My first Blog Series is what I’ll call The Learning Curve! It’ll contain “Oops – Did I Just Do That” – “Trail and Error” – “Close Enough, I Guess” type commentary as I learn about woodworking.
So, this weekend I wanted to add another layer of MDF to my work table – already topped with MDF. I cut the MDF (all the dust made my wife’s car look like it had been sitting in a barn for decades) to fit the size of my work table top (not 100% square). Applied the glue to the work table top, then applied the glue to the MDF addition to add to the top, slapped it on the work table. Went to match up the corners and discovered I had applied the glue to the wrong side of the MDF I was going to add to the work table! So, since the original MDF on the work table was not 100% square…and I cut the NEW layer of MDF to match the un-square existing table top…needless to say, it didn’t line up!
Lesson learned – use something to mark the side to be glued BEFORE you forget!
-- Glenn In TX