I hate it when the final step on a project is the one that I mess up! ha!

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Forum topic by ParksArt posted 07-31-2012 06:15 AM 1278 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-31-2012 06:15 AM

I was building a 8 foot long shelf/backpack rack for my wife’s classroom today and had it all completely constructed by lunchtime. It was exactly how I wanted it and only took me a few hours to make from start to finish.

The only snag with the build is that in her room she has an electrical drop on the wall and I needed to cut a gap down the back board to allow the shelf to be flush to the wall. At midnight I decided to go back to the shop to do that one last step. I clamped down fences on each side and went to town with the router. Somewhere along the router’s short journey the depth clamp must have slipped down allowing the bit to go through the board AND into my workbench top! bah! I thought I would be in the shop and out in fifteen minutes!

Anyways, the damage was only about 3 inches and I traced it out and cut a plug to fit and will putty over it since it’s going to be painted. For me, it’s always when I decide to step back out to do one more thing where I totally screw something up! ha!

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#1 posted 07-31-2012 09:33 PM

Yup thats sods law :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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