Tool Chest Mystery ? Maybe

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Forum topic by OleGrump posted 04-13-2019 07:51 PM 205 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2019 07:51 PM

About a month ago, I bought a small wooden chest (8” X 19” X 71/2” high) with a variety of “old tools” in it at a local junk shop. The owner offered it really cheap, and there were a few items inside that interested me. OK, so I brought it home, set the seven or eight good tools aside, and threw out the junk tools. I even cut a nice piece of dark green mat to line the bottom. So far, so good. Everything was looking nice-nice. Thought it might make a nice travel tool chest or maybe a nice chest for my Stanley 55 and it’s accoutrements
Here’s the mystery. How the Hell did the damned thing fill up again practically overnight? Seems like EVERY time you get a tool box or tool chest, it has a habit of filling itself up almost instantly. Hmmmm. I think I’m gonna hafta blame that English guy’s mouse for packing tools in it…….

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#1 posted 04-13-2019 10:19 PM

How the Hell did the damned thing fill up again practically overnight?

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#2 posted 04-15-2019 07:57 PM

I still like the mouse theory…

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#3 posted 04-15-2019 08:52 PM

It’s the tool fairy, you put an empty box under your pillow and she (or he?) puts a tool in it the next morning.

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