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Old 01-12-2011, 03:46 PM   #16
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next birthday (if you still give gifts to your kids) or Christmas, give him a card and a note telling him you are giving the tools as his gift. Since this was a set, it would be up to you to give them all at once or each piece individually spread out over multiple birthdays or Christmases.
Each gift could be a shirt box with the owner's manual for each tool.

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Old 01-12-2011, 03:56 PM   #17
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My Dad used to have a white board he would write the name/tool/date on, just to keep track. I once borrowed his 66 block punch down tool (must have been the first edition from western electric- very old). Well, I ended up loosing it. But, I did replace it with a brand new ideal with the changable blades for 66/110 blocks. That was not good enough for him. To this day, that tool is still on the board with my name!
I was taught as a young child, if you borrow a man's tools, return them promptly in the same or better condition than when you got them. The few times I do borrow anything now, when I return to the owner, they cannot believe how clean or good the tool looks or works. The downside is I expect the same (unspoken rule), and I am disappointed when things are broken or messed up when/if I get them back.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:26 PM   #18
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Speaking of borrowing stuff, at work we have projectors, laptops etc that we loan out. Ever now and then someone will decide to just keep it, and we run everywhere for it. It's a real pain. We ended up having a sign out sheet as the outlook calendar was not enough (most people never bothered to book them). Often people would not bring it back and what not. If it was up to me there would be none of that, it creates nothing but headaches for IT.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #19
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First off lets know that ones tools/toys are, can be sacred

I CALL IT A NATURE OF THE BEAST KINDA THING

I make my living with tools, and I play with tools also

If you break it you bought it

There is a unwritten rule that when you barrow something , return it better or at least the same condition as when you received it

I have literally told people if you don't return that I will haunt you , in one breath it is a joke , but in the next breath I like to think it is very true , sometimes they laugh , but I am serious I want my tool / toy back.

there is nothing worse than, having the perfect tool, but not able to use it , be it my fault or someone else.

I now know why when we are in grade school we are taught to always put your toys away and clean up after your self . There really is no difference , and when you was done with someone elses toy return them, nicely.

In some cases the barrower may very well know that a device has a abuised past and will be understanding ( one does need to be fair ), but people need to return things also

THESE RULES APPLY TO , BEST BUDDS ,RELATIVES , NEIGHBORS , WIVES, SONS , DAUGHTERS.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH MY RULES GO BUY YOUR OWN LIKE I DID .

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Old 01-15-2011, 12:15 PM   #20
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Ok.

i didn't even need my computer to hear that one.

Hey JoshL, pleas don't use caps. it's internet etiquette to use lower case letter.
If you need to make a strong point use bold letters on your key words and capitalize them.

Might want to use the spell check too.

Otherwise your post was dead on
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #21
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Thank you very kindly

But I have looked for "spell checker" , please tell me where or what icon it is

my wife also looked for it

maybe i should have stepped down off my soap box sooner than I did

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Old 01-15-2011, 06:35 PM   #22
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Thank you very kindly

But I have looked for "spell checker" , please tell me where or what icon it is

my wife also looked for it

maybe i should have stepped down off my soap box sooner than I did

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google or firefox both have spell check.

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