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LancsRick

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Ever completed a task with a lot of prep and fiddling, only to realise just as you finish it off there was a far simpler way and you've just wasted hours of your life?

I'd clearly never do such a thing, I'm, Erm, asking for a friend...
 

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No. Not really.
Only every time I have ever done something for the first time. :oops: :roll:
 

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usually, It's throwing stuff away for me. I find that having a coffee, thinking about the job and a having cigarette. makes the job as straight forward as it can be.
 

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Red floor paint arrived yesterday to try and nudge my brain into thinking 'if foot is in red square, theres a chance you could bump into mitresaw and knock it out of square' This seemed like a better solution.

Atleast I didn't paint the floor with it lol.

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My usual workflow

- Decide to try something for the first time
- Try to figure it out as I go along .... as how hard can it be really?
- Make a huge mess of it
- Go back in for a cup of tea and research it online
- come back out and do it much quicker, better and with less swearing
- completely forget the process
.. 6 months later
- try to do the same thing. Wait. I think I may have done this before?
- hmmm - I'll just try to figure it out as I go along .... as how hard can it be really?
- Make a huge mess of it
- Go back in for a cup of tea and research it online - this seems familiar
- come back out and do it much quicker, better and with less swearing
- completely forget the process

repeat
 

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Well not exactly too late, but I did once have a pretty good eureka moment.

I was trying to make a jig to cut tenons on the tablesaw and so I did all the usual googling.

I found a picture of a jig that I liked the look of. There were no plans, and the business end was not on show, but it wasn't hard to figure out how it must work. So I set to.

After a while, I thought, "This is rubbish! There is a much better way of doing this!" and so I slung it and developed my own, which, of course, as you would expect, I'm sure, is the Best Tenon Jig In The Whole Wide World.
:)
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I needed to cut a very minor taper into a vertical piece of architrave (0.4degrees!) due to fitting a doorframe AFTER plastering the wall - lesson learnt.

I carefully built a two meter taper jig, only to realise just as I was finishing it I could have just stuck some scrap on the back of the architrave and used a template trim bit...
 

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transatlantic":2y1tpgj7 said:
My usual workflow

- Decide to try something for the first time
- Try to figure it out as I go along .... as how hard can it be really?
- Make a huge mess of it
- Go back in for a cup of tea and research it online
- come back out and do it much quicker, better and with less swearing
- completely forget the process
.. 6 months later
- try to do the same thing. Wait. I think I may have done this before?
- hmmm - I'll just try to figure it out as I go along .... as how hard can it be really?
- Make a huge mess of it
- Go back in for a cup of tea and research it online - this seems familiar
- come back out and do it much quicker, better and with less swearing
- completely forget the process

repeat
You need to move the kettle into your workshop, sounds like you would save hours of time. :lol:
 
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