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    Show us your worst !!!

    Well got to thinking we could do with a thread to offset the feelings of dispair a guy like me gets when i see some of the work guys post here and then look at my own.

    So how about it are we all ready to come clean and own up to being human go ahead post your worst effort at making something. Plywood, scrapwood, finished, unfinished half finished, not finished etc.

    No good stuff now this is meant to make a guy like me feel good about my best work and hey its meant to be a little fun so Bart you go first. i will post my most embarressing piece which Tom and Larry missed when they visited my home. Got to get pictures first (later).
    cheers

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    This was supposed to become a cutting board. I keep it around to remind me to plan ahead, don't get cocky and don't start something you don't care to finish; that's wasted shop time ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    This was supposed to become a cutting board. I keep it around to remind me to plan ahead, don't get cocky and don't start something you don't care to finish; that's wasted shop time ;-)
    so whats wrong with it glenn other than its not finished,, the center wasnt laid out the way you wanted???
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    so whats wrong with it glenn other than its not finished,, the center wasnt laid out the way you wanted???
    I looked and looked and wondered the same thing.

    Also, did you notice the guy that started this thread didn't post anything for us to actually see!?
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    My screwups and mistakes wind up in the trash bin (well, recycle bin to be precise), so I don't have any pictures. But I do have the memories and that helps me improve.

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    I'm with Mike except I burn mine.
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    i got one hangun on my wall in the shop. it reminds of the time i did it and what not to do, also the way it was handled at the time!!!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Ha Rob, I post them every time I put up a pic.

    My first shop teacher taught us how to use rock hard putty, he bought it in large containers by the truckload. It was the worst for taking stain and sanding, but I think it taught us to not make the mistakes that required much putty at all, so I'm pretty selective in what I fasten together and how I fasten it. I also will toss anything I don't feel is up to 'my' standard, so I don't have much to show you other than a scrap bin of a lot of boards that are cut wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    This was supposed to become a cutting board. I keep it around to remind me to plan ahead, don't get cocky and don't start something you don't care to finish; that's wasted shop time ;-)
    Looks good to me, If your going to beat on it much, I might be concerned about the joints lining up down the middle. However those glue joints are stronger than the wood, so It would probably split along the grain before they would along those joints.
    Darren

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    I don't keep a pic record of mine, but for the seven drawer dresser I'm working on I had to make four new drawer fronts. Cause rushing.

    I'm on the third set of pieces for the top. Cause rushing.

    I had to redo two lateral panels. Cause rushing.

    By the time I finish I could well have made two instead of one

    It seems that I'm not learning from my own mistakes, maybe if I have only two hours of shop time a day I should spend them brooming it clean and tidying my tools instead of trying to get something done.

    Maybe it is my brain that is asking for a break
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