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    Quote Originally Posted by crash View Post
    On the farm my dad always had tool boxes in all of machinery filled with an assortment of tools that he would have purchased at clearing sales. My brother would always complain to dad about his poor tools - until one day - my brother was working for the neighbour and driving their tractor and he required a hammer to remove a pin on a piece of equipment. As you do he went straight to the tool box on the tractor, opens it up to finds.......Nothing. As he was several K's from the farm house he spent the next couple of hours bashing this pin out with whatever he could find laying around in the paddock. When he finally got home he went to dad and said " dad I'm not going to complain about your tools anymore - At Least You Have Tools!"
    I keep an assortment of tools in all the machinery on my property, just a small toolbox with screwdrivers, adjustable spanners, a hammer, pliers (electrical and fencing), rags ( stops the rattling) and anything that is specific for that machine including spare pins, d shackles etc

    When ever I go to the toolboxes to get the required tool, it never seems to be there.
    Instead itís either in the footwell/floor of the machine, on the ground somewhere around the farm, on the floor of my dads ute, in his pocket or on his bedside table back in Perth

    He seems to have a thing about tape measures, no matter how many I buy, I can never find any until I go past his place and search his shed

    The old fella just canít get the jist of putting things back
    After telling 4 boys for over 30 years the importance of putting things back youíd think heíd practice what he used to preach5 Hours To Tighten A Nut5 Hours To Tighten A Nut
    I have to keep reminding myself and my boys that Iíll (and they) will probably end up the same way one day☹️
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav 110 View Post

    He seems to have a thing about tape measures, no matter how many I buy, I can never find any until I go past his place and search his shed

    The old fella just canít get the jist of putting things back
    After telling 4 boys for over 30 years the importance of putting things back youíd think heíd practice what he used to preach5 Hours To Tighten A Nut5 Hours To Tighten A Nut
    I have to keep reminding myself and my boys that Iíll (and they) will probably end up the same way one day☹️
    Tape measures,and many other tools i paint with that bright pink paint that is available in spray cans.
    I even prime some tools before painting them.
    Works very well,i do the boys tools as well,yes they complain,but bad luck,the tools dont seem to get lost as quickly.

    SWMBO is the worse i have known,she will take something out of the van,and doesnt put it back.
    Then later that day or the next i am miles away on a job, looking for something that should be in the van....
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    5 Hours To Tighten A Nut

    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Tape measures,and many other tools i paint with that bright pink paint that is available in spray cans.
    I even prime some tools before painting them.
    Works very well,i do the boys tools as well,yes they complain,but bad luck,the tools dont seem to get lost as quickly.

    SWMBO is the worse i have known,she will take something out of the van,and doesnt put it back.
    Then later that day or the next i am miles away on a job, looking for something that should be in the van....
    Thatís how I find the tools laying around farm
    I use bright red
    I tried blue but blue seems to blend in with greys and green even brown and blue seems to blend
    Also proof the tools belong at the farm when I find them in the old boys workshop

    The wife takes tools from my workshop and then expects me to put them away🤬
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav 110 View Post
    I keep an assortment of tools in all the machinery on my property, just a small toolbox with screwdrivers, adjustable spanners, a hammer, pliers (electrical and fencing), rags ( stops the rattling) and anything that is specific for that machine including spare pins, d shackles etc

    When ever I go to the toolboxes to get the required tool, it never seems to be there.
    Instead itís either in the footwell/floor of the machine, on the ground somewhere around the farm, on the floor of my dads ute, in his pocket or on his bedside table back in Perth

    He seems to have a thing about tape measures, no matter how many I buy, I can never find any until I go past his place and search his shed

    The old fella just canít get the jist of putting things back
    After telling 4 boys for over 30 years the importance of putting things back youíd think heíd practice what he used to preach5 Hours To Tighten A Nut5 Hours To Tighten A Nut
    I have to keep reminding myself and my boys that Iíll (and they) will probably end up the same way one day☹️
    My dad steals my tapes aswell..I write my name on the meter mark to sort him out.. He rubbed it off once..I now do it at 3m aswell..
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Tape measures,and many other tools i paint with that bright pink paint that is available in spray cans.
    I even prime some tools before painting them.
    Works very well,i do the boys tools as well,yes they complain,but bad luck,the tools dont seem to get lost as quickly.

    SWMBO is the worse i have known,she will take something out of the van,and doesnt put it back.
    Then later that day or the next i am miles away on a job, looking for something that should be in the van....
    Did similar on mine sites I work at.
    Nobody steals your gear if itís bright Pink!
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    I'm surprised you don't have a small, basic handful of tools, Dave. An 8" shifter, pair of slip joint pliers and a Toyota changeable handle screwdriver will cover most minor emergencies.
    There will be from now on. But work isn't to know. We are not allowed to do anything, not even change a light globe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    You donít carry a Leatherman? 5 Hours To Tighten A Nut
    Don't own one.
    When in my own vehicles I always have plenty of tools.
    SWMBO often reckons the driver is also one.
    Dave.

    I was asked " Is it ignorance or apathy?" I replied "I don't know and I don't care."



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    Quote Originally Posted by d2dave View Post
    Don't own one.
    When in my own vehicles I always have plenty of tools.
    SWMBO often reckons the driver is also one.
    You're not Robinson Caruso there, Dave.
    If you don't like trucks, stop buying stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    You donít carry a Leatherman? 5 Hours To Tighten A Nut
    A few years back, I was approached by a new "enthusiastic" Safety Advisor" at work one day and told that I was not allowed to carry a leatherman nor to have it on site (he had obviously seen the one on my belt). I advised him that I had worn one every day on that site for about the past 7 years, and if he expected me to stop, he could take it up with the mine manager. He obviously did so, as I was shortly thereafter summonsed to the mine manager's office and told that I could no longer have a leatherman on site, because someone had recently cut his finger with one.

    I told him to shove his job where the sun doesn't shine and left their employment after giving the minimum required notice. I think I've been around long enough to know what is "safe" and how to use tools safely, and really can't be bothered being told what tools I can and can't carry by some "highly qualified" desk jockey and his equally "highly qualified" safety advisor - neither of whom had likely ever completed any form of "hands-on" work in their lives.

    Unfortunately - safety and training has become an industry in its own right these days, with so many of these otherwise unemployable ******* creating new rules and procedures on a daily basis for no other reason than to justify their own existence. I'm bloody glad to be back working for an organization with "old school" values and standards.

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