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Brilliant, love it. \:D/
Murphy's Law: The tendency of inanimate objects to behave with malice.

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Richard_C wrote:I did solve the pencil problem. When I refitted the kitchen I was making up sub assemblies in the garage/workshop and then fitting them indoors. After a couple of days I realized I was wasting ages looking for a pencil, even though I had 2 or 3 in use. So I bought a box of 12, left them everywhere I was working, and after 3 weeks I still had 12. You would think that the more you have the more you lose, but no. That led me to the 1st law of the pencil: "Number of pencils mislaid is inversely proportional to the number of pencils in use".

I have dozens of pens, pencils, rules, screwdrivers etc. all over the house but can guarantee that there won't be one where I need it, always in another room.

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There must be a hole somewhere in this house with about 1000 pens in it. The number we have bought no way compares with the number available, after wasting a considerable amount of time I usually have to go to the 'new' draw and start another one.

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We've solved this problem by having a desk tidy in every room. The pens and pencils move around but there's always one in the tidy when you need one. Amazing the things you can use for a tidy - from an actual antique desk tidy in the study to a modified loo roll holder in the loo they all blend in and save that "Where did I put my pencil?" syndrome!! :-D

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I never have a problem finding pens and pencils here. Every time I visit someone's house and see a pen or pencil lying around, I stick it in my pocket and take it home. I've got loads here :rofl2:

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The first place to look when you've lost a pencil is behind your ear. :)

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bobins wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 10:05
I never have a problem finding pens and pencils here. Every time I visit someone's house and see a pen or pencil lying around, I stick it in my pocket and take it home. I've got loads here :rofl2:
You are hereby banned from using our loo should you ever visit!! :-D

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No problem, I can always aim for the flowerpots in the garden :rofl2:

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 10:23
The first place to look when you've lost a pencil is behind your ear. :)
Didn't work for Van Gogh

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Richard_C wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 11:21
Gibbo2286 wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 10:23
The first place to look when you've lost a pencil is behind your ear. :)
Didn't work for Van Gogh
That was because he couldn't find his ear!! :-D

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myglaren wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 01:37
I have dozens of pens, pencils, rules, screwdrivers etc. all over the house but can guarantee that there won't be one where I need it, always in another room.
Could that be because bobins 8-) has paid you a visit . . .
"I never have a problem finding pens and pencils here. Every time I visit someone's house and see a pen or pencil lying around, I stick it in my pocket and take it home. I've got loads here...
:rofl2:"

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We need some of these:
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Well added a tool to the toolbag which hopefully will not get too much use. Needed this TORX 50 MM Security Bit to remove the airbag ecu.
Got it from Silverstone Factors Ltd, Silverstone Circuit.

https://www.silverstonefactors.com/shop ... -75mm-long

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Not so much homemade nor improvised, but am I a cheapskate - because I open up the old oil filters from the fleet at home and remove the one or two springs that each one contains 'because they might come in useful one day' ? :lol: They are handy sized springs - no idea what they're rated at, though :-D

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When all other methods fail, and one of your sockets has been sucked down a black hole, send for the magnet pen.....
the extendable magnet
the extendable magnet
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