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From Steve Ramsey’s Weekend woodworker course. This project taught me some valuable lessons. One was measuring with stop blocks and getting identical length cuts. I use to measure out each cut and, as I now know, I didn’t get identical cut lengths. And as an extension on this I also worked through a mistake. I cut all but one of boards for the width of the table a quarter inch too short. I was going to buy more wood and start over again when it dawned on me I can have my table any width I wanted and keep all the currently cut boards and cut the remaining boards to the same shorter length. Small victory on my part but a lesson in getting around what before would have been a supremely discouraging moment to one that was only a small bump in the road. I’m pleased with the outcome and I’ve already used it on another project. More to come.

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#1 posted 04-07-2018 04:03 PM

Congratulations! A real Craftsman is he who knows how to fix his/her mistakes and still claim that was the original design!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 04-07-2018 11:43 PM

Congrats. I am glad that The Weekend Woodworker is bringing more folks into the craft. Welcome!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#3 posted 04-10-2018 12:49 AM

I can’t count the times that something turned out “smaller” than originally planned.

-- derek / oregon

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#4 posted 04-10-2018 07:17 AM

Thanks for welcome and comments.

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