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Blog entry by HallTree posted 03-15-2010 08:38 PM 2724 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would very surprized if I am the only one that has done this. About 2 years ago I built a cradle out of walnut. When I joined the boards together I did not make note of where the biscuits were. Yes, you guessed it. When I cut the design out I cut right through a biscuit where it will show up like a sore thumb, white biscuit on dark walnut. What to do, so I made a small strip of walnut and glued it over the bad place, one on both sides so they both look the same. Later my wife, and others, said ‘I like the decorative strip you added’.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 08:49 PM

Good cover.

-- Ralph New Hampshire,

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 09:16 PM

Mistrakes are happenings for decoration…

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 09:35 PM

After spending so many years doing rough carpentry, I’ve learned alot about camouflaging bad cuts, errors and mistakes. The biggest mistake ever is being in a hurry….and not thinking through the project. I usually try to make notes as a project progresses to remind myself of areas where I determined that a specific item is or will be…sometimes it works…sometimes not…but learning how to repair them is just part of this hobby and a “master” is someone that can make a mistake look like an intentional decoration…LOL

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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