A few years ago we made a special run of temporary tattoos featuring the famous woodworking mantra of "Measure Twice - Cut Once". This is an extremely useful bit of advice to follow for anyone who has measured once and cut at least twice. We included the tattoo in orders, and had a stack for customers and in general we had a lot of fun. At the time a certain gentleman by the name of Corn asked if we minded if he adapted the design for a real tattoo. We were totally chuffed and obviously gave an enthusiastic "by all means." Corn stopped by our shop last week to pick up some tools and we got a good look at the result. Wow - it came out great!!!
. The artist who did that tattoo was none other than Duke Riley over at East River Tattoo. Duke by-the-way is the artist who built and sailed a replica of the Revolutionary War submarine "The Turtle" in New York Harbor.
Here is the original temporary tattoo.
In other news: I would be a less than a competent iron monger if I did not mention that we are now stocking Geier leather work gloves. These are the gloves we use ourselves in the workshop where we make Gramercy Tools, and we just love the fit, the quality, and the general comfortable feel of the gloves. It also gives us a chance to support another US manufacturer. The gloves are nice enough to be worn outside the shop, and are better made than most of the dress gloves available at department stores.
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