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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 02:11 PM

I buy twice as much wood needed for any given job. Seriously.

The other day, I routed a bevel profile in a maple drawer frame. My router bearing slipped in to the panel groove on two of the four boards. I threw them out and rebuilt the whole drawer, this time cutting the panel groove AFTER doing the profile. Heck, it gave me a chance to “improve” on the door by widening the frame, which is something I really should have done anyway.

Sometimes it just pays to do things in the right order.

But if its a small gap, or a straight, uniform mistake (as opposed to a big gash in the board), then I will save it with glue/sawdust, wood shavings, or re-ripping.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com


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