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If You Were To Glue A Toolbox To A Hangar Floor.  
User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5840 times:

Hey gang. I help out the mechanics in a small FBO shop. Its been slow as late. A couple of the mechanics have been doing the occosional prank on each other. One mechanic has a craftsman toolbox about 4' long and 3' high. It has the black tires about 3" in diamater. I am really wanting to superglue all four wheels to the shoop floor! Now what is the best kind of glue for this application? Also should I get a new set of wheels in case we mess up the ones he has. Thanks for the advice everyone.


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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

Well, araldite or epoxy resin but I highly doubt your employers are happy to pay you for gluing stuff to the hangar floor.

User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

Hey Fastweld works great, and it won't damage the wheels. But a better on is to safety wire the lid closed   Use breakaway wire and wrap it behind the latch so he can't see it. It works Great!   another one is to double stick tape the bottom of his box to the Hanger Floor. What can I say, we have fun at work over the years  

User currently offlinewn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5808 times:

CL300. That stuff will hold lose bolts into a prop spinner. The trick is to make sure that enough time has gone by. The smell is distinct and powerful. But seriously, you could probably glue a Lion and a Bull Elephant together with this stuff...

User currently offlineboeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Thread starter):
Its been slow as late. A couple of the mechanics have been doing the occosional prank on each other.
Quoting n901wa (Reply 2):
But a better on is to safety wire the lid closed Use breakaway wire and wrap it behind the latch so he can't see it. It works Great!

We had a mechanic that was a royal pain. to get back at him the other mechanics took and cleaned the mating surfaces on his top box with MEK and then sealed it shut with 1435 PRC. But before they sealed it shut they hooked up an expired life vest covered in flour inside the lid so it would go off when he got it open. After that he never messed with anyone.

David



Never under-estimate the predictably of stupidty
User currently offlineb78710 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

take all the wheels off first, and hide them inside the toolbox.

is it padlocked? if so, buy an identical padlock, and switch them when he isnt watching, he'll lock it up at night as usual and not suspect anything. then just glue the whole of the base to the floor with some arylidte or something


User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5570 times:

Fast cure Marine 5200.
But it would be better to just put dabs of it on the wheels. Then they'll spend ten minutes trying to push it around before they figure out what's wrong.



Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5342 times:

What's the top coat of the floor... ?

And how much of a raise will you get from it being missing in four spots?



I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.
User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5220 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 1):
I highly doubt your employers are happy to pay you for gluing stuff to the hangar floor.

They used to frown on it more. It is good for morale and comradare!

Quoting boeing767mech (Reply 4):
cleaned the mating surfaces on his top box with MEK and then sealed it shut with 1435 PRC. But before they sealed it shut they hooked up an expired life vest covered in flour inside the lid so it would go off when he got it open.

Wow thats a good one!

Quoting b78710 (Reply 5):
is it padlocked? if so, buy an identical padlock, and switch them when he isnt watching, he'll lock it up at night as usual and not suspect anything. then just glue the whole of the base to the floor with some arylidte or something

No padlocks, he just leaves it unlocked.

Quoting FredT (Reply 7):
What's the top coat of the floor... ?
Quoting FredT (Reply 7):
And how much of a raise will you get from it being missing in four spots?

About 9 years ago, we painted the floor with white paint. I cant remember the brand or kind i think it was around $40-75 per gallon. Now about 50% of it has come off the floor. I don't think the bosses would get too worked up about it as long as I didn't do any of it on company time.



Bring back Western Airlines!
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5142 times:

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 8):
I don't think the bosses would get too worked up about it as long as I didn't do any of it on company time.

When I was in the USAF we had racks were our tool boxes were stored. One of the "tricks" was to drill throught the rack and the botton of the box and install a Jo-Bolt of two. Then sit back and watch when the pigon tried to get his tool box from the rack. We also would drop a hand full of rivets in an unprotected cup of coffee.

We had to stop with the "tricks" when a bucking bar was put in one guys lunch box and as he pulled it from the shelf the handle broke and the box and bucking bar fell on the guys foot! Our boss didn't like it one bit.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5091 times:

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Thread starter):
I am really wanting to superglue all four wheels to the shoop floor!

