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have you ever experienced days where nothing goes right ? once in a while i have of of those. I will make silly mistakes such as measuring incorrectly several times, setting my saw fence wrong etc. etc.. Trying to fix it lead to more mistakes, frustration and then things spiraling out of control..
so far the only way ive found to get out of this loop is to step out of the shop and go do something else for a while..

-- Yves

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#1 posted 418 days ago

i have those days constantly.a couple weeks ago i measured for a cut twice i measured the space and cut it 2” short.i cleaned shop for a while.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 418 days ago

Can definitely relate. As you say, sometimes walking away for a while helps. Also found that by slowing down a little
and being a little more deliberate and relaxed can help too.

I screw up a lot more when I get ahead of myself and for no reason other than habit, get in a hurry.

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#3 posted 418 days ago

This happens to me when I am overly tired. I get cranky and start to have a bad day. I’ve found it best to walk away and maybe take a nap.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#4 posted 418 days ago

Yes, definitely.
When I hit 3 in a day I close up shop and veg out in front of the ps3 so I don’t wreck anything else…

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 418 days ago

Yup. Same number of days as those where you don’t get enough done.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#6 posted 417 days ago

I had that day friday at my old job. first off I peeled a small chunk of skin from my pinkey, then as I was removing the grid from a drop ceiling as I pulled on a cross-t to take it apart a fluorescent light that wasn’t hung right dropped then swung and hit me in the face. I looked down at the last minute and my H-hat took most of the hit. then before lunch I sliced open a knuckle knocking apart the grid in another room. after getting 3 stitches to close it up I got back to the job and they had my check waiting when I got there. they “let me go” because I got hurt on the job and it was an OSHA recordable. I talked to the Business Agent and he is going to find out what they aren’t telling me. I spent 1 1/2 years hanging scaffold 200’ in the air without an issue, but I was attacked 3 times in 1 day by a drop ceiling. I should in sick.

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#7 posted 417 days ago

All these safety people claim accidents are all avoidable. In Iraq we had a guy fall while running for cover during an attack. The safety department (civilians) stated that despite being fired at he had to walk, not run, and do so in a safe manner. When questioned about how to do so the saafety offical said “it is easy I will show you.” So I drew my firearm, smiled, aimed at him and said you can start anytime…..... The case was dismissed against the employee, however; I did get yet another write up added to my large file for being “obnoxious.” When I was told to report to get my write up I wore what I thought was appropriate attire, purple camo pants, bright pink polo shirt, green camo armor, both my sidearms and my desert tan Marine Corps issue cover, which by rule had to have the company logo sewn into it. ROFLMAO

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 417 days ago

more than there should be

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#9 posted 417 days ago

I just finished a medicine cabinet working without plans. Made 4 mistakes which with some convoluted corrections and more lumber I was able to correct. I think I will work from plans in the future. Frustrating! Best to walk away for a day.

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