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by Charlie
posted 528 days ago

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#1 posted 528 days ago

these things happen…if you do it again, seek professional help.

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#2 posted 528 days ago

HAahahahaha…. thanks, teejk.

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#3 posted 528 days ago


...stuff happens, but it’s not how bad the err, it’s how well we can recover, putting ‘crafty’ in Craftsman.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Bill White

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#4 posted 528 days ago

Who, me? Make a mistake? Hah! Never!
Yeah, right.
Fix it, and don’t tell anybody (except us).


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#5 posted 528 days ago

i was so mad at myself when i did it too.

-- Joel

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#6 posted 528 days ago

it will bug you for a year then you will forget about it
one guy called it wabi sabi (sp?), japanese for intentional errors because no one is perfect, some hand made rugs do this as well, the mess up the pattern at one end to not anger the Gods. If you do any restoration hand work you need to leave it sloppy enough to look hand done otherwise people think it was machine work. I call it colonial funk.
Consider that you have pleased a deity somewhere and move on.

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 528 days ago


Been there LoL


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 528 days ago

No, but I widened a groove the other day on my table saw. When I widen grooves on my table saw, I have a 50/50 chance of cutting on the wrong side of the groove. Like always, I put a patch strip in the groove and recut the groove.

Have you ever cut a groove wrong AGAIN after patching it? I have.

If you you make the same mistake TWICE on the same hole, then you’ll catch up to my abilities, Charlie.

-- jay,

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#9 posted 528 days ago

I do that kinda stuff on a regular basis. My motto is: “Anyone can do woodworking, but how many can fix their mistakes so you can’t notice it”, that’s where the real talent comes in. :-)>

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#10 posted 528 days ago

Yep, They’re callled shop cabinets doors now.

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#11 posted 528 days ago

woody…I think that is the old definition of a “good” carpenter vs. a “great” carpenter (the latter knows how to cover his mistakes).

now in defense of us, I will say that when I goof, the dog doesn’t get kicked, the wife doesn’t get yelled at and I don’t throw my hammer. it is purely on me (and I bank it for future reference, until I forget that is).

but back to Charlie…I built my kitchen with painted as well…#1 I was getting tired of stained wood, #2 I thought I could save some money by using poplar and AB plywood. Looking back it was a lot more time (sanding/priming/painting/etc.). they look nice but not sure I would do it again.

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Don W

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#12 posted 528 days ago

that how inlaids were invented and about the only time I use them!

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#13 posted 528 days ago

I’ve done it so many times that it’s part of my routine to check for it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#14 posted 528 days ago

There are mistakes and then there are MISTAKES! When I make a mistake, and it’s more often than I want to admit, I do my best to fix it so it’s invisible or depending on the project, I might turn the mistake into an “on purpose” and repeat it somewhere else on the project so no one knows I goofed up. Then there are MISTAKES. When I make those, the piece goes straight to the campfire wood pile. I don’t even consider trying to fix them. It would take too much time and usually would be faster to just start over. Not to mention there’s a little bit of satisfaction seeing them burn up. There! Take that you dumb piece of walnut!

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#15 posted 528 days ago

Naw, I’d never do anything like that unless it was a part that was supposed to be finished natural.

-- Michael :-{| Diapers and politicians both need to be changed often; and for the same reason.

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#16 posted 528 days ago

I did that a couple of times….. on one kitchen.

I didn’t have the budget to buy new doors so I turned them into a feature by drilling on through, filling from the outside with a amber/red clear tinted acrylic 2 part filler and showing off the inside of the Euro Hinge.

This wasn’t a high dollar remodel, and I only had to redrill 2 of the doors, the others hadn’t been done yet, so I drilled all of them all the way through.

The friend I was doing it for was thrilled, (more importantly, so was his wife), and they said it helped sell the house for a couple grand over asking price.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#17 posted 528 days ago

Cut a tiny vee groove around the plug and fill it with a smooth creamy wood filler. Let it dry overnight, then sand until you see barely the wood grain. By leaving a thin layer of filler over the join you hide the change in textures that gives away your patch job.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#18 posted 527 days ago

Man, I’m glad I’ve never done anything like that! ROTFLMBO

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#19 posted 527 days ago

I thought that I was the only one that did stupid things.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#20 posted 527 days ago

Well I haven’t made that mistake, but I did mortise the wrong edge of a cabinet door, then proceeded to make a new door, then mortised the wrong edge again. I was too mad to even cuss myself out. Went in the house and watched TV the rest of that night.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one.

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Raymond Thomas

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#21 posted 527 days ago

Measured and marked it twice, drilled it once, put it together and wondered “Where in the heck did that extra hole come from?” lol

It’s the recovery that really counts anyway.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#22 posted 526 days ago

Welcome to my world, where the scrap pile is larger than my stock pile. LOL Now everyone knows why 90% of my projects are made from scrap. Glad you could cover up your OOOP’S with the camouflage. LOL

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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