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CARPENTRY
[ Also see Architecture Building Occupations ]

Are the tools without, which the carpenter put forth his hands to, or are they and all the carpentry within himself; and would he not smile at the notion that chest or house is more than he?
      - Cyrus Augustus Bartol,
        The Rising Faith--Personality

The carpenter is not the best who makes more chips than all the rest.
      - Arthur Guiterman

Sure if they cannot cut, it may be said
  His saws are toothless, and his hatchets lead.
      - Alexander Pope, Epilogue to Satires
         (dialogue II, l. 151)

The worst the carpenter, the more the chips.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

A jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.
      - Sam Rayburn

Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
      - Sam Rayburn

Speak, what trade art thou?
  Why, sir, a carpenter.
    Where is thy leather apron and thy rule?
      What does thou with thy best apparel on?
      - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
         (Flavius & Carpenter & Marullus at I, i)

He talks of wood. It is some carpenter.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Sixth, Part I
         (Margaret, Queen to King Henry at V, iii)

A carpenter's known by his chips.
      - Jonathan Swift, Polite Conversation
         (dialogue II)

The carpenter dresses his plank--the tongue of his fore-plane whistles its wild ascending lisp.
      - Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
         (pt. XV, st. 77)

The house-builder at work in cities or anywhere,
  The preparatory jointing, squaring, sawing, mortising,
    The hoist-up of beams, the push of them in their places, laying them regular,
      Setting the studs by their tenons in the mortises, according as they were prepared,
        The blows of the mallets and hammers.
      - Walt Whitman, Song of the Broad-Axe
         (pt. III, st. 4)


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