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Shop Notes #2: Shop Notes #2 Screwed Up Again!

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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 01-12-2014 01:19 AM 853 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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No deep thoughts while out in the shop today. Just cleaning up about a pint of paint that was spread across my floor. It’s porous old concrete so it took me about 2 and a half hrs.

I am going back into private practice. No money, just my energy. I have a sign that was left by the previous tenant. My wife graciously cut stencils with her new cutting machine. Last night I searched for paint while feeding my pride of cats in the shop. been about 8 months since I painted. found a can of exterior semi gloss. So I turned the can upside down on the top of my metric tool box.

Went to prepare the sign, and found a white paint puddle on my tool box and in/on the old concrete. Some of it hardened.

Spent two and a half hours with scrapers, hot water and rags. GRRRR!

I did manage to sand and put a coat of paint on the sign board.

Do you have any similar dumb tales to tell? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 01:27 AM

Spilled paint, spilled stain, spilled finish, spilled glue. If I have bought it, then at some point I have spilled it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 01:38 AM

LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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489tad

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 01:42 AM

I’ve spilled. My best was installing crown molding in our bedroom. I glued a scarf joint with gorilla glue. Comforter not covered. I didn’t see the dime size drop till the glue had dried. I sanded down the drop and tried to color match back with markers. SHHHHHHHHH. I haven’t caught heat for that yet.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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UncleStumpy

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 01:45 AM

Bitch gettin’ old, eh doc?

I’m right there along with you! I’m right along with Monte too. Although my most spectacular goof-ups mostly fall into the “measure once, cut twice” category.

Happy shrinking!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 01:49 AM

I’m with Monte you name it at some point in my life I have spilled it. I’m sure I’ve cried over spilt milk too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 02:00 AM

I like my mistakes being “too long.” My grandfather use to say”cut it off twice and it was still too short.” LOL!

Will be doing the ” shrinking” a few days a week and the “screwing up in the shop,” the other.

I usually “verbally exclaim” when I spill stuff. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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bugz

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#7 posted 01-12-2014 02:11 AM

I was doing a kitchen remodel, years ago for very tough homeowners, they could not agree on anything. I had just installed lower cabinets, hardwood floor was being installed, and they insisted we pick the paint a that very minute. I had picked up several quart samples of the colors they had picked out. I had about 4 quarts of paint in my arms, coming into the flooring guys area, a quart of light blue fell out of my arms, hit just right and top came off and drowned every thing in kitchen. It took 6 of us a couple hours to clean up, about the only thing they agreed on was that they liked that color. Luckily we were able to clean it all up, but I felt very stupid.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 01-12-2014 02:16 AM

WOW!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 01-12-2014 02:48 AM

Hi Tom, I spilled half a can of gel stain this afternoon. Even though I know I have placed the can in a precarious spot I just continue on. Good thing its was gel stain, otherwise I would have had to clean up a whole can of spilled stain.

When it come to paint, stain and glue I’m not the tidiest fellow as my shop floor will attest to.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 01-12-2014 03:11 AM

maybe something is awry with the wood god? LOL! Guys I’m feeling better already! Lots of good company!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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whitebeast88

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#11 posted 01-12-2014 04:08 AM

don’t feel bad doc,any time you want to feel better just come to my shop and i’ll show you some first class goof-ups!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 01-12-2014 04:14 AM

Like?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 01-12-2014 04:45 AM

Show me a woodworker who says he has not spilled anything in the shop and we will find a woodworker that never uses his shop.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 01-12-2014 02:01 PM

It’s been so long since I’ve spilled I can’t remember if at all, maybe I need to just get a can and dump it so I’ll be up to date? LOL

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 01-12-2014 05:11 PM

Randy,

Don’t tell Greg. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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