15 definitions by The Handy Writer

To allow a freshly applied substance (usually a liquid like paint, stain, seal, etc.) to set, dry and/or cure. Term introduced on the Handyman for the Common Man web TV show.
“To achieve a super duper finish on your unfinished cabinet, you’ll need to let your homemade finish uncle fester for at least two hours.”
by The Handy Writer May 9, 2009
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Astonishingly and fantastically handy acts made possible through the mad skills you can learn from the Handyman. Adjectival form is permitted. Term introduced on the Handyman for the Common Man web-only TV show.
“No doubt ‘bout it, cuz. That Handyman churned out some wicked handincredible multi-purpose bookshelves.”
by The Handy Writer May 10, 2009
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Any of a number of techniques known to only a scarce few (in some instances, just The Handyman) that will simplify any given task whilst working on projects in the Shop. Term introduced on the Handyman for the Common Man web-only TV show.
Adoring Fan: “Oh, Handyman, how did you become so incredibly knowledgeable in the handy arts?”
The Handyman: “Ever since I was in diapees, I’ve been formulatin’ and calculatin’ to come up with the best shortcuts for just about anything handy. I refer to each pearl of woody wisdom in my handy bag of tricks as a Shop-Hack.”
by The Handy Writer May 10, 2009
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Someone who always underestimates the time necessary to complete a task or project. Term introduced on the Handyman for the Common Man web-only TV show.
Linda only scheduled three hours to shoot our first corporate video. What a frickinchronoptimist.”
by The Handy Writer May 10, 2009
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A minor inconvenience. Term introduced on the Handyman for the Common Man web-only TV show.
Oops. Just spilt some coffee on my copy of the morning memo. I guess that’s the first straw.”
by The Handy Writer May 10, 2009
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To hack off choice bits of one or more existing items and then attach them to a new project, thereby bending them to suit your own requirements (diabolic or not). No gothic castles, fortuitously-timed electrical storms or god complexes required for this kind of assembly. Term introduced on the Handyman for the Common Man web TV show.
"To build your own awesome and inexpensive jib boom, you’ll need to frankenstein parts from an existing tripod and an L-bracket. With mad skills, all things are possible."
by The Handy Writer May 9, 2009
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Clueless or dimwitted. Term introduced on the Handyman for the Common Man web-only TV show.
“Using a biscuit-brained approach will cost you more money and more time.”
by The Handy Writer May 10, 2009
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