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  • Jim Frye
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 1051
    • Maumee, OH, USA.
    • Ryobi BT3000 & BT3100

    Whoops, I Did It Again...

    Grandson is in college and sharing a rented house with three friends. They are hanging TVs and monitors all over the place and Grandson borrowed my old Zircon stud finder. Anyone want to place the odds on my getting it back? I'll probably just go buy a new one when I need one.
    Jim Frye
    The Nut in the Cellar.
    ”Sawdust Is Man Glitter”
  • Sam Conder
    Woodworker Once More
    • Dec 2002
    • 2502
    • Midway, KY
    • Delta 36-725T2

    #2
    Man, that sucks. I was hoping this post was going to be a video of Jim singing Britney Spears at karaoke night.

    Jim… if you really want that Zircon back, offer a reward for it’s safe return. 2 Little Cesar’s pizzas and a 12-pack should do the trick.
    Sam Conder
    BT3Central's First Member

    "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas A. Edison

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    • dbhost
      Slow and steady
      • Apr 2008
      • 9270
      • League City, Texas
      • Ryobi BT3100

      #3
      Nope I totally agree with Sam here we need to see a video of Jim singing Britney Spears in karaoke...
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      • Jim Frye
        Veteran Member
        • Dec 2002
        • 1051
        • Maumee, OH, USA.
        • Ryobi BT3000 & BT3100

        #4
        Trust me, nobody wants to hear/see me sing. It's one of those things you can't unsee/hear. Some time ago, I lent someone my clam-shell post hole digger (BIL I think) and it never returned. A few weeks ago, I lent my Son my 300 watt work light and stand so he could see to paint a stairwell. It"s still there. Fortunately, these tools aren't expensive to replace and due to their age, I'll likely replace with something of higher quality.
        A couple of pizzas and a 12 pack won't cut it for four 20 year olds, especially since one of them works work Little Ceasers already.
        Last edited by Jim Frye; 02-01-2023, 11:20 AM.
        Jim Frye
        The Nut in the Cellar.
        ”Sawdust Is Man Glitter”

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        • twistsol
          Veteran Member
          • Dec 2002
          • 2915
          • Cottage Grove, MN, USA.
          • Ridgid R4512, 2x ShopSmith Mark V 520, 1951 Shopsmith 10ER

          #5
          As someone who has rented to college students, I'd be interested to see how, or if, or with what they patch the holes when they move out.
          Chr's
          __________
          An ethical man knows the right thing to do.
          A moral man does it.

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          • Nick Keenan
            Nick Keenan commented
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            Toothpaste is traditional.

          • twistsol
            twistsol commented
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            Sadly, I've encountered that, and pancake batter.
        • LCHIEN
          Internet Fact Checker
          • Dec 2002
          • 21173
          • Katy, TX, USA.
          • BT3000 vintage 1999

          #6
          Originally posted by Jim Frye
          Grandson is in college and sharing a rented house with three friends. They are hanging TVs and monitors all over the place and Grandson borrowed my old Zircon stud finder. Anyone want to place the odds on my getting it back? I'll probably just go buy a new one when I need one.
          haha, will they get their deposit back?
          Loring in Katy, TX USA
          If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
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          • Jim Frye
            Veteran Member
            • Dec 2002
            • 1051
            • Maumee, OH, USA.
            • Ryobi BT3000 & BT3100

            #7
            Originally posted by LCHIEN

            haha, will they get their deposit back?
            It appears the landlord is pretty much thrilled with them. They cleared the backyard of trash and debris, cleaned out the garage, covered the garage interior walls with plywood, cleared out the basement, painted the basement walls and covered the basement ceiling. They also ran CAT5 to the garage to support the
            two flat screen TVs they put out there. They also built an L shaped bar in the garage and covered the floor with synthetic turf. They plan on spending four years there.
            Jim Frye
            The Nut in the Cellar.
            ”Sawdust Is Man Glitter”

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            • capncarl
              capncarl commented
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              I remember a mutual friend of our group that was known to borrow and never return tools. When he got married all of us that had lost tools to him clipped photos of the lost tools from catalogs and glued them in our wedding gift cards and told him to enjoy them.
          • Dedpedal
            Established Member
            • Feb 2020
            • 255
            • Palm Coast Florida
            • One BT3000 in use and one for parts. Plus a BT3100

            #8
            I would have handed him a fridge magnet and said “Have fun”.

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            • Jim Frye
              Veteran Member
              • Dec 2002
              • 1051
              • Maumee, OH, USA.
              • Ryobi BT3000 & BT3100

              #9
              Well, I will miss my old Zircon Triscanner Pro SL as I'm betting it will not find its way back home. My Bday is coming up, so today I treated myself to a new Zircon hd900 as a replacement.
              Jim Frye
              The Nut in the Cellar.
              ”Sawdust Is Man Glitter”

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