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When The Best Layed out Plans Go Awry

Postby halfdome, Danny » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:41 pm

For the past several years I've been making new furniture for our home.
I have been using Canary Wood as the main wood, walnut for the legs, and figured Pacific Coast Maple for the aprons and accents in the tops.
Lately I've been making a dresser for my wife to replace a Knotty Pine one that's going to the Salvation Army or any charity that's willing to take it.

The bottom 4 drawers of this dresser & doors are the exact same height as the small dresser in the 3rd photo.
I thought the dresser would blend if the top apron and drawers were of figured Maple like everything else I made, NOT!
The maple came out very white and after looking at it for a couple days I bit the bullet and removed the Maple.
My wife will use the Maple for jewelry boxes etc.
Had to spend another $95 for another Canary Wood board to make the change and another gallon of Conversion Varnish.
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Crosscut Lumber only had one board of Canary Wood that was wide enough and long enough to work.
Unfortunately there was 4 worm holes going all the way through in the center of the board, so I had them cut it in two at the worm holes..

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Where the 2 top drawers come together is actually the opposite ends of that board so I had to make them match up as best I could. :FNP
It's a little lighter than the rest of the Canary Wood and that's just fine as it still gives that apron effect.
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I'll soon forget the extra cost and work to make it look right, otherwise it would haunt me for years.
I've been saying for years "It's not how good you are, it's how good you are at fixing your mistakes".
MY wife remembers that and doesn't get discouraged when she makes a mistake in the shop. :thumbsup:

Has anyone else had a project that didn't go as planned and you had to make it right?
:D Danny
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Re: When The Best Layed out Plans Go Awry

Postby edgeau » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:07 pm

halfdome, Danny wrote:
Has anyone else had a project that didn't go as planned and you had to make it right?
:D Danny


That would be my Teardrop!

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Re: When The Best Layed out Plans Go Awry

Postby MtnDon » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:29 pm

halfdome, Danny wrote:
Has anyone else had a project that didn't go as planned and you had to make it right?
:D Danny


Have I?
Yes.
Sometimes due to silly little things that were unforeseeable.
Other times because I screwed up in any one of a long list of possibilities.

Nice looking woodwork. From what little can be seen it also looks like a nice workspace.
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Re: When The Best Layed out Plans Go Awry

Postby halfdome, Danny » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:25 am

MtnDon wrote:Nice looking woodwork. From what little can be seen it also looks like a nice workspace.

Thanks, :) That's my one man cabinet shop (about 1,00 sqft) and now our retirement shop to make things in.
That bench can be lowered down to about a foot off the floor with a floor jack.
I modified it from some motorcycle lift plans to suit my needs.
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Re: When The Best Layed out Plans Go Awry

Postby rjgimp » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:28 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Holy guacamole that is some beeeeaaaaaauuuuutiful woodwork!!!!!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: When The Best Layed out Plans Go Awry

Postby Modstock » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:36 am

I had an engine swap go very bad. Long story short. Big engine/tiny car and to help the situation, the machinist screwed up.

But since we are on the topic and you look like a wood guy .
Im about to start a build and need to make "lightweight cabinets" and looking for some pointers.

My last cabinets were okay , not professional looking and heavy.



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Re: When The Best Layed out Plans Go Awry

Postby halfdome, Danny » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:48 am

rjgimp wrote::shock: :shock: :shock:

Holy guacamole that is some beeeeaaaaaauuuuutiful woodwork!!!!!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thank you,
:D Danny


need to make "lightweight cabinets" and looking for some pointers.

Here's a photo that should help.
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You'll need a pocket hole jig.
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Re: When The Best Layed out Plans Go Awry

Postby NevadaBlue » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:57 pm

That is some beautiful work!

Most of my working career was as a planner. Plans? Yep, make them and backups for the backups. My TTT has plenty of backups... :)
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Re: When The Best Layed out Plans Go Awry

Postby halfdome, Danny » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:38 pm

Thank you. Working with wood has always been my passion.
:D Danny
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