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    Quote Originally Posted by samari46 View Post
    You know those little circular brushes you use to clean nattery terminals, well I thought I had three. Couldn't find any of them. Went to the auto parts store and bought 4 one in the tool box of my tractor.one in the truck, two one of each went into my roll around tool box. And the 4th went into the tool box on the toy room next to the carport which is where I do some of my vehicle repairs. The wife just recently found one under the front passenger seat.How it got there is anyones guess. Frank
    Ha! I just had to buy another one of those. Old one showed up an hour after I got home. Offered to give my spare to a buddy but he had 3 already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    Last night, after I got a 5.56 case stuck in the sizer die,
    and destroyed my new carbide expander & decap rod getting it out:

    I figured I could just do something else.
    I looked around to find my double end deburring tool and clean primer crimps, and do the necks.

    It was gone. I about tore up the shop looking for the thing.
    It wasn't in the lathe where I use it, not on the bench, not in the cabinet in the old cigar box of other little stuff.

    So, I went in and ordered a new one along with a new decap rod & expander.
    Filled out the form, paid, hit 'submit order',
    and went back to the shop to see what other expensive tools I could destroy.

    There it was. In a place I'd already looked about 8 times.

    So, I give you a bit of wisdom from Winger Ed.---
    The best way to find a lost object is to buy a new one to replace it.
    Must have been a rookie deburring tool, showing up before the replacement got there.

    My well seasoned tools must have the intimidation factor down to a science, no matter how new the tool I loose is, it never shows up until the replacement is here.

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    Working on my JD rotary mower. Had bought clutches a few years ago. Finally got the mower apart so I could replace the clutches. You think I could find them, not a chance. Called JD and ordered parts.
    Went to run some errands and got home and wife handed me the parts I couldn't find!!! Told me where they were. I already looked there and didn't find them!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockrat View Post
    Went to run some errands and got home and wife handed me the parts I couldn't find!!! Told me where they were. I already looked there and didn't find them!!!
    Might have been a set up.
    My buddy would do that to his wife.

    She'd look all over the house for something,,,,then get him involved.
    If he found it first, he'd set it somewhere obvious that she'd already looked.

    She thought she was going crazy,, and he didn't do much to dispel that belief.
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.


    OK folks. Enough of this idle chit-chat. This ain't your Grandma's sewing circle.
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    Well, I feel better reading about fellow members similar problems!

    Makes me less crazy knowing I am not alone in my mental deficiencies!

    If this many guys share the same affliction, can I be all that weird after all?

    Best regards

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    1. It’s in my shirt pocket
    2. It’s in the refrigerator or cupboard
    3. It’s in my wife’s classroom. Teaching is the only profession that people steal things from home to use at work.
    4. Check the other shirt pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Three44s View Post
    Well, If this many guys share the same affliction, can I be all that weird after all?
    I've worked on stuff on a clean work table-- 4 barrel Rochester carbs were the worst and I kept a few just for parts--
    I'd take 'em apart, clean 'em, put them back together, and have a critical part missing.
    Even though I never took a step away the project.
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.


    OK folks. Enough of this idle chit-chat. This ain't your Grandma's sewing circle.
    EVERYONE !!
    Get back to your oars. The Captain wants to water ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    Last night, after I got a 5.56 case stuck in the sizer die,
    and destroyed my new carbide expander & decap rod getting it out:

    I figured I could just do something else.
    I looked around to find my double end deburring tool and clean primer crimps, and do the necks.

    It was gone. I about tore up the shop looking for the thing.
    It wasn't in the lathe where I use it, not on the bench, not in the cabinet in the old cigar box of other little stuff.

    So, I went in and ordered a new one along with a new decap rod & expander.
    Filled out the form, paid, hit 'submit order',
    and went back to the shop to see what other expensive tools I could destroy.

    There it was. In a place I'd already looked about 8 times.

    So, I give you a bit of wisdom from Winger Ed.---
    The best way to find a lost object is to buy a new one to replace it.
    Next time PM me I've been doing what you did for three weeks looking for items. I have now about 10 of the double end deburring tools. I would have sent you one for a few bucks every time I open an other box there's an other one.

    Sometimes we are too close to the woods to see the trees. O' yea I'm still looking, darn kiddos hid things good this time. Now if i can just find that box of sizing dies, I recall buying at local auction there were 3 over .500 and I have yet to locate them, or a bunch of 310 dies.

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    Amen. Then theres the old I have seen it somewhere. But where ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three44s View Post
    If this many guys share the same affliction, can I be all that weird after all?
    Three44s
    That is what I meant when I described the condition as "man eyes".
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    The worst thing to find is the the thing you know exactly where it is and you go to get it and its not there.I've tried to stop my hours long mad man bad mood searches and if something doesn't cost much buy another one and forget about it.Yeah right.

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    When this happens to m I blame it on poltergeists, maybe gremlins. In extreme cases it must be the work of a chupcabra. That's OK, I know they'll put it back when they're done tormenting me!
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    at work we stripped a cx500 honda .a needle roller bearing disappeared,about2 inches by 3 ,ripped workshop to bits as honda diddnt have it in stock in europe .foreman sat down to have a cupper in empty workshop there on a shelf 1 foot off the floor 8 ft away from the bike was that bearing .wasted a day looking for it.

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    Something similar happens when you have an item that you have saved for years, just in case you need it. finally one day, sick and tired of watching it gather dust, or simply need the room, you get rid of it. Then it is guaranteed that the need for that very same item comes up within 2 weeks of disposal.

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    I had a profile gauge I didn't know what it was for 20 years. I cleaned my garage and threw it out. The very next weekend I need a profile gauge. Went to the hardware store to get one. When I looked at the blister pack for about 8 bucks all I could do is laugh
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    I'm still looking for a few 45-70 cases and I don't even have a 45-70. I swear they have grown legs.

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    She can't find her glasses - look on your head? Never have found that thread gauge I used to have. Nor the guitar strap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    Might have been a set up.
    My buddy would do that to his wife.

    She'd look all over the house for something,,,,then get him involved.
    If he found it first, he'd set it somewhere obvious that she'd already looked.

    She thought she was going crazy,, and he didn't do much to dispel that belief.
    Now that's living dangerously!
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    I have done the same thing time and time again, the good news is I have lots of spares.

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    I was helping a guy fix his car.
    He dropped a socket and spent almost an hour looking for it.
    Only getting in the way.
    Finaly told him "the best way to find it, is to drop another in the same place"
    He did, and lost two sockets.

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