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For you experts, it's a change of plans.

For me, it is a lesson.

My biggest, most frequent mistakes are these:
1. Design as I go;
2. Not making detailed plans; and
3. Not taking time to make the right jigs/templates.
I'm sure there are many more - I've just blocked them from my consciousness.
 

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For you experts, it's a change of plans.

For me, it is a lesson.

My biggest, most frequent mistakes are these:
1. Design as I go;
2. Not making detailed plans; and
3. Not taking time to make the right jigs/templates.
I'm sure there are many more - I've just blocked them from my consciousness.
Ditto :smile:
 

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I rush to much to get it done instead of slowing down and thinking about just what it is I am trying to accomplish. That is why I have so much rework to do I just need to slow down.

Bruce.
 

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The biggest mistake is rushing into the job at hand without thinking ahead. For instance, after you have sanded and ready for staining, always put on gloves. I can't stress this enough. The oily residue from the fingers will spoil a staining job.
 

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I guess mine would be to "slow down". Working too fast just creates mistakes. I agree though, a mistake is just a challenge to redesign the project. ;)
 

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For you experts, it's a change of plans.

For me, it is a lesson.

My biggest, most frequent mistakes are these:
1. Design as I go;
2. Not making detailed plans; and
3. Not taking time to make the right jigs/templates.
I'm sure there are many more - I've just blocked them from my consciousness.
I make very detailed plans (I actually majored in architecture), HOWEVER, once I get started I usually chuck my detailed plans and "Design as I go". Not ONE project I've started since I've been into woodworking has turned out like my detailed plans. I know it's wrong, but it usually works because I don't get in a hurry and measure 5 times & cut once. Most of the time I usually hit a wall and have to think about my next step for a couple of days, but it still gets done and nobody laughs out loud.....at least when I'm around. When I'm "stuck" I usually just find something to sand for a while......Sanding is my nirvana.....my deep meditation.
 

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For you experts, it's a change of plans.

For me, it is a lesson.

My biggest, most frequent mistakes are these:
1. Design as I go;
2. Not making detailed plans; and
3. Not taking time to make the right jigs/templates.
I'm sure there are many more - I've just blocked them from my consciousness.
Yes that's me.:yes:
 
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