Author Topic: Confessions of a tool junkie  (Read 42414 times)

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #600 on: April 15, 2021, 01:05:21 pm »
Ooooohhhhhhhhh!!!!!
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...............

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #601 on: April 15, 2021, 01:47:59 pm »
Ooooohhhhhhhhh!!!!!
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...............

There's no limit to what you'd buy from there? :demon:  ;)
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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #602 on: April 15, 2021, 01:52:41 pm »

https://www.fine-tools.com/lightool-spanners.html


I do wish you hadn't shared that link, the whole site is full of ooh and aah!

Yep. I have quite a wish list assembled already for the next pay day. So many shinies!

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #603 on: April 15, 2021, 02:06:08 pm »
Dictum is the other German place.

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #604 on: April 15, 2021, 06:17:40 pm »
Ban this sick filth!!1!
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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #605 on: April 17, 2021, 01:59:59 pm »

Noticed this spoke shave on bol.com for €20.99. So ordered it at 2am, when I couldn't sleep.



Package arrived today, went to send the link for it to a friend, discovered it's now €18.99.

yay, more shinies...

J

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #606 on: April 17, 2021, 03:04:48 pm »
Don't use it on DT or Sapim spokes.
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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #607 on: April 21, 2021, 11:23:44 am »
Bought this a while ago on a whim when ordering some others stuff from Axminster.



Finally got to try it out last night cutting 16mm oak dowels flush after hammering them into sleepers. Brilliant did about 50 in an hour and a half. Highley recommended.

I did screw up on the first one though. Its my first Japanese saw and I forgot that they cut on the opposite stroke to European ones. Hence it went the direction I wasn't expecting as it finished cutting the dowel and straight into my non saw holding hand that was resting on the sleeper. Looked like I had tried to cut my thumb off at the palm, its very very sharp. After cleaning and bandaging my hand I did the rest no problem being very careful to keep my hand out of the way.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #608 on: April 21, 2021, 11:39:36 am »
Brings new meaning to "Handy 200"  ;D

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #609 on: April 21, 2021, 11:50:17 am »
I just bought a Makita 18v set with drill and impact driver and a corded sds drill because last time I tried to use my ordinary 14.4v drill took about 10  mins to drill a hole into my garage wall. 

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #610 on: April 21, 2021, 02:02:14 pm »
The shaft on my 40 year old sledge hammer broke today (unlike Trigger's broom it's the original)  >:(   - madness is that a new hammer with fibreglass shaft from Mr Screwfix is cheaper than a new hickory handle (by the time you add the delivery cost and new iron fixing wedges)
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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #611 on: April 21, 2021, 02:48:38 pm »
You do have a cool new doorstop, though.
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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #612 on: April 21, 2021, 03:13:40 pm »
Bought this a while ago on a whim when ordering some others stuff from Axminster.



Finally got to try it out last night cutting 16mm oak dowels flush after hammering them into sleepers. Brilliant did about 50 in an hour and a half. Highley recommended.

I did screw up on the first one though. Its my first Japanese saw and I forgot that they cut on the opposite stroke to European ones. Hence it went the direction I wasn't expecting as it finished cutting the dowel and straight into my non saw holding hand that was resting on the sleeper. Looked like I had tried to cut my thumb off at the palm, its very very sharp. After cleaning and bandaging my hand I did the rest no problem being very careful to keep my hand out of the way.

On the side of my flush cut saw it says "wear safety goggles".  Doesn't mention amputations.
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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #613 on: April 21, 2021, 05:09:55 pm »
I got these Moore and Wright calipers and dividers the other day.



It works out to under £4 each.

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #614 on: April 21, 2021, 06:24:18 pm »
Nice Hubner !
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #615 on: April 21, 2021, 07:33:42 pm »
I got these Moore and Wright calipers and dividers the other day.



It works out to under £4 each.
You been in my toolbox?  ;)

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #616 on: April 22, 2021, 02:03:21 pm »
Haha, I don't need them strictly speaking, I only bought them because I sold some tools last year and have money burning in my Paypal account. My other dividers are stuck at my work place which I haven't been to since last March. I like to have several, each one set a certain measurement.

Here's 3 100 year old planes I bought a few years ago then left on a shelf or somewhere, which I have only just recently got them out to try. All are in good condition in the sense that they haven't been left to rot in a leaky shed.

Left to right:
Stanley no 6 plane, with replacement blade that's already half used up.
Stanley no 20 circular plane.
Copley of London wooden smoothing plane.


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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #617 on: April 22, 2021, 06:35:15 pm »
Given the thread title...

I won £50 from Sustrans and *didn't* spend it on an angle grinder.   :-[
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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #618 on: April 26, 2021, 06:41:20 pm »
Given the thread title...

I won £50 from Sustrans and *didn't* spend it on an angle grinder.   :-[

You mean you didn't buy a universal bike lock key?

How did you win £50 from sustrans?

I've been waiting for an item to come in stock with fine-tools.com. It was going to be in stock on week 14... then week 17... 19... now 30...

Looks like I'll need to find it for sale somewhere else :(

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #619 on: April 26, 2021, 10:18:07 pm »
How did you win £50 from sustrans?

By filling in an inclusive cycling seminar feedback survey thing.

I think that's the only thing I've won in a random prize draw since the bouquet of flowers in the school raffle when I was 10.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #620 on: April 26, 2021, 10:25:50 pm »
But a Sustrans funded angle grinder would have been ideal for improving access / removing obstructions on Sutrans paths  :demon:     



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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #621 on: April 26, 2021, 10:27:31 pm »
But a Sustrans funded angle grinder would have been ideal for improving access / removing obstructions on Sutrans paths  :demon:   

Exactly.  In my defence, I've already got one.
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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #622 on: April 30, 2021, 03:54:49 pm »
Yes, this is a radiator valve spanner.


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Not a coffee grinder handle.

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #623 on: Yesterday at 07:16:23 pm »
Not strictly a tool, but this is my new DIY best friend. Better than shitty decorators caulk anyway
https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-instant-plaster-filler-white-310ml/72591
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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #624 on: Yesterday at 07:57:31 pm »
Fell down a rabbit hole of watching tool reviews on YouTube

https://youtube.com/c/ProjectFarm

Then found myself looking on Amazon looking for a portable jump starter battery that could start a tractor...