Hinges are works mechanical that permit of a door to be opened, yet to remain attached at one side. Of hinges, there are three sorts; those being strap, pintle, and butt. Of these, the butt is formed of cast iron, and is the largest of the three. I like big butts and I can not lie. You other brothers can’t deny, That when a door swings out on an itty bitty hinge, And a round thing in your face, It gets sprung, You wanna pull it out rough. ‘Cause you notice that butt was stuffed Deep in the wood and it’s wearing. I’m hooked and I can’t stop staring. Oh baby, I wanna re-hang you. And take my hammer and bang you….
— Joseph Moxon
24 thoughts on “A Lost Fragment of Joseph Moxon”
I wonder how many will be scratching their heads at this one……
That was from his alter ego—Sir Mox-a-lot, right?
I was so going to say that…really
i wonder if is really necessary obtuse to be a woodworker, or is it reserved for scribes?
The bar is still open and we need more marshmallows! What a great evening. Thank you Chris and Roy.
LOL!!! I never thought I’d seen the day when Chris would go hip-hop.
This casework don’t. want. none, unless you got. butt. hon.
This hinges ain’t STRAP!
I thought that all woodworkers were extreme right wing conservative baby boomers?
Hell no! That may have been the case, but not anymore.
That’s encouraging news. It would be nice to see a mix of both young and old at the next woodworking show I go to.
that’s just awesome….hahaha
“Sir Mox-Alot” would be so proud of you right now brother.
And I can just see your skinny behind doing the shake-jump and tremble to the beat !
You are one of my favorite parts of woodworking. Thanks.
I say, let’s strap it on, baby!
I probably shouldn’t have checked this blog while giving my students a quiz. I laughed out lout from the back of the classroom and ruined the testing environment.
And we wonder why people think we are dorks.
You actually have to be an odd mix to get ALL the parts of this joke. You have to young enough to know the song, you have to be knowledgeable enough about hinges, and it helps if your a Lost Art press customer who’s bought a copy of Moxon. I showed this around the professional Stage Carpentry shop where I work, and only the younger more skilled guys got it.
You really got me with that one. Thanks for making me laugh.
If you watch the reception portion of my wedding video you will see my beautiful bride SPRINTING to the dance floor to dance to this song…full wedding gown and all. Yup, we kept it classy.
Sadly, I owned that CD at one time. Thanks for the laugh!
Sadly? That was a joyful noise! I LIKE FIXED FEES AND I CAN NOT DENY. (said the Consultant)
That was beautiful, I may need a moment.
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