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Your favorite tool in your tool box/shed/bag etc

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by getbent, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Stubee

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    My tool bag is not in my truck today but it would be my light framing hammer, then my carpenters helper little pry bar and lastly my combination square. I think I use those the most & won’t call a carpenter pencil or my measuring tape a “tool”.
     
  2. Blue Bill

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    This week its my old bow-wrench. A time-saver for straightening deck boards:
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    Either that or my Telecaster bottle opener:
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  3. richa

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    Bosch 10v cordless drill. It has lasted far beyond expectations and punches far above it's weight. Can't remember when I've been so suprised by a tool.
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    My Vaughan 20 Oz. ripping hammer. My buddy gave me the head, years ago, after he broke the handle doing something a hammer isn't supposed to do. I put another handle on it around 30 years ago and it needs another, now. I use it for everything from brads to big stuff.
     
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    The one on top has my old Weller in it and is also clamping the finished piece of wood with the little vice on it. The one underneath horizontally is clamping A piece of stock to the side of the box organizer, holding up the table top as the legs underneath are starting to bow. That whole table top would have collapsed the legs without it. Long live Jorgensen clamps or Jorgies! And their cheaper counterparts!
    image.jpg EDIT— so that’s where that bud box with the big red knob is!!! Man I’ve been looking for that, it’s the speed control for my Leslie, The flash from the picture lit it up, thank you!
     
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  7. TwoBear

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  8. TwoBear

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    Used to build custom Tour coaches. Had the older industrial Kreg jig’s, with more metal, used them constantly for fleshing out cabinets.
     
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  9. TwoBear

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    I Of course am teasing, but I think you could’ve got off cheaper calling them and they would’ve brought out an electric scissor jack, if you had an appropriate entryway downstairs. It brought back memories of changing out the fluorescent tube lights at the shop where we built custom tour coaches. I would make a base like that and someone would crank me up as high as the forklift would go, And I would have an A frame set on top of that because the forklift had topped off. You got a put some trust in the guy on the lift. The maintenance sweeper kid was too scared so I would do it to let him off the hook.
     
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  10. El Marin

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    Estwings also came to Spain... I am Geologist, so, here is my tool

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    How else do you hold a sledge?
     
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    That’s what I’m talking about, almost looks like a brick hammer with a point
     
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    Spyderco keychain knife. I use it many times a day, everyday.

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    How long would it take someone to tunnel out of Shawshank with one of those?
     
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    I think it's an upholstery tack lifter. Is it curved in side view?
    Like this one, but much nicer.

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    My best loved tool is this folding boxwood 2ft rule. It was my cabinet making grandfather's and like all his tools has his name stamped on it. I'd guess it's around 80+ years old and after he died in 1958 it was always in my dad's top pocket whenever he was woodworking. It was the one tool of theirs that my mother wanted to keep after my dad died in 1999 and when she died a few years ago my sister found it in mum's sewing box and I look after it now.

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  16. Fretting out

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    That’s a nice connection to have, my grandfather died around the time I was 12, one of the few things I have of his as a reminder is a pair of safety glasses, his everyday glasses looked like these too

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    Naturally I don’t actually use them
     
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    6" steel rule
     
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    No, the end of mine is flat.
     
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  19. micpoc

    micpoc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I’m not the tool hound most of you guys are, but I picked up a vix bit recently that makes drilling straight pickguard screws a snap, which is particularly handy if one does not have access to a drill press.

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  20. WingedWords

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    Perhaps it's a well used tack lifter that's been bent straight with much use??

    No, I'm out of ideas, but I guess it's something like that.
     
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