Shop Update #20: Measure once, drill once, measure again, throw out wood.

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Blog entry by TheKingInYellow posted 07-17-2011 03:55 AM 1181 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay, yeah, I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I still don’t know how I screwed this one up.

Anyhow, the Jointer is assembled and dialled in. Looks pretty good right now and I know I’ll get a lot of good use out of it when I start making end-grain boards for Xmas this year. However, lacking a table saw at the moment, I wanted to work with the few pieces I did manage to cut before returning my Ridgid saw. They were not overly square, but this is for shop furniture so no big deal.

I was getting ready to assemble the pieces I had cut for my dust collector, and thought this would be great timing to get some practice in with my Dowelmax that I purchase to use for face frames and carcass construction. Well, I’d done a few test joints a while ago, but I let my familiarity get the better of me. I did the first batch of drilling just fine, and when I went to do the second, I just quickly eyeballed what I thought was the right faces. And I promptly screwed up.

Basically, the few pieces I had cut are now all drilled out completely incorrectly, and they are no longer able to be assembled.


-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#1 posted 07-17-2011 05:24 AM

thats better than don’t measure at all and cut your self

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#2 posted 07-17-2011 02:51 PM

lol, this is true.

I do have the most amazing ability to hurt myself with seemingly innocent things. A few years back I managed to impale the palm of my hand with a 1/4” plug cutter, so I’m pretty sure I can come up with a way to cripple myself with a 1” dowel.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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