Have you ever had one of those projects where you start all pumped up to get going and then you can’t seem to do anything right? I am in the middle of that kind of project right now. I am building a set of book cases and entertainment center for my parents. I needed 6 sheets of 3/4 cherry ply and 3 sheets of 1/4 cherry ply, as well as 84 bd ft of 4/4 cherry. So far things have not gone to plan. You know the old adage measure twice cut once. It does not help to measure twice if you don’t mount your jig in the right place. Sometimes when you just aren’t getting it, step back and leave the project for a while. It can give you a much clearer perspective when you get back to it. Or maybe the gremlins will have just gotten bored and left. In the end give a frustrating project a break. It might save you a $90 sheet of plywood.
-- Michael A. Brailsford