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DKV

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495 days ago

You know them, things like “measure twice, cut once” and “f__k with the ancients and get blocked”. Let’s put a list together. Got any pithy, snarky ones to share?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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#1 posted 495 days ago

” Cut it 3 times and still too short !!!”

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 495 days ago

WTF did I do?????

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#3 posted 494 days ago

Get the board stretcher

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#4 posted 494 days ago

Can’t see it from my house

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 494 days ago

Welllll , you’ll have that on the bigger jobs…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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404 - Not Found

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#6 posted 494 days ago

Here are a few examples of Irish expressions pertaining to woodworking

It’s leaning on the Ballycallan side – meaning it’s not plumb

As tight as a tail on a cat – meaning a good fit has been achieved

We’re on the pig’s back – meaning things are going well.

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#7 posted 494 days ago

“It’s apart of the design.”

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DKV

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#8 posted 494 days ago

Wood insures you have children to pass your skills to.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#9 posted 494 days ago

Fill in the blanks…....

-- Life is good.

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DKV

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#10 posted 494 days ago

When the house is built, the carpenter is forgotten.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#11 posted 494 days ago

A Painter covers all of a Carpenters Mistakes, a Doctor buries his.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 494 days ago

The job is done, when the last brick is laid,

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 494 days ago

back up to DKV…only if the carpenter manages to get out of town after the check clears but before the walk-through. and who would be the “ancients”?

anyway, I’ll contribute…”close enough for government work…nail it”.

and a saying that pretty much applies to anything when things really go wrong, “shut her down Clancy, she’s pumping mud”. I think that is a water-drilling or oil drilling thing…I’d suggest you do not stretch that to the bar scene. just saying…

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DKV

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#14 posted 494 days ago

Teejk, we have a few on this site. You guess and I’ll nod if you’re right.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#15 posted 494 days ago

I never did mind the little things.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. = in Iraq
You can run, you’ll just die tired! = in Iraq
Go to hell? In case you have not noticed we are in hell moron, what you want me to sit in the corner? = in Iraq
For the love of Moses and all the prophets what are you doing? Talking them to death? = in Iraq
When you shoot do you actually aim or are you using the Force? = in Iraq
I have one method, shoot first, shoot some more then ask the questions. = in Iraq
Rules of engagement? What we are playing checkers dumbass? = in Iraq

In Iraq means I said it on the radio while in Iraq, and was written up for it of course

The one comment that got me a serious reaming from the Base Commander: Moses, Elijah, and all the prophets you need to use the toilet? Now? What do you propose? Calling a time out? Your Mother did drugs while she was pregnant with you didn’t she?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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