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The story of Waldo the bolt


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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 09:02 PM

This evening, I pulled out some bolts I had been cooking in the E tank. Decided to go ahead and wire brush them. I was on the last one, when the bolt we will call "Waldo" just evaporated. It truly is amazing how fast a wire brush will rip something from your hand and throw it at warp speed somewhere else.

For the next 1/2 hour I played "Where's Waldo?"
Turns out a plow share bolt will stick into a piece of styrofoam that is glued to the wall for insulation. I was straightening up from looking on the floor when my eyes just fell upon it. I got lucky. Waldo is home safe and sound.... And primered.
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Posted September 20, 2011 - 09:06 PM

Yes, and the smaller Waldo is the better he can hide! Some times you have to go all the way to the hardware store to find him. :-)

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 09:11 PM

Yes, and the smaller Waldo is the better he can hide! Some times you have to go all the way to the hardware store to find him. :-)


:thumbs: Amen, my friend. LOL

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 09:13 PM

Been there done that,Ain't fun when they whip by the head at rocket speed.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 09:16 PM

Waldo hides in all kinds of places and sometimes you here him losing his grip at 70mph on the interstate lol.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 09:31 PM

I have a Waldo story too, its called Waldo the 10 amp fuse... he lives in my multitap batt charger, dime a dozen fuse. We have every type of fuse in all sorts of amperage that looks just like Waldo, just all his older brothers.. so where the hell is the Waldo I need?? So the charger goes unfixed. Did learn that Waldo will blow if you try to use the 24 volt setting on a 12 volt battery though... oops.

A bolt Waldo... he was missing so long... I went and got a new one.....

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 11:10 PM

Guess I'll name my 7/8" drill bit Waldo. He's nowhere to be found, maybe he left with that cute little 1/2" number ........................ surely not with the 1 1/4 incher.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 04:48 AM

Could get confusing here. Apparently I have a bunch of things named Waldo.:D:D:D:D:D:D

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 05:23 AM

My ex-wifes name is waldo? Wait, I guess i would have to want her back. I am getting to the point that I have GTs that get called waldo LOL !

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 06:03 AM

:D Poor Waldo, he spends his time traveling from shop to shop and project to project, and yet no one seems to be able to find him..... :D I have looked for him quite a few times myself.......
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 06:44 PM

The best part of loosing Waldo to the wire wheel is when you've been putting too much pressure on him to begin with (no wonder he runs and hides LOL) and when he evaporates from your hand, you find that it's your knuckle or some other suitably tender piece of finger flesh that gets thoroughly cleaned by the wire brush!
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 07:57 PM

For me it's never "Waldo the bolt". It's "Waldo the special part" that takes flight on me. Bolts I have a plenty of, but little parts of something intricate taking off on me sends shivers down my spine. Usually I find my "special" Waldo, but sometimes he never shows. It's so sad to see a grown man cry! :mecry: :bigrofl:

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 08:09 PM

I left two Waldo's in Casey's E20 . The sad thing is I can only remember what one of them is . Think I will just have to think about it - naahhhh .

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 02:05 PM

My Waldo is usually the tool I just put down. I reach over to get it, and it has run off. Need to paint them suckers with some bright color so they show up easier.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 02:43 PM

I guess at times,my mind is my Waldo,having lost it a few times.:bigrofl::bigrofl:




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