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Celebratory Pan Throwing [Jul. 17th, 2006|03:35 pm]
susan smitten

We had these crummy fake-nonstick pans.

Don especially found them distasteful.

So we ceremoniously threw them down the chute!

Meanwhile, Don has mounted our good pans this way! He wants me to mention that he ran out of copper polish, so that's why they don't look as pretty as they usually do.

This is new, too. Lids go here!

[User Picture]From: readherring
2006-07-18 12:45 am (UTC)
Just curious, are you British? Brits call them either Allen keys or hex wrenches, while Americans call them either Allen wrenches or hex keys.

And yeah, the ball-heads rock.
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-07-18 10:07 am (UTC)
I usually call the individual ones provided as part of ikea "keys" (allen or hex, interchangeably, but she was looking for something other than hex)

If it is as part of a larger hardware set, or a comprehensive size array, I'd call them allen wrenches. Never "allen key set".

I lived in London and offshore-UK for a while. I guess that's when I started doing hardware stuff, out of necessity; before that, I was pretty much a crypto/math geek exclusively, and didn't deal with anything except on-computer.

Of course, after the caribbean, offshore, and Iraq, I am pretty comfortable doing most mechanical/electrical/hydraulic things. I wish I could be an A&P mechanic in skill level (I've worked with some, and they're pretty much the only "mechanical" people, other than mechanical engineers doing design-for-production, that I'd trust with anything critical)
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