I almost never can get the ones that bend to stay straight again... so once
one bends that's the end of it. Only time I try to straighten out a nail
is when it's still in the pieces I'm nailing.
I still reuse almost every screw that comes out of a piece in good
On Usenet, no one can hear you laugh. That's a good thing, though, as some
writers are incorrigible.
If you find you need that allen wrench everytime you use your
spokeshave, make a wooden custom storage box for both items. In the
meantime, keep both spokeshave and wrench in the orginal box. It
might help to mark the special wrench with a dab of bright nail
polish--small allen wrenches can hide.
I use a lot of stuff on the lathe that use different size allen wrenches, so I
have a dedicated magnetic tool holder over the workbench for them..
I try to either label the place they go or stick the extra bits or whatever near
them, so I can just reach for the one that I need..
The other option is to open the drawer on the tool chest and find the right size
in the pile of allen wrenches, but that just takes too much time if it's a tool
that you use often..
For things that I use a LOT, like the olan tools or hollowing tools, I stick
those wrenches on rare earth magnets on the lathe stand.. YMWV
Did Santa bring those spoke shaves for trimming your Baltic birch? lol
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