Happy Mistakes

I have been working on this project for close to six weeks now.  For that time, I have limited my activities as much as possible to this work, helping family and caring for my health.  So I get up, do some yoga or jogging, and get after it.  I average about 4-6 hours a day in the shop.  I have logged over 80 hours so far and I am pretty sure about 30 of those hours have been fixing mistakes along the way.  But since I am on no schedule, each mistake takes on the sense of adventure that asks the question “now how am I gonna fix this?”  That sends me on a side trail to investigate new techniques and gives me a chance to be humble in my work.  I have heard them called “happy mistakes” and I am starting to really get the sense of the meaning of that.

So I am closing in on the end, and as has happened the last two weeks in a row I am thinking I will finish this project next week.  We will see what’s in store.   It is my sincere hope that each and every one of you are on your own adventure this week, keeping after the important things in your life.  That you take your mistakes into the adventure as part of the journey and you enjoy the process of life.  Peace and love to all.

 

Mitered apron with dominoes to reinforce
Mitered apron with dominoes to reinforce
All trimmed and ready to flip
All trimmed and ready to flip
Making sure that damned miter stays at a right angle
Making sure that damned miter stays at a right angle
Dovetails, aaahhhh!
Dovetails, aaahhhh!
Setup for dovetails
Setup for dovetails
Added the radius to match radius on legs
Added the radius to match radius on legs
Its alive!!
Its alive!!
Cubby hole for power adaptor storage
Cubby hole for power adaptor storage
Drawer side
Drawer side
Looking good!!
Looking good!!
Glue up the drawers
Glue up the drawers
Ditto
Ditto
Getting ready to put finger and cable slot
Getting ready to put finger and cable slot
Trimming up drawers to slide smoothly.
Trimming up drawers to slide smoothly.

4 thoughts on “Happy Mistakes

  1. Oh dear! yuo are an artist an a handy man as well!!!!!! All of us learn trough the mistakes we are human beings… Regards from Barcelona, Spain.

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