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yes limited to 5 will vary task to task
but router saw and drill will be on all woodwork tasks :thumbleft: :thumbleft:
but if you want must have for maximum efficiency then chop saw router drill well set up dowel jig tape and pencil but thats because most off my work is building rustic or country style pine furniture with txg panels
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Interesting idea, maybe for a separate topic, what do you carry in your pockets?

Of course mobile phone is ubiquitous these days but what else?
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Rorschach wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:52 am
Interesting idea, maybe for a separate topic, what do you carry in your pockets?

Of course mobile phone is ubiquitous these days but what else?

Trousers - Money, keys, handkerchief, carrier bag, Audubon bird call.

Jacket or waistcoat (depending on whether summer or winter) - baccy, Rizlas, Zippo, liner gloves (only wintertime), debit card wallet, chapstick, toothpick, lenspen, Elastoplast, wire saw, bottle of tea, spare camera battery, phone and stylus.
One day it will all be firewood.
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My pockets vary all the time and recently no money , never seem to have a penny in cash! And mobile only if I think I really need it which isn’t often. Other than that :
In my day to day work trousers pockets
Tape measure
Pencils/pens
Knife of some sort
Assortment of screws
A screwdriver of some sort

Oh and sawdust and rubbish
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Just emptied pocket
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Why is it when you put the exact number of nails / screw in your pocket and climb a ladder your always short one only for it to turn up later.

I'm a bit late to the party buy my tool list

Tape measure
18v Circular Saw + roofing square
18v Multi tool (I swore I'd never need a cordless but now I have it I keep reaching for it)
Folding Stanley Knife
18v Impact driver

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ahfix wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Why is it when you put the exact number of nails / screw in your pocket and climb a ladder your always short one only for it to turn up later.
There was a story in a magazine many years ago about it. Apparently there's this little bloke who follows you around and removes stuff that will make things inconvenient for you, only to either place it just out of reach, or return it later.
Can't remember much about it apart from that, but every time the same sort of thing happens to me, I imagine the little git laughing at me.
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Dave54 wrote:
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ahfix wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Why is it when you put the exact number of nails / screw in your pocket and climb a ladder your always short one only for it to turn up later.
There was a story in a magazine many years ago about it. Apparently there's this little bloke who follows you around and removes stuff that will make things inconvenient for you, only to either place it just out of reach, or return it later.
Can't remember much about it apart from that, but every time the same sort of thing happens to me, I imagine the little git laughing at me.
If you find him please ask him to return all my pencils ...

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:lol: :lol:
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ahfix wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Why is it when you put the exact number of nails / screw in your pocket and climb a ladder your always short one only for it to turn up later.
Eventually you learn to always take a couple extra in those situations - and end up with a pocket/pouch full of assorted screws/nails. :lol:

Sometimes it pays off and you do actually drop one or two!
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ayjay wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:23 pm
ahfix wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Why is it when you put the exact number of nails / screw in your pocket and climb a ladder your always short one only for it to turn up later.
Eventually you learn to always take a couple extra in those situations - and end up with a pocket/pouch full of assorted screws/nails. :lol:

Sometimes it pays off and you do actually drop one or two!
I was thinking, I've got at least one plastic 5 litre tub of spare screws, fittings, nails, clips, bits and pieces, (and rubble).
Empty pockets or pouch, and chuck 'em in there. I'll sort it out later.
Not sorted yet after many years!
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Dave54 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:51 pm


I was thinking, I've got at least one plastic 5 litre tub of spare screws, fittings, nails, clips, bits and pieces, (and rubble).
Empty pockets or pouch, and chuck 'em in there. I'll sort it out later.
Not sorted yet after many years!
I used to try and make a point of clearing out my toolbag on Xmas eve, (if I was working and not actually rushing to finish something), my record haul was just over 14lb of assorted screws and nails. :shock:
One day it will all be firewood.
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A guy I knew always several had buckets of assorted “stuff” in his van ( he refurbished refitted lift interiors) he had a mate that worked with him , he went to the van when doing a job in Canary Wharf tipped out two buckets to find something , and told his mate to clear up, hour or so later same thing happened , and then agian in the after noon , the fourth time he said to his mate go find x in the buckets , the mate said there weren’t any , he said he was sure there was the mate said well if you want them, there at the bottom of the dock , the mate had emptied the buckets in the dock!
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This Spring, once it's not raining every day, I'm going to have a go at my main junk shed.
I was thinking about it, there's loads of stuff like that in there. Buckets and boxes of assorted crepe.
Old parts for stuff. Fittings. All sorts.
Very little of any real value.
:oops:

I'm a hoarder! At least as far as bits of stuff that might actually be useful go.
Got to sort it out!
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ahfix wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Dave54 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:05 pm
ahfix wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Why is it when you put the exact number of nails / screw in your pocket and climb a ladder your always short one only for it to turn up later.
There was a story in a magazine many years ago about it. Apparently there's this little bloke who follows you around and removes stuff that will make things inconvenient for you, only to either place it just out of reach, or return it later.
Can't remember much about it apart from that, but every time the same sort of thing happens to me, I imagine the little git laughing at me.
If you find him please ask him to return all my pencils ...

And the lead in mine, oh sorry that's another forum :oops:
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