Ben Franklin, Kite Flying, Electricians and woodworkers

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Blog entry by BarryW posted 10-31-2007 04:50 AM 1079 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once upon a time there was a man and a kite. His name was Ben Franklin. He got some jollies by putting a kite into the air. He invented electricity. And after that there was plenty of electricity to go around. Some woodworkers are electricians. Some woodworkers think they are electricians. Not all woodworkers can be electricians. Some woodworkers attempt suicide by pretending to be electricians. Hence, this woodworker hires electricians to take the risk away from this woodworker who has a stupid “I can-do-anything” attitude. I can’t. Electricity and this woodworker are like matter and anti-matter. See Gary the electrician installing a 100 amp line near the soon to be electrified jointer.
This woodworker asked Gary what an “amp” was? Gary said. “It’s an amazing miracle plaything.” This woodworker knowing nothing about electricity said, “Oh, goody, I have 100 of them, but I will let them stay in their boxes and their lines instead of playing with them directly.” Gary said, “Good idea.”
Here is Jeremy the electrician studying the Bible of the bandsaw. He has his finger on Electricity 20:1.
Now, this is Jeremy praying to the bandsaw. I can understand that. I’ve been praying for electricity for my bandsaw for months. NOW I”VE GOT IT!!!
Soon, dear reader, I shall begin the work on real wood and provide pictures to real projects.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 10-31-2007 05:05 AM

Nice sparky.

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 10-31-2007 05:09 AM

snap, crackle and pop

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-31-2007 12:27 PM

I’ve been praying to my lathe. you think it does any good? Maybe a novina. Probably a new motor and a lot of money. Of course there’s always self flagilation like the knights templars. Nah I do enough of that by accident, could’nt afford to lose any more blood. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 10-31-2007 02:48 PM

Rick: what’s that guy doing?
me: praying to the bandsaw. He’s the electrician.
Rick: chuckle

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 10-31-2007 03:53 PM

Oh great and mighty bandsaw…. please accept our offering of 100 great and amazing playthings, and, if you would, please bestow upon us resawn veneer and bandsaw boxes.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 10-31-2007 05:23 PM

There’s a keeper—- an electrician that reads the instructions. Ha!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 10-31-2007 05:38 PM

The heck with the electricians! Did anyone notice that Daddy got some new GRIZ???

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#8 posted 10-31-2007 10:18 PM

What are instructions?

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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