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    • April 29, 2017 3:16 PM EDT
    • Boomer K. said:



      And if you think that was bad you should have seen what happened when we sent them to the runway manager for 100 yards of flight line or too Security Forces to get a bottle of Caynienpea solution.



      Drug testing for dogs???

    • April 29, 2017 2:44 PM EDT
    • Jim Kottkamp said:

      On a more serious note.  For those needing small metric crescent wrenches (or sockets) check out tools at Model Motorcars at   You will find a nice selection of Crescent Wrenches from .5mm - 2.5mm.



      Thanks Jim, I just purchased a live steamer and was looking for a micro set of open end wrenches!   


    • April 29, 2017 9:22 AM EDT
    • These are some funny stories, like sending a new guy to get a left handed monkey wrench, send someone to the supply person for a can of camouflaged vacuum, if you have a young teenager that can drive, take them to an autostore and send them in to get a can of blinker fluid, or a right side muffler bearing. A friend of mine, works at a medium sized steel fab shop,  had me cut out a large skeleton key on the laser, with the name inscribed the Basement Key, they send newbies to different guys to get the key to the basement. Now they have one. In my business one of my guys sent a new guy upstairs warehouse to the basement door in the back corner.  

      Get a see through window glass pane cut at a hardware store.

      The other name these are referred to is adjustable wrench, even though the outside non movable head looks like a  moon crescent, A company with the name of crescent tool company made the adjustable wrench very famous, with the name of crescent on the handle, permanently giving the adjustable wrench the other name.  

    • April 29, 2017 8:28 AM EDT
    • You can get the Cresent metric adjustable wrench at the depot.

      This picture only shows the front side, the rear IS metric.  I have had one for many years.


    • April 29, 2017 5:50 AM EDT
    • Speaking of flight line humor.  I was an Air Traffic Controller at Kadena Air Base in the early 1970's.  Kadena's tower is a cement structure about 150 tall.  We had a young Airman in training.  One night the Tele Auto Writer's paper alarm went off (out of paper)  and the Shift Supervisor jumped the airman who was in a state of shock over the loud buzzing noise.  The super showed the Airman how to silent the alarm and then provided instructions of how to remove the wooden core and install a new role of paper.  After all was done the super took the wooden core, walked to the back of the tower, climbed the roof ladder, opened the hatch and placed the wooden core on the tower roof - secured the hatch, climbed down and told the airman that was standard procedure.

      Sooo the airman proceeded to go through this routine on a regular basis for a few months, all without comment from any team members.  One day the Chief Master Sgt for all controllers was up in the tower to observe our crew's operations and team work.  Well the Tel Auto Writer's alarm went off and the chief watched as the new troop changed the paper and then calmly walked past the Chief, climbed the ladder and put the wooden core on the roof of the tower.  After our new troop got back down the Chief asked him just what the hell he was doing.  The airman didn't flinch a bit and told the Chief that twice a year an Okinawan carpenter would come up and collect the wooden cores.  The Chief, beside himself, sternly asked the Airman just what the hell the carpenter would do with the wooden cores?  At that point my Shift Super calmly told the Chief that the carpenter needed the wooden cores to make Assholes for Hobby Horses!  After the laughter stopped, so did the Tele Auto Writer "special ops".        

    • April 29, 2017 5:27 AM EDT
    • On a more serious note.  For those needing small metric crescent wrenches (or sockets) check out tools at Model Motorcars at   You will find a nice selection of Crescent Wrenches from .5mm - 2.5mm.   

    • April 29, 2017 3:22 AM EDT
    • Metric Crescent Wrench ... hmm ... having never encountered a metric crescent I'm at a loss as to why it would need to be wrenched.

    • April 28, 2017 11:17 AM EDT
    • One of our club members went to all the trouble of building a wooden crate to ship something to an American buyer. The goods arrived in good shape, but the buyer was annoyed because he didn't have a Robertson (square head) screwdriver to remove the screws and open the crate.

      Oddly enough if you use the search function on the Canadian Home Depot website for a Robertson screwdriver you get no results. They do sell them and Robertson screws as well.



    • April 28, 2017 11:08 AM EDT
    • Yes, Mike, as I shared on the other site, I've had one of those in my tool box for a long time. It works great. It's so very handy and it's no problem at all with any SAE or Metric nut.   Human or otherwise.    

    • April 28, 2017 10:33 AM EDT
    • Mike

      We used to pull a trick about this on new Airmen coming into the shop from tech-school. Most crescent wrenches are marked on the handle for their length. One side was standard 8" and 10" are common. On the other side they were marked 200mm and 250mm. We would lay one with the standard side up and the other with the metric side up. Jr birdman was then sent to the tool box to get the metric crescent wrench. Protests would ensue resulting in the Sgt walking new guy over and showing him that such a thing did exist, explaining that the difference was how the barrel moved the jaw thus effecting at what intervals the spacing best fit metric or standard. Hilarity reigned....ahh good times.


      And if you think that was bad you should have seen what happened when we sent them to the runway manager for 100 yards of flight line or too Security Forces to get a bottle of Caynienpea solution.



    • April 27, 2017 11:43 PM EDT
    • Bear with me here, a couple days ago, and I don't remember which thread it was in, or if it was here or MLS, someone was adamant that they had a Metric Crescent Wrench. Coincidently, today in the RCCrawler forum I'm on, someone posted a pic of one in the Funny Pictures thread.

    • February 18, 2017 10:03 PM EST
    • After using a couple of techniques I can make some observations. The color of the media your using makes a ton of difference. Coffee grounds being dark yields a very dark color and saw dust from pine yields a very light color. I made two different greens with the same acrylic paint and ended up with very different results.


      Also David M made the wise observation about coffee grounds potentially producing mold. So far I haven't seen any but its only been a month.


      All and all both work great. And my diorama smells like coffee

    • February 16, 2017 8:15 AM EST
    • This is a flocking good post.... I mean good flocking post ...... I mean....Oh, nevermind

    • January 5, 2017 11:45 PM EST
    • Korm,


      I particularly like this tree



      I assume this is using the 2 parts oil based paint, 2 parts fine sand, i part saw dust for the bark. Then are you suing that moss just glued to the branches? Any painting of the moss or added flocking (yes Rooster I said flocking). Most of our forests have big tall pines that Ty's pine tree methods (filter fabric on dowels) will work well for. But we do have a particular tree called a Limber Pine at higher elevations that this tree would make a great example of.



      Also will make a great larger bush as well.

    • January 5, 2017 11:31 PM EST
    • OK the bark on the wire trees is a neat idea.

    • January 5, 2017 11:25 PM EST
    • Hey korm thanks for that link. I haven't even made it too the green stuff yet. But am picking up.many good tips. I love your creative use of the ordinary. The thatched roof is great and the grass. All good stuff again thanks.

    • January 5, 2017 11:17 PM EST
    • Lol

    • January 5, 2017 8:12 PM EST
    • This post has been reported to the moderator by Rooster :  "there is no need to use the word "FLOCKING" that many times in a post especially from Rev Dev"

    • January 5, 2017 8:01 PM EST
    • Devon, you might take a look here:

      there are mentioned one or two ideas about green things.