Thursday, February 14, 2008

Huh?

I handcarved this phrase into the shelf of my tool cabinet in the hopes that one day, some 22nd century woodworker will find my cabinet at a dusty flea market and, thinking that there is some meaningful phrase chiseled into it, will take his new-found treasure home to find out what the puzzling, yet undoubtedly profound message says. After some research, he will discover that it's Latin for: How did you get your hair to do that?

17 comments:

Vic said...

You're wicked. That's hilarious!

Shazza said...

That is HYSTERICAL!

Brilliant!

Wyldth1ng said...

It sounds as if your inner child is awaiting to be released. It is okay, you can release her now.

The Village Carpenter said...

LOL! That could be dangerous, Wyld.

Al said...

In 200 years... OK, about 1,000 years, someone will be trying to make sense of the relationship(s) between hair and woodworking.

Anonymous said...

I think I will go with "nemus trucido" on my next tool box.

Great Blog! I just stumbled on to it last week, and have been catching up.
Corey

Anonymous said...

Great blog - I have you bookmarked now. Every entry I have seen is the highest quality. Found you through The Wood Whisperer. Thanks!

Mattias in Durham, NC

The Village Carpenter said...

Al, I hadn't thought of that, but that's even MORE fun to think about!

Corey, is that Latin for "massacre a sacred grove"? As in "one who butchers trees"? That's awesome!

Mattias, thanks for letting me know how you found my blog. I owe Marc a big thank you for sending so many people over here. : )

Corey said...

Yes, "Tree Butcher" thanks to google, and online translators, now we can all skip the years of boring "amo amas, amat".... I took in high School, which mostly leaked out.
Corey

Gary Roberts said...

quis does ut vilis?

Gary

The Village Carpenter said...

Gary, I couldn't figure that one out.
:o(

LadyBurg said...

This will never not be funny to me.

Anonymous said...

LOL...I love it! I've decided this post was just for me, so hey thanks. K

The Village Carpenter said...

You're welcome! :o)

Ricardo Sant'Anna said...

Hi Kari.

I wanted to ask your permission to use your quote on my Roman woodworking bench, that i'll be using next month of May in a Roman festival in my city, Braga (Portugal).

The archaeological city museum has asked me to do same demonstrations on how ancient Roman woodworkers worked, and i wanted to ad a little "mystery" to the work... As I'm one of your fans, this would also work as my small token of appreciation for everything you have teched me.

Thanks for everything.

Ricardo

Kari Hultman said...

Ricardo, be my guest. I didn't make the phrase up--I found it on the internet. I'd like to see a photo of your Roman woodworking bench if you'd like to email it go me: goodwoodworkshop@comcast.net. Your presentation sounds very cool. Will it be filmed/youtube?

Ricardo Sant'Anna said...

Of course Kari. I'll be glad to send you a few pictures and i hope someone films a little bit. We don't have a culture of reenactment like other country's, so i hope this idea works and the museum decides to organize more events like this.

Thanks so much for your kindness.