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Measure Twice - Cut Once - The Tattoo  


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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Comments: 4
04/30/2013Jeff Peachey
But cutting is more fun than measuring:
04/30/2013Wade Whitlock 
Don't measure at all. It just gives you two opportunities to make a mistake! Once where you measured and when you transfer the measurement to the wood. Use a story stick. One time and done!
04/30/2013Kevin Wilkinson 
I have purchased pairs of Elkskin gloves from another company that caters to the motorcycling community. Those gloves are the most comfortable, longest wearing leather gloves I have ever encountered. If the Elkskin Slip-on Work Gloves by Geier are anywhere near as good as the ones I have they are an excellent value at the price you are offering them at. Elkskin will outlast cowhide 10-to-1. I have 40,000 miles of riding with my pair.
Well, that's just awesome! Guess I'm not the only one who thinks its' a good tatoo idea. I had done an old-school style "Measure Twice" temporary tattoo that we wore to the NWA Showcase last year
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