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jeffswildwood

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04-08-2017 01:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

I thought we might have a little fun. Let’s post a set of terms only we use. Or better yet, you alone use. It could describe a mistake, a perfection or anything. I’ll start-

Wobble box. A box that no matter what you do, it just won’t sit flat. One corner (or two) seems to go out of whack. Example-I did a great job on my new box, everything is perfect but the damn thing turned into a “wobble box”. I hate a wobble box!

OK, your turn :)

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 04-08-2017 02:26 PM

“I need enough BTU’s to cool my Butt, which is big as a TUB…..

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#2 posted 04-08-2017 02:31 PM

Phaneublium  fa- new-blee-um ; That part of a wood glue bottle tip that is constantly clogged with phaneublial fluid.

Phaneublial Fluid  fa-new-blee-awl flu-id ; Encrusted wood glue with a hard outer shell and semi-soft middle.
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 04-08-2017 02:50 PM

That’s some good ones.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 04-08-2017 02:56 PM

Hey Jeff, others,
I had a tendency to curse too much so I would force myself to say the words “Dog Breath” anytime I made a mistake or saw something wrong. It’s a reference to a song by The Mothers of Invention (ca. 1969) and also the fact that most dog’s breaths appear rather potent and repugnant though some of you dog cohabiters (you’re not dog owners, you simply live along side them) might disagree with my assessment.

Anyway, “Dog Breath” is my woodshop and work phrase most oft used term. . . .Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 04-08-2017 03:14 PM

Smitch line. That’s the line after any 1/8’’ measurement when measuring and I can’t think of the accurate 16th inch measurement fast enough. 4 9/16’’ is the same as 4 1/2’’ and a smitch line. Hey, it still works. It may only take another second to come up with the right measurement but smitch line wins a lot.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 04-08-2017 03:23 PM



Hey Jeff, others,
I had a tendency to curse too much so I would force myself to say the words “Dog Breath” anytime I made a mistake or saw something wrong. It s a reference to a song by The Mothers of Invention (ca. 1969) and also the fact that most dog’s breaths appear rather potent and repugnant though some of you dog cohabiters (you’re not dog owners, you simply live along side them) might disagree with my assessment.

Anyway, “Dog Breath” is my woodshop and work phrase most oft used term …. Marc

- marc_rosen

My goto phase for moments like that is … Shiitake Mushrooms! If it’s a really bad mistake it’s … SAUTÉED SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 04-08-2017 03:28 PM

doubledd those little lines after the 1/8 have called them teddy bears

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#8 posted 04-08-2017 03:33 PM

Velocity project = a project at the last possible time has a mishap and then gets to meet the concrete floor at a high velocity. Then it gets to become a phoenix project that’s where the pieces get to become a cutting board. I have a bucket of cutting board pieces.

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#9 posted 04-08-2017 04:32 PM

I end up reverting to phrases and acronyms I learned as a young sailor many years ago. snafu, fubar, and goat rope. one of my favorites is “Like herding kittens”, maximum effort with little or nothing accomplished.

-- Scott just a tired old sailor glad to be home from the sea

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#10 posted 04-08-2017 04:54 PM

Shucky Darn! covers some, WELL FUDGE! takes care of a few more.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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ralbuck

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#11 posted 04-08-2017 05:24 PM

I am old ennough that I can say “OH-HELL!”

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#12 posted 04-08-2017 06:40 PM

Certain small measurement terms boatbuilders and sailors use are universally understood, but may not be expressed in polite company. Most people know the ones I’m talking about. Likewise, idiomatic terms for certain rope splices. I once heard a sailor tell someone who asked how long a boat was, “Oh, she’s about 62 feet long, plus two or three of them itty bitty marks on a ruler.”

In the coastal Pacific Northwest, and Alaska there is a common term ‘Uff Da’ (pronounced ‘oof dah), borrowed from early Norwegian settlers, which is often used to express dismay, or something like ‘Oh shucks’, ‘Uh-O’ and worse. I still use it all the time unconsciously.

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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jeffswildwood

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#13 posted 04-08-2017 06:43 PM

These are all good. I like the velocity project. I even had a box that was named “throwin’ box”. I can read a tape measure Dave but I still use a half and an eighth and a 1/16th. Erik, I know that “unit of measurement” you are referring to. I have another one.

80 grit job. When things just don’t line up right, use the 80 grit to make it fit.


I end up reverting to phrases and acronyms I learned as a young sailor many years ago. snafu, fubar, and goat rope. one of my favorites is “Like herding kittens”, maximum effort with little or nothing accomplished.

- oldsailor59


I use these too, I guess from all my military days.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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GnarlyErik

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#14 posted 04-08-2017 06:46 PM

“Flight test’ is another term used when a mistake is thrown away, i.e., “I had to flight test that sucker.” If on the waterfront, mistakes are often ‘Float Tested’.

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#15 posted 04-08-2017 06:47 PM

Pull the trigger. I’ve never known so many guys that “pull the trigger”.

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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