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Tested and true expressions.

by Sandra
posted 11-04-2012 06:12 PM


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patron

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 06:41 PM

ah …. but as woodworkers

we can cast them in clear epoxy
and make paperweights
or key bobs with them

‘mistakes are the best teachers’
(of course you do have to remember them)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 06:59 PM

you can’t teach common sense!!!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 07:09 PM

I like the one’s,one of my buddy uses ” You can’t fix stupid” and “don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining”

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 07:12 PM

You can’t fix stupid.

You spot it… you got it.

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

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Sandra

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 07:18 PM

Ooh. Good ones.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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derosa

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 07:20 PM

I can explain it to you but I can’t understand it for you.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 07:21 PM

My father in law use to say, re ducks, one of it’s legs are both the same.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ddockstader

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#8 posted 11-04-2012 10:17 PM

Off topic, but I love it –
“Eating healthy does not make you live longer – it just seems longer”

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jim C

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#9 posted 11-04-2012 11:07 PM

“Lord, They listen, but they don’t hear”

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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airfieldman

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#10 posted 11-04-2012 11:16 PM

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Then add some vodka and you’ll have a real party!”

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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Lumber2Sawdust

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#11 posted 11-05-2012 01:38 AM

“When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging”

It applies in so many things. For woodworking, it usually means it is time to put down what you are doing and walk away for a while. You end up getting a chance to clear your had and examine where you are at.

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David Craig

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#12 posted 11-05-2012 01:42 AM

I don’t have an expression but a thought on one. I always hear people say they are a person that considers the glass “half full.” Ever notice no one seems to care about whats in the glass? If someone were to hold a glass of pee and say it is “half empty” I would have to say that person is an optimist :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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juniorjock

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#13 posted 11-05-2012 01:43 AM

Be tough…..... you’ve got to be tough when you’re stupid…..

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 11-05-2012 01:44 AM

Lumber2Sawdust’s post reminded me of one I’ve heard. I think it was a quote from general Grant.
“When your horse dies, dismount”

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sandra

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#15 posted 11-05-2012 02:21 AM

I’m loving these.

Another good one IMHO “If you always do what you always did,
You’ll always get what you always got.”

And along the lines of David Craig’s comment – when people say “It was in the last place I looked” I always think,
“of course it was in the last place you looked. Once you found it, I presume you stopped looking…..”

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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huff

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#16 posted 11-05-2012 02:30 AM

“Never get in a pissing contest with a skunk!”

“Never argue with an idiot; they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!”

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Tedster

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#17 posted 11-05-2012 02:54 AM

One of my favorites from the building trades… “A little caulk, a little paint, makes a carpenter what he ain’t.”

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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kizerpea

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#18 posted 11-05-2012 12:31 PM

Heres mine ..lies have to b covered up.!!! but the truth can run around naked…..

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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47phord

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#19 posted 11-06-2012 12:14 AM

“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if it weren’t for {insert mechanical device here} my tools would rust”

To paraphrase what huff said: “Never roll in the mud with a pig. You both get dirty but the pig likes it.”

My personal woodworking favorite: “I cut it off twice and it’s still too short!” Embarrassingly enough, I actually said that once (hanging my head in shame).

I have a couple more, but I believe they violate the LJ’s decency rules (wink-wink).

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juniorjock

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#20 posted 11-06-2012 01:30 AM

The football coach said to my son on his first day in high school…..... “You’re pretty big for your size…....” – - – -?

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juniorjock

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#21 posted 11-06-2012 01:33 AM

My favorite: To someone you haven’t seen in a long time (duh)....... I haven’t seen you since the last time I saw you…... Makes ‘em think…...

Sorry, mine aren’t shop-related….....

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Eric_S

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#22 posted 11-06-2012 01:33 AM

“The grass may be greener on the other side but its just as difficult to mow.”

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Sandra

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#23 posted 11-06-2012 01:37 AM

Not shop related, but whenever anyone asks me the secret to a good marriage, I say “pretty wears off, but a good cook is forever.”

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Dave Price

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#24 posted 11-06-2012 01:47 AM

one that was told to me was “stupid hurts”

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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Rick

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#25 posted 11-10-2012 09:59 AM

Whoever said …. “Nothing Is Impossible!” Obviously never tried Slamming A Revolving Door!

“REAL Men, measure once, cut once, then head back to the Lumberyard.”

“If the world is round … why do I need a Square?”

“A Chip on the Shoulder, is a sign of Wood Higher Up.”

“My other Tool is a Radial Arm Saw.”

“The Weather is here. Wish you were Beautiful!”

” A Lie gets halfway around the world before the Truth has a chance to get it’s Pants on.”

“Want to Play Mortise and Tenon?”

“I’d plow a Dado in that any day!”
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That’s all for now Folks!!

Sandra!! This Is FUN!!!

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CHEERS: Rick

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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Raymond Thomas

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#26 posted 11-11-2012 12:19 AM

My favorite “Better get your believer fixed.”

Another is “Two bricks short of a full load.”

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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Sandra

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#27 posted 11-11-2012 12:40 AM

More good ones!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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gfadvm

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#28 posted 11-11-2012 05:09 PM

“squealed like a pig under a gate” “independant as a hog on ice”

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bill White

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#29 posted 11-11-2012 05:50 PM

“Ignorance can be corrected. Stupid is forever.”

“When in doubt, STOP.”

This on is an original, and I was not drinkiing:

“Beautiful” does not describe, nor compliment excellence.” from the White book of barnyard philosophy.

Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Steve Esterby

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#30 posted 11-11-2012 06:03 PM

“If you lay with the dogs, you’re a dog” don’t lay with the dogs. My boys grew up hearing this one!

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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Gene Howe

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#31 posted 11-11-2012 06:45 PM

“When you choose to lie with dogs, don’t bitch about the fleas.”

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Manitario

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#32 posted 11-11-2012 07:00 PM

hmm, my favourite, or at least most used expression in the workshop seems to be $%&#!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Jamie Speirs

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#33 posted 11-11-2012 07:16 PM

Turd Polishing for beginners. :)

http://youtu.be/yiJ9fy1qSFI

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Sandra

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#34 posted 11-11-2012 09:12 PM

Holy Toledo Scatman! I guess you can polish a turd.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Rick

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#35 posted 11-12-2012 09:48 AM

Have FUN Ya’ll.

Toodles!

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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burley

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#36 posted 11-12-2012 12:28 PM

I have always said,”I have done so much with so little, I can do anything with nothing”

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Fishinbo

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#37 posted 11-12-2012 12:38 PM

From the great Aristotle: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

_
www.sawblade.com

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muleskinner

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#38 posted 11-12-2012 10:29 PM

Not really in the “tested and true” vein, more in the “yo mama so fat” vein.

Heard in a (rather heated) discussion: “You’ve got so many chins it looks like you’re staring at me over a stack of pancakes.”

-- Visualize whirled peas

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xwingace

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#39 posted 11-13-2012 12:24 AM

“If anybody can do it, so can I!”

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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Sandra

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#40 posted 11-13-2012 02:02 AM

I’m so broke, I can’t even pay attention.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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gfadvm

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#41 posted 11-13-2012 01:53 PM

In the same vein as Roger’s: “Yo cleavage look like a butt crack”

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Sandra

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#42 posted 11-13-2012 04:24 PM

Hey Rick,

How’d you find such an accurate picture of me, scowl and all???

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Steve Peterson

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#43 posted 11-13-2012 07:00 PM

“When you are in deep sh—, keep your mouth shut”.

-- Steve

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