Been down that road!
My philosophy is, that, when I borrow a tool it returns in the same or better shape then when I did. If for some reason it becomes damaged I replace it with the exact same thing. With that said, very few tools get lent out. I could probably count on one hand the number of people I trust to take care of my tools.
When you spend a lifetime collecting quality tools only to have someone not appreciate that and trash them really "screws me through the roof".
Neighbors are the worst...then relatives...
Neighbors seem to think that since they are so close, that, when you need it back you'll come and get it. Relatives just feel that it automatically becomes theirs.
Hi, sorry I missed you. I have gone to find myself, but if I return before I get back, please ask me to wait.
Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.
Tool Storage Bait and Tackle, LLC.