Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'mistake'

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Sewing Table #6: Stupid Stuff and Serendipitous Solutions

06-18-2008 02:41 AM by Blake | 22 comments »

When I left off I was ready to glue up the apron and legs. So in my excitement to see it take shape, I did a little last minute trimming of the tenons and one more dry fit, and then started assembling it with glue in sections. Here’s the front: And the back: Then I dry fit the two sections together with the side aprons for the final glue up: Which is when it occurred to me… was something missing? THE DRAWERS!!! I forgot to cut the drawers out of ...

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Mistake with Stile and Rail bits

03-17-2008 02:59 AM by Blake | 19 comments »

I did a little trading at work a while back and ended up with a nice pair of “Stile and Rail” router bits. They are identical to these only they were Freud brand: I was really excited about these bits because my kitchen cabinets are a project that has been put on hold for over a year and these will really help me finish the doors. I had never used these bits before. I did a test cut of both joints and it fit together so sweet: I measured twice and double che...

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How NOT to cut small piece of Brass

08-10-2015 02:41 PM by Jorgearaujo | 18 comments »

Made a little video with the mistake I made while cutting a piece of brass… Luckily I wasn’t hurt and learned my lesson hopefully you learn something too. View on YouTube

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S.O.S.~~LumberJocks to the Rescue!

05-07-2009 06:44 PM by robbinscabin | 15 comments »

THANK YOU ALL!!! One hundred times…THANK YOU!!! When my router went awry…well, I could’ve cried. So many hours of work and I didn’t believe my mother’s gift could be salvaged. I sent out an SOS and boy did you all respond. Your ideas, tips and tricks were amazing but most of all your encouragment left me believing that I could FIX IT! So I headed downstairs and attempted my FIRST EVER patch job. While not perfect I think it’ll look just fine afte...

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S.O.S.~~Disaster Mistake!

05-07-2009 03:54 AM by robbinscabin | 14 comments »

So, I’ve been down in the workshop just plugging away at a surprise gift for my mother. She thinks I’m working on a door for my Uncle’s 75th b-day (and I will~~eventually) but instead I’m working on a screen door as a gift for Mother’s Day. I’ve got about 16 hours of work in the jigsawing and carving and probably just as many in the design process. ! It’s the most complicated door I’ve ever attempted and it was going well until… my route...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #8: Recap - some mistakes, some saves, and a finished base.

07-16-2009 09:22 PM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

After last week’s ongoing progress, it felt a bit slow this week (which it is), but I did have some things I wanted to share, and also was able to finish the base with 3 coats of BLO which is what I’m going to keep on it for conditioning the wood, and protecting it from moisture. Mistake #1: Drawboring to the wrong side (cringe) 2 legs on each side of the base are connected together using 2 short rails. The top one is using a sliding dovetail, while the lower one uses M&T. ...

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Lathes and Turning #1: My New Toy! A Mini Wood Lathe!

05-31-2011 02:54 PM by swamps42 | 10 comments »

Today Harbor Freight had a 25% off coupon. I used mine to buy a mini wood lathe. My best friend was with me and he bought a set of chisels for me as my birthday gift. I’m so excited, and already very covered in saw dust and wood shavings. Naturally, I tried to just jump in, I mean I’ve used my itty bitty Dremmel lathe before. I made a HUGE mess of a scrap of 2×4. Then I came inside at my friend’s urging, watched a few Jet videos on YouTube, and went back out to the g...

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Plantation Shutters #12: I just wasted all this wood because of a simple moronic mistake

06-13-2017 03:23 AM by Holbs | 10 comments »

As stated earlier in my blog entry, I am a newb in the realm of sanding & finishing, coming from the world of plywood and construction lumber for all of my projects. I am learning as I go happily but mistakes will come about. I guess I’m lucky that I messed up this wood for this project now, instead of more costly and quantity of lumber later. I can not use the pieces I dimensioned for this project because I got carried away ROS’ing faces & edges which rounded over below...

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07-17-2014 07:14 AM by ajw1978 | 8 comments »

I’d been meaning to start posting blog entries since I joined LJ last week but since I write around 15,000 words a day to start with, I’ve been content just posting pictures of the crap I’ve cobbled together (notice I didn’t say “built” or any other verb that would suggest craftsmanship). So, while my originally-intended introduction entry is pretty much on my bio, I’m just going to spew forth here a little bit in the hope of venting some frustrati...

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2-face Table Project - I need help

05-17-2008 04:15 AM by RedBeard | 7 comments »

I am building a project for my senior thesis. Its a shaker style table that will be cut in half. One half will be built as close to perfect as I can make it with beautiful wood, and intricate joinery. The other half will be loaded with mistakes including poor wood selection, not accounting for seasonal movement, bad joinery, and anything else I can come up with. This is where I need help. Please let me know what mistakes you have made in building furniture, or any ideas that you may have to ...

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