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Old 07-13-2011, 05:15 PM
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Default Some days I should stay in bed!

Part 2 of the entertainment centre WIP: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furnitu...stayinbed.html

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Old 07-13-2011, 05:51 PM
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There was more than one comment on the forums that this posting of my errors made others feel much more relaxed about their own work. This was my intention here to show that we all make errors, and rarely are they permanent. Most are recoverable. In any event, no one is perfect or should expect perfection. Just enjoy your time in the woodshop.
Onto the next time.

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Thanks for the post. Great job on those hand cut dovetails. I assume they are because anyone having hand planes can grasp the use of chisels to cut dovetails. I used to do them by hand but..... well I'm in a hurry sometimes. Ya it's sometimes good to hear others make the same mistakes, most of us can relate. Not all though there's one whose name is well ... it starts with a P and ends kind of a 0. Perfection every time.

I've cut a panel in the same manner that you describe. I too put a filler in but by the time the project went too far that panel was tossed. I've cut dovetails on the wrong board making the tails showing on the drawer opening side. I was going to let that go until I realized the drawer was now the wrong dimension to fit the opening. Those boxes are still here someplace collecting dust. Someone who gets the job of cleaning this place after I'm dead will have to trash them because I can't.

What is that wood similar to? It almost looks mahogany.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:42 PM
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Part 2 of the entertainment centre WIP: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furnitu...stayinbed.html

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Derek,

I have to say that I give you TREMENDOUS credit for even going back in the shop the next day. I think I might have run upstairs and and started heavily drinking which I do not do. I also applaud your fixes as they came out great.

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Old 07-13-2011, 08:54 PM
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Those are beautiful cabinets, Derek. I've made similar mistakes (in contrast to what Mark may have suggested, if I'm the P.....O person - but perhaps he meant Per Swenso ... n). I usually end up filling them with a contrasting wood, and pretending that they were intentional design elements. I guess that wouldn't have worked so well with your military chests, though.

I imagine that you used some very creative language when you noticed that you'd done it a third time. One of my best mistakes was putting the side of a dovetailed cabinet in upside down during the glue up. A friend (who never drops by) happened to come by exactly as I was in the middle of the glue up, and distracted me.

At least that's my excuse, and I'm sticking with it.

It's hard to notice unless you know what you're looking for. Much like your repairs. Nice save!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:13 PM
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Great save, Derek! We've all done that or worse. I just don't have pictures to prove it!
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The project is going to look beautiful Derek. And thanks, it is encouraging to hear that even craftsmen as experienced and gifted as you make "unintended deviations" in their work.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:47 AM
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The project is going to look beautiful Derek. And thanks, it is encouraging to hear that even craftsmen as experienced and gifted as you make "unintended deviations" in their work.

Hum.... "unintended deviations", so that's what I've been doing. Here I thought it was "plan alterations" I meant that leg to be shorter.

And poto yes and I was right the one mistake you say you made wasn't your mistake after all was it?
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:29 PM
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Great save, Derek! We've all done that or worse. I just don't have pictures to prove it!
This chest of drawers was built several years ago for my son. Spot the mistake ...



Here's another view ..



It was one of the first larger pieces I built purely with handtools:



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Old 07-14-2011, 06:31 PM
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No drawer bottom?

Otherwise, looks great!
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:02 PM
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It looks like the 2 center drawers are upside down. Did you run the groove for the drawers bottoms on the top instead of the bottom?
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