Which Part of Woodworking is Your Peeve?

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Forum topic by Mark posted 12-03-2009 11:12 PM 2206 views 0 times favorited 71 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2009 11:12 PM

Theres always a part of a every project that I’m doing and it depends on what knind of project it is. But I have two main peeves to projects. For the bigger/more detailed project my peeve is sanding. I hate sanding. But when it comes to finishing a project I hate spray finishing. Yes you may think I’m crazy but I HATE spray finishing. I’m one who loves to put on wipe on poly.

Whats your peeves?

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 12:05 AM

At this moment it is trimming iron on edge banding, I f%#$^&% hate it. Why don’t they make the stuff the same size as 3/4 inch plywood???? Next to that is glue squeeze out, you know the one, you didn’t catch it untill it was too late.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 12:06 AM

My peeves are all associated with my wife. She tacks on projects faster than I can knock them off and trying to “pin” her down is frustrating. Her answer is “Just build it, you know I will like it”. Of course, if I do that, invariably I will have “misunderstood” something that she clearly remembers telling me about the project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 12:39 AM

Putting on the finishing coat and finding scratch marks from sandpaper!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#4 posted 12-04-2009 12:49 AM

At this point in my woodworking, everything is a challenge. I can’t pin it down to one thing.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#5 posted 12-04-2009 12:53 AM

Wow you guys are pointing out more peeves that i forgot i had :S

-- M.K.

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#6 posted 12-04-2009 01:03 AM

Mark, I really don’t have a pet peeve while in my shop. I enjoy doing eveything in there, no matter what I’m working on. Right now I’ve got about 4 projects going at the same time. All are different, but all fall under the catigory of woodwoking in the usual manner. If I had a peeve, I think it would be finishing a piece. I hate the down-time of drying, sanding, fininsh, etc. You get the pix. I don’t even mind sweeping, cause I like a neat, tidy shop. Heck, I even sweep while building a piece. So my peeve is miner—- to me anyway.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#7 posted 12-04-2009 01:09 AM

rick….my peeve when it comes to sweeping or cleaning my shop, is that I don’t have a project to work on or no material to start another

-- M.K.

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#8 posted 12-04-2009 01:19 AM

My biggest pet peeve is not having enough room to put a finish on a project and be able to start another one while that one is drying.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then force it to fit.

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#9 posted 12-04-2009 01:21 AM

My biggest frustration is actually getting a project started. Once I make the first cut, I can be tenacious about finishing. That brings up my next peeve—-Getting interrupted—-by anything. I’m close to finishing a bed I’m building and we had to go out of town. All I could think of was how much I could have done if I could have stayed home.


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#10 posted 12-04-2009 01:37 AM

kent- ya i get mad when im at that point and im not working on it.

lumberdog- i have that same issue but if its summer i can work around it by bringing my work outside

-- M.K.

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#11 posted 12-04-2009 01:44 AM

Dog hairs that infiltrate the finishing process…

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#12 posted 12-04-2009 01:49 AM

Not having enough space in the shop. It will always be too small.

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#13 posted 12-04-2009 02:06 AM

Scott Bryan nailed my pet peeve. Love it when you’re half way through a project and the CFO comes up with 2 or 3 more things she wants yesterday. The other thing is trying to explain to people that to do the job right there is a certain amount of waiting time. They all think it can be done in 5 minutes(like that production line rubbish you see in cheap stores) I have never spray finished anything either, hand rubbed is the best result.

-- If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?

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#14 posted 12-04-2009 02:17 AM

sooooo true beejay!

-- M.K.

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#15 posted 12-04-2009 02:34 AM

Sanding and finishing. I probably wouldn’t mind spraying if I didn’t have to clean up afterward.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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