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Blog entry by dub560 posted 02-06-2011 07:55 AM 1688 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is a complete failure …I guess I’ll take a another turn at it some other time

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 08:08 AM

I am sure you can work the joints out. It doesn´t look as a failure at all.

I would continue, clean the glue, rasp, plane or plane rout or sand everthing. And after apply dust filler with love. (I did that with dust and CA)

It will look great.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 08:21 AM

When I have a problem such as this, I just set it aside and try another project and then come back with a better idea and attitude.You are on the brink of a great learning experience. Please don’t miss it. It may take a few shots at it, but you will be happy with the results.
Charlie1958 looked at my pictures and said, “Of all the mistakes that can be made on a box, you have made them all.” lol I kept at it until I made my granddaughter very happy and me too. Rand

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 09:03 AM

Dub560 maybe an epoxy with some color .1st make all the gaps uniformed with a vainer or something similar .

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 10:32 AM

Thanks fellas for such encouragement

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 12:55 PM

this, in my opinion, is one of the most valuable postings on this site—a community coming together to save the day. I’m so glad you posted this blog. Great wisdom here for all of us

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 01:18 PM

Don’t look at it as a failure. Its a learning experience. I’m sure you got some don’t do’s out of it. So there is a bonus. Experience. Having said that anything thats not 90° is difficult to glue up. The above suggestions should rescue this one. It would be interesting to know how you glued it up in order to help you out for next time.

Above all don’t give up. I haven’t and there have been some hideous things in my rejects bin.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 02:28 PM

This is such a great learning experience for all of us.
The tumbling block design is a tough one to get right.
I found out the hard way too.
Keep trying … we learn from things like this.
Thanks for posting this.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 02-06-2011 05:43 PM

Glue-ups can be a nightmare. There are many ways to do a glue-up like this, most of which I have not much experience with, but if you don’t come up with anything else, you might try simple rub joints. I do this all the time with segmented and other work and those joints seem just as good as hard clamped ones. I start with twos then progress to joining the two’s into fours and so on. It actually goes pretty fast too, as you only have to wait 10 minutes or so between gluings. Maybe not the optimal solution, but it should work ok.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Richard Alexander

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#9 posted 02-06-2011 05:44 PM

I agree with Debbie and Ellen. Thanks for posting. LJ should have a whole section dedicated to So called “failures”. I think that there’s far more to learn from them than successful pictures that make it look like the craftsman did it with complete ease. I hope you don’t give on it and keep us updated with your progress. It’s always darkest before the dawn.

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#10 posted 02-06-2011 08:00 PM

Can reAlly thank you enough for those kind words my friends

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#11 posted 02-06-2011 08:20 PM

It ain’t broke unless you can’t fix it.

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