I made a mistake while creating a mortise for a hinge on one of my dartboard cabinet doors. At first I couldn’t believe I did it; I over shot my mark on one of my router passes on the edge of the mortise (worst place). Because it was on the edge I had to have my patch match on two faces of the lumber. I found a suitable piece of cherry to use and I made the best matching face be on the outside where the patch would be most noticeable. I squared up the failed router pass and glued in my oversized patch. After planing both faces with a hand plane I was amazed at how well it worked out. Viewed from the outside edge the patch isn’t noticeable. The face (top from the image below) grain was a little noticeable but was still a good blend.
If I didn’t keep my cool and tried to fix it in a hurry it would have been much worse. After the patch was flushed on both faces with a hand plane I continued making my hinge mortise and squared the corners with a chisel.
Not a bad save in my opinion.
(This mistake and patch will be shown in my next video)
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