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"Just so you understand in advance - we're not old-time craftsmen, and we don't take pride in our work."
Thor's Other Tools
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"Jeffrey makes all our furniture himself."
'Well, they were the low bidders.'
Dave took his motto, 'Roofing done in one hour' seriously, even nailing shingles before plywood had been put down.
Raw Piano Bar
'I don't care what the blueprints say, I'm certain HE strongly suggested a roof.'
'Your table will be ready shortly.'
'The only way to survive these days is to diversify.'
'David discards his measuring tape for the faster 'eyeballing' method of measuring.'
'I do not change the building codes every week. I do it every other week.'
Man-made vs dog-made
New green building materials: Pseudo-plywood made from ground up avocado seeds mixed with tofu.
'It's OK, we're letting the lumber age.'
'Mary, I believe in historic preservation, too, but ... '
'Job done son, a few corners slightly out of true but the customer will never notice.'
The Contract & The Change Orders.
"Whoa - You're gonna need a whole new string!"
"Oh come on fella's. I said I'd let you know!"
'Of course, that bid's just an estimate.'
This will be an environmentally sound house built entirely from trees that fell over naturally from old age.
'Uh oh. I measured the drywall in feet, but you measured it in metric.'
"I can remember when all we needed was someone who could carve and someone who could sew."