Why on earth would you want to damage someone else's toolbox, especially in Aviation?   

This is crossing a very fragile line, I tell ya. My advice: Don't.    No one likes their tools and toolbox screwed around with or destroyed.

Do some other pranks that do not piss of someone nor destroys anything. I have a few in mind that you can actually use....

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 1):
I highly doubt your employers are happy to pay you for gluing stuff to the hangar floor.

   I agree. Especially if your employer leases out said hangar from somebody else.



A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5030 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):
When I was in the USAF we had racks were our tool boxes were stored. One of the "tricks" was to drill throught the rack and the botton of the box and install a Jo-Bolt of two. Then sit back and watch when the pigon tried to get his tool box from the rack. We also would drop a hand full of rivets in an unprotected cup of coffee.
We had to stop with the "tricks" when a bucking bar was put in one guys lunch box and as he pulled it from the shelf the handle broke and the box and bucking bar fell on the guys foot! Our boss didn't like it one bit.

Those are some good ones!

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 10):
Why on earth would you want to damage someone else's toolbox, especially in Aviation?
This is crossing a very fragile line, I tell ya. My advice: Don't. No one likes their tools and toolbox screwed around with or destroyed.

I don't think his tools would be in any danger. He is a very easy going, laid back guy. I can't think of any other mechanic who I would or could do this to. I think I might buy a set of wheels in case I screw his up, so as to right the wrong.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 10):
Do some other pranks that do not piss of someone nor destroys anything. I have a few in mind that you can actually use....

Please tell me what they are! I need all the help I can get!

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 10):
Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 1):
I highly doubt your employers are happy to pay you for gluing stuff to the hangar floor.
I agree. Especially if your employer leases out said hangar from somebody else.

Our company owns the hangar. About half of the paint is missing off of the floor, so I wouldn't make it look any worse. I would do it on my time so there should be no harm there.



Bring back Western Airlines!
User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 8):
No padlocks, he just leaves it unlocked.

In this case open up the top drawer and tape a couple of syringes filled with hand cream to the bottom of the drawer. He will come in and slam the drawer shut, splat.

Greasing the undersides of the drawer pulls is also a nice harmless one. Now for a real creative one, but can be harmfull, is to 'rivet' a locking device across the drawers. You make a strip of aluminum that goes across the drawers. Glue like four Cherrymax rivet heads to each end. Then glue the strip to the front of the box. The mark thinks the strip is riveted to the box and then procceds to drill the rivets out. If he knows how to drill a cherrymax it's all funny. If not he drills into his own box.

One thing to remember, pranks tend to lead to more pranks.


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 13, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4962 times:

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 11):
Please tell me what they are! I need all the help I can get!

Wait until he's removed something from the aircraft...if he's doing his job right, the removed hardware will all be in a nice tidy container or bag. When he's not looking, find some large and obviously important fasteners and drop them in the bag. If he's *really* clued in to the job he'll realize what you did, but most of the time he'll just freak out trying to figure out what he missed when he puts it all back together and has stuff left over.

Tom.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4926 times:

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 11):
Please tell me what they are! I need all the help I can get!

You're that desperate, aren't ya?  

One example is using Aeroshell33 and apply it to the drawers where you grab to open it up underneath it. One inspector did that to some guy at F9 and worked like a charm, except that the inspector greased all the drawer handles completely and the guy did not know all his toolbox drawers were greased! It took him a couple days to figure that out.

And I have more.....   



A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4926 times:

If there is any treaded steel around the shop (or even a steel table top that the toolbox regularly gets set on), I could see having some fun with JB Weld 


Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlinelowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

My personal favorite is to install a few grease zerks and proceed to fill the entire interior cavity. A close second is to sand flat spots on each of the wheels. Let us know the results.


Proud OOTSK member
User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 12):
You make a strip of aluminum that goes across the drawers. Glue like four Cherrymax rivet heads to each end. Then glue the strip to the front of the box. The mark thinks the strip is riveted to the box and then procceds to drill the rivets out. If he knows how to drill a cherrymax it's all funny. If not he drills into his own box.

