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doninvegas

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1454 days ago

Did you ever have one of those days that things just didn’t go as planed? I was working on a jewelry box for my new grand daughter and I thought it was going along good. Then I noticed some false that I wasn’t happy with and I spent the good part of the day trying to fix it. But finally I had to give it up and start anew. Learned some things and the new box is coming out better so far. But wasted a day. I love learning from my mistakes but it was very frustrating. Tomorrow will be better.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."


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spanky46

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#1 posted 1454 days ago

Such is the life of the woodworker Don! Good days keep us going through the bad!
Tomorrow will always be better!

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

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doninvegas

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#2 posted 1454 days ago

I suppose all 20.000 LJ’s have had a day like I had today. It’s part of the process.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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OttoH

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#3 posted 1454 days ago

Oscar Wilde summed it up nicely “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”

If this is true, my experience is vast.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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doninvegas

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#4 posted 1454 days ago

So is mine.
Now it’s time to drink a few and take my wife dancing.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1454 days ago

Hey I’m afraid we have all been there. Tomorrow will be better.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 1454 days ago

Sometimes it’s not a ‘design opportunity’ and we start over. At least here I can always burn my mistakes1
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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SnowyRiver

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#7 posted 1454 days ago

Yep, we have all been there…keep after it.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Rick

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#8 posted 1453 days ago

“Life Is What Happens When You Are Planning On Doing Other Things.”

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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hairy

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#9 posted 1453 days ago

Gee, that’s never happened to me . Yet. Today. Ok, it did, but it was only a little one. So far. If you look at it from this side, you almost can’t see it.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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Paul C.

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#10 posted 1453 days ago

Built a bench. Built a bar to go down the middle of the bottom of the top. (?!) cut slots for it in the legs. They are too long….the gaps are now design features.

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Sawkerf

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#11 posted 1453 days ago

I do that about once a decade and – as of last Friday – I’m caught up to the year 2840.

I’m reworking some crown molding around some bookcases I made for a customer, and couldn’t cut it right no matter how carefully I tried to work. I just picked two new pieces and will try again next week. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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