The First Mistake…..

So after working on top this evening and getting ready to come in for the night, I make a little discovery. I made a bone head mistake (and I’m sure it won’t be the last). Some how, I mixed up my boards of which get cut and which has a stopped groove in it. So instead of my 2nd and 3rd board (from the front) being cut and the fourth having the groove like this…

I ended up with this…..

DOH!!!

When I realized my mistake, my first thought was WTF… Then I took a step back and thought about the best way to fix it. Well my plan is really quite simple, maybe too simple. I’m gonna cut the second board, re-cut my groove and laminate it where it needs to go. Yeah, it’ll create an extra joint line and maybe even a gap but you know what? It really doesn’t bother me. This is my first bench and so far I’m happy with how everything is coming out. Even with my mistake. I just hope my plan turns out to be as simple as it is in my head.

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Author: Dan

Husband, Father of four, active duty Marine, and amateur woodworker.

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