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Project by Allison posted 04-09-2008 10:12 AM 2188 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I first would like to say I am am posting this for what it is and was. A gag gift for my father. I mean no disrespect whatsoever. My 87 year young father had seen this saying on the back of some man’s tee-shirt when he and I were at the La Mirada swap meet (So. Ca.) 2 summers ago, when I went to visit. He kept telling me how much he sure “wished he knew someone ” who could make it for him out of wood so that he could place it in his rear window of his car (yes he still drives and he drives a bright red Trans Am) facing the way those behind him could read it. After a few dozen of his “wishes” I decided to make this. (I have a scroll saw down there ready to be used when I visit) Gee he acted soo surprised LOL!!! when I gave it to him. He put it in the rear window of his car and had it there for a good while until someone got offended. (I personally can’t believe that anybody would find this offensive) Sooo he asked me to place it above his door into his garage and that is where it stays. And just in case you don’t get it , it means “Stuff Happens”
Peace !!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!





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#1 posted 04-09-2008 11:18 AM

funny… lots of work cutting

-- making sawdust....

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-09-2008 12:06 PM

Hi Allison,

This is a cute project and I enjoyed the story behind it. Out of curiosity how did you mount the lettering?

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-09-2008 12:49 PM

People also get upset at “illegitimi non corborundum”

Cool dad.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#4 posted 04-09-2008 01:14 PM

Great story to go with your project….. Man I just love the stuff I see here at the lumberjocks.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 04-09-2008 01:44 PM

Around here, Manure Occureth a lot. I think those who are offended don’t get it. I’ve seen some tee-shirts that offended ME!.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 04-09-2008 02:00 PM

Great Idea, your Dads got a great sense of humor. God bless him, anyone thats lived that long should be able to wear, say, show, or flag any dang thing they want. I’m proud of him. He’s a cool old dude. mike

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

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 02:20 PM

That it does!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 04-09-2008 03:34 PM

I don’t know your dad, but I love him!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 04-09-2008 03:40 PM

Yeah, that’s pretty cool… tell him I’m putting one in my shop too… right above my “cut’em too short again” bin… heheh.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 04-09-2008 03:43 PM

Your silliness was inherited …..

I say offend away !!!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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#11 posted 04-09-2008 04:29 PM

That goes under the “two word story” category. Nice.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#12 posted 04-09-2008 07:02 PM

My teacher told me once my answer to his question was ” fecal matter from a male bovine beast”
Man I like that guy, so in that regard I like your dad’s attitude. Great sroll work.

-- Thuan

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Allison

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#13 posted 04-09-2008 08:16 PM

“fecal matter from a male bovine beast” Now that is an expression only a teacher would come up with heh? God bless our teachers! And to Scott Bryan- good ol’ fashioned wood glue. My father had to make a few trial runs (no pun intended but should be) with it to see where to place the lettering on the wood so as it wouldn’t fall over when he braked or accelerated!
Lord forbid I secure it directly to his Trans Am!!!
LOL!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#14 posted 04-10-2008 04:20 AM

I had an Auto Tech teacher that always used to say “Feces Substantiates” really cool vet :)

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#15 posted 04-10-2008 05:13 AM

Allison, Cool Story and great sign.
My personal favorite has always been:
“The feces has struck the air circulation machine” :)

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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