So, while building my Ryefield M1240A1, a small but highly visible glad hand pops out of the tweezers and into the jaws of the carpet monster’s mouth. The handheld vacuum, no luck. It’s hiding well, e-mailed Ryefield support hoping I can replace the sprue.
I use a full size vacuum that you can empty the canister. I vac the entire room then empty the contents on to a white paper plate. With a pair of tweezers and some magnification I almost always get it on the first try. I absolutely swear by this method.
Another method that I use is to use a full size vacuum hose with an old stocking donated by SWMBO stretched over the end secured with a rubber band. Sweep the vacuum across the entire carpet and the part will appear stuck to the stocking on the end of the hose.
She Who Must Be Obeyed is the main character of the 1887 adventure novel She by H. Rider Haggard, which was later made in to the black and white movie She, released in 1935. The book is considered one of the foundational works of modern fantasy.
Quoting from the Wikipedia:
According to Haggard’s daughter Lilias, the phrase “She-who-must-be-obeyed” originated from his childhood and “the particularly hideous aspect” of one rag-doll: “This doll was something of a fetish, and Rider, as a small child, was terrified of her, a fact soon discovered by an unscrupulous nurse who made full use of it to frighten him into obedience. Why or how it came to be called She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed he could not remember.”
The phrase came to mean any powerful woman whose will must be obeyed and displeasure feared, often a wife.
Oh to get back the lost hours on hands and knees with flashlight under the bench. The part is on the tweezers and you are just about to place the tiny wee tool clamp and………It’s gone. There must be another dimension full of orbiting plastic tank parts.
I work over a bare concrete floor and yet, parts as large as a complete 1/700 5 inch gun, disappear when they pop off the tweezers. There has to be a portal that absorbs parts just above my work bench so that dimension also has other plastic kit parts!