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Projects Were the HELL is my.............

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The37Kid, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. tenlug
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 15

    from so cal

    The older I get the more time I spend look'n for the tool I just set down! Steve
  2. chopperfugger
    Joined: May 29, 2009
    Posts: 83

    from austin

    You guys touched on the sure-fire tekinique to find lost
    stuff but didn't underline it.
    Just look for something else you need and you will find
    other stuff you aren't looking for right now but had lost earlier.
    It works even better if you give up on the first thing you lost
    before looking for the new lost item.
  3. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,356

    Member Emeritus
    from Sturgis

    I spend half my time wandering around looking for stuff. Mostly things I put where I knew I would find them.
  4. I have laughed my ass off throughout this thread! I thought it was just that I'm approaching the double nickel,and the fact that I involuntarily(OK;sometimes voluntarily...) ingested various(allegedly) mind-altering substances way-back-when. I'm still looking for a Harley shop manual that a guy wants to purchase;I don't remember selling it,or giving it to the buyer of my bike,but...WHEREDAFUCKISIT!!! I recently went through my tools-after a garage "cleaning"-and found enough extra stuff that I can have a decently-stocked small toolbox for the Plymouth. Damn;imagine what I'd find if I REALLY cleaned it up! Like one guy said;stuff that I'd lost years ago...
  5. rat deuce
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 188

    rat deuce

    Good to see all the people with the same problem I have! A good night for me is one where I don't misplace something-doesn't happen very often.
    Lost my vernier calipers today. Yesterday I couldn't lock up to leave for a hour-lost my keys!
  6. gigem
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 71


    This thread made me hear my old man's voice in my head... "you would lose your ass if it wasn't screwed on tight!", and "it's right where you left it, dumbass!".

    Miss him... :(
  7. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,534


    I saw a scrappers truck the other day with a Moon tank on it. Have you been keeping the shop locked up?
  8. hellsgaterods
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 534


    half the time im getting pissed off at people who stole or misplaced all my stuff, ( i get it from my old man) then i find it and have to apologize to the people who didnt take it or misplace it.
  9. Conniptor
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 27

    from New Jersey

    Yesterday I spent 1/2 hour looking for something, and found a pack of magnets I've been looking for, for a long time. But I still can't remember what I was looking for when I found them... :(
  10. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    you guys are bad, that shit never happens to me...................
  11. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 665

    Dave Rondou

    Old age is my excuse.
  12. Left Turn
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 634

    Left Turn
    Member Emeritus
    from Omaha, NE

    I lose shop brooms all the time... sweep the floor.. lean it up against something.. comeback.. gone.. look for hours.. go buy a new one.. and then find the old one.. I've got about 6 really nice push brooms now.
  13. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,537

    phat rat

    Doesn't matter how big or small something is when you've put it away. An organized garage can be worse than disorganized. Because when it's put into a cabinet or similar you don't just see it walking by, you have to open the right cabinet then remember why you opened the cabinet. LOL Even worse is to walk to the other side of the garage then forget why you went there.
  14. CruZer
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,913


    No....... there are three of us installing body panels on our lakester with Dzus fasteners. We have a bunch of Dzus tools around but they must grow legs,because we can never find one when we need one. It never fails... when you are under the car balancing the belly pan on your belly and trying to line the holes up,the closest tool / fastener is way beyond arms reach.

    Or one guy has all of the tools in the pockets of his coveralls and he's holding the panels with both hands so you have to "feel him up" just to find one. Ugh.....
  15. BillyM
    Joined: Feb 9, 2010
    Posts: 144


    I lose stuff all the time......but console myself with the following;

    If a cluttered bench is the sign of a cluttered mind, then an empty bench..........
  16. signed up for a memory class... forgot to go!
  17. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,865


    Kid, you're lucky you ain't snowed in!
  18. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,537

    phat rat

    I just had a funny one. On Christmas Eve night I had an accident which left me with four pelvic fractures. I've been getting around lately with the help of a cane. Well I'm weaning myself off it and early this afternoon I had to hunt all over for it. I looked all over the house and out in the garage. After about a half hour of looking I finally found it partly out of sight leaning against the backside of a chair in the garage.
  19. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 441


    If you have NEVER misplaced a tool or part, you do NOT have a teenager using your shop!
  20. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,537

    phat rat

    Good for you. I don't have anyone to blame but myself as I don't have any kids at home anymore. One lives in Ca. and the other has a bigger garage then mine and has just as many tools.
  21. gibraltar72
    Joined: Jan 21, 2011
    Posts: 260

    from Osseo Mi.

    Putting new ujoints on my new drive shaft for my trackT today got the new rear combination joint on and picked up box with front joint opened it up and I'm missing one bearing cap. I remember taking it off to measure to see what I had it came with a ton of stuff when I bought my project but now I don't know what I did with it after confirming it was correct for my front yoke. Crap
  22. old soul
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,093

    old soul
    from oswego NY

    Start cleaning. You will run in to it sooner or later. Or start something else it always turns up like that.
  23. 55chevr
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 956


    I have been looking for tools in my garage for 20 years ... I do hope to find them someday.
  24. hoof22
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 530


    Ever go looking for something, only to find a REALLY cool tool that you've never seen before?? Like, "WOW, Nice!"

    DO that all the time, I go, "didn't even know I OWNED one of them, but here it!" Or, "where in the hell did that screwdriver come from? Nice one, but doesn't look familiar to me..."

    Found a box with w BUNCH of near new Craftsmen wrenches in it the other day, I swear, I've never seen it before...Kinda like Christmas every day!

    Maybe I borrowed it from someone and forgot to give it back? Nope, I got more tools than anyone I know.

    I think maybe I got 3 brain cells, left - Moe, Larry & Curly...

    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011
  25. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,340


    i am the king of setting shit down where it doesn't belong and then having to look for it for an hour. really slows me down sometimes... maybe it's all the beer. ha.
  26. Where the Hell is my rotor. See after trying to start my first tune up for 2 hrs. and I couldn't figure it out. So I gave up and was going to put back all the old stuff back in dizzy. Pop the cap off and :eek: no rotor, but there was 2 on the bench where I left them :mad:.
  27. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,774


    pens...I can never find a pen when I want one....when i don't want one...I'm trippin over em!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
  28. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,774


    workmate was buffing a car and caught a small windscreen moulding ...pinged it off and across the workshop...we had 3 guys lookin for it for several hours ...never did find it. That was years ago!!! :D:rolleyes:
  29. wizzard23
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
    Posts: 733


    I'm lookin' for stuff I sat down 20 seconds ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  30. Geargoyle Curtis
    Joined: Nov 6, 2009
    Posts: 582

    Geargoyle Curtis

    I lose things all the time. I lost a bottle of green flake last week. I brought it in the house to show my wife and it has not been seen since. Maybe my daughter thought it was glitter! I had to order more so I could get my paint job done.

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