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Forum topic by Routerisstillmyname posted 1565 days ago 1144 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Routerisstillmyname

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1565 days ago

OK, taking a break from this weekends project that’s been going on all morning. Just got to my least favorite part. Well, you guessed it.
I truly stink at gluing things up. (if bad glue up were a crime, I would be given at least three life sentences). What a mess.
Second one which I don’t need to worry about any more since I got a table saw is, I stink at using skill saw.
Third, has to be sanding.
I almost forgot, I stink at clamping.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.


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poroskywood

614 posts in 1961 days


#1 posted 1565 days ago

I stink at doing things right the first time. It always takes a second try, good thing we own a lumber company or I think I would have a different hobby!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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dbhost

5378 posts in 1829 days


#2 posted 1565 days ago

Since I am still trying to get my woodworking skills honed beyond simple projects. I stink at everything… But at least I am enjoying stinking…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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bigike

4031 posts in 1885 days


#3 posted 1565 days ago

i stink at hand cut dovetails, i do have a leigh jig though but i stink at setting it up to do HB dovetails.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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CoolDavion

381 posts in 2421 days


#4 posted 1565 days ago

I stink at finding time to get out working in the shop.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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bayspt

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#5 posted 1565 days ago

Hand sawing straight for more than 1/2” or so. Various other things, but this is the one that makes me the most aggrivated

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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Sawdust4Blood

342 posts in 1618 days


#6 posted 1565 days ago

I stink at patience. At least 90% of all my mistakes are because I rush in an attempt to try and get one more thing done before I run out of time for the weekend.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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mike85215

127 posts in 1741 days


#7 posted 1564 days ago

I stink at dovetails…not the handcut kind mind you I will not even attempt that! I tried the Rockler router dovetail jig…couldn’t figure it out to save my life so I figured okay it is the jig went out and bought the Incra universal dovetail jig….watched the stinking video at least a half dozen times with results no better than the Rockler jig. Then went out and bought the Incra Ultra jig first attempt turned out a little better than the first two but my ambition to try again is rather low. Now I am looking for the “dovetail Genie” anyone know where I can find one?

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live4ever

982 posts in 1607 days


#8 posted 1564 days ago

I stink at making things square.

I stink at being patient.

I stink at troubleshooting my tools.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Eagle1

2064 posts in 1661 days


#9 posted 1564 days ago

It seems that we all stink at something. But with practice and patience we all will get better. Personaly I stink at a lot of things, the most I think is patience. I’m getting better at it since my budget has shrunk, since my wife got laidoff from her job. But we will get through it.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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richgreer

4522 posts in 1671 days


#10 posted 1564 days ago

I stink at controlling my spending on tools and material.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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CampD

1191 posts in 2083 days


#11 posted 1564 days ago

^^^^^^^
Dido!

-- Doug...

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Moron

4666 posts in 2490 days


#12 posted 1564 days ago

I stink. bad odour from my shoes.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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webwood

618 posts in 1847 days


#13 posted 1564 days ago

i stink at the business side – advertizing,sales , etc. – i hate it

-- -erik & christy-

#14 posted 1564 days ago

I stink at cleaning up after a project – - but

I have to. There’s no chance that our car will be left outside, so everything has to be cleared up and put away. All the power tools are on wheels except the tablesaw and they all get pushed back in the corners to make room for the car.

Perhaps its good that we have that car. Otherwise my shop would be a pigsty!

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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Bobby

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#15 posted 1564 days ago

... setting things up to flow as a “system”. Fer instance… 2 exact cabinets to make… cut out for just 1 instead of doing them both at the same time and then wonder why they aren’t EXACTLY the same. And… while making dados… don’t think far enough ahead to make ALL of the cuts in one shot and end up changing the TS blades 2 or three times.

... at blaming myself instead of the tool. Fer instance… having a bandsaw for 8 years and not using it because it isn’t a more expensive one and can’t cut without making a mess. But 8 years after, I watch some videos on how to set it up and how to use it and come to find out that the Delta I have is really above and beyond what I need for what I’m doing with it.

I could go on and on…

—Bobby

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