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Old 02-01-2017, 09:54 AM
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Default Disaster in the Shop last night


....and the grandkids are too far away to help!!

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Old 02-01-2017, 09:57 AM
Randy Hooper Randy Hooper is offline
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Easier to sort than rivets!
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:18 AM
TFeeney TFeeney is offline
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Yep - it could be worse.

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Old 02-01-2017, 10:21 AM
Snoho3 Snoho3 is offline
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That's nothing- I did that with rivets. No pcs, but I have a big jar of 'Miscellaneous Fasteners' that l'l sell ya cheap!
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:28 AM
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That looks more organized than my usual method. At least you have them all in one place!
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:56 AM
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Yeah... two trays full of assorted screws, bolts, washers, nuts, cotter pins and blind rivets on the hangar floor will sure keep you entertained for a good long while. The moral of the story is, don't set that stuff close to the edge of the table. Sigh. I'm still finding stuff on the floor once in a while.


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Old 02-01-2017, 12:21 PM
MIKE JG MIKE JG is offline
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That's called "shop art".....
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Old 02-01-2017, 12:24 PM
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Default a different kind of disaster

I went to mix up some WLS primer and when I triggered the drill motor, the stuff just welled up and exploded out of the can all over the workbench. Memo to self: "Slow speed next time!"

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Old 02-02-2017, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Randy Hooper View Post
Easier to sort than rivets!
beat me to it! 3-3.5 and 3-4 rivets are a lot harder to tell apart than red vs blue terminals

I've done the paint thing too - but by dipping a spray gun in thinner with the air still connected, right beside an RC model that I had just applied a flawless top coat to, at 11pm. No need for details. I just looked at it, shut everything down and went to bed.
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:02 PM
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Sometimes I just log on to see if I am the only one who did something like drop all my, rivets, elect. terminals or whatever. Thanks to you all for making me feel at home.
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