|Project by oldnovice||posted 07-17-2012 06:50 AM||2608 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
There have been a number of posts on hiding mistakes and this is one my examples.
I was building an end table and I cut one of the legs too short!
No, not really, I saw Steve Ramsey’s video and I like wooden puzzles so I decided to try this one. And I did make a mistake. Not as unusual as I make it sound!
I did not to set the blade height correctly and cut too deeply as shown by the red circle. The wood was poplar and I had some 1/8” walnut laying around I decided to see how it would look with a walnut strip to fill the mistake cut. After that I decided to add random walnut strips to other pieces. This way the one mistake would not stand out and in fact I have a hard time finding it myself.
I used Minwax spray lacquer as the finish and as you can see sunlight has taken its toll on the exposed areas.
Actually I made two of these and this is the second one. I gave the first one to a mail man it had no mistakes but was not lacquered. He sees me in my garage workshop and is curious about what I am doing.
-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"