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Old 01-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #61
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What is with all the tough talk? Really, we are professionals, we should act like it. "I'll tune you up, and twice on Sunday." Really?
Lighten up buttercup. If you would like me to rephrase the statement to your sensitivities I will.

I am not even going to explain myself. I am only going to suggest that maybe you should grow some thicker skin. To even suggest that means something more than a boss reprimanding their experienced journeyman. Is quite telling. For Christ sakes I have worked with several qualified female carpenters. They wouldn't even bat an eyelash to such a statement.

Thanks for the laugh. I am going to refrain from the funny quips I am thinking.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #62
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I do stupid **** all the time
but it only happens once. learn from your mistakes.
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My mentor(boss) told me when I was starting out, that in order to do the job, you have to build it backwards in your mind first.
See the finished product, and figure out how you are going to make it look like that, so you will know how to build it right. Once hopefully.
The only stupid question is the one you DON'T ask.
Lots of great words of advise here from guy's who have been there and done that.
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You're a well spoken individual with a good attitude. Sounds like you're looking in the wrong places. I think you would be more suited to residential remodelling than production work.

And don't think there aren't cabinet makers where you are. There are. They're just not easy to find because they are small outfits.

My best apprentice came from a screamer. The BossMan made it quite clear he thought he was useless. His loss, my gain. Try to find someone who isn't hypnotized by the hyperbole of the hollywood ideal of a good 'ol boy tradesmen with no teeth.
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My mentor(boss) told me when I was starting out, that in order to do the job, you have to build it backwards in your mind first.
Beautifully stated
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You're a well spoken individual with a good attitude. Sounds like you're looking in the wrong places. I think you would be more suited to residential remodelling than production work.

And don't think there aren't cabinet makers where you are. There are. They're just not easy to find because they are small outfits.

My best apprentice came from a screamer. The BossMan made it quite clear he thought he was useless. His loss, my gain. Try to find someone who isn't hypnotized by the hyperbole of the hollywood ideal of a good 'ol boy tradesmen with no teeth.

good to get away from some stereotypes I think.
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Lighten up buttercup. If you would like me to rephrase the statement to your sensitivities I will.

I am not even going to explain myself. I am only going to suggest that maybe you should grow some thicker skin. To even suggest that means something more than a boss reprimanding their experienced journeyman. Is quite telling. For Christ sakes I have worked with several qualified female carpenters. They wouldn't even bat an eyelash to such a statement.

Thanks for the laugh. I am going to refrain from the funny quips I am thinking.

You sure do get worked up.

And then out pops your inner tough guy! RAWR!!
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You sure do get worked up.

And then out pops your inner tough guy! RAWR!!
everyones a tough guy on the internet
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You sure do get worked up.

And then out pops your inner tough guy! RAWR!!

You know what is funny. I type fifty words per minute. You haven't seen me worked up yet.
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You know what is funny. I type fifty words per minute. You haven't seen me worked up yet.

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By the way, has anyone here shot themselves in the hand with a nailgun when they were attaching a top plate to a stud, because they bounced the gun too high on the plate and it depressed the tip but the nail missed the plate and went into their hand? Just curious :whistle:
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Don't read to much into it junior.

WildWill and I don't live to far from each other. Playing billy badass on the internet is for people that think they won't get caught.

Squiem is a small town I know people there. I don't care what Billy says.
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By the way, has anyone here shot themselves in the hand with a nailgun when they were attaching a top plate to a stud, because they bounced the gun too high on the plate and it depressed the tip but the nail missed the plate and went into their hand? Just curious :whistle:

Yeah the same thing happened to me. When I was greenhorn like you. I was working for cash for dumb **** named Jim Justason.

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By the way, has anyone here shot themselves in the hand with a nailgun when they were attaching a top plate to a stud, because they bounced the gun too high on the plate and it depressed the tip but the nail missed the plate and went into their hand? Just curious :whistle:
have you that might be the source of the yelling
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You know what is funny. I type fifty words per minute. You haven't seen me worked up yet.
Fiddy words a min. that would take me an hour or so

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By the way, has anyone here shot themselves in the hand with a nailgun when they were attaching a top plate to a stud, because they bounced the gun too high on the plate and it depressed the tip but the nail missed the plate and went into their hand? Just curious :whistle:
We all have missed the wood with the barrel of the gun and shot ourselves When nailing one must hit the wood with the barrel of the gun not just the safety Hope your ok When doing this, if the nail is stuck in your hand yank it out look around and see if anyone has seen it happen if not get back to work and it won't hurt till the next morning
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Don't read to much into it junior.

WildWill and I don't live to far from each other. Playing billy badass on the internet is for people that think they won't get caught.

Squiem is a small town I know people there. I don't care what Billy says.
He's going to roll into town and type me to death!
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He's going to roll into town and type me to death!
I told you I am a keyboard cowboy. The internets biggest billy badass.
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Fiddy words a min. that would take me an hour or so

We all have missed the wood with the barrel of the gun and shot ourselves When nailing one must hit the wood with the barrel of the gun not just the safety Hope your ok When doing this, if the nail is stuck in your hand yank it out look around and see if anyone has seen it happen if not get back to work and it won't hurt till the next morning
Yeah lol that's what I did, they didn't even notice. To this day in pretty sure they still don't know lol
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It is a hard way to learn but effective. I have shot my index, middle and ring finger together once. It happened framing a wall shooting plate to a stud and it glanced off just right. All the guys saw it and they just laughed. Boss grabbed vice grips pulled it right out, then i bandaged it up went back to work. soak it in epsom salt and take ib profin, you'll be fine. good luck

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