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Greg3G

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2387 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: funny murphys law humor

Ok…this has probably already been done, but not recently. I believe that Murphy was a woodworker. I’ll start with my top 5 reasons

1- A chisel always drops sharp end down.
2- the battery on your driver will go dead when you only have a few more screws to left to finish the project.
3- If you drop a screw, it will always fall into the largest pile of saw dust, never to be seen again.
4- A tool droped on the floor will alway roll under something that is difficult to reach under or to move.
5- no matter how many times you are told not to, you will always attempt to catch a falling chisel.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV


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#1 posted 2387 days ago

Very good Greg.

-- 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2387 days ago

Hi Greg,

Do you want Lumberjocks to add to this list?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Greg3G

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#3 posted 2387 days ago

Absolutely…I’d love to hear everyone’s “Murphyisms” Let’m roll, could use a good grin today.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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dalec

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#4 posted 2387 days ago

Try these:

After thoroughly cleaning a work area and putting my broom and vacuum tools away, I unfailingly find I missed a spot.

Moving anything in the shop to access a tool will always result in that thing being in the way shortly afterwards.

Pencils and tape measures have feet.

Misplaced pencils and tape measures will reappear only after you have completed your work for the day.

Dalec

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#5 posted 2387 days ago

If I need a phillips screw driver in the garage they are all in the basement. If I need a phillips in the basement a half an hour later, they are all in the garage.

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#6 posted 2387 days ago

If I lose a tool irretrievably, I will find it shortly after I get home with its replacement.

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matter

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#7 posted 2387 days ago

An arbor nut finds the deepest dust

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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matter

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#8 posted 2387 days ago

If I sharpen it, it will be borrowed.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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Karson

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#9 posted 2387 days ago

If it is borrowed it will be returned dull, rusty or never at all.

-- 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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IowaWoodcrafter

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#10 posted 2387 days ago

No matter the size of the tool you will always have a project where you need a bigger one.

Even if you buy 15% extra material you’ll still need to buy more.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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Greg3G

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#11 posted 2387 days ago

The phone always rings when you are in the middle of finishing a project.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 2387 days ago

I buy a half a dozen 2 X 4’s in case I need them for different little projects,

so when I do decide start a little project, I can’t find one anywhere.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#13 posted 2387 days ago

If you sharpen a tool and put it away, the next time you go to use that tool, it will be dull.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Ryan Shervill

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#14 posted 2387 days ago

LOL…good ones guys!

This is true for me anyway:

“That part that requires but one bolt to remove is invariably hidden behind a part with 10.”

-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here: http://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/showthread.php?41055

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#15 posted 2387 days ago

When a small part is dropped, the chance of finding it is inversely proportionate to it’s expense
or difficulty in replacing it.

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

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