Cutting Board FAIL

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After cutting my glued up strips into strips and flipping them I realized my planer was not planing evenly on both sides. So the board could not be glued together and could not be fixed. Thought I’d share this to humble myself and let others know that failures do happen to most of us.

-- ~Julie~

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 11:28 PM

Been there done that Julie…

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 11:36 PM

Failures happen to all of us. Just think of it now as “Designer Firewood”

Today I created some “designer firewood” on the lathe

-- Nicky

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 11:37 PM

Been there done that, I have one now in the bin made of port orford cedar and purple heart that cracked before applying finish, Ughh sorry to here about yours as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-18-2012 11:38 PM

Yea, yea, yea. Looks like a couple of my projects.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 11:46 PM

You need another avenue for that stuff… Like pen blanks for turning custom pens.
Think how much valuable wood just went up in smoke! See How to turn pens

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 12:01 AM

Funny, just finished burning the remains of my most recent failure. Love the smell of curly walnut during combustion!

-- My projects are imperfect in every way, just like their creator. Their creator loves them nonetheless, just like mine.

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#7 posted 11-19-2012 12:45 AM

Bullethead took the words out of my mouth.
It makes a pretty fire though!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#8 posted 11-19-2012 01:02 AM

ahhh, get out of there. The glue you used is no doubt is loaded with carcinogens.

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#9 posted 11-19-2012 01:36 AM

oh no! not in the fire! It couldn’t have been that bad! Sometimes the fun of the failed project is the recovery or the repurposing of whatever it was which turned out unexpectedly.

Btw, it’s not too late. Even the ashes from the fire can be used to clean your blades!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#10 posted 11-19-2012 01:48 AM

But just look at the quality of the flame. Better wood = a better fire.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#11 posted 11-19-2012 03:06 AM

Story of my life, hang in there.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#12 posted 11-19-2012 03:14 AM

Don’t think of it as failure, think of it as BTUs. I’ve burnt projects before. It can be sort of – therapudic, out of sight and out of mind and ready to start anew. Thanks for sharing what the rest of us wouldn’t admit to.

-- Doug

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#13 posted 11-19-2012 03:28 AM

Thanks for the support… I do hope to try again, but maybe failures are better since I think I’ve got more views and comments with this firewood than anything else! LOL

-- ~Julie~

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#14 posted 11-19-2012 03:43 AM

Nice finish! Oh, wait. Never mind.

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#15 posted 11-19-2012 03:43 AM

I looked at all your projects…Outstanding… Now if I just had room for a wood burner…that looks nice and warm

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