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What's missing from the toolkit?
#1
Alright... here is a classic BAJR question.

You all know about Past Horizons toolstore (its what keeps all the other free bits of Past Horizons going !) So the magazine, videos, podcasts, volunteer opportunities list needs the toolstore.
http://www.pasthorizons.com/shop

What I was doing just now... was thinking of some items that we could/should add. (some are just not gonna work! ) But here is what we have on Past Horizons right now... because I can't stand stuff that is cheap and breaks, we only have the best.. so quality counts.. it also has to be postable.. (so mattock heads - we will tell you where to get them.. but the cost of postage would be more than the blinkin item)

WHS 4" wooden Handled Trowel
WHS 4" Soft Handled Trowel
12 pieceSmall Tool Set
Tyzack Leaf and Square - 1/2''
Tyzack Trowel and Square - 1/2''
Hand Brush
Hand shovel - 6''
Stanley snap off knife
Drafting Film A3 cut sheets
Pentel Black Bullet Tip Marker
Rotring Tikky Pencil 0.5mm
Rotring Tikky Pencil 0.7mm
Drafting Film Roll 841mm x 20m
Masking tape
Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
Bulldog Clips 41mm
Finds Bags - all sizes
Bic cristal ball pen
Tyvek Labels
Crystal Boxes
Contour Gauges (Japanese steel) 15cm and 30 cm
Stanley® PowerWinder® Long Tape - 30m
Stanley® PowerWinder® Long Tape - 60m
Birch Folding Ruler - 2m
Plastic Folding Ruler - 1m
Triangular Scale Ruler
Aluminium Line Level
Stanley 5m Tape
Stanley 8m Tape
Stanley Closed Case Fibreglass 30m Tape
Stanley plumb bob
Mason's Line (white/yellow and pink)
steel 30cm ruler


now... what would you add? :face-huh:




"Gie's a Job.."
Prof. 'Dolly' Parton
For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he
Thomas Rainborough 1647
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#2
Nails !!!! six inchers for your sections and smaller for your labels .....and of course grid pegs (and mushroom caps) ..........
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#3
ooops... forgot you already get them in a toolkit... but can't buy separately... trying to find aluminium 6" nails (I have two... but from where???)


Grid pegs... heavy and best got nearby... mushroom caps.. hmmmmm good one

"Gie's a Job.."
Prof. 'Dolly' Parton
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#4
My toolbox wouldn't be complete with a large spoon for those pesky postholes! :-) Also a fan of a large 6 inch trowel for cleaning back. However I would say the most important thing lacking (i think) is a small wooden tool for dealing with any skellies. I just use those that you can pick up in a variety of unusual shapes from art shops.
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#5
just been shopping for a new drawing contract today, items purchased included a portable A3 drawing board, A4 light box, set of calipers for measuring, rotring nibs, scalpel blades, ink, magnifying glass, 6H rotring leads....and I've just made up some artefact and site photo scales from card and from from dowelling.

OK all that is a bit specialist for only illustrators/specialists and might not shift, but a small x4 handlens would be good to have on site?

What about A3 clipboards, the hardboard ones you can clip a 5m permatrace sheet on, with a white plastic coating. Levels and staffs are probably a bit to big, and YSS is cheap.

Can't see 6H pencils, normal wooden ones, or the rotring clutch pencils which I think only come with 4H leads now? or pencil sharpeners. Did you know the old metal pencil sharpeners were sometimes made from Magnesium alloy, if you heated them up they would start burning white once they got going!! Do not try this at home!!!!

Do you not sell hard hats, goggles, earplugs/defenders and hi vis? I can't find a stockist for the hiviz string vest I once saw sported by a rather large miner.....and before anyone says, I know your employer should provide PPE, but I guess David also sells to local societies/amateurs etc
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#6
A3 drawing board .. buggr to post...
set of calipers for measuring --- nice... we have seen cheap ones... look good (for 2 seconds!) so would prefer decent.
scalpel blades - may as well! and the handles? what is your fave blade.. I like a 10
A3 clipboards... hmmmm will have a look
6H rotring leads.... damn hard (what size .5mm? )
mag glass ( already go a treat in store for that one ! even comes with leather case.

Do you not sell hard hats, goggles, earplugs/defenders and hi v....

No... we thought about it... but prefer to tell people where they can get them...

We also help in ... wait for it..... making planning frames.. ( to sell them would be very costly .. so I prefer to tell people how... and if they realy don't want to...)

Quite a few things I prefer to help people... We are not evil capitalists.. (we will crush anyone who stands against us.. undercut them and that sort of thing) so photoscales... from Adam Stamford... Hi-Viz string vest.. ( we even source stuff at no cost... because we is nice... )






"Gie's a Job.."
Prof. 'Dolly' Parton
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#7
........... a ladle for deep post holes, and a couple of paint brushes............line spray paint..........
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#8
Condoms to put the mobile phone in when its raining vigorously.
Zippo lighter
Sawn-off grid pegs for section drawings-nails are crap.
whetstone for sharpening the edge on yer pencil
Copy of Rogers Profanosaurus for morale
Digital camera for those "Oh my God" moments
spare bootlaces
waxed red matches
Rubber chicken

..knowledge without action is insanity and action without knowledge is vanity..(imam ghazali,ayyuhal-walad)
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#9
I like the sound of the hi-vis string vest!!

I am off to Oz in a few weeks I will look around for something that fits the bill. If I find one Bob, I will contact you and ask for your size....
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#10
Quote:quote:Originally posted by troll

Copy of Rogers Profanosaurus for morale

You are so right Troll.

I only have to think 'Clacton Chinwag' to be amused for hours....
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