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I thought I would turn out a couple spruce patterns for some stools and try some different joinery to experiment. One really needs to pay attention to which side of the blade one is on when cutting angled dadoes. My wife and my contractor buddy both got a good laugh from this blunder. Have a laugh on me.


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#1 posted 07-05-2008 11:21 PM

Mart, that’s called “contemporary design”. Finish it up and take it to one of those galleries with all of the other strange things that people buy in it. This could end up in Fine Woodworking’s Reader Gallery.

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#2 posted 07-05-2008 11:27 PM

Turn it over and you have a support for finishing projects!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 07-05-2008 11:29 PM

Looks just like something I would do, I make some major screw up on just about every project I`ve ever done. just learn how to overcome them with out too much more extra work.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 07-05-2008 11:30 PM

Looks like a design feature to me.

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#5 posted 07-05-2008 11:32 PM


Thanks for posting, at last I have found the man who set my saw up – :)

Take care :)

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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Callum Kendall

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#6 posted 07-05-2008 11:44 PM

Remember Mart there is no such thing as a mistake…Just a design modification!


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#7 posted 07-05-2008 11:58 PM

The part I like is you did not let a mistake stop you. I like how you kept going and assembled it. Are you going with a wipe on fnish or spray? :-)

-- JB

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#8 posted 07-06-2008 12:01 AM

Good one. I would not know where to start on all of my screw-ups.

Maybe the cops could use it for a sobriety balance test.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 07-06-2008 12:03 AM

Mart, I really appreciate your post… I’m doing stuff like this all the time, I’m just glad to see that I’ve got someone else in the boat with me… lol.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 07-06-2008 12:16 AM

So… Who gets to sit on it first???

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 07-06-2008 12:36 AM

Looks like a special plant stand to me.

Remember woodworkers don’t make mistakes we make variations.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Al Navas

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#12 posted 07-06-2008 12:39 AM

One quick tip:

Cross cut the top right down the middle, swap end-for-end, and make some walnut end-on-end dovetails. Voilá: One nice piece of art!!!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#13 posted 07-06-2008 01:18 AM

You could always join another piece of wood to the bottom of the legs, but then you won’t know which way is up.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#14 posted 07-06-2008 01:35 AM

LOL! We’ve all been ther, done that, got the t-shirt. Now you’ve made a nice piece, the only challenge is to figure out exactly what it is. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 07-06-2008 01:58 AM

I don’t get it! What is wrong with his design?

-- If you have gone through a whole day without learning something new, you wasted it.

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