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    • I bet consensus will say that we’ve all been there, it just took you longer than the rest of us. And now, if you’re like me, you’ll keep those mistakes in hope to use them someday. 
    • I have a habit of layoing out my proejct pieces on paper on outlines of boards and then buying only what I absolutely need  for the project.  OK I am cheap.  And I have gotten away with it up until now. I post this because I should have known better and maybe some one can learn from my mistake.  I bought an 8 foot long piece of 8/4 walnut 5 1/2" wide for the 8 legs of my desk.  Each leg needed to be 1 1/2" x 1/ 1/4" x   37" long final dimensions.  The 8" was long enough for 2 rows of 4 legs each . The piece I bought was just wide enough to rip 4 legs out of the board.  I planed the board to  1 1/2" and then proceeded to rip 1 1/4" wide pieces.  They have to be very straight for the drawers to fit properly and there are no horizontal rails to hold (force) the legs into postion relative to each other.  See my post about suggestions/ comments under General woodworking.  About half of the board decided to relieve stress as I ripped and 3 of the legs have a good 1/16"  to 1/8" bow.  To mill out a 1/8" bow the thickness will be reduced by 1/4".  Useless unless I change my design.  That was an $80 board shot to hell.  So the lesson is......don't try to be cheap.  Buy the board wider and thickener than you need.  MIll and rip to about 1/4" oversized, maybe let them sit a day or 2, and then mill and cut to final dimension and send me the $100 that you will save for a larger board.  Address availlabe on request. OK, now you can all rub my nose in it.
    • Still laying in the hospital. My blood pressure drops whenever we try to walk and I get rather light headed.   That's just funny.
    • If I did this it would be a sure way to guarantee that I would end up dropping a chisel or other sharp, pointed object.
    • Wish i could do that. I beat my ankles too much and standing without shoes causes me a lot of pain.
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