My father taught me that whenever I borrowed his tools to clean them and put them back exactly where I got them from. He had a place for every thing and knew exactly where they belonged, it was a lesson I took with me when I became a machinist and bought my own tools and toolbox. I bought good hand tools, MAC tools, Brown and Sharpe mics and calipers, all in a Kennedy tool box, you get the idea, expensive and good quality. Every tool of mine had an exact place in my tool box and I knew where every tool was when I needed it and when I was finished with my tools they were all cleaned and put back exactly where they belonged for the next time.....Thanks for teaching me that Dad.
Anyway I would loan a tool to a fellow machinist if he needed to use one, with the instructions that he returned it to me the same day, cleaned and put back in my tool box exactly where he got it from (I could tell him the exact location in my tool box of the tool he needed). If the person I loaned the tool to did not return it to the exact location, cleaned, at the end of our shift, I would never loan that person a tool again. My son is now a machinist and to this day he is using every tool I owned and gave to him when I decided to no longer work as a machinist (I was a machinist for 30 years) and changed my profession to a metrologist.