|Forum topic by BreakingBoardom||posted 07-22-2011 06:27 PM||1338 views||0 times favorited||35 replies|
07-22-2011 06:27 PM
Have you ever started a project and then realized that you’re not skilled enough to complete it to how you would like it to turn out? I was starting a project that I postponed from about 5 months ago and even now I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it and get the results I want. I’m doing a scroll saw project and I don’t want to mess up some nice small exotics so I practiced on cheap stuff and I’m finding that it’s more difficult than I expected and I’m having doubts I can complete it to the standards I want.
Now, the scroll saw I have was given to me for free. It was covered in mud and missing some pieces. I cleaned it up but it’s still no beauty queen. I have to use a pair of pliers to turn it on as the knob is broken. The light and air hose are broken and gone. The blade clamps are slightly rusted. So, needless to say I’m not working with a top notch tool. Also, I have no training on a scroll saw or how to adjust it or anything. I don’t even know what blade I should be using.
Well, sorry for the rant but the question buried 2 paragraphs down here is, have any of you ever done a project where you weren’t skilled enough to do? And how did it turn out if you did complete it?
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