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#16 ducky OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 02:46 PM

Waldo is not what I say when he runs off.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 06:17 PM

I think Waldo the bolt flying from the wire wheel was the first person to break the sound barrier!

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 07:56 PM

had a waldo the engine mount bolt run off on me today, i took 6 steps to the right after spending 2 min. looking for waldo and grabbed another one, the heck with waldo, he can live in the dirt, if i ever find him, i might be liable to throw him into the forge and mash him flat for agravating me for 2 min. which is a long time for me,

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 09:06 PM

I have had fun looking for the Waldo thing many times. the best is Waldo had two legs (wife or son) had Waldo thing I need

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 09:40 PM

Usually when Waldo walks off and I can't find him I call Eagle Eye (my wife) to come look for him. She usually does! :bounce:

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 11:32 PM

Glad it's not just me...........
I actually had a Waldo today on the grinder.

I was converting a cheap 3/8 inch socket to a pin wrench to disassemble an air compressor valve (thats a whole nother story!!!). Anyway, socket slipped out of the vise grips, and with velocity imparted by a 6" grinding wheel - off Waldo went. Still haven't found it.

Luckily, Waldo's little brother was still in the parts bin, and was converted without mishap. Valve cover removed. !@@$#@@ little spring replaced, and the compressor is on it's way back to operation!

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 11:03 AM

I thought about this thread the other day. I had a waldo in a computer I was working on. I was replacing the hard drive when I dropped a screw and it rolled, it took me about a half an hour to find it and you don't want any waldo's floating around in a computer.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:11 PM

My wife tends to take other objects with other names and call them Waldo. Sledgehammer - Waldo. Pocketknife - Waldo. 13mm 1/2 inch drive socket - Walter - it wasn't even around long enough to become Waldo.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:17 PM

I think Waldo runs from my toolbox the minute I step into the shed. Never did find my 1/2" wrench yet, still hiding.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:46 PM

I found tons of wayward "Waldo's" when I cleaned my shop the other day! :smilewink:

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 10:59 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!

Oh yeah! learned that in High school auto shop decarboning valves. Never forget

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 05:45 AM

I have just found my Waldo battery terminal puller.It has been missing for over a year.Somehow he must have jumped out of his toolbox drawer he lives in,and went on vacation down behind the counter.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:01 AM

I've noticed, that Waldo tends to live in my toolbox all winter, once the summer staff are gone.
I guess it's not so bad in there afterall.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:31 AM

I found tons of wayward "Waldo's" when I cleaned my shop the other day! :smilewink:

Amazing what can be found in the corners. It is almost scary to think what might be in my clutter.

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Posted January 04, 2013 - 11:33 AM

It's amazing about Waldo's.Last night I had 2 on the wire brush , 1/4 bolt and a 3/4 lock washer. Found waldo the washer on other side of jeep. , bolt still missing. I can lay something down beside me and 30 seconds later it's gone ( wrench ) I can yell and------wife comes and says what's wrong and says it's right where you left it !!!!! . She makes me mad.I even loose waldo at the WALLYWORLD on purpose of course.

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