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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."
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Li'l Bill meets destiny.
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"Jeffrey makes all our furniture himself."
'David discards his measuring tape for the faster 'eyeballing' method of measuring.'
Man-made vs dog-made
New green building materials: Pseudo-plywood made from ground up avocado seeds mixed with tofu.
'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.'
'Uh oh. I measured the drywall in feet, but you measured it in metric.'
'Fred soon loses his enthusiasm for his battery operated power drill.'
"I can remember when all we needed was someone who could carve and someone who could sew."
'MY husband made the coffee table out of an old door.'
Woodworkers Club Meeting, Room 23. Splinter Group, Room 24.
Green Construction, 1/3 less 2 X 4s than our regular construction.
'It's always the same design. I wish he'd get a more imaginative set of house plans.'
"Harry insisted on doing everything himself."
'Of course, like everything for kids, some assembly is required.'
'Thank heaven's I'm wearing clean underwear.'
Me, myself and I.
'I haven't found anything wrong yet, but it's OK for you to go ahead and worry a bit longer.'