Fixing Your Mistakes
Repairing as saw kerf mistake: fix it don’t scrap it!
My friend always teases me saying that I make everything look so easy. “You never show the mistakes or screw-ups, whenever I try to do a DIY project it always takes me longer and I screw up something along the way.” Fixing Your Mistakes is important to do.
Well, Dan here you go . . . . I screwed up!
The other day I was making a paint grade window seat for a client. I was about to crosscut the window seat lid on my table saw and when I was positioning it the nosing came in contact with the blade and left a saw kerf in the wrong spot – Oops!
A saw kerf is a groove that a saw blade leaves as it enters the wood.
I had already invested a lot of time in this lid. It was cut and sized as well as a bullnose edge was applied. Instead of redoing the piece I decided to fix my mistake.
I cut a strip of nosing material the same size as the saw kerf and glued it into the saw kerf. Later when it dried I used my Japanese pull saw and trimmed the piece as flush as I could and then sanded the repair to the bullnose profile.
Simple fix and it did not slow me down or waster materials.