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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. scottser

    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    My father passed away before Christmas and I inherited his car. Nothing special, a 2010 Mazda 3. I cleared out the boot and found one of these in with some other tools. I've already used it to build a dog box and a garden bench.
     
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  2. charlie chitlin

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    Without a doubt.
    I can fix ANYTHING with Mr. Flamewrench. IMG_20210405_173458.jpg
     
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    1955 Doctor of Teleocity

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  4. boris bubbanov

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    I just finally, quit using these. These small Dewalt Lithium Ion tools are so small and amazing. Matching drill and impact driver. both using the same style battery, and I drill a hole, then go straight to inserting the screw. Assuming the wood is of constant density, there's almost no way you can go wrong with the little impact driver.

    The above tool will carry on, but just for making guitars.
     
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  5. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    That hook rule looks like a “pica pole” that people in newspaper composing rooms used decades ago.
     
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  6. getbent

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    great tool! I think of that set, my inability to give up has served me well.
     
  7. 2groggy

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    I have another form layout ruler with points, picas, and sixths of inches to design tractor fed documents. I spent some time in the business form printing industry.
     
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  8. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Poster Extraordinaire

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    Probably my Klein Lineman's pliers. Cuts cables, wires, strips insulation, hammers things that need to be hammered, deburs cut pipe, cores a apple, etc.

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  9. cyclopean

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    My leatherman wave. An editorial in make magazine called the multi tool “the wrong tool for every job”.

    I don’t carry a toolbox around with me, but you’d be amazed how useful a pair of pliers, a knife, and a screwdriver can be if they live in your pocket.
     
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  10. Dennyf

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    Mityvac. Brakes, clutches, power steering, cooling systems. Mityvac saved my bacon on all of these. Not a tool I need every day, but more than pays for itself every time I use it.
     
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  11. telemnemonics

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    I forgot about picas & such, grew up in a newspaper print shop as it went from lead type to photo offset.
     
  12. TwoBear

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    When I was a kid and starting in electric guitar and doing Time my grandma’s house (meaning my Pop was working far away) it was a choice of that type of Weller and one of the huge chisel tipped, About 12 inch long sticks- the type that we do solder blobs on chassis, and I think plumbers use. I’d fumble through it and just get it to work. I think I got pretty good through midlife as I got way better equipment. Now I’ve got to use a loop just to see anything and I think I work by feel half of the time.
     
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  13. TwoBear

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    Hey I hear you I built custom tour coaches for quite a bit of time throughout my life. Basically the same shop would close or have troubles and open up under different names, and I might bump into somebody who is there and tell me where the new shop was. We built the same way to centerlines-it carefully measured and laid out line that went all the way laterally down the ceiling down the back and the floor and then an opposite one in the middle. Everything was laid out to an adjustable staff That we move and pull our tape to. We make them in shop, out of a couple of pieces of hardwood about 8 inches wide by three-quarter and about 5 feet long that overlapped each other, Held together with large thumb screws and big fender washers so you could telescope it floor to ceiling.
     
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  14. Oakville Dave

    Oakville Dave Friend of Leo's

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    C91CBE88-22F5-4476-8E08-F3C636EE6974.jpeg I’m a reasonably large guy, 6’ and 230, XXL gloves, and my 20oz Estwing feels right. Here’s mine above, scars and all, I love it. It’s perfect for framing and demo - I’ve stripped an entire room of lath strips in very little time - and is a great weight for deck building. Plus I believe you can buy them in both a smooth or milled face. An unbeatable value and indispensable.
     
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    Pocket Drill Guide.

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  16. Mike_LA

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    This is a specialty wrench that I made for work.

    it is a mini-meataxe removal tool, after spraining my wrist on some of the super old equipment at Sony I built A few of them for the boys on my crew.
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    Especially helpful when the c clamp screw is bent

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    I like my homemade tools: fret bevel file, bridge jack, fret organizer, fret setter, high fret file, fret bender.

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  19. Sotakoira Musti

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    Some sort of puukko. A man can’t live without it. I have about 2 dozens of them, they seem to pile up when you’re in military.

    This is my current general use puukko:

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puukko
     
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  20. Califiddler

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