I made that very same mistake on one of my first projects years ago, albeit
with a router, not a table saw. Mine was for a shelf to be let into
dadoes on either side of a bookcase. After thinking about it a while, I
cut a little off the top of one upright and off the bottom of the other,
reducing the bookcase height somewhat but allowing the shelf to be
installed level and square. It's one of those mistakes you are likely to
There is always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat,
plausible, and wrong." (H L Mencken)
On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:29:30 PM UTC-5, Swingman wrote:
That's what you get for being displaced for so long. To prevent that, Boudreau says, when you cut you leff hand, on the board, you aim wit you right eye and when you cut you right hand, on the board, you aim wit you leff eye.
Just one question Karl. Were you coming or going when you made that piece?
I have never made that particular mistake. But........., I have been known
to make a few other types of mistakes. I remember one particular project
that I bought just enough wood for the item. And I screwed up and had to go
buy another piece. Which was repeated again and again. I ended up screwing
up the piece five times in a row. I finally got it right. I don't know
what was going on with me at the time. Al I know I was incredibly relieved
when it was all done and finished.
Reminds me of when I was competing in Model Airplane gliders.
We had a listserve. One guy made two left wings.
He was so pissed off,
so he went to create the missing right wing and made another left by
To me it was funny has hell.
To him, I am sure it wasn't, I am sure it was frustrating.
I've made so many errors (in drywall) alternating from the use of the
inside and outside of my carpenters square that this barely makes me
raise an eyebrow. I've also seen myself cut out the electrical box on
the "wrong side". %-)
I learned I should buy an extra piece or two of drywall so one doesn't
have to go back for more as soon! YMMV.
Second coat of paint went on the ceiling today! : ) I will try for a
second coat on the walls tomorrow.
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