Recalling some homilies and quips that made me smile years ago, the
pros always seem to have their special sayings. For example, decades
ago I was at a welding class and finally ran a decent bead on a right
angle fillet. The taciturn old timer teaching the course came by,
looked at the work and opined, "Looks like it's stuck". Obviously
disappointed, I later asked a classmate to comment. He grinned and
said, "You just got yourself an A for today. That's the old timers'
Woodworkers probably have similar nifties relating to dumb mistakes,
the most ancient likely, "I cut it twice and it's still too short...".
Heard any good ones over the years?
Working during my college day summers with some old timer carpenters
remodeling houses in Minnesota farm country; one of their favorite
expressions at fitting up some piece of wood was "fits good 'nuf as
they'll never see that from downtown Chicago".
"Bash to fit, Paint to hide"
"If it don't fit, force it - if it breaks, it needed replacing
And the measuring/cutting one, I always heard it as "Measure it with a
micrometer, mark it with a grease pencil, cut it with a chainsaw"
If it doesn't fit - you need a bigger hammer.
-Kevin in Indy
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One I find myself saying justifying my actions to others:
"You can't fix it if you're not willing to take a chance of breaking it."
As far as my old Microsoft keyboard, it needed replacing anyway.
I was surprised how complicated those things are on the inside! : )
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