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Project by kiefer posted 07-11-2013 12:06 AM 2112 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I made a big bubu today ,I was cutting out the drawer from the inside of a band saw box ,my first ever .
Everything was fine ,found a good entry point for the blade which is 3/8” and I bad drilled 3/8” holes at every point that I had to change direction .
OK I got to the bottom and found that the holes where drilled in the wrong spot halfway outside the cut line .oh well I can fix that and continued with the cut .
Now here is the solution than I used ,two pieces of 3/8” dowel glued into the remainder of the drill hole making a nice little drawer slide for the remainder of the drill hole on the drawer to ride on .
Works like a charm and gives a nice clearance all around the drawer.

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 07-11-2013 12:15 AM

Great save and good work too !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 07-11-2013 12:59 AM

You ‘meant’ to do that …right! They will never know, great job


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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 07-11-2013 01:38 AM

When your a woodworker BuBu’s are no big deal. Sometimes it’s for the better, keeps us finding better ways.
Nice Work Kiefer!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 07-11-2013 01:51 AM

You got all yer digits, then you did good. Be thankful. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-11-2013 02:18 AM

Very nice recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-11-2013 07:07 AM

That’a what woodworking is all about, knowing how to fix your mistakes, great save, nice drawer.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#7 posted 07-11-2013 07:41 AM

It is actually inspiring. The greatest save I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#8 posted 07-11-2013 09:51 AM

Well that shows that you’re thinking outside the box! :-)

I know, bad pun…. BOO

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 07-11-2013 07:22 PM

Good save Kiefer and creative thinking turning a problem into an asset.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-11-2013 09:48 PM

Well , that is very creative and practical. You’re smart. Nice one.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 07-22-2013 06:52 PM

Sometimes skill is measured by how well we hide mistakes. Good thinking.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 08-04-2013 05:00 PM

Every mistake is a design opprotunity. you could do the same “half circle” on the drawer and would look even cooler.

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