Insidious Mistakes

There are many things we do wrong but we don’t know they’re wrong.
By the Popular Woodworking staff
Pages: 88-92

From the November 2004 issue #144
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In woodworking there are two kinds of mistakes: There’s the garden-variety gaffe where we simply cut a board too short or botch a dimension, and the kind of mistake that we make over and over again because we don’t even know we have a problem.

This second kind of mistake is usually the result of having to teach yourself some operation or skill. When you don’t get the desired result shown in the book, magazine or video, it’s easy to blame the equipment or your lack of skill. But usually there’s something else going on that may be difficult or impossible for you to detect.

From the November 2004 issue #144
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