Show Your Fettle Box

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  1. Tony Press

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    I looked up “swag” in the dictionary. I’m not familiar with it in the meaning of “promotional items” or a thief’s booty.

    In Australia “swag” refers to a way of carrying your possessions in a rolled up blanket or canvas (a swag). Hence, swagman:
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    Cheers

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    The colloquial meaning in the US of 'swag' as I recall it (and not looking it up) is, or was, booty, usually implying questionable means, as from piracy or sticking up banks. (Booty, in this case, meaning treasure, even in small amounts, rather than other possible senses...)

    Thus 'the gang got together over the sack from the stickup to count the swag'. It always had a quasi-humorous, Runyanesque connotation.

    In recent years it's picked up Ivan's connotation; bags of promotional giveaways, especially good stuff at high-end sponsored gatherings.
     
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    "Swag refers to the way you look and present yourself, and it comes from hip hop culture. When you dress with swag, you have a keen fashion sense and confidence in your style. People who dress with swag have a detail oriented view of their clothing that ensures they make a statement with every outfit. Dressing with swag means you are proud to show off what you’ve got". This is the common meaning where I'm at..think Austin Powers lol
     
  4. The Warrior

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    Anyways, any more fettle boxes?
     
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    Tony, I thought that Swagmen were jolly?!?
     
  6. Tony Press

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    Ivan,

    Only those that drown themselves trying to escape from the wallopers.

    Tony
     
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    Fettling work bench in use. This is keeping me sane during the lock down.

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  8. The Warrior

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    Nice! I would love to have a work shop.

    On a side note, I got my 12 inch alligator forcep thingies in the mail yesterday.
     
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    @The Warrior thanks for your comments. You will find the forceps useful.

    These tweezers are (is) another versatile tool, particularly useful for moving hot items. I recommend you get them as they are fairly cheap in stainless steel. The larger the better.

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    Some of the many uses.

    Removing hot outer and inner caps
    Removing hot flame plates
    Removing NRVs when lead washer is stuck (after unscrewing)
    Removing stuck burner bell from lipstick by inserting through air slots and turning
    Holding and locating nipples
    Locating and holding silver braze chips.

    Use rounded closed end to clean and reform inside trough of primer cups, and to push washers into place.

    I am sure there are many more uses...
     
  10. The Warrior

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    Thanks for the heads up, I'll get some of those too
     
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    Just got a hands free, table top magnifying glass in. Should come in handy, especially for a project I'm getting ready to attempt.
     
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    Got a few more items in today. Amazon has been slow, then all of a sudden everything shows up, haha. As you can see, a screw vice with different attachments, 8" gators, Pin vice drill set, ratchet kit, Kroil, and although only one shown, 4 bottles with screw on caps for alcohol. The kit grows...

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    @The Warrior
    Never go down on gear - he who dies with most gear wins - in case of a tie - He with most unopened gear wins ;-))

    (said the man who just bought a little Multi-screw/-drill thingy and a pair of them Alligator pliers...)

    It better to have a “need-not” - than to need a “have-not”
     
  14. The Warrior

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    Just when you think you don't need anymore tools, you do a fettle, and think of just one more to get, haha. You know, just one more...:roll: :mrgreen:
     
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    I bought a set of 8 inch alligator forecepts on the recommendations here and they are possibly the most useful thing ever!
     
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    These should come in handy for my failing eyes. Lighted glasses, with different magnification lenses, 1x,1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, and 3.5x. Lenses snap into place, and will flip up out of the way. There is also an adjustment to make the lenses closer, or further away from your eyes. Plus, the light switch, and the light is directional, up and down. The 3.5x magnification worked so good.

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    Got my fettling tray in today. 30x15x1.2".

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    The tray is a good idea
     
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    Keep the parts from rolling off the table, keep the wife's table cleaner, etc. Not melt proof, but, as my brother would say, "good enough for the girls we go with". :p
     
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    Love the tray idea too.

    Still have a ring on my kitchen table from when I set down a priming alcohol bottle and damaged the finish. Not recommended.