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aldel

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Have you ever had one of those jobs where every possible thing goes wrong and you keep on going when you know you shouldn't? Well get your hanky out and have a look here http://www.aldel2.co.uk/photo.htm
I have created a temporary web site just to post some photos of my sob story and I am ashamed to show it.


aldel :oops: :oops:
 

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Commiserations Alan! :cry:
Just think of the lessons you've learnt, though? :lol:
Don't give up, please
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Aldel,

A fine example of Murphy's law. Well done for persevering. I suggest you keep the piece as a reminder of how do not to do things.


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Aaargh. :cry: I know exactly how that song goes. Commisserations, and congratulations at finishing it - and having the courage to share the slings and arrows of its birth. :D You know where you went wrong of course? Using the Leigh... :wink: But let's look on the bright side. Wood filler manufacturers will be kept in business a little longer, which must be a Good Thing. :D And actually it doesn't look half bad to me.

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Aldel,

Yes, I have the tee shirt. Commiserations!

Re your top, perhaps you could run a biggish bevel groove around the joint line to disguise things?
 

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Thanks Chris , a good idea, I'll do that after I've chilled down a bit.
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We all must have had projects like this :( Well done for finishing it!
I've never seen the Leigh squiggly joints anywhere except the Leigh adverts. Be interested to hear how you get on with them on a good day? Do you have all the templates?
 
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As said above, we all have these projects - just that many are not brave enough to share them :oops:

Well done for persevering and it looks pretty good to me in the photos.

At least you didn't use a rat on it!
 

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Tony":2fu2c7ya said:
At least you didn't use a rat on it!
Read it again Tony, you'll find he did use the 'rat!

Aldel, my projects often go wrong, but its only through continuing on you learn techniques to overcome such problems. Admittedly you had plenty on this occasion, but on future projects, you will have learnt a few "quick-fix" remedies which may get you out of a hole.

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Sorry Tony, I used a Rat and a Leigh Jig.
At risk of provoking a fight between the pro's and anti's I find both excellent.
I no longer have all the Leigh templates purely because I could not warrant keeping them all. A few years ago I was commisioned to make some sales presentation boxes for a company that sold specialist laser cutting tools and they wanted unusual joints that reflected their business. They were amazed, paid me generously and so the templates and jig, in effect cost me nothing.
The templates are versatile and (normally!!!) easy to use. 3/4 thick wood and an upcut spiral cutter are best.

Aldel :D
 
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Those little disasters are full of lessons that will make you wiser for the rest of your life. Learn them all, recycle the wood and start over again. And don't give up.

Pedro.
 

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Commiserations, Aldel :( .

I think you're to be commended for giving us all an opportunity to learn from your mistake.

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its a great shame aldel, I really like the finished product (from a distance) Personally I would start again, firm in the knowledge that the result will look amazing.

PS I love those joints
 

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In my line of work, this stuff happens on a daily basis... can almost set your watch by it..

invariably someone will come in, shoot the breeze a while and ask a few "I'm trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about" kinda questions... make what they think are semi-intelligent noises in response to your answers... then it happens... never fails...

"It looks Good Mike...!".....

AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH....!!!

from then on in... anything / everything that can go wrong... guaranteed to go t hell in a handbasket... drill bits breaking, cordless batteries expiring, heat element in the heat-shrink gun gone south for the winter, D-types wired with first/last pins transposed... the list goes on...

kiss of death I calls it... works every time.....

<le sigh
 
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