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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2020, 11:40 PM »
I bought a spare Bosch dust extractor hose a couple of years ago and stashed it away.  I've looked for it several times since, no dice.  Finally a few days ago I found it stuffed into an extra systainer that I had stashed right beside my bench.  Doh!


I too misplace tape measures and have a habit of leaving them here and there so they are always at hand.  A few years ago, Stanley had a Home Depot promotion with hats and tape measures for $15-20 each.  In late January Home Depot still had half of them left, so the local store put them on sale for $1 each.  I bought seven or eight, and I'm sure I've used them all.


Offline RJNeal

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2020, 12:11 AM »
Like I always ( at least when I’m looking for something) a day is not complete unless you are looking for something.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2020, 08:11 AM »
Same issue with cheaters. I must have 5 pair of cheater glasses around the house and shops, plus a pair in each truck.
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Offline mike_aa

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2020, 12:52 PM »
Missing pieces and accessories are one reason that Systainers that hold the tool and all attachments are great! Or an add on accessory Sys that attaches to the tool Sys. 

Then be sure to put the stuff back in the Systainer when you are done.

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OK, you are right  @SRSemenza  or should I call you Mr. Organized!   [not worthy]    [big grin] 

The first place I looked was the systainer with the tool.  Now, if only I had remembered to put it in there when I bought it!    [doh]

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Offline gunnyr

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2020, 02:17 PM »
We've been missing a serving spoon.   This afternoon my wife was working out in the raised flower beds.  We are no longer missing the serving spoon....... [cool]
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2020, 03:18 PM »
We've been missing a serving spoon.   This afternoon my wife was working out in the raised flower beds.  We are no longer missing the serving spoon....... [cool]

Thats the perfekt opportunity to get a gift to her like this: (and she’ll understand your tool fascination  [big grin])
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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2020, 05:23 PM »
I have had the opposite happen to me. Everytime i rearrange the shop  lose things and cant find the. Evenafter I bought a label machine.

That is my biggest problem, too!
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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2020, 06:53 PM »
I have had the opposite happen to me. Everytime i rearrange the shop  lose things and cant find the. Evenafter I bought a label machine.

So what you are saying is you lost your label machine.    [tongue]

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2020, 10:57 PM »
think I need bigger labels and not to forget to relabel contents after I move stuff around

Offline dwillis

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2020, 04:53 PM »
My most commonly replicated tool are Vice Grips. Every time I've moved, and I've had to move a lot for my career, if I can't find a pair of Vice Grips, I go buy another pair. Then, about eight years ago I was in one place long enough to unpack and organize my workshop, and discovered half a dozen pairs.  [unsure]

At that last unpacking I invested in a large supply of The Container Store clear plastic bins. Now, even though I'm without a shop right now, I can see what I have in the bins. So no more Vice Grips for me.
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2020, 08:09 PM »
At that last unpacking I invested in a large supply of The Container Store clear plastic bins. Now, even though I'm without a shop right now, I can see what I have on in one of the bins. So no more Vice Grips for me.

I too started with clear plastic bins years ago - a revelation to a organized and messy head with too much going on. Bike stuff, boat stuff, car stuff, electronic stuff, trailer stuff, photo stuff, hobby stuff, cleaning stuff ..and the list goes on and on. Now I at least know where to start. Now only waiting till my next move for clear card board boxes [blink]  [big grin]
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Offline JDB

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2020, 01:57 PM »
My aussiedoodle is a thief. While working under motor home I brought two sizes of sockets to work on the step. Of course the first one I knew was gonna be the wrong size, yep it sure was. rolled over to grab the other socket. WTF, DILLON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2020, 09:38 AM »
safety glasses.

not much of a problem becuse a lot of work is done on the lathe with goggles, but i have 5 or 6 pares in the shop and can't find 1
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Offline kmickey

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2020, 12:01 PM »
At that last unpacking I invested in a large supply of The Container Store clear plastic bins. Now, even though I'm without a shop right now, I can see what I have on in one of the bins. So no more Vice Grips for me.

I too started with clear plastic bins years ago - a revelation to a organized and messy head with too much going on. Bike stuff, boat stuff, car stuff, electronic stuff, trailer stuff, photo stuff, hobby stuff, cleaning stuff ..and the list goes on and on. Now I at least know where to start. Now only waiting till my next move for clear card board boxes [blink]  [big grin]

My handwriting is appalling, so my P-Touch + clear plastic bins has been life changing. I use it on Systainers as well, so I can see what’s in them from angles other than the front.

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Shop finds
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2020, 08:25 PM »
Inter-dimensional tools are a thing.  I've come to that conclusion many times.

I find one of the bad offenders are tools like levels, since you have a habit of setting them on something and leaving it there, and forgetting it. say on top of something above your head. Levels with magnets are bad too.  I've had many a small level disapear for weeks just to re-appear on the side of a metal electrical box.
One thing about buying lots of tape measures, pencils, pens, sharpies is while you think it means you will have one handy, it just means you leave them in one spot because to know you have one in another spot where you are going. Works good until you forget and take one with you, now there are 2 at the other location and so on and so forth this gets worse. Now you have no tape measures/pencils/sharpies but in one place there is a pile of 5 tapes, 3 pencils and 14 sharpies that have dried out with the cap off because you just set it down for a second.

For tools, this gets to the heart of Systainers, all the bits and bobs in one box including spares, or tools needed for the tools.  For non-festool stuff I put everything in systainers and stock each one with the tools it needs, so if it needs some other thing like a screw driver or a wrench, I buy one and put it in there with it. No more tearing the play apart to find the spanner for an angle grinder or a wrench for a router, every tool gets the stuff it needs in a systainer.



This story is too funny. It reminds me of when I worked I’d an agricultural supply store. The owners that worked there were like the Odd Couple. Oscar and Felix.
Oscar great with people lousy with paper work. Félix lousy with people but great on books.
The old days of paper invoices, in the warehouse was a counter with invoices and a box of pens.  Félix would write some tags up taking a tag and pen from the box. When he finished writing tags he would return to his desk grabbing the recent tags and take his pen with him. Worked on the tags then throw his pen into his center desk drawer.
Eventually the box of pens would run dry, and I would take the MT box to his desk to refill it.
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