I always found true blonde to be the finest definable measurement to
Happiness is the end of the job, happy clients, check in hand, and
everyone paid. Going to my buddy's shop to sit around his woodburning
stove on a cold night and take in a stogie and some good bourbon.
| The new thread on tape measures got me to thinking on some woodshop
| specific "Happiness is" scenarios ... here's one of my favorites:
| Happiness is:
After four years of slowly going broke making and trying to sell an
out-of-the-mainstream product ... having a positive mention in a
magazine article trigger a sudden onslaught of orders (not from the
expected home owners - but from home builders).
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Alright! Great to hear! Good luck to you on this new opportunity.
If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough
Mark & Juanita wrote:
| On Thu, 4 Jan 2007 22:15:35 -0600, "Morris Dovey"
|| Swingman wrote:
||| The new thread on tape measures got me to thinking on some
||| woodshop specific "Happiness is" scenarios ... here's one of my
||| Happiness is:
|| After four years of slowly going broke making and trying to sell an
|| out-of-the-mainstream product ... having a positive mention in a
|| magazine article trigger a sudden onslaught of orders (not from the
|| expected home owners - but from home builders).
| Alright! Great to hear! Good luck to you on this new
Thanks - I'm still hoping the light at the end of this tunnel isn't an
oncoming train. <g>
DeSoto, Iowa USA
if you do solid wood furniture
Happiness is, QS english sycamore (think fiddle back -actually
a maple) at $4/bf (ok so it was in a minimum quantity of 200bf
if you make a lot of jigs and patterns
Happiness is, as much Finnish Birch Ply, mainly 3/4", "cut offs"
- 10-14" wide by 3-5 feet long, and 2'x2' squares, as you want
to load in your vehicle - for free AND club members who help
you load it up.
if you're a turner
Happiness is, first bandsaw mill cut offs of walnut and other
orchard tree with occassional burls - for free
if you're a tool phreak
Happiness is picking up a #45 with all the cutters AND a #78
complete for $150 at the Austin City Annual Garage Sale
If you're Space Challenged
Happiness is getting a place with a 600 sf detached "garage"
If you like kids in the shop
Happiness is kids coming over "to use the GIANT VACUUM
CLEANER" and making most of the dust, chips and shavings
disappear, along with spiders, spider webs and an occassional
fly - right out of the air. (I bought a Half Sized Broom which
the younger kids find fun to use. Tom Sawyer - great idea.
If you're a Shellac Fanatic
Happiness is getting a 10 pound order of dewaxed shellac
flakes in assorted flavors - all dewaxed of course, then
going thru the ritual of grind to powder, pour in a canning
jar full of alcohol, stirring, looking, stirring some more,
waiting a while, looking again, shaking the jar, . . .
If you're a neander
Happiness is hand cutting your first "light tight" dovetailed
drawer or box.
If you're a Normite
Happiness is a perfect cope and stick raised panel door -
that fits perfectly.
If you're a Scary Sharp (tm) Keen Edger
Happiness is "P" grade 1 micron diamond paper
There's more but I have to leave some for others.
Thu, Jan 4, 2007, 2:01pm (EST-1) firstname.lastname@example.org (Swingman) says it
doesn't make much to make him happy with:
<snip> Happiness is:
When your apron pocket tape measure, and the tape on your table saw
fence, agree to a RCH ... verified repeatedly by each and every cut!
Happiness is looking down and seeing the chisel you just dropped is
sticking in the floor, instead of your foot?
To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears
- Igor Stravinsky
That is totally science fiction, bro.
You might as well have told me that James is dead.
Tom Watson (Fairly Unbalanced)
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
And ain't that a cry'n shame! ... the day before, on the 24th, my 21 year
old daughter had just loaned me _her_ new JB, 50 tune anthology to rip onto
my iPod, presaging the fact, but proving, once again, the girls got good
I want to change my vote.
What he said - definitely.
Four wall hanging tool cabinet doors, four 28" piano hinges
comes to 9.33333333 lineal / linear feet of piano hinge
- The Definition of a woodworker's "challenge".
ok so one of the four doors sagged a little - no one's perfect
For me, yesterday.
My sister wiggled her toes and my mother came out of her Alzheimer fog
just long enough to talk to my sister over the phone. First time since
my sister's accident. It really lifted both of their spirits up
immensely, although they both realize they'll never see each other again.
Dork happiness? Got a Leigh DVD in the mail today. Almost 1-1/2 hours
worth of drool, coming up.
Dork happiness #2? My daughter want a piece of my woodworking for her
| For me, yesterday.
| My sister wiggled her toes
Fantastic! Is that an indication that she may be able to walk again?
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Well, it's a first sign of any improvement for 6 months. It sure gives
all of us a solid boost of hope.
She gets therapy twice every day at her house and she's in excellent
spirits and a fighter. So when something like this suddenly pops up,
it's progress. There are recoveries, of varying degrees, on record
which span years in some cases.
We're keeping the faith.
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