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Forum topic by toyguy posted 10-08-2008 06:58 PM 1328 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2008 06:58 PM

Some days we should just stay out of the shop. Today I was starting a new toy project. I have been looking at the plans now for a few days. First part to build was the base, as everything else is built to fit the base. The first piece of wood I cut a full inch short. I just don’t know how this happened. I thought I had measured correctly…... Guess the eyes are going.

No big deal, just cut another one. This time I checked the dimensions twice and cut once. OK, now I have a piece I can work with. This base required some cut-out for the wheel attachment, 1/2 inch deep, 3 1/4 inches long…... didn’t I cut them 3/4 ” deep…. scrap another piece of wood….

That’s it for today…... now of to the lumber yard ! :-)

Just doesn’t pay to get out of bed some days.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 10-08-2008 08:35 PM

Been there. Done that; more than once, twice. Too many times to count.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#2 posted 10-09-2008 12:23 AM

Don’t feel bad if someone says it never happened to them they are just L…..

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#3 posted 10-09-2008 12:34 AM

I hear you. I thought I would save $$ and wood by cutting out pieces as efficiently as possible. I did do that but was not paying attention to how the grain should go. After I broke the piece and stared over… sigh.

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#4 posted 10-09-2008 07:07 AM

I don’t understand: I’ve cut this board three times and is still too short! :o)

Don’t go to the lumberyard, you’ll end up buying bubinga instead of plywood and it’ll hurt. Grab a beer and chill out for today.

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#5 posted 10-09-2008 08:26 AM

Only too short one end toyguy, the other end would have been OK. I hate those days. Had one earlier this week $#@$$%&*(&^&$%^%^&&

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 10-09-2008 04:33 PM

My old favorite saying, “cut it twice and it’s still too short”.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#7 posted 10-09-2008 05:18 PM

That’s why my gas bill is so low.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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#8 posted 10-09-2008 06:54 PM

I had that happen when I started out to make a steamer trunk. It ended up being a lunch box!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#9 posted 10-09-2008 07:18 PM

When I have one of those days, (too many to count) I get out of the shop before I make a really big mistake and leave a body part lying around.

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#10 posted 10-09-2008 09:18 PM

I just started a play table for my daughter’s Christmas-dollhouse-surprise last night. I had the whole thing planned out ahead in my head (warning sign), and ripped the first few pieces I would use for trim. Made the base for the table top, put a sheet of laminated pine on the top, fits perfect, feeling really good about this, etc…

Stopped to think for a moment before realizing that my plan for legs suddenly wouldn’t work, and that my trim pieces were an inch too narrow.

I wanted to kick my brain…

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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