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Losing things
« on: February 17, 2015, 08:16:35 PM »

 :-)) Am I the only person who is for ever losing things,today I cleaned out the workshop I found 6 pairs of glasses,5 chuck keys and 3 stanley knives that I thought I had lost,wont have to buy new ones for a while must keep the workshop clean and I might be able to find things but when you engrossed in a project you forget,I even pulled out the lathe and milling machine to clean behind must have been 10 years of cobwebs and odds en sods,must do more often as I felt quite pleased with myself, Ray. :-)) :-))       
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 08:47:50 PM »

hmmmm I lost my marbles a few years back. Not sure if I ever got them all back. I can loose things that I just put down, even on an empty work bench.
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 08:50:46 PM »

I know the feeling,must be this age thing or just going loopy,Ray. 
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2015, 09:26:19 PM »

I'm always loosing things..... I blame the kids
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 09:33:14 PM »

I blame the dog, I caught him in the act of stealing my modelling equipment, the little sod has a dark sense of humour too- he picked up my 1/72 scale Victor canopy spun it between his fangs showing off and then snapped in two before my eyes (he's also got a taste for Cold War era submarines too) <:(
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 09:43:42 PM »

I'm convinced that socks and washing machines are the keys to either cross-dimensional or time travel. Perhaps when the washing machine hits 88RPM?

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Re: Losing things
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 07:28:59 AM »

Must be one of the all time great questions, "How can you lose something that was in your hand not five minutes ago". On a par with "Put away somewhere safe", still looking for some "Put away somewhere safe" items from ten years ago. {-) :(( :-X
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 09:37:40 AM »

Must be one of the all time great questions, "How can you lose something that was in your hand not five minutes ago". On a par with "Put away somewhere safe", still looking for some "Put away somewhere safe" items from ten years ago. {-) :(( :-X
The only certain way to find something "put away safe" is to get its replacement.  Then you are left wondering what to do with two of them.
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2015, 10:46:49 AM »

Don't get me started on loosing things, I could loose things in a phone box, remember them?    %% {-)
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 10:48:10 AM »

Has anyone noticed how a part finished detail part you are working on always drops to the floor rather than back onto the workbench, and once drawn to the floor seems to disappear through a wormhole so no matter how diligently you search the floor it apparently no longer exists in real time-space.
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2015, 10:50:53 AM »

The only certain way to find something "put away safe" is to get its replacement.  Then you are left wondering what to do with two of them.

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Re: Losing things
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2015, 10:54:36 AM »

When I was clearing up yesterday I found a lot of bits just that I don't know where they come from,will find out sometime in future (I hope) Ray.
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2015, 10:55:28 AM »

The worst thing to lose is your virginity, it's almost impossible to find no matter how hard you look....
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2015, 10:56:16 AM »

Put something down on a workbench, go to pick it up two minutes later and it has burrowed it's way
underneath everything else on the bench >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


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Re: Losing things
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2015, 11:23:20 AM »

I've learnt now to sacrifice a couple of nuts or bolts to the dreaded carpet monster before I start doing anything...just drop them on the floor before you start on the day's modelling jobs, and all will be well.

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Re: Losing things
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2015, 12:00:12 PM »

Although I've tried I have never managed to lose the wife yet in 41 years so I must be lucky.
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2015, 02:23:41 PM »

Blimey...I must be doing something wrong then, I've managed to lose two wives and and one fiance. Or maybe I'm doing something right?  ;D


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Re: Losing things
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2015, 04:42:47 PM »

Ladies do not like hot bunking with model boats  Rich
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2015, 05:41:49 PM »

I misread that, Ned...I wondered what you meant, had to read it twice.   ;D


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Re: Losing things
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2015, 05:50:02 PM »

I take it that taking boats on your honeymoon is a no no then,  Ray.
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2015, 06:06:39 PM »

I'm convinced that socks and washing machines are the keys to either cross-dimensional or time travel. Perhaps when the washing machine hits 88RPM?




It's not that complicated.

It is a theory, and statement of fact made by one
 Clifford Shaw of Edmonds, Washington USA. An old
 codger by any sense of definition, but also a good
 friend and mentor. His modeling skills, electronic ability, and
 general common sense were always outspoken for
 the benefit of others.

 On one particular day I was visiting Cliff to get some
 transmitter modifications straightened out. After a bit
 of general banter we proceeded to dig into the transmitter
 and disassemble a bit here and a bit there. Drill a few holes
 and wire in some new switches. As we got around to
 reassembling the all the bits, one of the key pieces turned up
 missing... We looked all over the work bench, and then the floor.
 However the bit was nowhere to be found.

 Being the common sensed person he was, Cliff declared that
 the "bit"was probably time traveling... And that this was a good
 point to take a break and have lunch. During lunch, I expressed
 my dismay regarding the missing bit of my transmitter. Cliff looked over
 his plate, and reached for his drink to wash down a bit of sandwich.
 He said, "It will be there when we go back." I must have looked a bit
 puzzled, because Cliff smiled. This happens all the time. Especially with
 small bits on the work bench. Car keys, the wallet... You put something
 down and suddenly can't find it... It's Time Travel....
 How's that? I asked...
Cliff continued, small things travel in time. You may have just had something
 in your hand, set it down, and poof, it's gone. You look, and look, you expand
 your search, and still can't find what you've lost. That's because it's traveling in time.
 You can't find it, because it's not here anymore. The best thing to do is take a
 deep breath relax and do something else till it decides to return, because it always
 certain that you will find what you've lost, in the future...

 And after lunch, we went back to the work bench, did a quick look round, and there
 was the "bit", sitting plain as day... "Time Travel... ", I muttered...

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Re: Losing things
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2015, 06:11:28 PM »

Confucius,he say,
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2015, 07:27:21 PM »

The worst thing to lose is your virginity, it's almost impossible to find no matter how hard you look....


Lose it! Lose it!! It took me long enough to give it away  :} :} :} :} :}
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2015, 07:53:58 PM »

I always think that anything I drop on to the floor must have the same properties as a chameleon, because they hit the wooden floor and all at once they are the same colour and texture as the flooring. You then need to get on your hands and knees, with a torch to find it.
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Re: Losing things
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2015, 08:02:48 PM »

I always think that anything I drop on to the floor must have the same properties as a chameleon, because they hit the wooden floor and all at once they are the same colour and texture as the flooring. You then need to get on your hands and knees, with a torch to find it.
If you see a chameleon, is it because it isn't fully trained, or is it just not really trying?
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