A 24 Thou Repair

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 08-31-2014 11:04 PM 973 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my dovetail joints didn’t come out exactly perfect. Two pins had a 24 thou (0.024″) gap behind them. I tried to keep my cool and made two slightly oversized wedges and feathered the end w/ sand paper. After gluing into place they are almost invisible.

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#1 posted 08-31-2014 11:50 PM

Fine work. Was I the only one expecting to see something that costs $24,000 to repair?

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 12:07 AM

Good Fix, I have had to do that a couple of times. After it is finished you will not be able to find it.
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#3 posted 09-01-2014 03:22 AM

Good job Brian.
The more experienced we get, the better we are at fixing our mistakes.
I am a master !

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 11:00 AM

Good job, and nicely recovered gap fill effort.

Beautiful timber …what is it?

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 10:11 PM

DUDE! NO WAY that repair cost 24 grand!

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#6 posted 09-01-2014 10:23 PM

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 12:11 PM

You were not alone, PH. I was right there with you.

A fine repair!

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#8 posted 09-02-2014 01:46 PM

How did you cut the wedges that thin? Bandsaw or by hand?

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#9 posted 09-02-2014 01:56 PM

I cut a very thin strip on the table saw that was slightly oversized. I then feathered one end to form a wedge with sandpaper by hand.

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