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09-13-2009 11:42 PM

I messed something up. d:^\

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 09-13-2009 11:46 PM

Me too

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 09-13-2009 11:53 PM

Do you do that as well, I thought it was only me.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 12:39 AM

I want to know what it was—- did I miss something?

Rick D.

I don’t make mistakes—- I have happy accidents!!!

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 12:48 AM

Now you’re telling me something is nothing, earlier you told me something is everything! Make up your dam mind!!!!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 01:33 AM

No shit Keith. What did you mess up?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 09-14-2009 01:57 AM

im gettin this feeling that i have to g to bed hungry…....i dont like thisssssssss….....come on keith…....this aint no first date… im going to bed suckin my thumb…....

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#7 posted 09-14-2009 02:32 AM

Um HMMMM ah ha yep

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#8 posted 09-14-2009 02:41 AM

I didn’t today but I did yesterday.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 09-14-2009 03:15 AM


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 09-14-2009 03:25 AM

Never mind, it will grow back

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#11 posted 09-14-2009 03:28 AM

That’s a bummer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 09-14-2009 03:45 AM

Alright grizzman, I’ll share something with everyone just for you. This is something I’m making out of nothing. Just some 1/2” natural bamboo and some wenge. I matched all the grain up the sides and over the top but the mess up was that when the grain crossed the top it doesn’t match from triangle to triangle. I was having a hell of a time getting my cuts square and at a true 45. I started looking over my cheap ass ridgid TS3650 and found that when I try to adjust it to a 90 degree (0) that it was literally spreading the cabinet apart, bending the side, instead of straightening the blade. WTF? I still can’t get it to 0.
Here is a view of the cabinet side getting pushed out by the rod
Picture of the rod and the inside damage
As you can see it won’t go to zero
and here is a view that shows that it can still tilt more, it just wont.
The saw isn’t that old so I am going to look at it a little more thorough and if I can’t see something blocking it I believe I’ll have to seek out a replacement. It’s a ridgid so it’s guarenteed for life as far as I know. I sent off the proper paperwork on this tool. Normally I don’t. I wish I did for my drill as the batteries have lost their strength and one of them shows that it has an error or whatever.

Anyhow, this is another problem. I am using cheap quadrant hinges and it seems that the brace that keeps it from flopping over isn’t removeable, so how the hell can I get to the back screws? I tried and tried to get the stops out and they are pretty much in there, unless I’m truly an idiot, which is entirely possible. This is the first time using these hinges.
So we finally get to the project. Here it is as of today. I am not done as I have a desire to add marquetry, need to figure out the hinges, and I am planning on buying a lock. Other then all the bull crap problems the box is looking fairly nice. I was going to inlay a skateboard and give it to a friend, but I hate giving away things that aren’t done properly. As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative. I will post this in the projects section once it’s complete because obviously not very many people will see it here.

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#13 posted 09-14-2009 04:15 AM

Holy crap that looks fantastic!

Boy… I wish I messed up stuff like that!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#14 posted 09-14-2009 10:55 AM


Bummer about the saw, though but I am sure that you will be able to work through it.

And the box looks pretty good.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#15 posted 09-14-2009 11:12 AM

I have a small tool that would work perfectly for putting in those screws. It is a supe small 90 degree ratcheting driver. The whole thing is about 3” long, flat, and the loose bit slides in and can get into spaces a little less than an inch.

I have long since lost the label to the package that holds it but there is a tool out there that will resolve your problem. I seem to recall it only cost a couple of bucks as well, nothing costly at all.

Beautiful piece Kol. Thanks for sharing your “something” with us.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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