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#1 posted 07-18-2011 04:14 PM

Quality, by definition, is what is acceptable.

My attidute is probably a little different in that I have tools from just about everywhere. My requirement is that they do what “I” need them to do and that is pretty much what they are designed to do. If they do not do this and I can fix them, all is good otherwise out it goes.

People that have an attidute that equates to, “I can do this!” – Mafe, Div, Martin, Shipwright, and many others (too numerous to list) on the site have this attidute. Many people today have lost this and it is terrible. When you look at this craft and reset to 100 years ago, people did not have money and they still made do. Many did not go through 10 years of apprentiship, they just did it. If they didn’t have the tools, they made them at the site. When you consider that the trees in this country (USA), in the 1600 through early 1900s, were vigin timber and these trees could be 15’ or 5 meters across and many were cut down by 1 or 2 men with axes. They made do.

If a person has this attidute, it is notable. The idea to try new things, so what if it didn’t work – this time, the next time, if I do this, the results will be better – is the kind of attidute that makes people unique and great.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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