Ok, so I've been doing this woodworking gig about 4 years - seriously for
maybe 2. I've had a lot of "big iron" in my shop for maybe 1.5 years
(Unisaw, jointer, planer, etc. etc. etc.). So, I am starting to get a bit
more confident in my woodworking abilities. That's not to say I don't think
I suck big time, relatively, but I no longer feel like a total newb in this
That is, until I do things like I did on my current project.
I'm building a simple lingerie dresser for my son's nursery. I'm still not
too keen on designing stuff myself, so I purchased some plans. The plans
are pretty straightforward, although they include joinery approaches I'm not
used to, but I figure that's how I will learn, so I go along with it as
instructed. Everything's going hunky-dory, if a bit slowly (it's tough to
make progress in 2 hour spurts, but that's the life of a new first-time
parent). That's when I had one of those moments tonight. You know what I
mean, right? An "OH F$$K, WHAT DID I DO" moment.
You see, this dress has frame and panel sides. There are two panels for
each side, one small panel on top and a larger panel on bottom. Well,
that's according to the plans. On MY dresser, there will be a small one on
top of the RIGHT side and a small one on bottom of the LEFT side. DOH!!!!
And there's nothing I can do now, except start over (which I really don't
have time to do, nor the wood/$$ etc. either).
I honestly wonder if woodworking is making me forget what right and left
So, do you think SWMBO will notice? I honestly doubt it, at least not right
away. That doesn't make me feel much better though.