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How mechanically inclined are you with hand tools?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SonicBoom, Sep 22, 2015.

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How mechanically inclined are you with hand tools?

  1. Very mechanically inclined

    21.3%
  2. Mostly " "

    16.4%
  3. Somewhat

    32.8%
  4. Not at all.

    29.5%
  1. warthog

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    I'm good. and ambidextrous . haters gonna hate
     
  2. Lawrence

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    Somewhat. I'm sure my answer would be at least "mostly", if I was interested in enough of it. I'm very talented at using knives, and that's about it really. However, I do have some hidden character depth, such as being proficient with machetes, tomahawks, and my claws.

    I was probably better at DIY, when I was younger and using more types of tools. Honestly, the most mechanically inclined job I've done this week was change a lightbulb.

    I was looking forward to our woodwork class during my 2nd year of high school. One of the first things our teacher told was us was basically "Now, I know you can't wait to drill holes in a piece of wood, but first I'm going to tell you all about how my friend lost some of his fingers!" Lol
     
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    Does putting together IKEA furniture count?
     
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    I'm very proficient with the sexual kinds, and can use them with great precision, strength and accuracy.

    The other kinds...I'd say moderate.
     
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    I've never assembled anything from Ikea, apart from a used Lack end table. That said, I've assembled other brands of furniture, and found it a miserable experience. I'm almost tempted to say that if one can assemble furniture properly, with no disasters, than one might be a master craftsman. :lol:
     
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    OK, I'm good with my hands and I'm single...'nuff said.
     
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    I'm terrible when it comes to anything requiring craftsmanship. I'm decent at using a sewing machine and when it comes to repairing clothes, stitching and making things out of cloth. "Oh look at the fruit designing clothes ha so gay"
     
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    My thread and poll title should have been

    " How good are you with NON SEXUAL hand tools":roflmao:
     
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    I don't even know how to wire a plug, so I'm more than useless with most 'mechanical' things.
     
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    I've put not at all simply because I'm more clumsy than clueless. I can instruct someone step by step but when it comes to me using them I'm so clumsy, to the extent I hammered a nail through my hand! Not advisable lol. And that's just one of the accidents :icon_redf
     
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    Right now, none at all! But that will have to change because my field will require it.
    Sonicboom has conducted so many polls, I wonder what nefarious purpose he's after :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
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    Voted somewhat. I've used the occasional hand tool/power tool, but my knowledge and skill are limited. My husband OTOH is super skilled with them and has taught classes on how to use tools safely. He's kind of a one man construction team and know carpentry, paint, plumbing, lighting, some electrical, etc.

    Todd
     
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    Zero. I can't even screw in a screw.
     
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    I answered very, simply because I have a knack off getting things fixed. Also I learn really quick when it comes to mechanics. Though when it comes to numbers... i may as well be dislexic because numbers confuse the heck out of me. How I passed algebra is beyond me lol.
     
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    Does launching a screwdriver with a crossbow, that you made in wood shop in middle school count? Because if it does, I'd say I'm decent.

    Now when it comes to repairs, I tend to let others do it if they have the experience and skill. However, I watch and observe, thus learning a few tricks and techniques. A few times , though, I've probably made mechanics uncomfortable, but it's my money and I want to make sure it's being spent wisely.

    I find unorthodox ways more appealing and fun than the traditional.
     
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    I've never really had the need to use tools and nobody's ever taught me, so I'm absolutely hopeless.
     
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    Somewhat. I learnt to hack at things, whack things and drill things in DT, and I've learnt to do guitar maintainace and stuff which involves some handtools. When I learn to drive and get a car I bet I'll get pretty good with 'em.
     
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    I answered somewhat. I know how to use hand tools but I dont know how to fix stuffs :lol:
     
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    I voted very, more so because it is a love of mine rather than speaking to my "skill level," per say. My father was a landlord, so I practically grew up in Home Depot. Love power tools, love working with my hands. Great stuff.
     
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