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HapHazzard

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01-28-2022 07:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor trick

I got a sharpening guide that had some writing on it in raised letters:

CHISEL PROJECTION
30mm=30° 40mm=25°
PLANEIRON PROJECTION
38mm=30° 50mm=25°

“Planeiron?” I thought. “What the heck is a planeiron?” I put a scraper in it and proceeded to sharpen it.

The one day I went to sharpen a plane iron… DOH!

It’s kind of like that trick where someone asks you what P-O-L-O-P-O-N-I-E-S spells.

-- Unix programmers never die; they just > /dev/null


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HowardAppel

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#1 posted 01-28-2022 07:59 PM

Many many many years ago I was driving with my mother and she saw a sign that said “I C Y Road.” She read it out loud several times before asking what I C Y was. Much hilarity.

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#2 posted 01-28-2022 09:14 PM

yeah, some crazy signs that a brain fart can make one giggle over
Rj in az

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SMP

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#3 posted 01-28-2022 09:21 PM

Stupid moments with hand tools? How much time you got?

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#4 posted 01-28-2022 09:25 PM



yeah, some crazy signs that a brain fart can make one giggle over
Rj in az

- Knockonit

I work in IT, i used to work on a trade floor of a large financial company that required immediate assistance as we could literally lose millions in minutes if there was an issue, so we carried walkie talkies. If there was a particularly troublesome employee that needed help we would request help over the walki talkie with a code “ID ten T” . I’ll let you draw that one out on paper.

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HapHazzard

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#5 posted 01-28-2022 09:28 PM


Stupid moments with hand tools? How much time you got?

- SMP


I’ve got all day. I love learning from other people’s mistakes. :D

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controlfreak

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#6 posted 01-28-2022 09:35 PM

Thinking that wood wouldn’t split if I used a mallet to force a joint into submission.
Also torqueing down clamps so hard in a glue up to where the wood gets deformed.
Thinking that I would never use a handsaw to rip cut a board.

And the list goes on.

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HapHazzard

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#7 posted 01-28-2022 09:44 PM

I’ve been known to torque down clamps trying to “gently” force a joint together. I didn’t hear it go “pop” until I walked away thinking I’d pulled it off.

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#8 posted 01-28-2022 09:53 PM

I’ve had so many moments of stupidity that it would be a long list. Worst seems to be the times when I just can’t get my head in the game. Cut short, cuss, repeat, cuss more, repeat again. Throw everything in the corner and go in the house disgusted. : (

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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HapHazzard

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#9 posted 01-28-2022 10:03 PM

Okay, this one’s really embarrasing. These are two rough cut plane totes I cut out recently. See anything wrong with them?

Maybe I can make a pair of cute little bunny rabbits out of ‘em. :D

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#10 posted 01-28-2022 10:08 PM

I was told if you do not make any mistakes, you are not learning anything?
My favorite one is brushing shavings away from the plane blade and forgetting that something “real” sharp is there:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 01-28-2022 10:38 PM

Well Hap, there might be a couple of problems, one of them being grain direction.

Your tag line reminds me of the old days.

If you know why a person might start typing ”:%g” (colon, percent, g) and finish with <esc> <esc>, you’re one of ‘em.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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HapHazzard

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#12 posted 01-28-2022 11:05 PM



Well Hap, there might be a couple of problems, one of them being grain direction.

ding! ding! ding! Grain direction it is, and I didn’t learn a doggone thing from it that I didn’t already know. :(

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#13 posted 01-28-2022 11:33 PM

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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HapHazzard

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#14 posted 01-28-2022 11:47 PM


- Madmark2


Can we see what the other guy looked like?

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#15 posted 01-29-2022 12:06 AM



- Madmark2


Not a candidate for a hand model competition.

-- Darrel

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