Everybody makes mistakes. The difference is that professional woodworkers know the secret is to fix them so nobody can tell they ever happened. To compile a woodworker's survival guide, we talked to FWW's top authors to get their greatest tips on fixing mistakes. The problems fall into three categories: defects and flaws in the wood, miscut joinery, and undersize parts. But there are some tips that apply to every mistake and every project.

From Fine Woodworking #228