On Thu, 05 Nov 2009 14:22:55 -0500, the infamous Tom Watson
Missing O'Deen there, are ya, Tawmy? Y'mean to tell me that nobody
has been using that term for the past several years? It's the very
best description of that craft crap that I've ever heard.
P.S: It's two words, PUKEY DUCKS. You'll need to know that for your
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of
ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
-- Thomas Jefferson
Hmm - not wanting to accrue bad karma, I suppose I should ask where /I/
stand with my solar panels, since I cut those parts which require
precision with a CNC router (about 10% of the total), and produce the
remainder and do all of the assembly with my own shaky hands.
Should I be warning people that it's 90% hand crafted? :-T
I bought a branding iron from these guys:
I suspect that these as the guys that Woodcraft etc. outsource their orders
I struggled with the language "handcrafted by...from the shop of... created
by..." for a while until I concluded that when artists sign their work they
don't write "Painted by...." and neither should I.
My signature is illegible so that wasn't a good choice
They will accept a PDF file as a spec so I could make anything I wanted. I
settled on a slightly stylized version of my initials and surname. It's as
much a logo as a "signature".
I was given a branding iron, but after using it a few times,
decided to go back to my old handwritten version. Typically, I'd
print out: Nonny Nonnymus
The branding iron didn't let me insert a date and I also felt that
since I had made the gift or item, that the handwritten note was
more personal. If the item had been intended for commercial
distribution, which nothing was, then the more professional brand
would be my choice as well.
We are in the process of rehabbing a rental property, and when the
original bathroom medicine cabinet was pulled today, behind it,
written in pencil, was a workman's autograph, the finish date, April
'59, his local address, and that he was responsible for installing the
plumbing, electrical and all fixtures. 50-plus years ago. It is nice
to find these mementos. Tom
I'd love to find something like that. He didn't skimp out on workmanship
did he? It might be worth sending him a note (if you think the address is
still good) and letting him know what you found. :-)
We had to learn how to grout last night because the kitchen installers
tiled (and adhered) but didn't grout under the kitchen island. They saved
themselves maybe 20 minutes and NOTHING on material.
On Nov 8, 7:13 pm, Puckdropper <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
The fifty year-old work is mostly still going strong. We have had to
replace some of the buried galvanized water pipes in the last few
years, one just last weekend. I wish pipes would break during the
week. Check that. I wish pipes wouldn't break! Tom
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