For those who posted the "I lost a nut/bolt in the sawdust/shavings" threads, next time just use a magnet. Would have taken 8 seconds, without the mess. But I understand, the greatest ideas always come when you don't need 'em.
Anyhow, here's mine. First time using a dove-tail jig, and I was excited. This thing said it cut both pieces simultaneously to ensure a clean match! Oh boy! Well I strapped the first two pieces on and bored it out. "Oh Boy! I'm really doin' it! This woodworking thing isn't so hard!" After pulling the two pieces out I started a string of language that would make a sailor blush, because they were exactly the same! "I can't put this damn thing together!" So I began the put-it-down-and-stare-at-it phase. After about 10 minutes of pondering (still thuroughly confused), my 4 year old son walks in and sits beside me, also looking at the wood. After a few seconds, he gets up, turns one of the pieces over and slips it together. I really didn't know how to feel at that moment so I did what every father does when caught like that...."Son, if I wanted them put together, then I'd have put them together!"
Needless to say, I don't do anything without my boy!
Last edited by CAFrye; 03-16-2009 at 02:51 AM.