I like that one, I am going to go into the hanger at work and do that one of these weekends to one of our mechanics. The best thing is, I am a pilot and he will be thinking it will be one of the other mechanics, never expect me!



Too lazy to work, too scared to steal!
User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4536 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 14):
You're that desperate, aren't ya?

Yessir I am. I'm frantically trying to build up employee morale here!

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 14):
And I have more.....

Let me know what they are. Thanks for all your help in this critical matter!



Bring back Western Airlines!
User currently offlineMender From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

I can't remember the name of the clear plastic film our composite shop uses when laying up repairs but it's great for pranks.

What you do is pour a can of paint or sealant onto the plastic film leaving the can on its side as though it has been knocked over.

Wait for the whole lot to completely dry then peel away the plastic film. Then all you have to do is place the 'spillage and container' onto his tool box and wait.

At first glance it will look like his toolbox is wrecked but it will just lift off without damage.


User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4476 times:

You could always save a lot of time and trouble and just go with the old extra bolt in the parts tray trick.


Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 964 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

I remember this prank being done in the hangar where I worked:

Paint the front, back and sides of the toolbox with (liquid) honey.
Wrap the entire honey-covered toolbox with a roll of toilet paper.

This will keep him busy for a while.  

Bonus: No wheels to replace or floor damage.


LD4



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User currently offlineex52tech From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4353 times:

Quoting boeing767mech (Reply 4):
We had a mechanic that was a royal pain. to get back at him the other mechanics took and cleaned the mating surfaces on his top box with MEK and then sealed it shut with 1435 PRC. But before they sealed it shut they hooked up an expired life vest covered in flour inside the lid so it would go off when he got it open. After that he never messed with anyone.

We would have taken his box over to the freight dock, loaded it on a 742 F, and sent it to Narita........ and we did do that once.



"Saddest thing I ever witnessed....an airplane being scrapped"
User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

Please tell us how long it takes for you to find a new job after they fire your irresponsible ass. Do keep in touch.

User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1282 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4288 times:

Quoting ThirtyEcho (Reply 23):
Please tell us how long it takes for you to find a new job after they fire your irresponsible ass.

Are you always such a killjoy? Mechanics have been pranking each other since the first airplane came into the first hangar. Done right it's harmless, funny, reduces stress and builds morale.



You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
25 Post contains images AirframeAS : We're not trying to destroy other people's toolboxes here.... remember?? Mine almost got sent to MKE with the moving trucks. But he is right though..
26 boeing767mech : At least it's mechanics we are messing with, and not putting shoe polish on the insides of the shoulder harness of the pilots....... Not that we woul
27 DL_Mech : Or use cockpit coat hangers to fix the lavatory flap. Or fill a drawer with Oil-Dri.
28 Post contains images danfearn77 : Haha excellent idea! I once did this with my bosses' phone. I told him an important person had called for him, an said i would put her through. I hid
29 WESTERN737800 : I am very responsible. Our department is open 7 days/week, I keep the bussiness open when nobody is willing to. I've had numerous coworkers tell me o
30 AirframeAS : Destroying other mechanics tools and toolboxes with Skydrol helps solve problems? I disagree. It only makes the problem worse.
31 DocLightning : A word of advice: A prank is funny when it does no damage (or trivial, easy-to-repair damage), but startles the hell out of someone. Examples are: *Sh
32 Post contains images Thrawn : Just fill his toolbox with expanding foam that is used for insulating walls, he will be chipping it out for weeks We did this to a rather annoying app
33 HAWK21M : Unless the people involved including the victim have a sense of humour....I would not suggest pranks that damage Personal/official equipment......Inst
34 MD11Engineer : Years ago, when I did my apprenticeship, we had a lazy apprentice, who never locked his toolbox, even though he was constatly reminded by the foreman
35 Post contains images AirframeAS : Now we're talkin!
36 TSS : Doc, I agree with your whole post except this one item- I can see that all too easily resulting in the victim of the prank telling off his supervisor
37 Spacepope : In my lab I'd use Paleobond PB 750 (cyanoacrylate adhesive). You can dissolve it wioth acetone or calcium chloride solution. Also, you can use an act
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