Peterbilt truck #17: What went wrong and mistakes

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 03-05-2015 12:33 PM 3998 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Below a few pictures of what went wrong.

After sanding there was a naturel crack in the roof:

I decided to fix it with PVAc glue:

When I was sanding the exhaust pipe and pulled too hard on the sanding paper he brook:

When I was sanding the frame on the disk sander he fell out of my hands and one edge was considerably demaged. I glued a another piece in it:

Four times a broken jamb:

The bottom of the frame I glued in a wrong direction:

And that’s why I had to replace it:

My cutter came deep in the wood and I had to replace that spot:

Fortunately, you can hardly see the repair:

The making of a facet on the front wheel rims on the disk sander wasn,t a succes. Too wobly:

Thats wy I did it on the lathe:

Thanks for watching.


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#1 posted 03-05-2015 12:48 PM

Bloopers and outtakes:
Never have them . Everything I do goes as smooth a silk.

And if you believe that I have a bridge for you to purchase. :-)

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 01:00 PM

Brian I believe you completely. I would not dare to doubt.


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#3 posted 03-05-2015 01:48 PM

I’ve heard that the difference between an average woodworker and an excellent woodworker is his ability to hide his mistakes and accidents.
I am getting better all the time.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 03-05-2015 01:49 PM

A few mistakes is common for me these little pieces and my old hands don’t always work like they should. You are doing a very nice job. keep up the good work.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#5 posted 03-05-2015 02:20 PM

Bruce and Dick thanks for comments.


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#6 posted 03-05-2015 07:26 PM

Hi Jan. This post is like a reality show that all of us have seen in our own shops.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-05-2015 07:34 PM

Yes Mike We have saying here:

Who does not make mistakes never makes anything


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#8 posted 03-05-2015 11:58 PM

Learning to repair errors or slips makes you a better wood worker. It makes you look at all the different things that can happen. i must make a lot of things in my shop because I make a lot of mistakes. A lot of the times, the first mistake that I make in the morning is getting out of bed. Have a nice day.

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#9 posted 03-06-2015 08:49 AM

G’Day Dutchy,
You’re a top bloke, telling us about the mishaps, thank you, as it helps everyone else in there learning experience, just like your FIRST CLASS blog of this WORK IN PROGRESS with great photos of your project….
WELL DONE SIR, indeed….

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

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#10 posted 03-06-2015 10:48 AM

Thanks hookfoot and Crowie


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#11 posted 03-06-2015 05:56 PM

Dutchy, with me never happen mistakes …... And not problems …..

Beep, beep, beep
Here is your favorite announcer. They are 6am and it’s time to wake up. Good day to all. Now a song …”.

Hmmmm. Ok, Ok another day again. Thanks God for the quiet night

-- JW, born and living in Brasil

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#12 posted 03-07-2015 07:21 AM

Thanks for sharing your project with us! There are always problems, er challenges, to deal with no matter what type of project we undertake. Your trucks turned out great and are quite inspirational. I may have to try one of these yet.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#13 posted 03-07-2015 07:40 AM

Nice to know Ron that you maybe also will make a truck. Let me know when you start.


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