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trsnider

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06-13-2018 01:32 AM

As I was getting ready to glue the cabinet sides up I remembered that I hadn’t cut a dado for the back. Got that done without issues (I thought). As I was glueing the sides up I realized that I had cut dados on the front stiles as well as the back. Now I have another patch job tomorrow. Seems like I have a major brain fart like this about 1.333x a project.
Oh well.
I know y’all out there are a lot better and never have these kinds of issues. :)


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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 06-13-2018 01:42 AM

Been there done that.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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bilyo

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#2 posted 06-13-2018 02:09 AM

I really shouldn’t tell this on myself, but, oh well, it’s a worthy cause. A number of years ago (too many to linger on) I made some double bi-fold doors for a small closet in my home. I was really proud when I had them finished. When I set them in place to mount the hinges, it didn’t take a real observant person to realize that they were a foot (yes. A foot as in 12”) too short. After many choice words I kicked myself back to the shop to remake them (at that time I didn’t have a door stretcher). I diligently went back to work to remake them and did a fine job (I thought). When putting them in place the second time, I quickly discovered that I had made the same mistake again. There is a happy ending. I got it right on the third try.

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mel52

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#3 posted 06-13-2018 02:10 AM

I’ve had so many of these, that if a doctor checked I would probably have brain damage. Anyone who hasn’t had one is not working very hard at anything.

-- MEL, Kansas

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 06-13-2018 02:40 AM

I agree with woodbutcherbynight, been there, done that – many times. None of my projects are complete until I’ve made a major faux pas.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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fivecodys

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#5 posted 06-13-2018 08:43 PM

This seems to be how I learn.
I really do need to invest in a good board stretcher! :)

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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Dustin

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#6 posted 06-14-2018 01:25 PM

I’m working on a small side/buffet table for some friends (similar to the shaker style library table Norm built on the NYW). For the front apron where there will be two drawers, I milled two narrow rails for the top and bottom, and glued in space blocks on both sides and the middle. Well, I screwed up when I measured the center point for the middle block, and ended up with one 13” wide drawer and one 15” (luckily I measured before I started cutting the stock for the drawers). Frustrating? Yes. But I ended up using my router, edge guide, speed square, and a whole lot of clenching to widen out the narrower opening by reducing the overall width of the center divider.

The worst part was is that the night before I discovered this, after I glued it up, I was thinking: “This is going too well. I’m not that good or that careful, something has to be wrong.”

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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Ripper70

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#7 posted 06-14-2018 01:53 PM

I’ve made mistakes so many times that when I plan a project I’ll add to my lumber buy list to cover for my inevitable brain farts. If my plans call for three sheets of plywood and a half dozen two-by-fours, I’ll order an extra sheet of ply and two extra boards. It saves me the extra trip to HD and makes my scrap wood pile bigger.

I’ve got lots of scrap wood! ;-)

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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knotheadswoodshed

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#8 posted 06-14-2018 02:16 PM

More than once I have cut something twice, only to find that it was still too short…

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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Bill White

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#9 posted 06-14-2018 03:00 PM

Note to self:
NEVER reveal any mistakes to others. That way they’ll think that you never make any.
Second note to self:
Never consider the first note to self.

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Underdog

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#10 posted 06-14-2018 03:17 PM

I heard tell that the only difference between a bad carpenter and a good one, is that the good one knows how to hide his mistakes.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#11 posted 06-14-2018 04:31 PM

Been there, done that!
We all make mistakes, we are human.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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DBDesigns

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#12 posted 06-14-2018 04:40 PM

Here is the solution to serious Brain Gassitosis. It’s the new BS1000 Board Stretcher! You know for when you cut the wrong end of board! http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/videos/the-worlds-first-board-stretcher_c

-- I remember when Grateful wasn't Dead

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Underdog

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#13 posted 06-14-2018 09:13 PM

Hilarious DBDesigns!
That is easily one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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Firewood

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#14 posted 06-14-2018 10:02 PM

I’ve never needed a board stretcher. If I cut a board too short, I just flip it over and cut a little off the long end. Problem solved.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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Dustin

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#15 posted 06-15-2018 11:55 AM



I ve never needed a board stretcher. If I cut a board too short, I just flip it over and cut a little off the long end. Problem solved.

- Firewood

This one really got me. Definitely one of my favorite reads of the day!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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