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Woodworking, Carpentery, Remodeling, et all...Lessons learned... How not to... #1: Humbling lessons, Mistakes made...

11-18-2007 03:23 PM by Dusty | 59 comments »

Fellow Lumberjocks, I figured I have made about every mistake and several blunders that are possible when it comes to woodworking, remodeling and while practicing other various crafts. I have pulled off just about ever bone headed mistake any one human being could possibly make. While writing my current blog series “This Old Mold House” I began thinking that it might be helpful to share some of my experiences in order that others may learn from them and perhaps benefi...

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

01-12-2014 01:19 AM by DocSavage45 | 19 comments »

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 ...

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Extremely Average #13: Dumb Mistake

01-15-2010 05:11 AM by Ecocandle | 17 comments »

It just makes me so darn angry. The life I have led has been one of logic. I am the son of a mathematician and much of my adult working years have been spent as an analyst. When I make a dumb mistake it grates on my nerves worse than finger nails on a chalk board. Now I don’t have delusions that I am going to progress in woodworking mistake free. Quite the contrary, I see my mistakes as an opportunity to learn. I have learned a lot. The angst I am feeling come from not only makin...

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Learning from Mistakes - Advice from a 9 year old.

09-27-2007 07:56 AM by mot | 17 comments »

I’ve been fiddling in the shop lately. Mostly with multimedia. I’ll be blogging my setup for my shop cam and computer work station, but last night I decided to make a small box. I’ve been amazed at the work that our resident small box experts make. Of course, Don, but including (but not limited to) Terdy , Andy , BigMP , YorkshireStewart , Paul , TonyWard , Dorje and everyone else who has tagged their projects with Box . I’ve been wanting to do some concealed w...

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Big Screw Ups

04-30-2011 02:28 PM by miles125 | 16 comments »

We’ve all done it. Seen or ourselves commited really bad screw ups in the course of our woodworking. I’ll start by admitting i once knocked over a gallon of contact cement on a customers linoleum kitchen floor. And you don’t want to know what contact cement does to linoleum. Lets just say “it was wavy”. Lol. I also watched a carpenter drilling a threshold in a door stoop once when the drill slipped. He gets up hollering “I drilled my *$#! I drilled my *$...

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Remodel Folly- Observe and Report

05-16-2011 04:01 PM by Ryan Bruzan | 16 comments »

Okay, okay, I know this is not a woodworking project, but I had to share this. I am certain we have all had our fair share of construction and remodeling follies, but for me, this one takes the cake. I went to look at a project site a while ago and found this photo in my files that I took at this home where I built a massive entertainment bookcase (see, it is woodworking related). Study the photo, observe and report. If you have some remodel or construction follies photos of your own...

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Woodworking For Therapy #5: Learning By Mistakes

12-26-2013 03:06 AM by Steve Kreins | 7 comments »

This past week I learned a great deal from my mistakes. I’m glad I have a good scrap pile. Some of the things I learned were, while making practice cuts, with my new compound miter saw. First the laser guide is handy, but not accurate. I tried to find an adjustment but there isn’t one. It’s slightly off by different amounts depending on the angle of the cut. I learned that if I eye ball with the tip of the blade, with the saw not running, both at the front and rear of the...

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Woodworking For Therapy #4: LEARNING NEW THINGS DAILY BUILDS STRONG MINDS

12-16-2013 02:04 AM by Steve Kreins | 4 comments »

Just this weekend I learned several new things about woodworking. It’s been a blessing for this old dog to learn new tricks. I don’t have anyone here to give me hands on lessons, so I’m counting on my new friends here at LJ. I bet you would like to know what I learned. Glad you asked, now laugh if you want, because I like making people smile. #1 I learned that my circular saw doesn’t make 90 degree cuts, because it was off by about 10 degrees. I figured that of I...

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And So It Begins... #3: ...Getting over the Fear!!

08-25-2009 03:21 AM by ChrisN | 4 comments »

As I think back, every time I bought a new tool it was in the hope that this tool would be the one that would make sure that every cut, or hole, or edge, or…whatever, would be perfect. I wouldn’t have to worry about ruining a perfectly good piece of wood. Every project I had pictured in my mind would be easily translated through my hands and my new tool into a work of art. Yet everytime I opened the box, and set up the new tool, I found myself making the same timid steps forwar...

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Baby Furniture #5: Setbacks/lessons learned/question

07-14-2008 04:11 PM by Kevin | 4 comments »

Well, I must say this has been a learning experience. Unfortunately I had to make a mistake to learn from it. From now on I will never attempt a project without having the hardware ahead of time. Not a big deal sometimes, but on a crib, it turned out to be a big deal. I designed my crib myself, and halfway through building it, decided to change hardware types. Of course, the legs were already cut for the original idea. Last night I started planning down some more Walnut to make two new ...

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