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Proclamator

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2475 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: words of terror anguish phrases fear

What phrase causes you the most anguish as a woodworker?

1. I tried to fix it myself. Translation – I drove in three nails and two long screws but the leg still wobbles, can you repair my antique chair?

-- Dave Idaho


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Karson

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#1 posted 2475 days ago

This baby cradle was sitting on the floor of the closet and I think someone stepped on it. Can you fix it please.

-- 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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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2475 days ago

“can you build me a snowboard next?” lol

I think I’ve uttered the “tried to fix it myself” statement a few times…

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

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Dadoo

1763 posts in 2575 days


#3 posted 2475 days ago

“Honeeey?” “Now promise me you won’t get mad.”

-or-

“Your tablesaw accidentally fell out of the truck.” “You can hammer that dent out.”

-and-

“Those Freud saw blades of yours don’t hold up to nails very well…What junk!”

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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mot

4911 posts in 2621 days


#4 posted 2475 days ago

Yeah, I was thinking of, “I think someone stepped on it.”

I’ve gotten the, “It just broke,” about a chair my brother brought over. It looked like it just broke after he backed over it with his truck.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2475 days ago

” I could have got Joe down the street to do that for half that much!”

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2745 days


#6 posted 2475 days ago

lol
there was a cute commercial on TV this past spring about stains that miraculously appeared on carpets and couches.. I had to laugh every time I saw it—nobody knew how the stains got there!! Well, maybe the dog did because I think he got “blamed” for some of them. Shame on that dog for spilling his glass of wine! :)

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

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Proclamator

42 posts in 2481 days


#7 posted 2475 days ago

Some of these make you laugh out loud… but others could make a grown man cry.

-- Dave Idaho

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Douglas Bordner

3958 posts in 2648 days


#8 posted 2475 days ago

I could fill the stomach acid build with Tom’s comment.

Non-woodworking but nonetheless aurally repugnant:
We can’t turn your rotors any thinner, you’ll need new ones (Don’t ya just love the brake job racket).

Another one, “We can do that, but it’s gonna cost ya.”

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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TheGravedigger

963 posts in 2608 days


#9 posted 2474 days ago

From your spouse looking over your shoulder (after hours of labor):

“Is this supposed to look like that?”

<sigh>...

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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Zuki

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#10 posted 2474 days ago

LOL Digger

How about . . .

After you have finished the project they say “The cabinet is 34 1/8” wide ?? I said I needed it 38 1/4” wide !!”

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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Paul

649 posts in 2677 days


#11 posted 2474 days ago

“I was talking to your wife and she said you could . . . . . “

-- Paul, Texas

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MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2745 days


#12 posted 2471 days ago

ha… reminds me of Tom’s feedback—it would look nice with a plant in it.. (or something like that).

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

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Buckskin

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#13 posted 2471 days ago

When submitting a bid or quote that you have chopped down to making a little below minimum wage on you hear….”Your kidding, Right?” In the tone that says way to high priced for me.

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KC4

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#14 posted 2468 days ago

“Can I borrow your (insert expensive power tool)? I never used one, but it looks pretty simple.”

Of course, you KNOW what my answer is!

-- Orv

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mot

4911 posts in 2621 days


#15 posted 2468 days ago

Oh yeah, my wife will come down to the shop and say, “Are you going to sand that?”

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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