Screw up (pun Intended)

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SteveColes

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Ok, yesterday's disaster.



Not only will it be difficult to get to screws to remove them (right now they spin) but How do I clean up the mess inside after they are removed?

I think I really messed up on my assembly strategy
 

Monty

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SteveColes said:
How do I clean up the mess inside after they are removed?
Ouch. Gettin' them screws out is gonna be fun! Let us know how you do it!

Regarding cleaning up the mess: don't. Just leave it like that. It's just going to store wood/scraps anyway, right? Let your lumber cover it up... no one will ever know and it'll be our little secret!
 

SteveColes

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insomniac said:
Ouch. Gettin' them screws out is gonna be fun! Let us know how you do it!
Well, between this site flakiness for the last two days and that screw up, I was so frustrated. I went and picked up my brand new performax 22/44 sander :lol: Now i feel better. I may be a lousy craftsmen, but I sure got some nice tools:eusa_danc
 

DaveO

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Well, if you can't fix it with that sander, you'll have to get a bigger one :lol: . That looks like the inside of your A frame sheet goods holder. If it is I would leave them there and drive a few extra to make sure you get good contact, and just don't point out the insides to anyone. It's a shop fixture, that's where you're supposed to make your mistakes. Dave:)
 

frankson

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Jeff
The dovetails look great, just work on those pins...

Seriously, I'm with the group view - it's your shop, learn from it and use it. Hell, I make mistakes like that but, have no shop in which to hide them.
 

SteveColes

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insomniac said:
Ouch. Gettin' them screws out is gonna be fun! Let us know how you do it!

Regarding cleaning up the mess: don't. Just leave it like that. It's just going to store wood/scraps anyway, right? Let your lumber cover it up... no one will ever know and it'll be our little secret!
When I put in the second shelf, the same happened again. Well, now I understand what happened. The shelf sagged despite using temp ledger boards. I was so frustrated, I just let it go for a while. The last few days, I removed all the screws that missed and put new screws in. This of course left an enormous number of holes on both sides of the A frame. I was going to just let them be. But DaveO shamed me:eusa_naug into plugging them. So after making over 120 plugs and gluing them in, tomorrow I take a belt sander to even them off and see how many smaller holes there are and then it's time for filler:crybaby2:
 

golfdad

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At least now we know where to go to get some sanding done heh!!!!!!!!:eusa_danc
 

Steve D

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It's too late now but you could have left them and told people they are prototypes for a new reverse pocket screw :lol:

Steve D
 

SteveColes

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Steve D said:
It's too late now but you could have left them and told people they are prototypes for a new reverse pocket screw :lol:

Steve D
It's never a mistake, it's a feature:lol:
 

SteveColes

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Today my wife was showing me pictures that she took at the fair. But I saw this one and didn't remember her taking it. This was while I was putting in the second shelf and before I took out all the missed screws , etc.

I had just broken the 3rd 7/64 pilot hole drill bit in the last hour. I was out of 7/64 bits, one half of the bit was frozen in its countersink holder and the other half was deeply embedded in the plywood. I was so mad that my wife said that I was cursing up a storm and didn't even notice that she was in the garage, let alone that was taking a picture with a flash.



For those of you who wonder why I am showing my disaster of a garage and my lousy work, the reason is simple. As the webmaster of the site, I feel it is my duty to make the members feel good. So no matter how new you are to woodworking and/or how lousy a craftsman you are, My stuff will make you feel better about your self:eusa_danc
 
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