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I post this not to show off because I did not do any of the lettering. Rather, I post it in the hope of inspiring someone to make one from scratch.

Lest I forget, I now have this handy reminder to Measure Twice, Cut Once. I already had a “Measure” key holder when I came upon another “Measure” key holder at a local thrift shop. Immediately I knew what I had to do. Well, I wanted it right away and I’m not well versed in cutting letters so I purchased the pre-cut (pun intended) letters C, U & T. All I did was to cut the plywood and mitre the frame so it would look decent hanging in my shop.

One of these days, (famous words of many of us, eh?), I’ll get taught in the art of scrollsaws.

Anyway, if someone makes one, post it for me. Thanks.

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 05-22-2010 11:10 PM

¤%&$%&"# I have now cut this board tvice and it´s still not long enoff

thank´s for the reminder

Dennis

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idahosawdust

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 11:13 PM

doh… i thought it was measure, measure, cut, insert favorite explicative, and run back to lumber store.

-- Making piles of sawdust...one incorrect measurement at a time!

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Time2beupinAZ

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#3 posted 05-23-2010 12:31 AM

so the truth be told…......

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 05-23-2010 04:13 AM

It works

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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deon

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#5 posted 05-23-2010 12:42 PM

Sage words…

-- Dreaming patterns

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 05-23-2010 04:41 PM

Eventually it will sink in !! LOL Good project post : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dodeka

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#7 posted 05-24-2010 03:06 PM

This mantra has failed me on occasion. So, now I follow this one:

Think three times, measure twice, cut once.

Of course, it doesn’t help to measure twice if you’re not measuring the right thing in the first place.

-- Liszka

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LJ

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#8 posted 05-24-2010 03:27 PM

Good Point, Dodeka! If ya don’t have the right measurement on the right piece of wood, doing it wrong twice ain’t gonna fix it…

that’s why, and mostly for saftey’s sake, this is the number one woodworker’s rule: “The woodworker’s mind must be the sharpest tool in the shop.”

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org

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