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Charlie

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618 days ago

Ever drill a 1-3/8 inch hinge cup hole on the FRONT of the stile by mistake?

I finished drilling the hole and looked at it and went…. pause.....blink.... oh you dumb son of a ….

Fortunately for me these are getting painted. I cut a plug from material whose thickness was just slightly less than the depth of the hole. Glued it in. And I’m filling in over it. If it’s not invisible it’ll bug me and I’ll end up making a new door. It’s for my kitchen so not like I’m trying to pass it off on someone else AND it will give me a chance to try some OTHER skills… heheheh.

dammit.


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teejk

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#1 posted 618 days ago

these things happen…if you do it again, seek professional help.

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Charlie

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#2 posted 618 days ago

HAahahahaha…. thanks, teejk.

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 618 days ago

Charlie,

...stuff happens, but it’s not how bad the err, it’s how well we can recover, putting ‘crafty’ in Craftsman.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Bill White

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#4 posted 618 days ago

Who, me? Make a mistake? Hah! Never!
Yeah, right.
Fix it, and don’t tell anybody (except us).
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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jap

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#5 posted 618 days ago

i was so mad at myself when i did it too.

-- Joel

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eaglewrangler

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#6 posted 618 days ago

it will bug you for a year then you will forget about it
one guy called it wabi sabi (sp?), japanese for intentional errors because no one is perfect, some hand made rugs do this as well, the mess up the pattern at one end to not anger the Gods. If you do any restoration hand work you need to leave it sloppy enough to look hand done otherwise people think it was machine work. I call it colonial funk.
Consider that you have pleased a deity somewhere and move on.

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 618 days ago

Charlie

Been there LoL

jamie

-- 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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Cosmicsniper

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#8 posted 618 days ago

No, but I widened a groove the other day on my table saw. When I widen grooves on my table saw, I have a 50/50 chance of cutting on the wrong side of the groove. Like always, I put a patch strip in the groove and recut the groove.

Have you ever cut a groove wrong AGAIN after patching it? I have.

If you you make the same mistake TWICE on the same hole, then you’ll catch up to my abilities, Charlie.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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woody123

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#9 posted 618 days ago

I do that kinda stuff on a regular basis. My motto is: “Anyone can do woodworking, but how many can fix their mistakes so you can’t notice it”, that’s where the real talent comes in. :-)>

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MichaelR

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#10 posted 618 days ago

Yep, They’re callled shop cabinets doors now.

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teejk

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#11 posted 618 days ago

woody…I think that is the old definition of a “good” carpenter vs. a “great” carpenter (the latter knows how to cover his mistakes).

now in defense of us, I will say that when I goof, the dog doesn’t get kicked, the wife doesn’t get yelled at and I don’t throw my hammer. it is purely on me (and I bank it for future reference, until I forget that is).

but back to Charlie…I built my kitchen with painted as well…#1 I was getting tired of stained wood, #2 I thought I could save some money by using poplar and AB plywood. Looking back it was a lot more time (sanding/priming/painting/etc.). they look nice but not sure I would do it again.

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Don W

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#12 posted 618 days ago

that how inlaids were invented and about the only time I use them!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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RussellAP

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#13 posted 618 days ago

I’ve done it so many times that it’s part of my routine to check for it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Rob

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#14 posted 618 days ago

There are mistakes and then there are MISTAKES! When I make a mistake, and it’s more often than I want to admit, I do my best to fix it so it’s invisible or depending on the project, I might turn the mistake into an “on purpose” and repeat it somewhere else on the project so no one knows I goofed up. Then there are MISTAKES. When I make those, the piece goes straight to the campfire wood pile. I don’t even consider trying to fix them. It would take too much time and usually would be faster to just start over. Not to mention there’s a little bit of satisfaction seeing them burn up. There! Take that you dumb piece of walnut!

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crank49

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#15 posted 618 days ago

Naw, I’d never do anything like that unless it was a part that was supposed to be finished natural.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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