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Jack Lewis

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04-13-2019 04:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop help glitches repair tips

Post your problem, mistake or glitch and what you did to corrected it. Why reinvent the wheel if someone has found a work around already. Tell us your tips.
MINE and the most discussed in LJ,the CA/sawdust or Resin/color fill of cracks in turned objects.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"


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#1 posted 04-13-2019 05:15 PM

My biggest problem (If you want to call it that) is that I don’t get any shop time for a long while. I had fusion back surgery about 3 months ago, and it’s pretty well got me knocked out of doing practically anything. So I don’t have any mistakes or glitches at this time…

-- " Old age will sneak up on you too quickly, so stay as active as you can".

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#2 posted 04-13-2019 06:09 PM

Too many to zero in on just one.

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CWWoodworking

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#3 posted 04-13-2019 06:52 PM

Today. Today was my glitch. Anything I sprayed turned to dog poo. I think I’m just going to go fishing.

Need a labeling system. It’s not uncommon for me to switch between 6 different colors. So spraying wrong color happens.

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ocean

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#4 posted 04-13-2019 07:44 PM

Measuring for a cut. You know the old adage – MEASURE TWICE – CUT ONCE. One of these days I’ll get that right 100% of the time.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#5 posted 04-13-2019 07:46 PM


Today. Today was my glitch. Anything I sprayed turned to dog poo. I think I’m just going to go fishing.

Need a labeling system. It’s not uncommon for me to switch between 6 different colors. So spraying wrong color happens.

- CWWoodworking

If you’re spraying stain or dye (I use dye), the Critter is a godsend. Since it uses mason jars to spray from, you can switch to different colors in less than a minute. Just unscrew the current jar, screw on a jar of solvent (water for me) and spray a few seconds to clean. Then screw on your next color. Keep your jars labeled and you’ll be all set.

Mason jars are an ideal storage vessel for dye and stain as it is, so with the Critter, there’s no pouring back and forth, rinsing, etc. It uses so little air that even the smallest pancake compressor can drive it without a problem.

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Rich

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#6 posted 04-13-2019 07:52 PM

For my mistake, today I was spraying some dye onto a walnut drawer front for a client. There were two small spots about 1/4” across that weren’t taking the dye. It was likely some glue that got on there during assembly, but a light sanding didn’t remove it. So, I touched up the dye in the area with an airbrush and laid down two coats of lacquer. After the lacquer cured I used Mohawk brush tip markers to cover up the spots and blend them with the grain of the surrounding wood. Two more light coats of lacquer and they’re gone. Even though I know the general area where they were, I can’t find the repairs. I call that pretty good.

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#7 posted 04-13-2019 08:06 PM

Good job Rich. I had friend who made wooden gun grips for S&W. He became an expert at hiding flaws using lacquer paints. My current dilemma is that I made this little table and have another disk like the top but it is twice as big and I want it to match the little one but don’t want to glue a bunch of walnut to make a 8 or 9” base for it. Any idea?

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mahdee

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#8 posted 04-13-2019 08:08 PM

Well, the picture is not coming up:
https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/409214

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Rich

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#9 posted 04-13-2019 08:26 PM


Any idea?

- mahdee

Beautiful table and a well-deserved Top 3. I’m afraid I’m not coming up with any ideas to help you though.

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#10 posted 04-13-2019 08:42 PM

No problem Rich… I really want the big one to match the other; not necessarily to look like it.

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#11 posted 04-13-2019 11:06 PM

My mistakes are too numerous to count, but here’s a recent one. I was dry fitting a chair when the back assembly fell over, hitting a wood scrap on my bench in just the right spot to cause this-

The fix was pretty straightforward, luckily the break was clean and there was no missing wood. After filling the break with glue, I placed wax paper on both sides then clamped it tightly between some clamp blocks.

After the glue was dry I worked the repair area with a scraper and some final sanding and the repair was nearly invisible.

After staining and finish, the repair is all but invisible.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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mahdee

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#12 posted 04-14-2019 12:18 AM

Good save tungOil.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Rich

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#13 posted 04-14-2019 01:11 AM


Good save tungOil.

- mahdee

+1. Tung’s pretty awesome.

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#14 posted 04-14-2019 01:45 AM

I think about every project has one or more. This one involved a cut made to the outside of a side piece rather than the inside to hold a bottom panel: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/222066

Had to cut down the box height but used the cutoffs to make a unique dovetail handle (unplanned but was a nice feature in the end).

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#15 posted 04-14-2019 01:57 AM

A big one was on our Murphy bed project. This was a multi month build. The night we decided to get it put together things were challenging, but going along…until we went to lower the bed and saw we had installed the handles on the lower half of the face panel (opposite of the correct location). How we got this so messed up…well, we had to disassemble a bit before we could access the screws to remove. Ended up installing knobs in the correct location and then had to fill the other 4 holes with some wax-type wood-filler product and then dabbed some stain. I can see it, but we have asked a few other people and no one saw the fix.

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