Author Topic: Confessions of a tool junkie  (Read 23994 times)

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #400 on: July 24, 2020, 08:07:26 am »
60V and 125-50A.

That's a welder, innit?

Kim

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #401 on: July 24, 2020, 11:36:17 am »
60V and 125-50A.

That's a welder, innit?

Certainly if your screwdriver slips...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Morat

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #402 on: July 25, 2020, 11:27:05 pm »
I bought two Torque Wrenches :)
Nowt Flash - just Halfords mechanical ones - but I'm now covered from 30-600NM

Tandem Stoker, CX bike abuser (slicks and tarmac) and owner of a sadly neglected MTB.

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #403 on: August 01, 2020, 08:36:21 pm »
I seem to have bough a chainsaw.  Oops.



The FiL had a big laylandii hedge to cut back in order to put up a fence and it was reported to have really thick branches he had been doing one by one with a hand saw.
Opportunity for new power-tools identified, and off we go. As it turned out the hedge wasn't really that bad and my hedge cutter handled 99% of it (top tip if you have hedges of any size get a hedge cutter as well as a trimmer  - wish I had known this years before I knew there was a difference) and I lopped off the remaining bigger branches with a pruning saw.
Never mind now I have a chainsaw to play with tomorrow. I have some apple that's been waiting about 10 years to be cut into smaller bits ...
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Aunt Maud

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #404 on: August 01, 2020, 08:38:21 pm »
Did you supplement the purchase with copious amounts of the correct PPE ?

quixoticgeek

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #405 on: August 01, 2020, 11:27:34 pm »
Want a power supply, as I feel it will be useful ;)

It's empowering...

J
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TheLurker

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #406 on: August 02, 2020, 09:09:40 am »
Have ordered and am now waiting, excitedly, for a second-hand* one of these :  Harlan Rubber Stripper to be delivered




*For younger readers, "pre-owned".
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robgul

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #407 on: August 02, 2020, 12:22:39 pm »
Have ordered and am now waiting, excitedly, for a second-hand* one of these :  Harlan Rubber Stripper to be delivered




*For younger readers, "pre-owned".

I had to Google what a "rubber stripper" was - visions of a very flexible female removing clothes? - anyway I now know it's to do with model aircraft.   

Does Keil Kraft still exist? - that was the make of balsa wood kits when I was making them back in the late 1950s/early 60s

TheLurker

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #408 on: August 02, 2020, 02:09:11 pm »
Quote from: robgul
Does Keil Kraft still exist?
Sadly, no.  Ceased trading late 1970s or maybe *very* early 1980s.  The good news (if you are on a toy aeroplane nostalgia kick) is that many of the plans can be found on Outerzone and Ripmax have, in the last 18 months, started releasing updated laser cut kits (correcting many errors while on the way) of some of the more popular designs,
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robgul

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #409 on: August 02, 2020, 02:16:24 pm »
Quote from: robgul
Does Keil Kraft still exist?
Sadly, no.  Ceased trading late 1970s or maybe *very* early 1980s.  The good news (if you are on a toy aeroplane nostalgia kick) is that many of the plans can be found on Outerzone and Ripmax have, in the last 18 months, started releasing updated laser cut kits (correcting many errors while on the way) of some of the more popular designs,

Interesting, I did wonder.  Not my bag any more - I'm into REAL WOODWORK* now making all sorts of stuff from MDF, plywood and old pallets - no patience for models

Rob

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Zipperhead

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #410 on: August 02, 2020, 08:32:56 pm »
Did you supplement the purchase with copious amounts of the correct PPE ?

As long as he's got some Gaffrer tape, he can use that to attach the chainsaw to his stump. Or someone else can in the case of a double stump.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #411 on: August 03, 2020, 02:50:50 pm »

A while back when ordering some stuff from Wolf tooth, I got a Disc brake truing tool to get me over a postage threshold.

This last week I've had to setup or adjust several sets of disc brakes, and am rather glad I had the tool in the bottom of my tool box.

It surprised a number of bike mechanics when I produced a tool actually designed for the job...



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ElyDave

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #412 on: August 05, 2020, 04:26:18 pm »
My Niwaki Japanese one handed planting hoe has arrived.

It is truly wonderful, as is my right handed weeding hoe



“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #413 on: August 05, 2020, 05:02:08 pm »
Ver nice.

I use an 'onion hoe' that I designed and made myself as an introductry metalwork exercise (forged swan-neck handle and brazed on sheet metal blade) for the Year 10 students about 20 years ago...  :smug:
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #414 on: August 05, 2020, 08:34:03 pm »
My Niwaki Japanese one handed planting hoe has arrived.

That's lovely. So lovely I just ordered one for Mrs Pcolbeck on your recommendation.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

ElyDave

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #415 on: August 05, 2020, 09:24:54 pm »
My Niwaki Japanese one handed planting hoe has arrived.

That's lovely. So lovely I just ordered one for Mrs Pcolbeck on your recommendation.

And my work here is done
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #416 on: August 06, 2020, 09:15:18 am »
My Niwaki Japanese one handed planting hoe has arrived.

That's lovely. So lovely I just ordered one for Mrs Pcolbeck on your recommendation.

And my work here is done

:) I also ordered her some No. 304 Okatsune Snips as she is planning on digging out a cut flower bed now she has retired and has the more time for gardening. Actually I'll be digging out the bed - that's my role in gardening groundwork's, fencing etc and lawn mowing I haven't got a clue about plants but Mrs Pcolbeck has green fingers.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

rr

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #417 on: August 06, 2020, 04:44:34 pm »
Thanks to this thread I am casting lustful looks at wera joker spanners.

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #418 on: August 06, 2020, 04:53:50 pm »
Thanks to this thread I am casting lustful looks at wera joker spanners.

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They're ver' nice.

rr

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #419 on: August 06, 2020, 05:13:53 pm »
Thanks to this thread I am casting lustful looks at wera joker spanners.

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They're ver' nice.
Stop it!!

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #420 on: August 06, 2020, 05:15:19 pm »
Thanks to this thread I am casting lustful looks at wera joker spanners.
The slippery slope.

Stand away from the Wera catalogue !!
Rust never sleeps

Wombat

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #421 on: August 06, 2020, 05:36:01 pm »
What about Knipex, is that safe to look at? 

Oh bugger, I've done it again.  Those nippers were so nice...
Wombat

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #422 on: August 06, 2020, 05:37:31 pm »
rr could we perhaps interest you in the following catalogues, no obligation to buy of course just for some browsing :)

Wiha
Knipex
Gedore
Witte

Please be careful that they don't function as a gateway drug to:

PB Swiss
Stahlwille

And unless you have a will of iron don't even go near Japanese tool catalogues.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #423 on: August 06, 2020, 06:25:25 pm »
As we are a cycling forum no thread about tools should be without a mention of Abbey Tools www.abbeybiketools.com

I particularly like their Crombie Tool and when I win the lottery I'll buy one of their dishing gauges...

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #424 on: August 06, 2020, 08:09:57 pm »
I fancy a P & K Lie wheel truing jig.... but I'll have to make do with my ancient Var one.