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  • nocheepgas
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    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
    Flat Surface Syndrome, wow there is a name name for my disease.is there any chance for a cure ?
    I wish there was. I've battled it for many years with only marginal, intermittent success. The best I can hope is that I can occasionally see the entire surface of my work bench. Eventually everything ends up back in the pile!

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  • MMW
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    That mower looks awesome. The easiest way to change that belt is to get someone else to do it.

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  • fun4now
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    Flat Surface Syndrome, wow there is a name name for my disease.is there any chance for a cure ?

    I'm OK with sockets, i have a cool set in a plastic case with deep well, standard and 1/4" in standard and metric. its a 100+ piece set that covers almost all my socket needs. best part is i can tell if i lost a socket at a glance, so 4 years later its still a complete set.

    i still have not had a chance to make a better carrier for my wrenches as i been buisy working on my new mower.my old one took a dump, and i managed to score an old ford newholland mower. with a little clean up, de-rusting, repainting, and some tune up work. now i have a sweet new mower thats old but works better tan the one i bought new. i love this thing.
    check it out. i cant believe how nice this thing is. i still need to get a book on it and find an easy way to change the drive belt, but after that it will be good as new. yea i know i should have changed the belt when i had it all apart to clean and repaint.. it just didn't acure to me to do the belts at the same time?????? no idea how i managed that goof up ?
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  • nocheepgas
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    What do I do with all my tools.......

    Frikkin' lose them!
    Don't know how they grow their legs in the shop, but they manage to walk off eventually. I have so many partial socket sets that I probably have 6 or 7 3/4" sockets, but I'll be ****ed if I can find a 9/16" anywhere!

    It doesn't help that I have a severe case of FSS (Flat Surface Syndrome) and crap piles up everywhere.

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  • Pass-N-Gas
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    - Pass-N-Gas Proverb -

    You can never have to many tools ..

    However the shop can be to small..

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  • fun4now
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    almost forgot, that wooden one is freaking amazing.

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  • fun4now
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    i love that tool box. surprisingly enough i never thought about building a better wrench box. i will have to get all my sets together and look at building some thing to do the job the way i want it to.

    if i had an extra $1000 to spend on that tool box i suspect it would solve my storage problems...............and give me an excuse to buy more to fill it up.

    the foam cut outs would work great if i had a big enough drower to keep them all in and could get the box to where it was needed.

    i have them all in a fabric carry case right now. some thing from Stanly i think but cant remember its about 12"wx20"lx10"t that zips shut and has a shoulder strap. so far its been the best option i can come up with.

    if build something I'll post up some pic's when i finish it.

    thanks for all the idea's
    James

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  • g6Racer
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    Hello,
    Perhaps you could build / buy a more efficient tool box like this one.
    Montezuma ME300AL Medium Portable Mobile Aluminum Toolbox


    Taken From http://www.devildogtools.com/index.html

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  • fjk
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    what we really need is something like this
    http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/pages/w00088.asp

    f

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  • jweller
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    This is going to sound kind of hokey, but what the heck....

    i saw a guy a while back that had used the hard pink Styrofoam insulation to make his own organizers. he cut a piece the size of a drawer, laid his tools on it and traced them, then just cut an indentation using a utility knife and a cheapo soldering iron.

    Like I said, hokey sounding, but it ended up looking alright, worked great and was cheap as all get out.

    This is what I'm using for wrenches in mine. It only qualifies as just OK. I would replace it with almost anything if I thought it was better. Sadly, nothing seems better.

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...ge+Accessories

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  • On fire most of the time
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    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
    Mechanics time savers
    what is this ??
    I'm not big bucket kind of guy, thats why I'm asking for a better way to store and still be able to use.
    part of the problem is i generally keep my tools in the small shop and work on the car/truck in the driveway or large shop. way too many big bulky plastic holders ?? i just thought you guys that work on cars all the time must have a better option ?? i suppose you all have huge multi drawer tool chests to keep all this stuff nice and neat in right ??
    i had them hanging on a peg board in there plastic holders for a wile, just hoped there was a better way? perhaps this Mechanics time savers is the answer to my problem ??
    Well...I need a new box. I havent even finished paying for this one...and it cost me about 8k. Give it a quick look...**** nice lookin, but pricey.

    http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog

    Sorry but I've been trying to find the mythical "hammer space" from japanese animations (that area where the small female character suddenly produces a giant freaking hammer from...hence the name) But so far no luck...and thus need for a tool box.

    If you were to hang their wrench organizers on your peg board maybe? Or something similar?

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  • ligito
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    I use my old Makita cordless drill box to carry my drill, stud finder and many small tools-I leave the charger out.
    I also buy riggers canvas bags from Harbor Freight and break my tools into categories. Riveters-Fencing-Drills-Glue guns-Staplers, Electrical etc.
    This makes them light enough to carry and I grab whatever bag I need, for the job that I'm going to do. Sounds good in theory.
    I have around 10 of these bags with tools in them, I just wish the tools would find their way back to the bags.

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  • fjk
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    I've found that most of those cool looking plastic organizers
    that tool sets come in, or you can buy independently, either
    1 take up way too much space for the amount of tools that
    they store or
    2 always seem to fall a bit short of what I'd like -- they may
    not hold exactly what I want, or be a bit too small or too big
    or shaped wrong or have one too many or one too few ...

    so I usually just pile things up in the drawers, but try to
    keep the pile in any one drawer to a workable level. about
    the only tool organizers that I like are those sticks with the
    springy clips on them that Sears sells for sockets.


    I use carryable tool boxes and bags just for carrying tools needed for
    a specific task from the basement to the task. My favorite so far
    is a heavy nylon cloth tote bag that came with my cordless drill,
    usually I can put all the hand tools I'm likely to need for something
    in the bag.


    I agree about the peg boards -- way too much space for way too
    few tools... But a recent thought I had was to use a pegboard as
    a temporary parking lot for the tools I'm using to do something. Instead
    of laying the tool down on the bench (and getting it buried under stuff)
    I can hang them on the pegboard. Once the task is done, the tools
    would go back in their drawers. But this may require more organization
    and discipline than I am usually capable of

    Frank

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  • fun4now
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    woooow!! thats scary !!!

    This is also good for exercise, when you walk back and forth trying to find your tools.
    Mostly, I walk in the shop looking for a tool, forget what I was looking for and repeat. This gives me twice the exercise.

    thats so me its scary, you been stalking me. how do you know me so well.

    you get my problem to a T, except i don't have any huge tool boxes. i just have a small 6 drawer craftsmen box. about W=29" X T=24" X D=12", this dose not fit much. most of the time i collect up my tools i need as I'm working( see above statement in blue) and when done i throw them all into a little shopping basket to take them back to where they came from, if i can remember where they came from.

    i just thought there must be some quick easy way to keep the set together .
    wishful thinking i suppose.

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  • ligito
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    Tool boards only work for those who have wall space and few tools.
    I have no wall space, several rolling toolboxes and tools in many locations.
    This is also good for exercise, when you walk back and forth trying to find your tools.
    Mostly, I walk in the shop looking for a tool, forget what I was looking for and repeat. This gives me twice the exercise.

    I gave up on small toolboxes yeaers ago, because by the time I have one full, it is too heavy to carry.

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