question: while in the shop, what are you most notorious for losing?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by plastercaster74, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. GoodCleanFun

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    pencils. pencils. pencils.

    And those little drill bits you use for things like tuner screws, the bits like 1.5mm, 2mm etc. I think the floor must be hoarding them.
     
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    Oh thank God! I thought it was just me who's ADD, anal , and suffering from borderline dementia.:D I knew there was a reason I wasdrawn to this forum. Mine is screwdrivers. not just screwdriver bits, whole screwdrivers. Sometimes whole sets of screwdrivers, along with needle nose pliers and those pink erasers I use for sanding blocks.
     
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    Pencils, tape, rulers, calipers, I'm always going "where the $#@^% did I put that ^%$#@* thing?"
     
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    Creative drive. Sometimes I wish I was building replicas.
     
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    My router's plastic base. Now looks like it's gone forever

    i've came across similar thread on Other Forum. one guy lost his build, other one lost drill press.
     
  7. Crafty Fox

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    Me too!!!
     
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    Moved to Florida and lost my whole shop :(
     
  9. Jupiter

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    Whatever I was just using. Well, haven't lost the drill press yet, but anything else is fair game.
     
  10. nosmo

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    Pretty much anything that hits the floor.

    I'm going to sweep up one day.




    Really!
     
  11. crazygtr

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    I always look for my safety glasses for a while before realizing I have them on top of my head.
     
  12. lothar34

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    I've been going through this Beavis & Butthead-esque "Fire!" stage but my torch & propane canister vanish from the face of the planet shortly after each project & I end up at HD shelling out another $15 a EVERY time.
     
  13. BartS

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    Any tool that isn't firmly bolted to the ground.
     
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    Screw drivers and my glasses
     
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    I actually spent 5 days looking for some MOP dots that I had just used a few days before. Searched everywhere - on the work bench, on the floor, around all the tools.... Finally found them in the container with all my other inlay stuff :eek: Don't know why I didn't look there first. That's what I get for putting something away :rolleyes:
     
  16. Jupiter

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    I spent an hour looking for a screw that I had JUST PUT DOWN on the bench in front of me. I pawed through everything on the bench top, I looked on the ground, under the guitar I was working on, behind the bench, on the drill press, in the toilet--I was goin nuts.

    I finally found it stuck to the polepieces of the guitar that was lying face down on the bench--so of course, when I had picked up the guitar to look under it, it wasn't there.
     
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    I've lost some beautiful pieces of wood, and only found some highly figured scraps, sawdust and other bits of kindling in their place. ;)
     
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    ....myself......
     
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    Well, I would say money. :rolleyes:
     
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