Come on, you witty and waggish woodworkers! Caption this illustration.
From ‘Livre d’Amour’ by Pierre Sala, first quarter of the 16th-century. Collection of the British Library.
— Suzanne Ellison
Editor’s note: I closed the comments after people began interpreting it as a political image.
109 thoughts on “Caption Challenge!”
Chris Schwarz told me, “A sharp tool is a safe tool!”
“Why does my reflection have a massive schlong?”
classic. may have just nosed my beer.
Darryl …the brother of Darwin
…and my OTHER brother, Darryl.
Some woodsmen are all wet.
Pierre’s youngest cousin Louis tries his hand at boat making, to great peril.
The cover of “Woodworking for Idiots”.
“the curious case of the axeless shadow.”
Forsooth, it is the portrait of a dumbaxe!
I like yours best, but simpler: “The Dumbaxe.”
The first documented case of “Hey, watch this!”.
About to make a total axe of myself…
Famous last words: “I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK!”
Me thinkist, me an idiot
What could possibly go wrong?
How To Succeed In Politics — A Primer For Woodworkers
Bury My Heart At Wounded Tree
Gravity is a harsh mistress.
Photo of Chris trying out an original Tibetan zen bench. Less is more, nothing is all.
16th century diving board.
Eric Campbell email@example.com +1 617 803 4824
“hold My Beer”
Going out on a limb – A Medieval Guide to Yearly Bathing.
^^ Nailed it!
Young Narcissus has found the perfect place to work,
My finish of choice? Waterborne of course!
Concerned for her soul, Helga decides to self-apply the test for being a witch.
The Allegory of Print Journalism.
Make a Splash! Logging & Logrolling for Dummies.
A little more then wack from the shore.
Cut Once, Drown Once.
I’ll get this tree down, if it’s the last thing I do!
Larry, an English playhouse actor and handaxe enthusiast, discovered gravity a year before Sir Isaac Newton. He was on lunch break from a Paul Sellers course.
The Epic of Gilgamesh
I’m going to show her how awesome I am. I can chop a tree down faster than that guy over there.
Must… Crush… Devil’s shadow!
Just another Roy Underhill presentation…always entertaining stuff!
(Apologies to John Gillespie Magee, Jr)
Oh! I will slip the surly bonds of earth, And dance in the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
I’m gonna quit my day job and go into wood working full-time!
My wife said not to come home without firewood, and to take a bath!
Never thinkest thou that thy labor will go unrewarded,………But looketh before thou chopeth!
Experience is a teacher, but she’s not for everyone.
Walking the plank, woodworker style.
What, me w’rry?
“Look at the new skill I learned on YouTube!”
Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Earliest recorded incident of a “Triple Dog Dare”.
This wouldn’t happen if he had used his Sawstop saw
I don’t often chop wood, but when I do I like to help out the beavers.
Careful now; don’t chop the toes!
I. cannot lie, she made me do it.
Little book of love, my axe!
“A Life Lived Authentic: How I Quit my Job to Live a Life of Traditional Craft Skills and Experimental Archeology – A TED Talk”
The First Darwin Award — Posthumously!
“I think therefore, I am”.
His last thought before he fell into the water was “I hope they noticed the secondary bevel I put on my axe…”
Chris, the day after mentioning sharpening on his blog.
Why is that painter laughing so hard?
“If I hear one more ‘oh my grandpa liked to woodwork’ comment I’m going to chop it!”
I believe this is the cover of WoodenBoat magazine’s first ever DIY issue with the lead article “Learn to be a shipwight in 10 minutes or less.”
“He was born in Oklahoma
His wife’s name’s Betty Lou Thelma Liz…”
This’ll show that stupid reflection…
Strange women lying in ponds distributing axes is no basis for a system of government.
To quote our friends from MASH: “Suicide is painless!”
Tell Schwarz workbenches are for suckers
Prince Chumperdink’s fledgling attempt at hand hewn canoe building.
Born to fail at woodworking… Hmph! I’m no hack…
Oops, I forgot to wear something green today…
“Building a boat the hard way”
He forgot his safety glasses.
That ingrown toenail is a bummer.
Roy Underhill’s forefathers early years.
One more swing and I have my own boat!
I always like to trim my toenails before I have a bath. Cheers, Bob
…But the clever woodworker exploits the weakness in the wood to accomplish his end.
Regrets were made
The Royal Decree had been clear. “He who steppeth foot upon the King’s land shalt not fell a tree”, but the perseverance of the local woodsmen knew no bounds! Their cleverness, unfortunately, had more clearly defined limitations.
The trick to green woodworking is to start with really wet wood!
Always cut on the ‘wet’ side of the line…
Greater love has no man than this – that he cut off his nose to spite his face.
How I feel everyday in the shop…
HA! Goodbye, Rabbit! You’re gonna be a falling star!
(using the voice of Daffy Duck)
“Oh, oh! I wonder how fast I can build a canoe?”
The perfect spoon crook!
Looks like a Democrat.
4 more and I can build a raft.
making the jump to “working with green wood”
For perfect steam bending results, first soak the wood.
Another of Chuck’s projects nears completion.
“Got the tree, now I’m going for the little castle”
Roy at it again.
“Prelude to a drink”
‘Born to Fail at Woodworking’
And that’s how I was beaten by a tree.
Waling away with his axe, he began to get the sinking sensation that this may not have been the best way to show his chops…
The inauspicious beginning of the first Schwarz woodworking empire in 1457
How many things can you find that are wrong in this picture?
1. Standing on the limb you are cutting
2. Cutting too close to foot
3. Cutting over water with potential to lose tool or get it rusty.
Sharp fixes everything.
All I can say is you know nothing about socialism – another name is love. It is NOT communism as it is democratic. The Scandinavian countries have demonstrated stable social democracy for decades and surveys show they are consistently found to be the happiest countries.
Trump is very close to stump don’t you think – nothing much will be left after.
Where George Washington got his idea to chop down ‘the cherry tree’
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