DOH! I made yet another mistake on the same project!

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Forum topic by pashley posted 10-27-2008 11:59 PM 880 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2008 11:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: paduak mistake

You may have seen my earlier thread, When a mistake is not a mistake, in which I recount how i turned a too-big routing for an inlay into something that actually looks better.

Well, I made YET AGAIN another mistake on the same project, just as I was finishing it!


It’s an urn, and I was attatching the baseplate when one screw apparently went a bit off center, and sliced thru the outside of the carcass! Disaster:

My first inclination was to route out the bad piece, and swap in a good one. BUT, this is highly figured birdseye maple, so it probably wouldn’t look good.


Ah, but inspiration struck!

I would route out a rabbet along the whole bottom edge, and inlay a piece of Paduak – just like I did on my first mistake on the top of the urn! Looking at it, it looks better! The four sides of the urn and the baseplate are all maple – pretty much one big bunch of blond color; the Paduak breaks it up, adding visual interest!

Thanks be to God!

I should be done with it tomorrow – barring anymore mistakes/opportunities – and I’ll post pics!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 10-28-2008 12:25 AM

LOL . . . another great save.

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#2 posted 10-28-2008 12:47 AM

We don’t make mistakes we make design changes!!!!! LOL

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 10-29-2008 12:25 AM

Ouch, very nasty chipout but it looks like you have it under control.

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

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#4 posted 10-29-2008 03:37 PM

the Universe is guiding you to greatness :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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