Bye-bye, chisel!

Got a new range hood for the kitchen. I'm up in the attic trying to run the exhaust vent. There's a 2x6 cleat hanging over the top plate of the wall, that's in the way of running the duct. No prob. I'll just split the excess off with a chisel, right?
So I go down to the workshop... this is a rough carpentry job, so I pick up one of the old beat-up Craftsman chisels and head back to the attic, where I reach through the access door and lay the hammer and chisel down on the board that I had previously laid across the joists, and climb through. As I step on the board, I jostle it slightly... and the chisel rolls off the board, into the soffit above the cabinets, bounces once, and drops seven feet down inside the wall.
Bye, bye.
The irony is that my good chisels have flats on the handles, and won't roll. If I'd used one of those, I'd still have it. :-(
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Get a rare-earth magnet and go fishing!
John
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Rare earth magnet on a string and go fishing for the chisel??
John
On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 16:15:23 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@milmac.com (Doug Miller) wrote:

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On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 16:15:23 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@milmac.com (Doug Miller) wrote:

magnet. telescoping paint roller handle.
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I kind of enjoy finding tools lost in walls, in cement blocks, under cabinets, etc., when I do remodeling... Free Tools! ;-)
John
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: Got a new range hood for the kitchen. I'm up in the attic trying to run : the exhaust vent. Snip lost tool story... but commenting on JG's finding tools, all I've ever found in my current house was beer and 7-up bottles. Did a demo in an old seaside bar in my younger days, still have pool balls, etc. Holes (from fights?) patched by stuffing newspaper for backing. Some dated in the early fifties..
Doug - other than installing, are you doing any of the hood construction?
I'm trying - www.nctimes.net/~pray/House.htm
Rick
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pray4surf wrote:

I have a small fortune in collectible old fashioned Budweiser cans in my walls and other out of the way nooks.
No wonder this house was built so poorly.
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I recall cutting through a block wall in my parent's house and finding Schafer beer cans... with can opener punched holes. Must be a 50s-60s thing. ;-)
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While rebuilding our bathtub surround wall I found a '50's-'60's looking plaid cap - not a baseball style, more of a cylindrical shape with a short bill. I examined it and then replaced it where I'd found it - I figured, 'twernt mine to remove.
There was a story this summer here in the Portland, Oregon area about a guy working on the ceiling of his c.1920's dining room. If I recall, he had pulled the ceiling light and had enlarged the hole for some reason. Stuck his head up there to take a look around and came face to face with a human skull. After an investigation and forensic testing, it was determined to be someone from a native NW tribe c.1800's. Perhaps grave robbed and obtained in the days when such acts weren't unlawful. One of the tribes accepted the skull and buried it after a ceremony.
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Nope, just installing an off-the-shelf Maytag unit.

You may be more ambitious than I am. What type of skin are you putting over that?
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: : > : >Doug - other than installing, are you doing any of the hood construction? : : Nope, just installing an off-the-shelf Maytag unit. : > : >I'm trying - www.nctimes.net/~pray/House.htm : : You may be more ambitious than I am. What type of skin are you putting over : that? :
1/8" luaun ply followed by 1/4" drywall. - I'm at odds with what to cover the exposed bottom...
Rick
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Fishing time -- magnet on a string. no problem. <grin>
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On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 09:33:13 +0000, snipped-for-privacy@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) calmly ranted:

Or if it's fairly inaccessible, a simple drywall surgery session wouldn't take more than half an hour, including location, scalpel session, grafting, texturing, and painting--over the course of a day.
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novalidaddress@di\/ersify.com wrote:

It is. :-(

No drywall. Plaster. And of course I've already installed the base cabinets on that wall, too.
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Consider it a 'dorkers version of a Time Capsule.
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On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 15:59:40 GMT, "patrick conroy"

Some day it'll sell for $2000 on eBay. <G>
Barry
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Left one of those in our previous house, too... 1" spade drill bit that time.
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