How to Fix Flaws and Mistakes
Invisible repairs that will save you from starting over
Synopsis: 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.
It’s an old chestnut, but it’s true: The difference between a professional and an amateur is that the pro knows how to cover up his mistakes. We all make mistakes, so it is almost certain that the hole you find yourself in has been previously occupied—and that a former occupant found a successful way out. To compile a woodworker’s survival guide, I talked to FWW’s top authors to get their greatest tips on fixing…