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A recent string of chatter had me post an obit spoof as a potential t-shirt idea. Chip, Greg and Dr Sawdust (put in for about 3 dozen orders) and suggested I post this as a bonafide blog to gauge a wider audience… Oh, Obi and Karson like it too!

So fellow jocks, does anyone else out there need a little wardrobe enhancement for the new season? Shall I add something along the lines of the text that follows (with some nice appropriate art – I am a graphic designer afterall!) to my weekend to do list? Would it be worth my time for your smiles (and a couple bucks)?

Not to dissuade anyone from considering the cookies shirt I posted last fall – as of yet worn exclusively by me.

C’mon be the first on your block, in your city, heck, in your state to put some great wood art on your back!

Also, has anyone else have a chance to compare the Cafepress shirts with the Printfection ones? Mark gave printfection two thumbs up. Martin also says they are the way to go. Should I move my store there?

And now, for your consideration:

Joe Woodworker (or some such punny name), leaves behind his wife, 2 children, 5 routers, 3 HP Tablesaw, 8” jointer, 3/4 HP lathe with 16” swing…. Oh, and he still needs more clamps!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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Jeff

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#1 posted 2712 days ago

I’ve heard of this mysterious cookie shirt but never seen it until now. I like it, I like it.

Also, the chatter about the obit and everything is hilarious. Nice post , Chip. Put me down for obit shirt too. Scott. I have just recently learned from my sweetie that she finds it cute I am posting blogs on a woodworking site. I’m lucky. She supports me in my hobby, er, um, habit. Thus, I must further perpetuate my ‘cuteness’ with these shirts.

Wow, between these and a few LJs shirts, I’m clothed for a week!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2712 days ago

yes… too cute!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#3 posted 2712 days ago

Scott: There is a guy on the internet that is called Joe Woodworker . He sells Veneering equipment, veneers and how-to for building veneer presses.

I’d hate to get on his bad side when he may think we are referring to him. Another name might be better.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#4 posted 2712 days ago

Yes, between Martin and I, we’ll have you clothed for a week, inside and outside the shop!

Thanks for that mention Karson… I’ll just have to use a name that doubles as a woodworking term. Woody, Chip or Jack Plane?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Chip

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#5 posted 2712 days ago

Well, we went from my terrible addiction with walnut to an obit shirt. Now I may be the dead guy. Man oh man.

Scott, make that a half dozen of large and x-large. My significant other thinks I’m crazy. She won’t be letting me get the new table saw I want if I go to crazy with this. Otherwise, I still think the idea is great. Do a mockup and let’s see it online here!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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scottb

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#6 posted 2712 days ago

I”m working on the wording… will have something available for comments hopefully this weekend… Anyone have any intersting things to add to the list?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2712 days ago

I think this is great – made Rick laugh. (I think it was the “clamps” that did it)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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scottb

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#8 posted 2711 days ago

Yeah… I could add that to a few other ideas as a great inside joke.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Chip

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#9 posted 2711 days ago

The “clamps” at the end is the zinger… ya gotta leave the clamps at the end right?

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Greg3G

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#10 posted 2711 days ago

you’ve got to have a man standing at a pulpit….
How about “Woodie Woodworker”....or is that another blog?

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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scottb

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#11 posted 2711 days ago

Fer sure Chip… that’s the best part…. If only I could get permission to use brand names, the next funniest bit would be ” (nondescript) wife and kids… DeWalt this, Disston that, Stanley 4 1/2, Bailey Smoothing Plane, Oneway Lathe, Powermatic Cabinet Saw….

Greg, I was thinking a Plank stuck in the ground for a grave”stone”

“Ashes to ashes, Sawdust to dust”

but that might be better… gotta let that percolate a bit…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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dennis mitchell

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#12 posted 2711 days ago

Have his ghost come back to haunt the family, because they buried him in an MDF coffin.

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scottb

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#13 posted 2711 days ago

Nice, and how cruel!

oooh… perhaps a comic strip on one side…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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DrSawdust

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#14 posted 2711 days ago

I like were this is going . . .

I don’t have anything specific, just remember to keep it light and simple.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2711 days ago

i can see a calendar from this.
January the key joke
then each month something new to add to the “story”...
all you need is 12 jokes!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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