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#1 posted 06-15-2011 07:11 PM

I guess we’re similar. I don’t shy from complex, difficult projects. But, I do slow way down, so in the end, I have relatively few failures. It just takes me longer to figure out how to do it well. I tend to do a lot of studying before I begin cutting wood if I am not sure how to go about something. If things are too easy, I lose interest.

Patience is an invaluable asset, and I find that I now have more of it than I did thirty years ago. The urge to get things done quickly is a curse to the woodworker. I doubt that it ever results in a better product.

Great topic. Thanks for bringing it up.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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