Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'disaster'

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #8: 99% done, now scrap it and start over... help?

07-29-2018 04:23 PM by JohnMcClure | 4 comments »

I built this bed. It still needs the ball finials on the posts, but I think it’s beautiful: The trouble is, I foolishly assumed extra space around the mattress would be a good idea. Too tight would have been a much better idea: Two inches too long, and just over an inch too wide. Now that’s the first problem; the second problem is, the whole bed – due to both the oversize mistake, AND the design choice to have thick posts that stick out proud of the rails – ...

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Dont do this: Mallet edition

04-01-2013 12:06 AM by Chase | 12 comments »

I should start a series of “Chase screws up a project, so don’t follow in his footsteps” blog entries. I made a wooden mallet out of maple and some unknown scrap for the handle following (more or less) the WoodWorking for Mere Mortals method. I used BBs for the weight and leather on the surfaces. It worked out pretty well until I went to use it the first time. The leather face flew off after the first hit, and the maple dented badly. Full disclosure, I did hit a p...

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Quick Progress, Big Setback, Moving Foward...after a break

01-05-2011 04:06 AM by spunwood | 5 comments »

Clamping a cutting board row by row. Two blocks align it along with a vertical clamp. A deadblow mallet levels it. Stephanie came up with this method. I put packing tape on the alignment blocks and on the board they are sitting on to keep them from sticking. Clamping the rows together. After the disaster, back home, having discovered what can be saved. You can see some of the planer gouges. I have been working on an end grain cutting board. I hope to join the ranks soon of the cu...

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tragedies #1: sealed with a trip

06-21-2009 12:46 PM by Gary Fixler | 21 comments »

Let me show you why tonight’s shop-time sucked… Sigh… So I had a 2gal bucket of Anchorseal – prized wood end grain sealer for drying logs and planks. I was carrying it to a spot in the shop where I was to seal up a bunch of European olive bottle blanks I resawed and cut up from a large log tonight. My foot got hung up really well on something – maybe my rolling stand – and I lurched forward hard. Of course, I never trip like that, but since I was car...

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