Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #20: one of those nights I'm somewhat glad I'm stubborn.

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 01-16-2015 04:17 AM 1391 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Tiny update Part 20 of Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench series Part 21: Back in the saddle... Again »

First – the good stuff.
TS Fence arrived

and I got some storage up near the bench

now for the stupid.
I was working on my bench this evening, excited because I was finally going to get to start getting it all together. Got the bottom glued to the legs and weighted down. We went to dinner and came back. I worked on getting the peg board hung up and the room tidied. Started looking at the next steps in the blog section I was on for the bench ( I have it printed out) and realized something. I had pieces that were glued and screwed on upside down.
On the long sides, the rabbets/holes should be facing upwards, and on the short ends the rabbets/holes should face downwards

obviously yours truly has it backwards. So I started by unscrewing everything and trying to carefully dismantle it. I will have to re-cut one long side, and redo the long dog hole pieces. I went to take it off and forgot it had a weak end so it shattered on me. :( practice makes perfect! and I can work from the piece

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 01-16-2015 04:44 AM

What a BUMMER!!!
Glad you will be able to (relatively easily) recover from the opps’.
No biggy, just keep pushin’ on….

Looking forward to the fence build!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-16-2015 05:05 AM

I can see this discouraging some people but I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that you will take it In stride and be back to this point with everything corrected in no time. I have a lot of respect for your patience and determination to succeed. .............. and succeed you will. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 01-16-2015 09:58 AM

Pretty much :) If school taught me anything it was just to keep at it. I was pretty upset with myself last night but in no way did I want to quit thankfully. If anything, it will give me a chance to better align my dog holes on the one side and more practice cutting those grooves. I really just need mother nature to cooperate! Plywood never goes amiss either :D

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#4 posted 01-16-2015 10:41 AM

Wisdom is avoiding bad choices; but wisdom is gained from making bad choices. There must be a corollary here somewhere.

I don’t think anyone doesn’t do something like this, which is a good reason for a wood stove in the shop.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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#5 posted 01-16-2015 05:51 PM

Beka…. don’t let it get you down…. woodworking is more about learning how to recover from your mistakes than never making mistakes.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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