Hans Solderer

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Hall of Fame,not a kludge,solder,star wars,tools,toy
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Prolific hacker Craig Smith digs up a toy from his childhood:

About 1983, when I was fifteen, I dropped my dad's red Bakelite soldering gun and broke the casing. Of course he was upset, so I did my best to "fix it." So I took my original Star Wars Han Solo pistol and gutted it to hold the soldering gun components. I even ran the lightbulb up into the scope on top. The button on the handle worked well for the trigger switch. Ten years later, when the old house was sold, the gun wound up in my belongings. To this day, when an underpowered iron just won't do, I pull out the "Han Solderer" and get the job done. Half of me likes the mod, the other half is ill over the fact that I gutted my vintage Star Wars toy. What's done is done.

I SAW This One Coming

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box cutter,dual use,fixed,hack,saw,tools
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Hacksaw hacks FTW! ~Not-So-Handy Andy

Kludging Takes It's Toll on Even The Strongest of Us

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broken,hammer,tools,wtf
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By Unknown
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Looks like someone tried to fit this into a non-custom toolbox. ~Not-So-Handy Andy

What Is This Thing?

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screwdriver,tools,what is this thing,wtf
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Someone keeps throwing away the scrubber handle ADD POLL HERE

Anything For Peaches

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can opener,dual use,food,tools
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Millions of hard to open peaches, peaches for me.

~NSHA