I know what you're thinking…(and it's not ''did he fire six shots or only five?") Neither is it a slipped disc, crushed vertebrae or the indefinite need to use a walking stick.
It's the back panel on the latest Alan Peters cabinet, a simple enough affair of two panels, three stiles and a couple of rails, something I've done many times before, but has it gone together without a hitch?
Has it buggery!
I've had to remake the whole bloody thing at least twice, including both panels and all the frames as the cock-ups have been too numerous to catalogue. My only excuse is that with the Christmas excitement about to dawn, I haven't been 'in the zone'…
Yeah right..some who read these tales of woe will no doubt nod their heads, quietly smirk to themselves and whisper that '' the silly sod rarely is''…
However, we progress and the latest version is currently being glued. Not the final gluing I hasten to add, but the current cock-up as a false 5mm Domino has been glued in place because I failed miserably to check that the machine was set correctly, so the resultant slot was 2mm too low. It'll just be flushed off when the glue has set and then re-cut.
With a little luck and a following wind, it ought to go together by the end of the day.
Don't hold your breath though….