From: john on 23 Nov 2009 23:36
"The Real Bev"
>I am Tosk wrote:
>> Rowdy Mouse Racing, I like my tools like my women... I will leave the
>> rest up to your dirty minds...
> This is the short-legs-hole-in-the-head thing?
hard to find the right one
rusty & bent
air tools make more noise as the air comes out (barely)
converts $ into shiney objects
gotta go, wife needs a tune up
> Cheers, Bev
From: The Real Bev on 24 Nov 2009 00:29
> "The Real Bev" <
>> john wrote:
>>> "The Real Bev" <
>>>> ...Proto makes really beautiful pliers that don't pinch your finger if
>>>> you grab them the wrong way.
>>> ...nice for those
>>> hard to reach spots where you plan on replacing the
>>> fastener with a new one any how..
>> We could always recognize a car that my son's friend Patrick had worked on
>> by the rounded boltheads and nuts. I have no idea what he used for a
>> screwdriver, but his other tool was a pair of pliers.
> keep him away from my airplanes, i'm obsessive compulsive
> about their up keep (could eat off the engines)...
I suspect that's the only way to survive. A former boss became a certified
airplane mechanic so he could work on his own plane, one of those Skymasters
with two engines, one in front and one in back. He was also frugal and didn't
want to pay somebody else to do what he could do himself.
I'm not the kind of mechanic who should ever be allowed near a plane -- "good
enough" is always good enough. That's why I like Kawasaki -- they see me coming!
> i'm a little more
> lax on vehicles i can always walk away from, i'm a decent swimer
> but not that good so i guess they lie somewhere between functional
> and near perfect.
I dread something happening to my mom's (now mine) 88 Caddy. The brake light
comes on when the engine is cold and goes off (sometimes) when I step on the
brake. It insists on reminding me every five minutes that I'm low on washer
fluid, which is obvious because the bottom of the reservoir is busted out. It
demands that I push at least one button to make it go away so I can see the
engine temperature, which is what I'm really interested in. Damn readout is
also impossible to see in bright sun. Dumb, but it's only got 62K miles on it.
>> Husband had a Triumph in the late 50s, which probably accounts for a few
>> Whitworth tools we have floating around.
> i have weapons threaded in whitworth i got rid of
> the last 50's jag left my garage a decade ago...yet
> some bolts & electrical nightmares linger on..
Lucas, Bringer of Darkness.
>>> I think the metric variety pack had something to do with china/japan
>> I don't they even HAD fasteners in China in the late 60s (early 70s?)
>> Maybe those pretty carved thingies. Wait, those are Japanese. Never
> are you thinking about those woven finger traps?
No, I had forgotten about those. I expect they could be made suitable for
applications other than annoying people. The Japanese things are netsuke, used
instead of buttons for fastening clothing.
>>> you know why women can't measure,
>>> <holding fingers just apart this much>
>>> because they were told this is 10 inches
>> That also explains why men can't measure up either :-)
> we mesure fine, it's just that we tend to stretch the truth
I rest my case.
"I can't stand this proliferation of paperwork. It's useless to
fight the forms. You've got to kill the people producing them."
-- Vladimir Kabaidze
From: I am Tosk on 24 Nov 2009 07:22
In article <hefmp4$asj$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, bashley101
> I am Tosk wrote:
> > jwc(a)sysmatrix.net says...
> >> > Save your receipt. Not that I know anything or have ever heard of Evolv, but I
> >> > bought a very pretty (satin-black finish, very workmanlike) set of open ends at
> >> > Harbor Freight. The first time I used one (the oil drain bolt on my pickup) it
> >> > broke. I returned and got what I thought would be a nicer set, but I haven't
> >> > used it yet.
> >> I thought about it (since you DO need a receipt for the lifetime
> >> guarantee - might even be the case for Craftsman now too), but it's
> >> not worth generating that level of organization for $9.
> > I pulled over to a Snap-Along truck the other day and whipped out my
> > broken 1/4 inch ratchet. He rebuilt it on the spot and noted that I
> > could make it last longer if I oiled it once in a while... Didn't try to
> > sell me anything, made me wonder who he was and what he did with the
> > driver;)
> Sears sells ratchet repair kits for a penny -- probably just to keep track.
> I'm pissed at my grandson. The people who owned the house before left a 1/4"
> Craftsman ratchet which I only discovered after it had been left out in the
> rain for two years. I'm pretty sure that Sears won't replace it, but maybe I
> should give the repair kit a shot. I chewed the kid out royally, but I don't
> think it sunk in. He's just not a careful kind of kid. I nearly cried when I
> saw it.
> I also forbade him to use 'cheap' as an insult when I was around. Sometimes
> 'cheap' is plenty good enough and it's really stupid to spend big money when
> you don't have to.
> > Rowdy Mouse Racing, I like my tools like my women... I will leave the
> > rest up to your dirty minds...
> This is the short-legs-hole-in-the-head thing?
Uh, no... Anyway, I had a Craftsman ratchet in my tool kit about 20
years ago in my car. I was on the way to a wedding in the sticks and
blew a tire. The 3/4 inch ratchet broke and I ended up missing the
wedding all together. The lifetime warrante didn't do me much good
then... I have actually had a Craftsman wrench break off right in my
hand once, smashed the hell out of my knuckles. Either way, like I said
before, to me it's the handle that counts most to me when I am holding
it all day.
RMR, to tired to think of anything to say...