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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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746 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor question

In eating lunch so I thought i would ask this.

My wife just came out and commented “How can you write all over your prized saw” “You don’t let anyone even get near it, etc, etc, etc.” Why don’t you use that pad of notepaper that is laying right there?

Now, she said this all very nicely, just sincerely curious as to how I could have numbers and measurements and drawings all over my outfeed table.

So, I took a little glass cleaner and….....sparkling clean as the white outfeed table used to be.

(I actually have enough wax on the table that it is sometimes hard to even get the pencil to bite.)

Am I the only one that does this.?

-- We must all walk our own green mile


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Bill White

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#1 posted 746 days ago

Yep! You are. I just write all over my hands, arms, shirt front, etc. I’m a pig. You’re neat.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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DS

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#2 posted 746 days ago

For me it’s the rough sawn on the rack, or, the off-fall in the bin that becomes my handy notepad in the throes of a project. Who needs a notepad?

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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b2rtch

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#3 posted 746 days ago

I use a white board given to me by wife for this exact purpose.

-- Bert

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 746 days ago

I write on carpenters paper (wood) :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 746 days ago

I use 5×7 notepads. I bought a huge stack of them several years ago for $3 and heep several aound the shop near the saws and worktable.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 746 days ago

Whatever is handy. Later it becomes like a historical reference.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Gary

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#7 posted 746 days ago

One thing for sure…your wife is right. None of US ever write on your TS

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Tokolosi

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#8 posted 746 days ago

I have notepads too but I will write on anything thats handy if one of them isnt close by. Recently I used a pencil to write a critical measurement on the edge of a piece that I had just cut. I then promptly glued the piece in place without transferring the note to my notepad. And off course I forgot what it was. DOH!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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DaddyZ

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#9 posted 746 days ago

I write on my Grey Formica Covered Bench all the time, Great place to keep #’s or measurements

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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juanabee

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#10 posted 746 days ago

I use my white formica router table top as my notepad. Works great, and it’s right there where I need most of the time. I “erase” with mineral spirits. Sometimes I just stand back and admire all my ciphering like it was a work of art.

I plan to graduate up to white-board surfaced cupboard doors soon, though. But I don’t know if I will like that any better.
Best regards,
juanabee

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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higtron

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#11 posted 746 days ago

My TS extension table is black I would write on it if it was white. Maybe I just need a white pensil ;) I write on everything thats handy and doesn’t cause me extra work.

-- If I cut it too short I can scab a piece on, but if it's too long what do I do?

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David Kirtley

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#12 posted 746 days ago

Come on, get with the current technology :) Dry erase markers.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 745 days ago

My bench is 4’x12’ and covered with white formica. It gets written and drawn on constantly. Those big crepe blocks that we clean sanding belts with make great benchtop erasers!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bluepine38

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#14 posted 745 days ago

On construction jobs, very few note pads seemed to be available, so when we went to the lumberyard, a
piece of wood was usually the shopping list. Still have the habit, and am not going to change now.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Earlextech

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#15 posted 745 days ago

My out feed is white and I have written notes and measurements on it for about 25 years. I’m with you brother!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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