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Nellie's Chamber

Posted by David on March 26, 2010 at 10:50

What is the origin of "Nellie's Chamber"? In the 1940's carpenters in Wisconsin would say, "That one went Nellie's Chamber" when a nail pounded endwise into a board would, because of twisted wood grain, veer off its intended path and come out the side of the board - thus blemishing the board's surface.