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    Always using it as a screwdriver, a chisel or paint scraper and having to resharpen it?
    Sheesh!

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    why are you planning to cut things with your chiscraperdriver?
    What color are their hands now?

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    Usually my fingers...

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    Occassionally put a nice edge on the every day carry. Never to be used for any base task. Usually lasts a couple of months. Then a package, then wire, then a paint can, then it’s a butter knife.

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    I was digging with my cane knife yesterday.
    And there was that time I used it as a feeler gauge to set the chipper blades..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Occassionally put a nice edge on the every day carry. Never to be used for any base task. Usually lasts a couple of months. Then a package, then wire, then a paint can, then it’s a butter knife.
    Paint can? That is what paring chisels are for.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Always using it as a screwdriver, a chisel or paint scraper and having to resharpen it?
    Sheesh!
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    i need a pair of floating vice grips

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    Of course a hammer isn't a drill.

    But there are situations where a hammer can be a good screw driver.
    Speak softly and carry a mouthful of marbles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    I have used a hammer and nail or awl to make holes many times.

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    My father was so misunderstanding.
    As a kid, what's the problem with using his chisels as screwdrivers and his
    screwdrivers as chisels?
    My son had little interest in woodworking but one day I found my 12-year-old daughter hacking away at a
    2x4 with my good fine-toothed backsaw.
    Like father, like daughter.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
    Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    Of course a hammer isn't a drill.

    But there are situations where a hammer can be a good screw driver.
    And... there are situations where a good drill or screwdriver can be a hammer.
    Did I ever mention the time I used my knife to temporarily shim a weld joint? It grounded the weld and is still there...
    A Swiss welding shim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    That is not a hammer.

    This is a hammer.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Precisely
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    After I broke the spring on my ancient,diamond hard Boker,I decided that a $14 chinese linerlock Buck is a better EDC jobsite knife.
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    It might not be a drill but I sure can make a hole with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    i need a pair of floating vice grips
    this

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    i need a pair of floating vice grips
    made out of bronze
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I have a 6" bronze adjustable wrench that I carry in my pocket on board...

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