Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Did I really just do that?
Oh, good grief. The god of woodworking is effing with my brain. I'm making this little drawer for a cabinet, and I screwed up one of the sides three separate times, so I decided to take a picture of it and share, in my self-deprecating way, my little story of woe.
See, three different attempts and each time I made some stupid mistake laying out the dovetails. So, hey, maybe I'll turn that into lemonade and share it on my blog. Snap a picture, get back to work, and do it right this time. Cut the curves along the tops of the sides....
Fast forward to the next morning. I go into the shop, pick up the completed and assembled drawer and look at it. Hey, the groove along the bottom edge for the bottom to slide into needs a little fiddling with. Pick up a block of wood to tap the side off, give it a whack........
It seems I forgot that I actually glued it up the day before. There is no saving it. If I were to calculate the hours I have worked on this cabinet and divide that into what I hope to sell the cabinet for, well... I'd be doing better working at McDonald's.
Okay, pity party over. I'm not in it for the money, fame, and fast cars anyway.