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  • #16
    A long time ago a Big Cheese at a company I worked at would love to go around saying "You, name three fish!" (ok, this about fish, not tools, but is about naming :-) and if you said something like "Whale" he'd ridicule you no end. Eventually, someone answered "Tom, Fred, and Eunice" ... No more fish naming challenges.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by fjk View Post
      A long time ago a Big Cheese at a company I worked at would love to go around saying "You, name three fish!" (ok, this about fish, not tools, but is about naming :-) and if you said something like "Whale" he'd ridicule you no end. Eventually, someone answered "Tom, Fred, and Eunice" ... No more fish naming challenges.
      Sounds to me like "Big Cheese" was a little spoiled. Now where's that organizational compost bin?
      .
      "People will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time they will pick themselves up and carry on" : Winston Churchill

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      • #18
        There is a large purveyor of machine tools I share the same last name with.
        (No, not Grizzly)
        I'd love to have an example of their product in my shop...just to impress the locals with the name emblazoned across the front!
        Len

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        • #19
          We had a shop foreman that no one liked. One day we were all sitting around on break when he came by and said "How's it going?"
          I said "We're having more fun than a barrel of Managers!" Everyone laughed, he got all red in the face and stomped off back to the office. I said "Mission accomplished."
          Kansas City area

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          • #20
            AvE calls his shifter (adjustable/crescent wrench) the Swedish nut lathe. Swedish because Bahco created it.

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            • #21
              I've posted about my dead blow hammer before:

              www.thecogwheel.net

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              • #22
                Originally posted by pinstripe View Post
                AvE calls his shifter (adjustable/crescent wrench) the Swedish nut lathe. Swedish because Bahco created it.
                I'd guess he got that name from a Swede. It's common to call them that here, "muttersvarv".

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                • #23
                  I about wet my pants when I first saw that clip and still chuckle when I think of it. "Torque nut to specified roundness" or something like that.
                  He sure has a way with words
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                  • #24
                    I have two crescent wrenches, one named Bob and one named Mooney, they were my grandfather's, and he had his first name, Bob, stamped in one, and his last, Moon, on the other. Also have cheater bars with names, one Schwinn and the bigger one Molly, because they were cut from the top tubes of old bicycles.

                    On another note, My old 1974 cb750 was named 'Syb', short for 'screaming yellow B*tch' Because it was yellow, and when she ran great she was a real screamer, but at times could be a real major pain. My old Willys cj2a with the flathead 4 was called 'Chugs' because when trying to pull something heavy, the RPMs would drop so low you could hear every cylinder fire, sounded like the old one-lung thumper bikes.

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