Woodworker's Mantra

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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

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#1 posted 1563 days ago

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

thank´s for the reminder


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#2 posted 1563 days ago

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

-- Making piles of incorrect measurement at a time!

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#3 posted 1563 days ago

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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#4 posted 1563 days ago

It works

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1562 days ago

Sage words…

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 1562 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 1561 days ago

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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#8 posted 1561 days ago

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

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