Well This Is Embarrassing… Fixing Mistakes and Upgrading… Already

Sometimes I hurry into a project and the outcomes are less than optimal.
The very first clue is that I make more mistakes than I usually do and that's due to an absence of information planning.
The 2nd is I do not build-in the functions I originally considered due to the fact that my overall confidence in the task was low while building it (and making so many errors).
The majority of the stuff you'll see on YouTube is made to look perfect and work completely the very first time. Truth is that video is magical because you can make an otherwise stopped working job look effective.
I will not state my miter guide was a complete failure, however it wasn't what I imagined it would be when I initially began developing it.
I guess the lesson with this one is to have more respect for the design phase of the project, rather than taking the attitude that I can "fix it on the fly" when issues appear. I can fix it, however it causes a sub-optimal result and stains my desire to utilize it.
The upgrade to indexed angles and rebuilding and reconfiguring the stop make this a deserving addition to my store and a tool I'll be happy to state I made.

β–Ά Task plans for sale:
β–Ά Support the work I do on Locals:

β–Ά Patreon:

β–Ά Join my Makers Mob for in-depth develop tutorials:

My "Scrap bin" channel:

#
#

Website:
Facebook:
Instagram:

Well This Is Embarrassing… Fixing Mistakes and Upgrading… Already

Ted's Woodworking Plans Online Course
Woodworkers Secrets Revealed – Click Here to Discover the #1 Woodworking Resource!

You May Also Like

About the Author: Woodworking Carpentry

21 Comments

  1. Sometimes I rush into a project and the results are less than optimal.
    The first clue is that I make more mistakes than I usually do and that’s due to a lack of detail planning.
    The second is I don’t build-in the features I originally thought of because my overall confidence in the project was low while building it (and making so many mistakes).
    Most of the stuff you’ll see on YouTube is made to look flawless and work perfectly the first time. Reality is that video is magical in that you can make an otherwise failed project look successful.
    I won’t say my miter guide was a complete failure, but it wasn’t what I pictured it would be when I first started designing it.
    I guess the lesson with this one is to have more respect for the design stage of the project, rather than taking the attitude that I can “fix it on the fly” when problems crop up. I can fix it, but it leads to a sub-optimal result and tarnishes my desire to use it.
    The upgrade to indexed angles and rebuilding and reconfiguring the stop make this a worthy addition to my shop and a tool I’ll be proud to say I made.

    1. Sometimes its hard to think of everything in the design phase. A “prototype” makes it easier to see how everything works in real life. Often there are small things you didn’t really think of until you actually use it.

  2. That is a great looking mitre fence and I like the sandpaper to hold stock firmly against the fence. How big a difference the folding part of the fence will ever make I don’t know but I love the concept of it.

  3. That where not mistakes but ’’ upgrades or refinaments ’’ πŸ˜€. The sandpaper is going on mine . I always try to clamp my piece on it but when I don’t or can’t it always moves when it’s super important to be exact ,of course never when it’s not that critical . So thanks for the ” upgrade ” πŸ‘

  4. A chippy that owns a vernier caliper is ok in my books, like you my fingers also like to live dangerously(forstnerbit) Keep up the good work John!

  5. I love your videos. I’ve picked up lots of tips and tricks from your ideas over the years. But, all your videos seem a little rushed lately. I start hearing your new closing music sometimes it seems right after the video starts.

  6. Almost any designer will tell you that most of the knowledge is gained through several prototypes. There is always room for some improvement. Great job on the miter gauge

  7. Really nice work, John! πŸ˜ƒ
    But yeah, it’s through the mistakes that we learn!
    Stay safe there with your family! πŸ––πŸ˜Š
    And happy holidays!

  8. I realize compared to some of your other tool builds this one is quite small, but its one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *