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    What's your nemesis?

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    For me, the nemesis has to be glue-up. I always do a dry fit, but somehow the actual glue-up goes way differently. Either there's not enough glue or too much or something is out of alignment and I don't notice until all the clamps are off! Enough to turn a guy into a turner.
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    Drawers - fitting them, getting the gaps right, to use or not to use a center drawer guide. I seem to do a lot of dressers, nightstands, etc, and I always fight.

    Hinges used to be number 1, but have moved down to 2. For some reason I seem to have gotten the hang of them.

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    My whole shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    My whole shop.


    For me, it's visualizing angles and such, basic geometry. I seem to need the actual pieces in hand to see how things will fit together.

    Dan
    "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Cloud View Post
    For me, the nemesis has to be glue-up. I always do a dry fit, but somehow the actual glue-up goes way differently. Either there's not enough glue or too much or something is out of alignment and I don't notice until all the clamps are off! Enough to turn a guy into a turner.
    I'm with you Jesse - hate glue up....or rather, glue up hates me. I do all the steps - dry fit, clamp it up dry, check all the corners and joints...

    doesnt matter. Still comes back to bite me!
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    I need pictures before I start anything. For the life of me the things I come up with on my own look horrible.
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    Tape measures. I seem to have an uncanny ability to misread the tape, check it to make sure I've read the thing wrong, then cut a piece too short. Seems like its never too long.

    I used to have trouble with hinges at work, but once I left that job and made my own jigs, it all got a lot easier. Maybe that was just practice though. I still have trouble with some of those wrap around, half lap, semi-overlay hinges that have screws going in three different directions. I avoid those things at all costs.

    John

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    Mine is all the above +
    cant leave it alone, even when it right.

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

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    Applying finish (paint, varnish, whatever) to something very carefully and then leaving it to dry only to discover dribbles the next day.
    Cheers, Frank

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