Wrong Tool - Right Job

traingeekboy Jul 26, 2020

  1. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    I was cutting beams for a set of narrow gauge log cars and the razor saw wasn't really doing a good job. My cuts were sloppy and it took too long.

    Off to the kitchen for the chopper and cutting board and I cranked through the cutting phase on this build. I was only going to do one test model, but with cutting going so fast, I may do a set of 2 - 3 cars now.

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    Anyone else have some Wrong Tool Tips?
     
  2. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Too many to list...
     
  3. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great solution! I'd try it …. but ..... my wife would kill me for that
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    Measure twice and whack it with an axe.
     
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  5. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    The cutting board and chopper were my kitchen tools before my GF moved in. :p
     
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  6. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    Measure twice Ginsu knife once!

     
  7. RailMix

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    Sometimes brutality will get you everywhere. Other times it takes overkill, too. From this year's winter layout party.

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  8. sidney

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    oh what i could do with a mill like that. i miss my shop tools.
     
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  9. Doug Gosha

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    Lizzy Borden took an axe...

    Hush, hush, sweet Charlotte.

    :D

    Doug
     
  10. Hytec

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    Shipbuilder's Creed: Measure with Micrometer; Mark with Chalk; Cut with Torch; Fill with Rod; Smooth with Grinder; Hide with Paint.
     
  11. Sumner

    Sumner TrainBoard Member

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    When I started welding I use to say 'I'm not much of a welder but a helluva grinder' . My welding is a little better but nothing to brag about :(,

    Sumner
     
  12. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    I weld infrequently. You can still always tell where I started and where I finished.
     
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  13. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    I have used a floor jack and jackstands to install kitchen cabinets
     
  14. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    I actually tend to use what I believe will do the job best. As some of you know, I model a lot in cardstock with some plastic and brass shim thrown in. Having the best tool available helps me a lot. However, each one has a learning curve. As a further side note, if you are like me, you have more than you use. :D
     
  15. IronMan1963

    IronMan1963 TrainBoard Member

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    Definitely more tools than I use. Except that stupid 10mm socket. Can never seem to find 1 when I need it. :ROFLMAO:
     
  16. Doug Gosha

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    You mean the one that seems like it should be 3/8"

    :D

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  17. IronMan1963

    IronMan1963 TrainBoard Member

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    YES! That's the 1!
     
  18. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    The first time I encountered a metric fastener was on my older brother's Honda 50 in the late sixties. The head bolts were 10 mm and we, of course, had no metric tools then. I remember trying to grind out a 3/8" socket a bit to fit and I did get it to work but not well. The bolt heads never looked good again.

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  19. Andy S

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    Dad always said he needed two tools, a hammer and a bigger hammer.
    With reference to the shipbuilders creed, the shorter version is “file to fit, and paint to cover”
     
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  20. Hardcoaler

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    Ha! My wife has suggested that I buy this tee-shirt. Looks like you need one too. :LOL:

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