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05-29-2010 05:25 AM

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Whats that one setup step or construction process you hate the most?
For me its making a rail and stile door and change my table saw blade to 45 degrees.

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#1 posted 05-29-2010 05:33 AM

Sanding, sanding sanding waiting for finish to dry…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 05:37 AM

Clean up sanding clean up sanding. sanding clean up.

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 05:52 AM


Is that a Basset in your Avatar?


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#4 posted 05-29-2010 05:55 AM

It is indeed a basset. My little man Maxwell.

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 06:37 AM

Changing my band saw blade. It drives me nuts. Practically have to disassemble the whole saw to do it. By the time I’ve changed it, reassembled the saw, tensioned and aligned the blade, about a half hour has passed!

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#6 posted 05-29-2010 06:55 AM

sanding, for sure.

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#7 posted 05-29-2010 07:03 AM

Raising panels on our 3 hp shaper scares me some. We do not yet have a power feeder, but will get one soon. Sanding is not the most entertaining but it sure makes our projects look very nice. Oh, and clean up is not my favorite.

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#8 posted 05-29-2010 07:05 AM

i like sanding!
what i dislike most though is marking all the pieces, drawing all the tenon and mortise emplacements etc… especially when im building stuff in series and have nearly 100 joints to mark!
don’t like anything that makes alot of noise either.

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#9 posted 05-29-2010 07:08 AM

I agree with greedo. Sanding is obsessive compulsive for me I enjoy it.

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#10 posted 05-29-2010 12:48 PM

I hate my family coming up to me when I’m working. They don’t realize how much of a safty hazard that is. So I started putting a sign on the door going out to the shop/garage. Stating working don’t walk up to me when you hear a machine running.

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

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#11 posted 05-29-2010 01:12 PM

Gosh! Never really thought about what part of woodworking I don’t like.

When I was about 9, my Granddad told me that ANY day fishing is better than ALL days spent working! That is kind of my approach to woodworking. All jobs concerning woodworking are better than just about anything else I do.

I would say that my LEAST favorite activity I do is developing my bill of materials and my cut lst (which frequently are one in the same) when I am designing my own furniture or building custom stuff for others.

I am not crazy about trying to price my items when working for others, either.

And yes, I even like sanding! Give me a random orbital sander and a box of hook and loop sanding discs, a good dust collecting device nearby (a downdraft table or a 20×20 furnace filter taped to a 20×20 box fan), and I’ll sand all day with no complaints!

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#12 posted 05-29-2010 02:02 PM

FIXING MISTAKES! Maybe I’m the only one who does it? I hate doing something twice.

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#13 posted 05-29-2010 02:15 PM

Changing the band saw blade. Not only is it tedious – it’s also a little bit dangerous.

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

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#14 posted 05-29-2010 02:38 PM

mountains and mole hills in the finish ,
i need a finishing room again .

getting out of bed ,
and realizing i can’t work in the shop today ,
wait , wait …...........

hey mario ,
nice tag line .
maybe we will meet by the drain ?

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#15 posted 05-29-2010 02:40 PM

Personally I hate starting a project , all the figuring. Once past that its very enjoyable till I get to the sanding. I actually think I spend as much time sanding as everything else

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