[Bordermarch] shield press failure

Bill C Burgin billcburgin at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 9 17:47:59 PDT 2010

You know Edison refused to talk about 'failures' when asked by newsmen...
instead, he insisted that he had learned 10,000 ways NOT to make a lightbulb!
My advice to you: press on.
We cannot destroy the Earth; we can only destroy our ability to live on it.

From: James Wickham <wick7343 at yahoo.com>
To: bordermarch at lists.ansteorra.org
Sent: Sat, October 9, 2010 3:34:51 PM
Subject: [Bordermarch] shield press failure

Well I finally got all of the pieces to my shield press together, cut up enough 
wood for 2 blanks, glued them together, and started tightening the press.  Then, 
the unthinkable happened.  I heard a tell-tale "crack" as the spots that I had 
modified from the original design split.  Apparantly I had failed to consider 
that the cutouts would take away from the integrity of the wood.  So I have now 
learned one way to NOT make a shield press.  Luckily the half that I did to 
specs survived with nary a scratch and I was able to salvage the wood that was 
to be used for the shields themselves before the glue dried.  Live and learn, as 
they say.  Now I must procure some more wood to remake the defective pieces.

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