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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-20-2016, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, guys.

Maybe this my ugliest woodworking project. As I posted recently, I had to make a lot of templates to install a huge quantity of steel anchor bolts in several concrete formwork. I got an additional income, my first one as a woodworker, to the point that I recovered my initial investment when I bought my big DP. I made the templates on time for the concrete pouring but, the final result disappointed me. It was not beatiful.
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Wrong, Alexis! That's a thing of beauty!! Nicely done, amigo.
Years ago, they put in an arched overpass on the Upper Levels Hwy, in W. Vancouver. they prebuilt the footings and poured-in-place anchor bolts...when they brought the steel arches onto the site, they discovered they'd miscalculated the span!
So for anyone who's ever cut something too short, rest assured even the heavy hitters screw up occasionally.
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I kept looking for the ugly part and couldn't find it.
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I kept looking for the ugly part and couldn't find it.
neither could I...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Gentlemen.
I did this very carefully because the tolerance for 3/4 steel bolts placement in the formwork is 1/8 of an inch so, I selected a 7/8 cup drill bit, and made the holes in the exact position, then I rounded over the templates edges, and them were all covered by concrete. Is not fair!!!
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If that's ugly to you, your pretty work must be mind blowing!
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neither could I...
Me either.

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Alexis you worry too much I think.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Maybe not beautiful, but sustantial. That's a pretty solid chunk of foundation and the Jbolts are lined up well. Sometimes the beauty is in the functionality.
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Two questions need to be answered here.

Did you lose money?
Did it work?

If the answers are no and yes respectively, then it's a win and pretty, or not, is irrelevant.
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