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#1 posted 10-14-2011 09:46 PM

DS251 – If I did this for a living, I would undoubtedly take the same approach as you do because it is about ensuring that you can achieve repeatable quality and customer satisfaction in an acceptable timeframe in order to put food on the table and pay the bills.

But I and many others on LJs don’t do it for a living, it is just a hobby. My workshop is a little under 9ft x 9ft and once I’ve built a 6 foot workbench and a tool cabinet, there will be precious little space for machinery. It is also quite close to my neighbours and I don’t want to fall out with them. Having said that, I will end up with some machines and I do use some power tools when I feel like it.

What I enjoy about using hand tools is the peace and quiet, the challenge and the length of time it takes me to complete a project. You see if I complete a project quickly, nobody says well done here’s a cheque. Instead, I’ve got to find the money to go and buy more expensive wood just so that I can continue enjoying the process if that makes sense. I think this is what makes this site so appealing in many ways. There are people from all backgrounds, varying skill levels and different approaches to the craft. Long may it continue.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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