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A Clean Shop and A Winner
Last Friday we spent the day in an unusual way; all of us were in the shop cleaning and organizing. It had been a while and we filled the dumpster with scraps and old jigs and stuff that no one could identify. Among the surprises we found were 8 pairs of scissors , but Steve’s bed bolts remain missing and may never be found. I took this picture this morning from a corner of the shop no one has been able to stand in for a long, long time.

It looks pretty good to me, but the big question is how many cordless drills did we find? We had hundreds of entries ranging from a low of one, to an incredibly high 541. More than 100 readers thought we had less than 15 while 13 entries put the number over 100 (we’re bad, but not that bad). The most common guesses were 27, 37 and 42. All in all it was a lot of fun, and the time has come to announce the total, and the lucky winner. Drum roll please…

Including drills that didn’t work for reasons ranging from bad batteries to a missing front we had 29 drills at the end of the day. Only three readers had the correct number, and a random selection from those three awards the prize to David Rohm of Plano, Texas.

As the winner, David will receive one of the drills we had stashed away on an upper shelf in the back corner, a Festool TDK 15.6 volt drill kit, with its Systainer, charger and batteries. This drill has interchangeable chucks, and along with the standard chuck it also has both a right angle and an offset chuck. It isn’t brand new, but it hasn’t been used. Congratulations to David, and thanks to everyone who submitted an entry.

–Robert W. Lang

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  • Pedro Lanhas, Portugal

    I forgot to say that the problem was a broken pedal axle

  • Pedro Lanhas, Portugal

    A warning about Steve’s missing bed bolts:
    My girlfriend once came across a kid in the neighborhood who had had a problem with his bicycle pedal: "I fixed it myself – I put a screw in there" he said, and then calmly added: "I took it from my grandpapa’s bed".
    This was truth…!
    Watch out for those kids Steve, and check their bicycle pedals…

  • J Dougal

    All this time I thought you were mainly hand tool guys. It is amazing what a wide angle shop reveals. You have an industrial shop at your disposel. No wonder you can do such a good job!


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