I never had a plan, but I started making sawdust.

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Project by awsum55 posted 08-27-2018 09:17 PM 1224 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a bunch of scraps and made a panel, but I didn’t have a plan for it. I thought it might make a cool looking top for a box, so this is what I came up with. I never had a plan, I just kept adding to the box until I liked it. I’m sure that’s not the preferred method.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#1 posted 08-27-2018 10:05 PM

I totally DISAGREE!

Many of my best things start without any plan and receive many changes on the building as I go along! I have taken pieces, fitted them, THEN taken them back and re-sawed some of them or just started over, making new pieces to replace them, because I did NOT like what they looked like.

I really like that “wood Rescue” example too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-27-2018 10:38 PM

PLANS are for candy ARSES!

-- Rich

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#3 posted 08-27-2018 11:10 PM

Preferred method ? Are you in a machine shop or a wood shop ?

This particular project came out just as one would expect – EXCELLENT

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 08-28-2018 01:04 AM

We don’t need no stink-in plans. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 08-28-2018 02:54 AM

Interesting lid there. Hmmmmm wondering how planning would have made it less interesting. Not sure it could have, so I guess you are good.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 08-28-2018 03:06 AM

What are plans?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 08-28-2018 07:16 AM my experience, sometimes the best projects turned out without plans – nice work buddy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 08-28-2018 06:45 PM

Very kewl… I love just winging it, my favorite way to create

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 08-28-2018 11:33 PM

John , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 08-29-2018 12:27 AM

Thanks guys. I see so many projects that use sketch-up to design their piece, I thought most people do it that way. I do more than I’d like to admit without plans. I’m sure that’s why it takes me 2 or 3 times longer than it probably should.

-- John D, OP, KS

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