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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 04-25-2009 03:38 AM 1020 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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04-25-2009 03:38 AM

1. The week after that scrap piece get’s tossed, you find a place for it in a project.
2. Blood on the saw table is hard to remove.
3. The flash that says “Maybe I ought not to do it this way.” always comes 100th of a second too late.
4. Board stretchers don’t work.
5. Tools are not mistake prone.
6. The most exotic wood is the easiest to mis-cut
7. Windows behind the table saw is not a good idea.
8. Screw ups can lead to a moment of serendipity….but usually not.
9. Tape measures are not infallible and a 64th does matter.
10. Ditto the scale on the miter saw.

Anybody else got any?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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Gary

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 03:49 AM

measure twice, cut once works (for the other guy)

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

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Gary

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 03:52 AM

Buy as many tape’s as you can afford….they still know the best hiding places

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

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woody57

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 04:21 AM

As soon as you stop looking for a lost tool and buy a replacement, you’ll find the lost tool.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 12:16 PM

When the directions call for getting help in uncrating or setting up a new tool they were written just to slow down the assembly process.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Steelmum

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#5 posted 04-25-2009 01:00 PM

When your son and husband borrow a tool, you will need it 5 min after they pull out of the driveway.

-- Berta in NC

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miles125

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#6 posted 04-25-2009 01:44 PM

Don’t buy tools from a guy who runs up to you out of breath.
The board you need is on the bottom.
People will want a house full of woodwork quicker than they can get a Chia pet they ordered off tv.
Stud finders are best for locating water lines.
New saw blades are the best nail finders.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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bowyer

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#7 posted 04-25-2009 03:03 PM

Always see the piece of furniture “with the little scratch” before agreeing to fix it!

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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patron

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#8 posted 04-25-2009 03:31 PM

erasers are allways on the pencils that don’t make mistakes !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 04-25-2009 03:42 PM

Reading these is a blast! Each one brings up a memory…or 6…of my past.
Gary, I’m gonna remodel my shop an eliminate all those hidey holes.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Gary

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#10 posted 04-25-2009 04:15 PM

The cat sneaks into the shop only when there is wet finish available

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

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interpim

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#11 posted 04-25-2009 04:41 PM

LOL… im thinking sneaky cat would turn into dead cat.

When you need to rip “one more board” and your wife is fussing at you to come inside. You’ll not be able to find your safety glasses or your push stick.

-- San Diego, CA

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dalec

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#12 posted 04-26-2009 06:03 PM

When you want to be absolutely precise in making a cut, you focus so much on the fractional part of the tape measure that forget the inch measure and end up cutting the board an inch too short.

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rtb

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#13 posted 04-26-2009 09:56 PM

He who has a clean and neatly organised wood shop probably should not be allowed to handel anything sharp.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Gary

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#14 posted 04-26-2009 11:23 PM

rtb…..I AGREE !!!!!

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

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#15 posted 04-27-2009 12:18 AM

IF SOMETHING IS LIKELY TO GO WRONG, IT WILL GO WRONG.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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