A Few of My Favorite Things

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Blog entry by garysharp posted 07-26-2014 06:57 PM 1319 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I saw a blanket from a woodworkers wife with the words “A Few Of My Favorite Things” on it. . It had the words table saw, router, and a few other tools. It got me thinking about the song from “The Sound Of Music”(r).
So I wrote this and sang it at the Christmas toy give away at our local woodworking club. Enjoy

©2010 Gary B Foster
Raindrops on shop windows and sawdust on my kitten
Bright colored finishes and joints that are fitten
Paper thin planing that just seem to sing
These are a few of my favorite things

Clean saw cuts and new friends that are learning
Sharp chisels and planes and belt sander not burning
Thin shavings that fly with no dust on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

When boards drop with no finger mashes
Sawdust that stay out of my nose and eyelashes
New shiny hardware with smooth working springs
These are a few of my favorite things

Children so happy their smiles seams to freeze
When they see what was made with such ease
Toys for tots that last many springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the bench dog bites
When the kick back stings
When the wrong cut makes me feel sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 07:14 PM

poetical woodworking, I like it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 07:22 PM

love it, maybe you should sing this again except video it and post it here, i for one love to hear this sang by a true bad some of us are not closer, we could have a lumberjocks choir…it would be fun, i love to sing…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 07:39 PM

Saw dust on my kitten,

I love it !!! Very cool

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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