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    New Member OddDuck's Avatar
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    Failed Projects - What do you do?

    <knock wood> I haven't had a project go horribly wrong . . . Yet, but wonder what you all do when it goes pear shaped? Do you recover the down, make smaller projects with pieces of the fabric, hide it in the bottom of the closet and deny it ever existed?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
    "A Dead Last Finish (DLF) is better than a Did Not Finish (DNF) which is infinitely better than a Did Not Start (DNS)!"

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    A failed project?!? No such thing!

    It means lessons learned, and pieces waiting to be transformed into the next project . . .
    If you're too afraid to try something new, then you'll stay right where you're at.

    -Klauss
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    "Forced ingenuity is the drive of a life well lived."

    "But hey, 2 trees anywhere is a bedroom waiting to happen, right?" ~Wolf

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    I've failed more than I've succeeded with DIY. Repurpose, cut up, make stuff sacks. And then keep doing it.
    Syb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaussinator View Post
    A failed project?!? No such thing!

    It means lessons learned, and pieces waiting to be transformed into the next project . . .
    If you're too afraid to try something new, then you'll stay right where you're at.

    -Klauss
    That is what I was going to say. It is all a learning experience.

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    Scavenge parts. I just salvaged my failed cuben fiber hammock to make a poncho/ground cover/hammock cover.
    NO SNIVELING!
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    I've got a huge pile of failed projects on the basement floor. As soon as I run out of new materials, I will dive in and scavenge what I can from the pile.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
    - Mark Twain
    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
    - John Burroughs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaussinator View Post
    A failed project?!? No such thing!

    It means lessons learned, and pieces waiting to be transformed into the next project . . .
    If you're too afraid to try something new, then you'll stay right where you're at.

    -Klauss
    +1 to that sentiment. I have more than a few "bad starts to a new project" in the garage and attic. Just learn a lesson and try to apply it to the next phase.
    Happy Trails to one and all.
    Enjoy the outdoors wisely and elevate your perspective.

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    scream & throw it up in the attic and order a HG UQ like i did.
    Megan
    In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. [Albert Camus]

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    I am the proud owner of 726 stuff sacks.

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    I mail all my failed projects to bowl-maker...you should too!

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