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Carpentry's #1 Rule (so to speak): (Original Post) MiddleFingerMom May 2013 OP
That explains the stack of white 3-inch fabric squares sitting on the sewing machine. kcass1954 May 2013 #1
"Measure with a micrometer, mark with chalk, cut with a chainsaw" n/t A HERETIC I AM May 2013 #2
Measure with a micrometer, mark with chalk, cut with an axe.... Wounded Bear May 2013 #8
LOL...I was gonna say Ax...... A HERETIC I AM May 2013 #9
"...cut with a BRICK"--my brother's version. lastlib May 2013 #11
ROF pinboy3niner May 2013 #3
LO CrazyOrangeCat May 2013 #5
Uh oh! HappyMe May 2013 #4
Anthony's laws (and a corollary) csziggy May 2013 #6
Otto's rule of parts. Archae May 2013 #7
Blivits are like that lunatica May 2013 #10
Uses for a band saw PuffedMica May 2013 #12
MFM is always a DUzy. DebJ May 2013 #13

kcass1954

(1,819 posts)
1. That explains the stack of white 3-inch fabric squares sitting on the sewing machine.
Sat May 11, 2013, 12:19 PM
May 2013

I thought I was cutting them at 3-1/2 inches. Good thing I had extra fabric.

A HERETIC I AM

(24,364 posts)
9. LOL...I was gonna say Ax......
Thu May 16, 2013, 06:58 AM
May 2013

But here's perhaps a newer version;

Measure with a ruler, mark with a paintbrush, cut with a backhoe!

csziggy

(34,132 posts)
6. Anthony's laws (and a corollary)
Sat May 11, 2013, 11:39 PM
May 2013

Anthony's Law of Force:
Don't force it; get a larger hammer.

Anthony's Law of the Workshop:
Any tool when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner of the workshop.

Corollary:
On the way to the corner, any dropped tool will first strike your toes.
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Uncle Ed's Rule of Thumb:
Never use your thumb for a rule. You'll either hit it with a hammer or get a splinter in it.

Archae

(46,305 posts)
7. Otto's rule of parts.
Sat May 11, 2013, 11:51 PM
May 2013

Any part that is vital to the operation of a machine will spring off said machine and go into a time-space warp, disappearing completely.

PuffedMica

(1,061 posts)
12. Uses for a band saw
Sat May 18, 2013, 08:35 AM
May 2013

Reducing the size of material to fit neatly into the trash can after it was mistakenly cut on the inside of the line rather than the outside of the line.
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