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rance

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1005 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: signs of the times

In making a sign to hang over a doorway or to set on a desk, or to give as a gift, what suggestions do you have? No particular category at all, just thought I’d start this to have a place to consolidate many of the signs or sayings you might have or hope to one day inscribe(by whatever means) on a piece you’ve made. I’ve seen some pretty bizare and some pretty good tag lines that might make a nice sign for someone. All I ask is that we try to keep these clean. :)

I’ll start with ”Measure Once, Cut Twice”.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--


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Drew

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#1 posted 1005 days ago

well this a Benjamin Franklin quote. Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.

-- If A equals success, then the formula is, A = X + Y + Z, Where X is work, Y is play, And Z is keep your mouth shut." -Albert Einstein.

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#2 posted 1005 days ago

Here is one of my favourite signs…

I have made quite a few and need to make a heap more…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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redryder

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#3 posted 1005 days ago

Friends Welcome. Relatives by Appointment…..........

-- mike...............

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Sam Shakouri

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#4 posted 1005 days ago

How about:
homesweethome.com.au

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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ShopTinker

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#5 posted 1005 days ago

Ignorance is curable, stupid is forever!

Don’t force it, use a bigger hammer.

Knowledge is an expression of how much we’ve learned. Wisdom is the realization of how little that is.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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saddletramp

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#6 posted 1005 days ago

If it doesn’t fit, you’re not using a big enough hammer

I’ve cut it twice and it’s still too short

I’ve always been crazy but it’s kept me from going insane

Ugly is a state of mind, not a physical affliction

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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saddletramp

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#7 posted 1005 days ago

Almost forgot:

What, me worry—- Alfred E Newman

Come visit a fat old man sometime —- Rooster Cogburn

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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Eagle1

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#8 posted 1005 days ago

I like the sign Larry. There’s only one problem, or not really. If you want to keep the beer for yourself. Tomorrow never comes LOL.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 1005 days ago

Rance, whenever I think of making signs I think of Patrick Spielman. I use to make sandblasted signs and I got a lot of inspiration from him. I realize that that was a few years back and that there might be younger people who write books about this but he has made a lot of signs in his life.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mtenterprises

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#10 posted 1005 days ago

helluvawreck, Patrick Spielman, was one of my insperations too. I stole lots of ideas from his books and signs were a staple for my shop for a long time. I’ve been collecting quotes and sayings for so long I’ll never get them all done. Here’s a pic of one of my many signs.
MIKE

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises

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Roger

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#11 posted 1005 days ago

this is the sign hanging on my shop door

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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YanktonSD

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#12 posted 1005 days ago

Is the Milescrafter letter kit any good?

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rance

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#13 posted 1005 days ago

Nice quotes folks. helluvawreck, I’ll check out that book. Thanks. I just bought his Segmentation book.

“I’m, too sexy for my hair. That’s why there’s none up there.”
“Beauty is skin deep. Ugly goes clear to the bone.”
“Go ahead, make my day.”

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 1005 days ago

No HORSE Play…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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DrDirt

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#15 posted 1004 days ago

On a Maternity Room door:

”Push. Push. Push.”

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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