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Laundry hamper #6: Second monday

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Blog entry by Dave Polaschek posted 09-01-2021 04:25 PM 421 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Was going to cut the mitered half-laps for the frames this morning, but I’m having the second Monday in this week, so decided to knock off early before I made things worse.

You can see the pencil line for how the miter is supposed to go, but I started sawing and…

Then after gluing that back together so I can take a second try at it, I cut the matching miter (which should have the longer bit of the half-lap joint) but cut it all the way across. Guess I’ll have joints that are mitered on the front and which have a square piece across the back so I get some long-grain to glue to.

Spent a little over an hour in the shop, and more than half of the cuts I made were wrong. Time to call it a day.

I did sweep up and knock the sawdust out of the mini-split filters, so that’s something, I guess.

-- Dave - Santa Fe



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MikeB_UK

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#1 posted 09-01-2021 06:19 PM

Knowing when to stop is always a good skill.

At least with hand tools we mess things up slower ;)

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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mikeacg

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#2 posted 09-02-2021 01:12 AM

Dave,

Thanks for making me feel better about my day!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 09-02-2021 01:35 AM

Mike, I just should’ve figured it out about an hour earlier.

You’re welcome, Mike! As Mike said, at least I had the sense to stop. I think tomorrow I’ll work on slats again. Less to mess up with them, plus more spares.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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bandit571

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#4 posted 09-02-2021 04:26 AM

That is the main reason I keep the shop closed on Mondays…...

Also, when I get ready to start throwing things against the nearest wall…..I set the offending item, sweep up the shop, and walk back upstairs….and just relax…..and try again the next day….sometimes, I even figure what I was doing wrong at that time…..

Being retired, sometimes it is hard to remember what day it is….until something goes…wrong…then I blame it on Monday…and quit for the day…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 09-02-2021 06:39 AM



Mike, I just should’ve figured it out about an hour earlier.
- Dave Polaschek
SketchUp would not have prevented it, however, you’d have electronic evidence of your boo-boo, even after the project gets covered up by dirty 2B washing.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#6 posted 09-02-2021 06:58 AM

I measured twice and cut three times but it’s still too short….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 09-02-2021 11:06 AM



I measured twice and cut three times but it s still too short….
- crowie
crowie, no matter how short it is… as my signature says, cut from the longer end... repeat that a few times and you’ll have the length you would like, rather than not have.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Oldtool

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#8 posted 09-02-2021 11:35 AM

Actually Dave, this situation has nothing to due with Monday’s, I have a theory that it is some sort of communicable virus that is transmitted via electronic means, such as these posts & responses, and wearing a mask has no effect to minimize it’s spread.

Yesterday, while working on my current project, I spend about an hour to make an “L” shaped molding by hand with molding planes, designed to be installed around the perimeter of the back opening on this bench to accept a back panel, .....

well, about a half hour after installing it I realized I glued it in the front opening.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Polaschek

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#9 posted 09-02-2021 12:36 PM

Yeah, Bandit. We ran errands on Monday, but yesterday made up for it. Oh well. I think I figured out ways to solve all the problems, though I’m going to have to live with that glue joint being visible.

Duckie, I may end up making a new frame piece if the glue joint is too visible. We’ll see.

Peter, I can never find my board-stretcher when I need it. I suspect someone’s filched it.

Tom, I’ve done that more than once, too. At a half hour, the glue had probably set enough that you needed a chisel and plane to remove the evidence? Good luck!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 09-02-2021 08:43 PM

Dave sounds like the best thing in the shop that day was to get out. Been there on occasion. Tomorrow’s another day.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 09-02-2021 09:19 PM

Yep. Brave Sir Robin, he bravely ran away!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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