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Found my lost trowel

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stratoman10, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    We went back to job we've been away from for awhile. Lo and behold theres the trowel I've been looking for for a long time. In some other company's gang box. Right up on top like it wanted to be found. So I took it back. Of course none of them were around so I could explain it to them. But screw that, its mine to begin with, I'm not going to beg to get my own tools back. Unless they want to give me 40 bucks. Those things arent cheap
     
  2. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    I would have done the same. I suppose you mark them in some way.
     
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  3. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Get a wood burning set and brand that puppy :thumb:
     
  4. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va

    I do. The company I used to work for had a few guys that used the same kind. So I started notching the handle on mine
     
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  5. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va

    Rubber handle on those so I notch them
     
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  6. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    No explanation would have been necessary. You know it's yours. They would have known it's the trowel they found.

    Love it when things come back around .
     
  7. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

  8. dirocyn

    dirocyn Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    43
    655
    Jan 20, 2018
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Now you're a hooptie frood who really knows where his trowel is.
     
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  9. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    77
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Years ago
    Fresh out of the Navy
    1961...
    Living in Santa Maria CA
    Finally landed a decent job(R&Ring transmissions)
    Only need a few basic tools
    A good size barn roof filled the bill...
    Took em home for the week end to do a couple shade tree jobs...
    Saturday morning they were gone...
    Called my brother, he'd lived there a while...
    He said "lotta lameo thieves here, let's cruise the alleys"
    Hour n a half later we come upon a car up on blocks....
    Guy under the car
    And
    There's my red & yellow barn roof(bought it used and it was already painted y&r)
    Walked up...
    Told him I was going to let him put the box in my car...
    He said "what're ya talking about"
    Kicked him real hard in the face...
    Took my tools...
    Went home...
    Gassed the BSA up...
    Went out to the river bed...

    Not as innocent as your trowel...
    But
    Tool thieving...
    Is like
    Horse thieving in the old west...
    It's your living...
     
  10. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    I had a similar trowel experience years ago when I was doing terrestrial archaeology.
    Those things can be remarkably personal... like a good hat.
    Glad you were able to recover it.
     
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  11. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    I know the feeling.
     
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  12. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 3, 2009
    Mobile Bay
  13. Alan Crossley

    Alan Crossley Strat-Talker

    Age:
    68
    268
    Nov 20, 2018
    Republic of Ireland
    Thank your god that you've found it. I've been loosing sleep worrying about it for ages.
     
  14. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    Good thing it was the trowel and not the towel that you lost.
     
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  15. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Strat-O-Master

    871
    Apr 21, 2014
    Omaha
    Name it "Robin".
     
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  16. ukoldgit

    ukoldgit Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Feb 20, 2018
    Wiltshire UK
    Used to be the same in the UK, if you were found with stolen tools it was an imprisonment offence and rightly so as no tools = no food!
     
  17. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
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  18. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    New one on me......................not where you'd expect a guy to put notches!
     
  19. Bowmap

    Bowmap Senior Stratmaster - Really? Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    Where?
    Job sites tend to be ripe for pickers. But it is not always theft. If you have several subs on site at the same time it is easy to pick up the wrong stuff when everyone is packing for the end of the day. My framing hammer went missing for a couple weeks. On the next job I had hired the same subs and was inspecting the work at the end of the day while they were packing. Spotted my hammer. When I asked the lead guy about it he picked it up and looked at it and then handed it back to me. 'We must of packed it in the last job.' Now if I could only get my reciprocal saw back from my friend whom barrowed it that easily.
     
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  20. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 27, 2018
    North Central NC
    I found a clamp-on ammeter sitting on top of an air conditioner evaporator outside a condo I was staying in. A tech had left it behind. I took it inside to keep it out of the weather and left a full page note written with a Sharpie that told where to go to get the item back. I didn't specify what the item was, so I could tell if someone claiming it was the real owner. No one came to get it in the month I was there, so I kept it. I've used it quite a bit in the 15 years since.
     
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