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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1282195
Tue Oct 02 2018 02:53 AM
Tue Oct 02 2018 02:53 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
Extreme Gabster
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,650
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
...you go Rusty. Problem I have is if I buy more tool boxes I need to enlarge the shop. Hey, not a bad Idea, thank you.

I was taking a chair apart today with my son and ended up using about half the tools in my tool box. I told my son, "no you see why pop has to have all these toys". He just smiled and told me he'd buy tools but one day they gonna be mind anyway. I told him then he better be showing me he knows how to use them...then I sat on a roll around while he changed a set of struts. We get smarter as we get older....don't we.

Rusty, go buy you yet one more tool box.....heheh


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1282208
Tue Oct 02 2018 04:20 AM
Tue Oct 02 2018 04:20 AM
MNSmith  Offline
OP
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,603
So Cal
Get one this big.

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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1282285
Tue Oct 02 2018 11:16 PM
Tue Oct 02 2018 11:16 PM
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Santerre  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 54
East Hawkesbury, Ontario
Knurling tool and a bunch of other cutters for the lathe. My son's starting to like it, ask for a bunch of new project to do on it. He's not the best at school, so might as well teach him something else. Everything related to a tractor, motor or machine get is attention, but books.... Different story! Sadly all the wood, welding, electrical, mechanic and machine shop at the school are getting replace by computer room and other "new" things. Luckily enough I was one of the last batch of students to have access to all those. The only one left today is the mechanic shop were they "put away" trouble kids. I don't think there is enough tools left to change oil in a lawnmower. I'm telling you, in a short while, we will have a major shortage of skilled workers.
Sorry for blowing off steam, all have a great evening.

J. F.


J. F.
Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1284624
Tue Oct 23 2018 02:48 PM
Tue Oct 23 2018 02:48 PM
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8man  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 24
Bryan, Texas
I got a door helper that bolts to a floor jack. It allowed me to put both doors on the truck by myself, without busting a gut. They jacked up into place, and slid right on the hinges. Really recommend it.


1954 cab, 53 front end and bed, 48 doors, with power to be determined
Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1284690
Wed Oct 24 2018 10:09 AM
Wed Oct 24 2018 10:09 AM
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Bill Marlow  Offline
Camp Commandant
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,149
Dayton, Maryland. USA
Mark, I like that set up. I'm tired of standing on my tippy toes (even at 6'2...OK, probably more like 6'1" now, yea, I'm shrinking...) to look in the top drawers of a upper cabinet. I also really like the full width drawers offered on most lower cabinets. I'm in the market for another lower cabinet smile


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1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1284697
Wed Oct 24 2018 01:03 PM
Wed Oct 24 2018 01:03 PM
MNSmith  Offline
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
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Posts: 2,603
So Cal
I have never been a fan of upper boxes. I always go sideways instead of up.

Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1284749
Wed Oct 24 2018 11:09 PM
Wed Oct 24 2018 11:09 PM
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4100 Fire Truck  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 138
Cedar Falls, Iowa
A 6-lug spindle socket for the rear of my 4100. 2-5/8ths inch socket I found at the local farm store for $12. Just had to grind file the lugs a little thinner until it locks right on to the spindle nuts. Worked perfect

Last edited by 4100 Fire Truck; Wed Oct 24 2018 11:09 PM.
Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1287411
Wed Nov 14 2018 12:49 PM
Wed Nov 14 2018 12:49 PM
John Milliman  Offline
Founder/Developer
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,093
St. Mary's Co., MD
Picked this up at the annual farm consignment auction next door last weekend. In a "treasure box" I bought for a buck.

And thanks to Hotrod Lincoln, I actually know how to use it smile nanner

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John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'70 Boston Whaler Sakonnet w/ '84 Evinrude 90
'85 Ford F-350 "The Farm Dawg"

Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1287419
Wed Nov 14 2018 02:11 PM
Wed Nov 14 2018 02:11 PM
MNSmith  Offline
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,603
So Cal
Handy to have!

Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1287421
Wed Nov 14 2018 02:19 PM
Wed Nov 14 2018 02:19 PM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,442
Mokane ,Mo.
I have seen those before, but never used one.
Dad taught me how to make one out of an old ring.
And it is disposable.

Don


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