What’s your worst hobby related fiasco? Periodically, I will post a real-life hobby fiasco experienced by a Hobbies On A Budget readers. I had an experience 10 years ago that still haunts me at family get togethers. It could have been a bad thing, but since everything turned out all right, this hobby fiasco that happened with me, my saw and my dryer has taken on legendary status.
Hobby Fiasco – Saw & Dryer
In an attempt to save money and be crafty, I decided to build a shelf in our utility room. I placed a piece of salvaged wood on my dryer, plugged in the skill saw and started sawing. I didn’t realize that wood will vibrate when you use the saw and I didn’t think about how deep the saw would cut.
Seconds later, I had a beautiful 4 inch cut in the body of my dryer. Fortunately, I didn’t hurt anything vital and my dryer still worked. I just had to live with the family legend I had created.
Even to this day, my family and friends reminds me that I have lost all ‘saw priviliges’ and laugh at my lack of wood working skills.
If you have a hobby fiasco you’d like to share, I’d love to hear!