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Tool knowledge - ain't got none
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Dreamweaver    Posted 06-01-2001 at 13:45:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I "inherited" a Craftsman rolling toolbox from my marriage, and it is filled with most everything they make. I have very little tool knowledge, but on my quest to become "self-sufficient," I need to learn. Is there a place on the web that might help me identify this stuff and learn it's use?

Paul    Posted 06-04-2001 at 14:40:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
All you need to know is:

Righty tighty

Lefty loosey

Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 06-04-2001 at 12:05:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
DW, you don't need all them tools. All you need is a roll of duct tape an a can of WD-40. If sumpthin is sposeta move, an it don't, use WD-40. If it don't move, an it's sposeta, use the duct tape.
You can send all them tools you now don't need down to me, an I'll see that they get a good home.
BTW, did I ever mention that I look a lot like George Strait, but I sing better?

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-04-2001 at 13:37:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where are my dadgum truck keys? heehee......

magpie    Posted 06-01-2001 at 20:49:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like its a good thing you grabbed the tools they will come in handy, just start using em, you are a smart girl. (BTW) did you hear about Hank and Burrhead? they were workin on a tractor one day, Burrhead says- Hank hand me a wrench, Hank says what size?, Burrhead says dont matter gonna use it for a hammer anyway. No offence guys just thought funny story.

Burrhead-Goodun magpie    Posted 06-02-2001 at 10:13:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
and I still believe a spud ranch is what to eat taters with too.

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-02-2001 at 07:04:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Smart girl? Don't know about that. I'm seriously trying to educate myself, but I've got competition like Bluebird talking about pulling an entire engine off her tractor! Can't touch that!!!!! Kinda makes you a little intimidated, know what I mean?

magpie    Posted 06-02-2001 at 08:17:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well looks like to me you are smarter than you think, you got this computer business all figgured out. Myself I can hardly even spell computer. Why dont you just try something mechanical you may be surprised. If that fails you could always trade the tools for a harness repair kit and go the horse and buggy route.--- HaHa.

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-02-2001 at 09:01:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wish we did have horse and buggies again. Maybe an old farm pickup, but that's it. Those were the days. I don't know why fixin stuff scares me. Guess it is a flashback from when I was cutting hoop cheese into cubes and did not realize the radio cord was under it on the cutting board. Well, you can imagine what happened. Ever since then have been scared to death of electrical stuff and all. Remember one time my daughter stuck my keys in an electrical outlet. I went running over to the neighborman's house and asked for help. He came over and saw the keys hanging out of the socket, I asked him to remove them (thinking, well, he's a man, he won't be scared). He laughed in my face and left! heehee.....

IHank    Posted 06-02-2001 at 04:03:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good one! Thanks for the grin, IHank

IHank    Posted 06-01-2001 at 17:16:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dream Weaver- What you want you ain't gonna get from books or looking at a computer screen.

Load them tool boxes up and bring 'em along when you come out here on your summer vacation. I'll give you abundant personal attention and lots of OJT while you put my Farmall 450 back together and help me with some repairs and renovation work on Love Bus II.

After that you can go see the Ozarks while doing a maintenance check ride on your choice of machines. You can even take me along if you feel you'll need any tutoring while doing the test drive.

Let me know your itinerary so I can shoo away some other girl friends while you're here. Grins, IHank

OW - that ain't nice    Posted 06-01-2001 at 19:20:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
but you took the words right out of my mouth, Hank - LOL
In my case, hope dreamweaver doesn't mind if we let the missus ride in back - she tags along with a passion! heh heh

Dreamweaver, it might help to sorta identify the tools by trade - i've seen rollaways full of aircraft tools (micrometers, wire crimpers, drill guages, bucking bars etc) that wouldn't help the average person much. Maybe look thru a Sears catalog.........

IHank    Posted 06-01-2001 at 19:55:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
OW- You got the idea! She needs to get out, get her hands dirty, and mingle among 'em, if she wants to at least have an idea about what that big tool set is all about.

I try to be a sensitive man and will tell her that some of that exotic stuff in the tool box is for planting and digging 'taters, and stuff like that, little "white lies" that she'll understand and appreciate. Gotta keep in mind that in some situations the technical truth is not appropriate.

I'll get her past the mystery of flat blade vs cross tip screwdrivers and help her get a grip on wrench sizes, both American and metric. She needs to get some experience and comprehension about pliers, channel locks, and vise grips, too.

I heard a rumor that I was "betrothed" to her, but ain't been able to run it down. Probably just Burrhead stirring things up... Anyway, if she shows up with them tool boxes and her Daddy jumps out with a shotgun, I'm a former Air Cav man and will just make the best of the situation!

On the other hand, lots of fun and laughter is possible. I'll keep 'yall posted on this. Big grin on this one, IHank

Frick n Frack on the farm    Posted 06-01-2001 at 15:36:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A Sears mail order catalog will probably give you all the info you need.

Or look up MAC TOOLS or Snap On Tools. They should both have web sites. Another place would be Grizzly Tools.

Hope this helps. Hammers do work better than shoes though hehehehe.

Larry    Posted 06-01-2001 at 14:47:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]

DW,Who says you need a tractor to get a fella.The tools should do it just fine.Then you won't have to know how to use them,or should I say that would be the best way to use them.:-)

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-01-2001 at 14:57:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the skinny Larry. Reason I wound up "inheriting" um, is cause the $5000.00 I sunk into his jon boat, trailer, gas engine, trolling motor, live well, etc. got sold one day for $150.00 for some ditch week and a six pack. I was determined the tools weren't gonna be the next casualty.

Larry    Posted 06-01-2001 at 18:21:31       [Reply]  [No Email]


Mudcat49    Posted 06-01-2001 at 14:30:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
AHhhhhhh DW, you need the services of the Mudcat school of tool use !!!!!!

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-01-2001 at 14:44:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well then get your haunches up here! heehee....I still use a shoe for a hammer!

Alvin    Posted 06-01-2001 at 19:56:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
lesion # 1-- When using hammer--never use your finger or thumb for a cushion between bolt and hammer, nearby people learn new words!! You wouldn't want IHank hearing those words, cause he leads a good life, right IHank?.

IHank    Posted 06-01-2001 at 20:00:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Alvin- I try to, but working on Farmalls seems to generate all sorts of new words. Thanks for the kind thoughts. IHank

Mudcat49    Posted 06-01-2001 at 18:42:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jest my haunches? Wot 'bout the res' of me?

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