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trying to make a cross and base plate for it. i cut my own plugs from a dowel and tried to rout it flush. NOT a good idea with a full size router.tried to fix it with dust and glue. i think the wood is mesquite and the plugs are walnut.the wood came from an old log i used to hold up my old horse trailer with.sat in my garage for two years.

-- It is all in your perspective.





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KnotCurser

1786 posts in 1653 days


#1 posted 1594 days ago

Live and learn…..... at least you didn’t try to put such a small piece through the planer like I did with a bowl bottom recently! Instant splintered frisbee! ;-)

Make sure you post the next “non-practice” one!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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missionworks

61 posts in 1816 days


#2 posted 1594 days ago

I assume this is the back side. Sand it smooth, glue a piece of felt on it and you’re in business.

-- MW | www.MissionWorks.com

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Derek Lyons

584 posts in 2152 days


#3 posted 1594 days ago

Or, if this is being attached to a backing/plaque of some kind, just put the ‘bad’ side towards the backing/plaque. Or veneer might work too.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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Earlb

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#4 posted 1594 days ago

thanks for the tips.

-- It is all in your perspective.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#5 posted 1594 days ago

another training experience is all that is…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Tommy

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#6 posted 1237 days ago

Hey man, thanks for posting a “mistake” or whatever this was. I’m always glad to know I’m not the only one who has projects I’m not satisfied with. Recently I was doing a band saw box and broke the whole thing in two pieces. I tried to salvage the 2 pieces and make 2 separate boxes from them…let’s just say next to my results were not fit for human use! Kudos for sharing the woodworking experience and not just the moments that went as planned, very authentic.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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choppertoo

295 posts in 1897 days


#7 posted 1154 days ago

I use a hand planes and sharp chisels to bring flush my pocket hole plugs. Works like a charm.
Felt as suggested above or thin strips of the same or contrasting wood glued on could make for a nice “design modification.” :)

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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choppertoo

295 posts in 1897 days


#8 posted 1154 days ago

wow, oops, didn’t see how long ago you posted this. Hopefully it’s already a finished project! : )

Cheers,

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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