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Old 01-13-2012, 07:14 PM   #31
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Why would you ever need that many tools?
I don't need them. I enjoy them.

Let me correct myself. I don't need ALL of them, but if I'm going to collect something, why not something that will pay for itself while I enjoy them.

I look at it no differently than when I was a kid collecting Hot Wheels. I didn't need them either, but I enjoyed them all equally.

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we just have bars across the inside of the shop windows so they cant get in
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I love antique tools----Some I use daily---People know I enjoy them and frequently give me some gems found at garage sales and such.

I hung a giant wood block and tackle in the kitchen,years ago---since then I've received 6 or 8 more as gifts--
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speaking of thieves.....I had a situation where they were coming through the window in the garage. I thought I was just misplacing my tools, until I noticed the sawdust around the window sill was full of hand prints. So I took a 3 ft piece of plywood and my handy air nailer, and put in a few dozen nails, making sure to space them out accordingly. I then took my mini tool and gave each nail a sharpening. (I found it to be a good exercise in patience and planning.) I then placed the plywood under the window opening in the garage. It took a few days till I got any results. The board had been moved, and some red colouring had been added. Needless to say I have never had any more missing tools.
A lawyer friend of mine told me it is illegal to set a trap for potential thieves, but not illegal to leave crap laying around your shop
That stinks doesn't it. They can plan to do you harm, but you can't plan to do them harm!

Years ago my boss had his garage broken into. He wanted to hang fish hooks at eye level for the bastards. I thought it was a great idea and suggested he post a sign that read something like: WARNING These premises protected by unconventional means. He sought legal advice beforehand and was told no no no!

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