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Twin Kitchen Hutches #4 - Two mistakes, one after the other

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Two mistakes, one after the other.

 

When I cut the shelves for the base cabinets of the hutches, I omitted the sub-top shelf on which the top shelf will be screwed on.

 

 Since I didn’t have enough material, I had to make a supplementary glue-up with scraps, biscuits and glue.

 

 My second mistake was my misinterpretation of the tape measure reading. I cut the board at 15-3/8’’ in width instead of 15-5/8’’ ( I should have used a story stick). To overcome this issue, I added/glued a 1-1/2’’ middle stip between the two sub-shelves.

 

Click here to see all the details on how I worked around these mistakes,

 

      Best,

 

           Serge

 

 www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

  

 


Comments

Trubs wrote re: Twin Kitchen Hutches #4 - Two mistakes, one after the other
on 06-01-2009 1:08 AM

What happened to measure twice and cut once? Saying that,we have all been there and had the added frustration of working out the solution. You have my commiserations It takes a brave man to own up to his mistakes.

bricofleur wrote re: Twin Kitchen Hutches #4 - Two mistakes, one after the other
on 06-01-2009 8:52 AM

Thanks Trubs for your compassion!

I should stick to this new line of my own: Measure twice, make a tripple check and cut once! By the way, I found a book at my local library titled "Measure twice and cut once" by you guess who, Norm Abram. Since I'm a volunteer at the library teaching 'Surfing the Internet' to elder people, and since I was so excited about that book, they gave it to me. I will post it soon on this blog (at least the front cover).

I believe working out the solutions is one of the  most important aspects of woodworking (or any other crafts) since it pusses an individual to take another step, to get a little more further than reading plans. Finding a solution is, according to me, a good way to gain confidence and get more satisfaction.

Here I wanted to shown that it is normal each and everyone makes mistakes, and that mistakes can be overcome anyway, in many ways.

    Best,

         Serge

www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

Trubs wrote re: Twin Kitchen Hutches #4 - Two mistakes, one after the other
on 06-08-2009 2:58 AM

I must look for a copy of the book as it sounds like my kind of reading, but will it be available here in the UK ?? I can but try.

P.S. I threw my latest mistake in the bin yesterday !