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    The only solution to misplacing drill bits -- verbal abuse

    Well hello,
    I was referred to this forum by a friend and thought some of my videos might make for a good fit here!

    I was thinking, why do I have no problem returning the silverware to the drawer, but when it comes to putting my drill bits away, I fall short?
    Well, with the silverware I have a wonderful lady to yell and nag at me until I return them, but with the drill bits, I am left to my own devices.

    So I've built myself a drill bit index that bitches at me when I don't return them. The obvious solution.



    Hope you enjoy!

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    I sure do like your sheet metal brake...

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    Thanks cranktown city! We've added your Drill Bit Organizer with Audio Reminder to our Storage and Organization category,
    as well as to your builder page: cranktown city's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Jeez that was funny! Thing that riles me probably more than drill bits not being put away when I was working in a shop is the low life scumbags who put bits back blunt or worse broken.
    One place I managed to get them to buy a drill sharpener because I got so annoyed at others,(day shift), inability to sharpen bits. Came in one night and had great difficulty drilling a hole and when I looked at the bit it had been beautifully sharpened - Backwards! Went and looked at the rest of the bits and they were all the same!
    I have what is known as a 'prickly' personality according to some and I had a little rant. Days later I found out that it had been the foreman having a play on the new machine who had decided to go around our shop and the welding shop and sharpen every bit he could.
    Myself and the other night shift guys never figured out just how he managed to sharpen all those bits backward though.

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    haha It's one of those "git er done" bending brakes

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    Haha that's hilarious!
    You know, some may call him a dummy, but in a way it takes a special kind of talent to mess up that bad.
    I can't imagine how long it would take to grind enough meat off to get them backwards, now that's what I call milking the clock!

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    thanks so much!

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    Congratulations cranktown city - your Drill Bit Organizer With Audio Reminder is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Big week, but this was a thought-provoking build. Imaginative thinking tasks like creative ideation often do not play well with low-level mental assignments like repeatedly recalling to perform small cleanup duties. Resolving this conflict via verbal abuse is a time-honored tradition. However, automating the job of mundane remembering is probably a better way of freeing the mind for higher-level thinking.

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    cranktown city - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll now notice the wrench-on-pedestal award in the awards showcase in your postbit, visible beneath your username:



    You've also been granted free lifetime Supporting Member status. I've stopped your paid recurring subscription, so you won't have to pay for membership again.

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    Nice work!

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    Wow, how exciting!
    Thanks so much, this is huge for me!

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    How about adding a cheering or a sarcastic message thanking you for returning the drill bit back. some positive reenforcement

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