Things I learned/heard while covered in sawdust.

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Blog entry by Richard posted 06-27-2011 06:59 PM 4815 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The following is a collection of things I/you/we have heard/said/experienced numerous times… either from our elders or ourselves…

a.) “Damn…”
b.) “Do you know that you’re bleeding?”
c.) “This? It’s a paper towel and electrical tape.” (You’ve done it!)
d.) “I thought doors were three feet wide! Damn it!”
e.) “Fu…” (I’m not going to finish that one, here. Suffice it to say that it is a word that rhyme with ‘Firetruck’... has fewer letters and is, usually, quietly forced through clenched teeth or shouted/screamed following that errant hammer smack to the thumb. Can be prefixed by the words, ‘mother’ or ‘stupid’... suffixed by ‘up’ or ‘face’.)
f.) “It’ll fit if you wiggle it… just keep pushing.”
g.) “I’ll start that just as soon as you crap quarters.”
h.) “It was right here! I just had it! Dammit!”
i.) “I swear, it looked like it would fit.”
j.) “Why don’t you just grind that off?”
k.) “It doesn’t need to be grounded… it’s not wet out here.”
l.) “Is that what you have been working on, so long?”
m.) “Did you mean to do that?”
n.) “Wouldn’t it be cheaper/easier to just go buy it?”
o.) “Drop it! NO! Bring that back, right now!” (My Boston Terrier, Ceasar, is infamous for grabbing things and stashing them by the back door. If I can’t find it… I know where to look.)
p.) “Why do you need another one? You can only use one at a time.” be continued…

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 07:36 PM

I needed this, great laugh in the morning. I’d like to add the common one in my shop: “let me get out of the garage before you start it”

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 02:04 AM

“well crap,guess I read my tape upside down”

or the phrase any carpenter should have to say atleast once while standing on one foot ,holding on with one hand and reachng asfar as possible trying to make the most akward cut in the universe with a cordless tool ,that no matter the wind direction,will spew sawdust into your eyes ….almost there “I need a [email protected]@@ing battery”

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 03:22 AM

Fools and unfinished work don’t mix. LOL

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

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 05:12 AM

Wow, i had a couple flash-backs to working with my FIL !

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#5 posted 06-29-2011 05:05 AM

Usually people either look at me weird, or they go “holy crap” because it looks pretty good what I’ve done and they probably have very low expectations of me, or don’t do anything remotely like what I do…

I think it’s mostly the latter due to people lacking hobbies these days…. :(

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#6 posted 07-11-2011 07:30 PM

I’m late to the party, but I sure enjoyed this. My favorites are A, H, M and N; they will no doubt visit my shop regularly once I get it set up. A of course, gets Hall of Fame status.

-- Founding member of the (un)Official LumberJock's Frugal Woodworking Society -

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