building a tool chest #2: disaster and discouragement

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Blog entry by bryano posted 05-26-2008 05:03 PM 1817 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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while doing a dry fit to take measurements for drawers and drawer guides disaster struck. After the measurements were taken and I was in the process of disasembling the chest I lost control of some of the parts. the back of the chest fell to its death and broke in two at the tounge and grove joint. this has stopped the next step of the project in its tracks. Now I must fix this problem before I continue. the next intery will be called the reasurection. Heers some pics.

-- bryano

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#1 posted 05-26-2008 05:09 PM

That’s too bad!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-26-2008 05:31 PM


-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#3 posted 05-26-2008 05:32 PM

Yeah, I’ve done that. You’ll work it out, Bryano!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 05-26-2008 05:34 PM

I hate that.

Several years ago I was building a large book case with doors. The case was all together and I was making the top. I was cutting beveled edges on the table saw with the blade tilted toward the fence (dumb). After the cut, the cutoff (which was trapped between the fence and blade) came rocketting out at an amazing pace. It went right through the back panel of the book case which was sitting behind me and continued out accross the driveway and over the house next door. It still bears the mark (although I kinda transformed it into a hole for video/audio cables ;)

I hope your opportunity turns out well.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#5 posted 05-26-2008 05:34 PM

Sorry to hear of your setback …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#6 posted 05-26-2008 05:39 PM

thanks for the concern and thanks for the encouragement Tom. Ive seen a few ideas heer on LJ that I’ll give a try to fix the problem.

-- bryano

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#7 posted 05-26-2008 05:41 PM

Ouch! I hate it when I drop a part. I usually have to recreate it since I never seem to get a repairable break..

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#8 posted 05-26-2008 05:42 PM

I hate it when that happens!!!

But it does happen. Hence the term: cabinetmaking, the fine art of fixing boo boos.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 05-26-2008 05:47 PM

Hi Lee, I hope to fix the problem and be finished with the project intime for show and tell at the LJ picnic at your house next month.

-- bryano

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