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Blog entry by robbinscabin posted 05-07-2009 06:44 PM 1438 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

THANK YOU ALL!!! One hundred times…THANK YOU!!!

When my router went awry…well, I could’ve cried. So many hours of work and I didn’t believe my mother’s gift could be salvaged. I sent out an SOS and boy did you all respond. Your ideas, tips and tricks were amazing but most of all your encouragment left me believing that I could FIX IT!

So I headed downstairs and attempted my FIRST EVER patch job. While not perfect I think it’ll look just fine after it’s stained and polyed. Without Lumberjocks I would’ve scraped the whole door! So from this Damsel in distress…Thank You my LumberJock Heroes!
The repaired door
The repair

-- Robbinscabin,

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#1 posted 05-07-2009 06:56 PM

Nice repair! Don’t tell anyone and who’s to know?
Is that a Buffalo in the grain below the repair?

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 05-07-2009 07:01 PM

nicely done! can hardly spot the fix , if I didnt know where to look, I’d probably not even know it was ever fixed

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 05-07-2009 07:04 PM

Hey Robbin
If you like when you add stain on top you could use some to kind of blend or draw the grain in by making the dark and light part match the larger part of the door. I’m sure it will work out and your mother will treasure this great gift made with love. These little patch jobs jump out at us but many times the person it’s for doesn’t have a clue there was a problem. Well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-07-2009 07:07 PM

Great job on the repair! And I believe its an elephant or a woolly mammoth.

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Derek Lyons

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#5 posted 05-07-2009 07:09 PM

Nicely done patch job! I’m with a1Jim – our mistakes jump out at us far more than they do to the recipient.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#6 posted 05-07-2009 07:52 PM

Spanky~ I didn’t notice that interesting grain there…I was too busy looking at the gaping router mark in my door…but now that you mention it I guess I’m giving Mom an Elephant with a door around it! LOL.

Jim~ i couldn’t agree with you more. I notice every mishap on everything I do even long after it’s fixed. Most people though, look at me like I’m nuts because they can’t see what I’m talking about. I will try the blending before staining. Thanks for yet another tip!

Thanks everyone for your help and encouragement!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#7 posted 05-07-2009 09:18 PM

Great job on the repair….. very nice work overall too!

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

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Don Newton

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#8 posted 05-08-2009 01:53 AM

Very nice project! I have found that the “fixes” I have been forced to do were a good learning experience for me. Remember that we are our own worst critics.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#9 posted 05-08-2009 02:15 AM

See, that wasn’t so hard! Glad it worked out….Compared to real contrasty grain like that, walnut and mahogany repairs will be a piece of cake for you :)


-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#10 posted 05-08-2009 02:19 AM

Thanks Guys! and Don…I know that I won’t ever panic when things go awry! After all, with all of you as my back up I can’t go wrong!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#11 posted 05-08-2009 04:53 PM

A woodworker friend told me once…the level of craftmanship is directly related to how good you are able to hide/fix your mistake
I blame all of my boo boos on the “woodworking fairy”
For this reason, I save all my scrap and saw dust

-- At the end of my life...When I meet my Maker...Will I be seen as...a giver or a taker

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#12 posted 05-08-2009 06:09 PM

My hubby says not to call it a mistake but instead say that I added some extra rustic charm to the project! I guess it’s all in the way you look at things. And I’m with you about saving scraps of wood and sawdust. You just never know when you’ll need them…besides who needs a clean workshop? LOL.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#13 posted 05-08-2009 06:23 PM

I’m glad it worked out well, and it will only add rustic charm if anyone notices besides you, which I doubt. I save almost all my scraps too, but of course I never, ever make mistakes that I have to fix.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#14 posted 05-09-2009 12:36 PM

I remember this post from a couple of days ago. I looked at the large picture and could not find the repair. Nice work.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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#15 posted 05-09-2009 05:49 PM

There is so much real activity in your artwork …no one will ever notice your liitle booboo unless you tell them about it , Robin , so hush…LOL I vote for the Wooly Mammoth hallucination ! : ) I love finding “critters” in the wood grain .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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