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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 20, 2018.
Is this a variation on 'better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it'?
This thread had me hooting with laughter earlier today. Such gleeful delight in tools and what they represent to their owner.
Bet none of you have got grozing pliers in yer toolbox?
There are different names for different pliers? I am such a beginner in the world of tools.
You mean you've managed to resist the ergonomic lust up until fairly recently
I really wanted to tick (in the poll) that my toolbox was beautifully organised and my pride and joy . . . but it's not.
My shed tools are better organised and easy to find. My power tools cupboard, bits and bobs drawer, tool bucket (yes, i have a large bucket for large tools: various hand saws, large adjustable wrenches etc., and the many boxes of screws, nails, rawl plugs etc) and small gardening tools dumping ground is a bit disorganised. But everything has its place and I mostly know where to find things when I need them. I have a claw hammer in every room . . . only joking, I have 4 claw hammers in the tool bucket . . .you can never have enough claw hammers!!
The only tool I'm knowingly missing is this, and it would be very handy at work in the future
And I thought my dry acerbic wit was recognised by all!
I always used to enjoy telling the kids in the DT lessons that the correct name for a particular tool in the set was a 'ba5tard file'.
One parent complained that it was coarse but I told her that it was technically one cut finer than a coarse file but not as smooth as a second-cut file.
It is but your version has too many words for us guttersnipes.
I use small ones for making traces when I try to make them tidy looking.
He's a mere youngster yet.
Is that the same as a ******* rasp? In woodwork (what it was called before D&T) we used to love shouting across the workshop "Pass me that b@astard rasp"!
I have 3 of them in my cellar of different sizes and one in the shed lol///
I used to love my tool sets but when I moved to China I had to get rid of most of the stuff. There doesn't seem to be diy stores here and frankly it's much easier and cheaper to pay for someone to buy whatever it is you need replacing and to install it for you. May ship over a small basic tool bag of things (needs to be small as we live in a flat) when I come back in the summer and sort the last of my stuff out. Can't keep any of the electric things as the plugs are different.
Can't you get adaptors?
Should be possible.
I'm lost now.
Get you with your 4 pairs of grozing pliers
Yes. In my Dad's old tobacco tins. Over the years, I've had an assortment of cars and motorbikes, so over the last thirty six years I've accumulated a large 'collection' of parts, tools, and other 'useful bits' distributed among the old tobacco tins, tea chests, old tool boxes, you name it. Leaning up in a corner are the silencers for a Jawa I used for commuting, back in the Eighties. I've found things that I don't remember acquiring, belonging to vehicles we've never owned. I might as well 'come clean' and admit that I've got my father's old tool box, and his collection of bits and pieces that date back to the middle of the last century! If anyone needs a set of magneto spanners, I'm your man.
Very interesting video, Vince. Have you noticed that if you stare at it for a long time you eventually start to see power tools.
Also got a set, rarely used.