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    Bedside table

    In my rush to get it built I made a few mistakes. Forgot to check for square once the base was clamped up. Slightly out so the drawer sticks out on one side a little. I didn't put enough glue on one mortise and tenon joint and it came loose. I must buy some more disposable brushes for that job instead of trying to smear glue with my finger! I used shop left overs for the base. I should have noticed the grain on the legs and put the best at the front! Christmas gift for a granddaughter.
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    Last edited by Bryan Cowing; 12-13-2007 at 12:30 PM.
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    nice design there

    bryon we are always our worst critics,so you dont need to down grade yourself,, it is what makes it specail its homemade for your grandadaughter and if ihad huge gouge in it she would still be pleased... it was from grandpa.... i like the look and and next time you will make changes to your procedures we all make mistakes and then we learn from them... so keep the presses rollin and show us your next projects.. let us know what the facial expresiion is when she see's it and then tell us that thewre was a mistake somewheree nevr gonna happen grandpa
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    bryon we are always our worst critics,so you dont need to down grade yourself,, it is what makes it specail its homemade for your grandadaughter and if ihad huge gouge in it she would still be pleased... it was from grandpa.... i like the look and and next time you will make changes to your procedures we all make mistakes and then we learn from them... so keep the presses rollin and show us your next projects.. let us know what the facial expresiion is when she see's it and then tell us that thewre was a mistake somewheree nevr gonna happen grandpa
    Ditto what Larry said (with some minor rearrangement of letters )
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    I do not think grandaughter will woory if there is any mistakes. If she is like my grandaughter she thinks grandpa walks on water LOL Looks good and like it, you did a good job.


    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Ditto what Larry said (with some minor rearrangement of letters )
    thats my man rennie,, somday i wil let yu in the code actylly its tomany cows and to many hammers missun the target
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    Bryan, I don't think your granddaughter will notice any of that, but will love the piece. If she's like mine, all she'll say is, "Lookee what my grampa made me!"

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    That looks great Bryan. A pair of nightstands is my next project. I've been working on them in my head for a bit. I just may cut some wood come January ;-)
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    Bryan, as others said we are our biggest critic, go easy on yourself and learn from you mistakes...I've told myself that before...doesn't always work. Great looking table and wonderful gift. Well Done.
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    it looks good to me i would bet she loves it

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    Looks wonderful to me.

    Mistakes are called "CHARACTER" which you have.

    Your granddaugher is going to love it.

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