget what you was looking for in the first place
|Martin W||28/12/2018 18:32:59|
|790 forum posts|
It will be in the very last place you think of looking. How about in an envelope/brown paper in a box in a drawer under the mill/lathe or cupboard on the wall.
|John C||28/12/2018 18:58:00|
|243 forum posts|
Top left drawer of your cabinet next to the box of stuff you put for safe keeping,
That's where I found my tiny precision square that I was convinced I had lent out and forgotten about!
|John Hinkley||28/12/2018 19:14:40|
749 forum posts
That's easy! Buy a new one and you'll find the original in no time. At least, that's what happened to me when I "stored" my thread gauge.
102 forum posts
Well, its always the last place you look - - - unless you go on looking after you have found it!
Should I leave now???
|1313 forum posts|
Try the freezer!
At least that’s where a friend found her specs after weeks of unsuccessful searching and buying a cheapo pair.
Edited By V8Eng on 28/12/2018 19:25:46
|Brian G||28/12/2018 19:52:52|
|557 forum posts|
Or try online. Click on the link, click on the picture, print and cut out...
|John Paton 1||28/12/2018 20:16:26|
|170 forum posts|
Glad you asked as i know exactly where it is. Its in your wife's jewelry box - you left it there when looking for an old diamond to true your grinder up with!
|pgk pgk||28/12/2018 21:00:25|
|1425 forum posts|
It may well be in that first drawer you looked in, just camouflaged..
|Mike E.||28/12/2018 21:37:53|
|191 forum posts|
If it were me, I would probably have put it where I keep my lathe centre gage tool for threading; because they look alike.
|2208 forum posts|
It’s funny you should say that, I put my keys in the fridge once!
|Mick B1||28/12/2018 22:20:39|
|1153 forum posts|
It may not be that you can't see it, just that you don't.
I've certainly had things that remained hidden in plain sight.
I've known people at work who could do that...
|Pete White||29/12/2018 10:24:03|
|53 forum posts|
Sorry can't help here.
Edit. this bit of the post disappeared when a tracking thing popped up. huuummmm ??
This is one bit of kit that I don't loose............to often. I do know that the angle thing has lasted out longer than who knows how many digital calipers and used as much as most of them. If it died, or hid itself, I would soon be out getting another.
Edit over. lol
Do people have a load of broken digital calipers lying around, that hinder finding the one that does work?
Edited By Pete White on 29/12/2018 10:28:30
Edited By Pete White on 29/12/2018 10:31:29
|Mick B1||29/12/2018 14:55:22|
|1153 forum posts|
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" (William Morris)
So no, not me.
I'll keep one whose fine precision is suspect (currently an old Aldi one) for rough work and to avoid exposing a good one to very dirty conditions, but as soon as it becomes untrustworthy for that, out it goes.
|Bill Phinn||29/12/2018 16:19:18|
|197 forum posts|
On a serious note, I suspect this forum's members typically have a much higher number of items that need to be kept track of than the average person not engaged in a tool-rich avocation of some kind.
A second point: beware of the well-intentioned impulse to "rationalise" your workshop and move things from where they've been for a long time into more logical or more convenient places. I've lost count of the number of times I've moved a couple of items from their accustomed places during a tidy-up and the items have from that point on effectively disappeared from the face of the earth. There is such a thing as being too organised.
|not done it yet||29/12/2018 16:33:58|
|3246 forum posts|
It should be with your HSS bits, ready for grinding a special cutter. I try to hang things like that on a hook, nail, screw, etc, if they are likely to get lost... then forget to look above eye level.
|Dave Halford||29/12/2018 17:07:59|
|439 forum posts|
I have a drawer for measuring stuff, another for drills, another for the mill stuff and another for the lathe stuff so when I loose stuff, it's where it should be, on the bench, or wherever you kicked it to just after it fell on the floor or in the swarf bin that you just took to the tip
|Mike Poole||29/12/2018 18:46:44|
2045 forum posts
Label a drawer “Safe Place” and put all the things that need a safe place in it. You could also have a secret drawer label.
Edited By Mike Poole on 29/12/2018 18:47:56
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