I Can Hear My Dad – #1LinerWeds

I saved one picture from the group taken while I was cutting up the old steps in order to get them in the dumpster. If you look carefully at the cut line you can see that I was forcing the tool, trying to get through the board faster. If my dad were still alive, he would admonish me for not following the advice he handed out so often.

“Let the tool do the work!”

That’s a new blade. On its own, the saw would be making a straight cut. I was pushing too hard. The blade was getting hot and bending.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.


  1. Dad gave you good advice Dan. You shoulda listened!!

    Wishing you and The Editor and Faith and the 3 M’s a very happy Thanksgiving. May your day be filled with love, good food and lots of fun.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    • Thanks Ginger. I’m always reminded of this advice when I stop following it. I’ve also passed it onto Faith.

      Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. Give Murphy a pat from Maddie.


  2. Sound advice. I often have to tell my family not to force any tool rather let it do the job, or risk breaking the tool or thing you’re working on. I hope you didn’t break the new blade.

    I hope you, The Editor, Faith, and the critters have a lovely Thanksgiving, Dan!

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  3. Your dad was right (but you already knew that). Not being a power-tool user, I can only relate the advice to knives. You can use a dull knife, force it, have it slip, and lose blood; or you can sharpen your knife and let it do the work for you and NOT slip and NOT cut a gash where no gash was intended or wanted. I cut myself ALL THE TIME when I had dull knives; almost never, now that I keep sharp ones.

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  4. Oops, you have a wise and patient dad. I don’t touch tools, except for in the kitchen. Mostly end up breaking them:) Can’t figure out hwy everything always goes so smooth when my hubby’s hands are on them:) A happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  5. Easy to do – happens to me all the time. I’ve finally learnt the old “lefty loosey/righty tighty” rule that my husband been trying to teach me for (I dunno) twenty plus years! Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Today I’d say, “Let the turkey do the work”…I was forcing him to thaw, wrestling with him to get him in the dang oven already! Hope your Thanksgiving is abundantly blessed!

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