Its 2:30 am Saturday. I lost track of how many hours I have in this project (20+). I have one mostly fabbed up and deburred, not ready for paint. I still need to do the bonda (which I dont have).
I work with
a bunch of over educated idiots college "educated" engineers (that would learn more from 4 years on a farm) that like to do "lessons learned" meetings after a project. So this is what I have learned so far on this project......
1. "WE" doesnt always mean more than 1 person.
2. Metal shrinks when you weld it.
3. Dont trust your jigs.
4. You cant trim tile with metal working tools.
5. Bondo, welding wire and 2" trim hides a lot of sh!tty cuts and welds
6. Don Campbell can do more in one day than most people can do in a week.(I'd like to hire that guy, if he ever decided to move out of snow country)
7.House stuff is harder to build than shop stuff.
8.$250 for a crappy looking end table is still cheaper than you can make one.
Things I know but dont want to find out:
1.Tile breaks when you drop it and you have to spend another $30 to buy one more
2. Wife doesnt like your tables and spends $500 to buy the ones she wanted to start with
The only up side is 20 years from now when I'm dead and the kids are cleaning out the house, they can say "My dad made those tables". I still have the coffee table my dad made in high school in 1954.
Edited by tater195, March 28, 2015 - 03:21 AM.