Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Ho hum, don't forget to do it backwards, Virginia...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island
    Posts
    103

    Ho hum, don't forget to do it backwards, Virginia...

    I spent much of today working on another cute (I hope, left hand picture) box for another of my cute (very, right hand picture) nieces. I carefully made a length of custom molding to wrap a nice birdseye maple top panel; quite a complex molding requiring a dozen or so cuts and routing passes. Looked lovely when I finished it.

    Then I carefully mitred the right lengths on a quick little jig to make sure everything was precise. And of course, I cut the mitres the wrong way so the frame of molding was inside out :-(

    Sigh.

    Tomorrow.
    So do I type something witty here?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Posts
    4,876

    Sigh

    Hi,

    Yep! DAMHIK

    Enjoy,

    Jim

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    29,091
    I've got four similar pieces of box trim somewhere in the shop that I'm saving for another box. A smaller one.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ozarks
    Posts
    4,992
    miter dyslexia.....still do that more than i`d like to admit
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island
    Posts
    103
    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    miter dyslexia
    I like that. It sounds like a nice expensive condition instead of a cock-up.

    "Hi. I'm tim and I have Mitre Dyslexia"

    And for anyone curious, the thread title comes from a very old copy of 'Bike' - say 1976 or so - where the author of an article was making a custom Triumph and had obtained a plain red-lensed light for his brakelight needs. For various reasons he decided to cut out sticky backed plastic letters to stick inside the lens and make it abundantly clear to dimwitted car drivers that this light was the brake light. Now imagine just how many ways you can wrongly cut out letters to fit inside a lens to be seen from behind. Hence "Ho hum, don't forget to do it backwards, Virginia". I've been waiting for *years* for a good excuse to use that :-)
    So do I type something witty here?

Similar Threads

  1. one step foward, 2 steps backwards
    By allen levine in forum Old Iron
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-03-2014, 02:12 PM
  2. Backwards router?
    By Karl Brogger in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-10-2012, 02:22 AM
  3. Coring a bowl backwards
    By Rich Soby in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-28-2011, 04:54 AM
  4. earthquake in virginia
    By allen levine in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 08-25-2011, 06:18 PM
  5. Hello from Alexandria Virginia.
    By Frank Townend in forum Welcome and Introductions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-07-2008, 02:01 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •