|Grizzly bear||28/06/2020 17:16:03|
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|46 forum posts|
Boy, you've been around tools for a while, just like me! And, I still keep buying them !!
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Strange you described every tool perfectly. .
|larry phelan 1||28/06/2020 19:20:44|
|867 forum posts|
Have found all of those uses for them, plus a few more !!
|Dave Halford||28/06/2020 19:21:23|
|1019 forum posts|
you've done this before haven't you.
|Steve Neighbour||28/06/2020 20:30:48|
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You forgot the 'Gremlin' although not strictly a 'tool' - every model engineer has at least one lurking somewhere in his workshop
(Gremlinus Painius) - a very small near invisible creature that steals items of any size and shape, but have a special appetite for tools that you have just used and put down, they cleverly hide them in obscure places that will take you hours, days or even weeks to find - if ever !!
Sometimes they use a mystical power to make to go on certain well known web selling sites and buy the lost item they have hidden, only to place it in full view when the new one arrives.
Edited By Steve Neighbour on 28/06/2020 20:32:19
|Mike Poole||28/06/2020 21:42:51|
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The bench grinder is excellent at removing bits of finger, although it is remarkably painless initially, it soon bleeds and is very sore, unfortunately no skin is left to make a repair.
The cup wire brush in a pistol drill likes to wrap itself in your pullover which it winds as tightly as possible before stopping, you will probably have a reminder of the event for a few days, anyone who witnessed the event may ask how you are when they stop laughing.
Edited By Mike Poole on 28/06/2020 21:48:16
|Nigel Graham 2||28/06/2020 21:47:10|
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Oh yes, I think we've all been there and done that at least with some of those things!
I used to know a rather eccentric character - long since transferred to a rather higher Link - for whom the tool-set for servicing and running a hefty 7-1/4 inch g. 0-4-2 tender loco was a 2lb hammer, a big pair of heavily-serrated pliers and for the more delicate tasks, a well-worn old adjustable spanner.
The pliers of course for gripping brass union-nuts that were nearly cylindrical thanks to someone habitually using a big pair of heavily-serrated pliers on them. Plus an oil-can with a powerful pump suitable for what the rest of us called the 'aim-and-squirt' technique, which least ensured the steaming-bays and oil-company dividends did not go rusty.
Despite (or because of?) this loving care and attention the locomotive actually ran well, though driving it from a seat on the tender on a raised track was, well, an experience.
Gremlins hiding things>
One tricky calculation in a model-engineering problem. Calculator... where are you calculator? Nowhere. Slide-rule...? Equally evasive. Large sigh, an earthy word or two and out with the logarithm tables. Next day I bought a new scientific calculator, surprised to find calculators following an inverse-dimension rule compared with other small electronics; i.e., growing larger as phones etc. grew smaller. Three weeks later I opened a drawer and there was the missing sums-box I knew I had not put there.
My conclusion? In keeping with the Age of Enlightenment I blamed not supernatural beings but Physics. Specifically, tiny Black Holes that are too small to sustain themselves for long, and eventually fade away (can something invisible because it prevents light escaping, fade away?), thereby dropping all the matter they have swallowed, in random locations.
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Been there, done it, got the Tee shirt/s. there's another tool that should be included on that list.. A prick / centre punch... used by the prick that can never get the centre pop to mark out the intersection of two lines, always seem to end up being off set at any point of the compass enough to make it annoying & having to 'tap' it back, usually ending up the other way.
|larry phelan 1||29/06/2020 19:42:30|
|867 forum posts|
Oh happy days !!!
|Mark Gould 1||02/07/2020 11:45:18|
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Funniest thing I’ve read in weeks!
|Grizzly bear||02/07/2020 18:30:01|
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Thanks to everyone for the feedback.
It was sent to me with some other jokes.
Reading it ,I had tears running down my face.
It was too good not to share.
|james rumble||02/07/2020 18:33:46|
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Yep, that’s all very true
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