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Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Zargon, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. MagicDot

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    Check this website for almost anything.. I've worked in theatre for over 15 years. Sometimes it even pays the bills. Sometimes...

    www. toolsforstagecraft. com/ (I keep getting some "domain not approved" error so it's not clickable..)
     
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  2. Zargon

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    Yeah I agree, I think that I'll just bring a set of electrical, stuff to keep there (they don't even have wire stripers) and keep only my light, pen, flat focus tool, note pad, wallet, and that's about it. I will carry extra stuff if it's needed for that job. Also the reason why I don't want to use the school tools (screw drivers ect) is because the theater has been abused for the past 5years till we got the new TD in. So the tools are a bit unorganized and everything is for woodworking so no small screw drivers or anything. Thanks for all the advise!
     
  3. Evilbunny

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    Why not?
     
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  4. Renegade Style

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    Oh, they all have blades,
    but this one could be a solution :
    Leatherman knifeless fuse

    there you have screwdrivers, pliers, and a pair of little scissors covered.
     
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  5. greymethod

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    Good call. Having a tool bag on hand (read: in POV so people can't mess with your tools) with stuff you might need is a good idea but you'll quickly learn what tools you most frequently use.

    Question: what brand are most of the school's tools?
     
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  6. Zargon

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    the power tools were bought in bulk from different company (screw guns, torches,ect) the only standardized thing is that the table-saw and the ripsaw are both dewalt. as i said the crew was ran without a TD for 5 years so nothing makes to much sense. Also i find incredibly depressing that such a nice theater could be so neglected, but the TD and the crew members (my self included) are working as hard as possible to get the theater back in to a good productive condition.
     
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  7. Zargon

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    also my role is closest to master electrician
     
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    Headlamp, leatherman of some sort.
     
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  9. Zargon

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    I just though of a idea, get a custom SAK with the electrical blade on it (for wire striping) and keep it in the "electrical" room where only myself the TD and the TD assistants can use it. I would have permission and it would not be on my person.
     
  10. Zargon

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    to clarify the electrical room is not ready yet, it will be in a locked room. as the name implies it would be used for electrical stuff such as soldering and splicing cables
     
  11. Evilbunny

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    I finally get why you have the avatar now.
     
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  12. Zargon

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    yup!
     
  13. Evilbunny

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    The real question is can you tell me what kind of light that is?
     
  14. Zargon

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    It is a ETC Source Four 750 watt tungsten spotlight with a luminair barrel . Or a source four for short
    {edited for correctness, cant believe i forgot to list the barrel type}
     
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  15. Zargon

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    hehe i have scared everyone away with that last post
     
  16. ncfh

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    Wow. I graduated HS in 1997 and the least dangerous thing in my pockets back then was a leatherman. I remember the redneck kids with fully loaded gun racks in their pickups in HS.

    How things have changed.

    Nothing much to add that hasn't already been said, but good luck. I turned my HS drama club adventure into a 30+ employee business by the time I was 20. Have fun!

    ...and don't get in trouble for something stupid, omg!
     
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    In theatre tech, I never really need much more than a crescent wrench, some screwdrivers, a good flashlight, a pencil, a black sharpie, a silver sharpie, and lots of gaff tape. Usually if I needed anything else, it was already there.
     
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  18. Zargon

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    Seems to be a general conclusion, normal edc + focusing tool (master electricians equivalent to a crescent wrench) and tape, lots of tape


    The frog approves ;)