Popular Woodworking 2003-08 № 135, страница 62

Popular Woodworking 2003-08 № 135, страница 62

The 16 DUMBEST

Woodworking Mistakes

How to fix the problem at hand and never make the same mistake again.

For the record, I want it known that I had everything clamped down tight when I turned on the drill press to mix a gallon of dark brown glaze. What happened next is somewhat of a legend in our woodworking shop.

The drill press was set to run too fast, and the quill was down too low. Within seconds, the wall of the shop, all the tools within 10 feet and most of my exterior surfaces looked like we had all been dipped in chocolate at the Snickers factory.

That was five years ago. We moved the shop six miles up the highway, replaced almost all the machinery and we still find little bits of the dried glaze clinging to things just about every week. (Want proof? Just see photo 12 on page 73.)

Ask any woodworker about the dumbest mistake he or she has made and a look of pain will pass over his or her face. In our shop you'll hear stories of entertainment centers not deep enough (the wall behind it had to be punched out to make room for the stereo components) or cabinets where the knob on the last drawer was in the worst place possible.

by Christopher Schwarz

Comments or questions? Contact Chris at 513-531-2690 ext. 1407 or chris.schwarz@fwpubs.com.

Photo by Tim Grondin

60 Popular Woodworking August 2003

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