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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Before that 5 mm allen wrench.
    confessions of a former bike mechanic?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Would have to say the logical answer might be what tool(s) do you use the most rather than, yes, we all have "pet" tools, in that category my vintage Stanley 60-1/2 low angle plane would be my "pet".... but, the table saw, band saw and belt sander are the essentials. favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    confessions of a former bike mechanic?
    There’s a reason I hate Torx.

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    Leatherman. It's not a precision tool but I wear it everywhere 'cept airplanes and bed. My son gave me my first one when he worked at Fleet Farm in high school. I'm on my 4th belt sheath on the present one. When it's not precise enough you're reminded to get a real tool.

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    Fork
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    8" square tamper

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    pfffft









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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    free britney! i've always been a fan, what's she like anyway?

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    The mention of 'spatula' ( upthread ) reminded me of when my BIL showed up for my son's second birthday with a framed sketch his girlfriend had made of my son. When we asked him about his bandaged thumb, he said "the spatula broke" . . He had framed the sketch, and set the glazier's points with a spatula , which broke and sliced his thumb. . .

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    Yeah, it is too vague. Even defining the word 'favorite' is pretty hard. Tools I love using besides the knife; tablesaw, block plane, Festool vacuum sander, others that don't come to mind at the moment.

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    Sheez a gud sport, and duz the handsanding I dislike

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    This guy is new. Things may change with familiarity, but he has quickly risen to the top of my list. I've been wanting one for years, but the price scared me off. My only complaint is that I didn't buy one SOONER!!!

    It's built like a tank. It's heavy but comes with built-in wheels and handle. It gives me a reasonably solid base to hold my carpenter's vise so I can hammer a chisel into a lump of wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    confessions of a former bike mechanic?
    I just wanted that seat height right. And yeah, a tiny bikeshop in Mendocino right whn mtn bikes took off. I had no interest in them. Thought 1 3/8” or 35 mm rires were fat emough. My ignorance amazes me sometimes.
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    norma says i need half a mannequin to fondle while driving tractor.

    can't tell if serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    norma says i need half a mannequin to fondle while driving tractor.

    can't tell if serious.
    She knows idle hands are not good for you.

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    so is that a yes or a no on the doll

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    just for special occasions

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    Those Pionjars are super cool.

    My favorite tool is the little Lie-Nielsen bronze block plane that my late mother bought for me. It’s not the plane that I use the most as it doesn’t leave the shop and I usually work on job sites, but I think of her when I use it so it’s my favorite.

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    The things I've built with Pionjars feel like they'll be around for generations and longer. Coercing them to run well requires satisfying the old gods. Plus they let you blow things up.

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    This one. My Knipschield French Head Round knife for cutting leather. Unbelievably sharp and great to use.

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    Wizbang - you are funny!

    my favorite tool… ok my second favorite one.

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    ^^^

    Jay, that's a nice knife! How do you keep it sharp?

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    For hand work:

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    and for machine work:

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    A lump hammer!

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    No point in being subtle!

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    I have a 3 lb version - for when you just need to move something a very short distance. .

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    My bench. Gets used for every project. Building it got me through my second divorce psychologically and emotionally intact. I F$%@ing love it.

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    I'm in a less than ideal head space this morning. Posting in the Bilge is therapy. I want to post to this thread, but I feel motivated to state first that it would be on topic and not a drift, but it's a 'Jimmy story' with a couple of photos and, a story. I don't want to put off the readers of this thread with a pig in a python post, so the question, should I just make a new thread for my contribution, and let it die as it might on it's own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by offbelayknife View Post
    The things I've built with Pionjars feel like they'll be around for generations and longer. Coercing them to run well requires satisfying the old gods. Plus they let you blow things up.

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    I am impressed, how do you get tire shaped rocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    I'm in a less than ideal head space this morning. Posting in the Bilge is therapy. I want to post to this thread, but I feel motivated to state first that it would be on topic and not a drift, but it's a 'Jimmy story' with a couple of photos and, a story. I don't want to put off the readers of this thread with a pig in a python post, so the question, should I just make a new thread for my contribution, and let it die as it might on it's own?
    I can take it.

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    Go for it - maybe even use the word 'tool' somewhere so it is not really off topic





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