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#1 posted 07-30-2012 07:14 PM

I would say patience. Partly because it is sorely lacking in my work, but also because it is human nature to do things the most efficient way. I commented on Gumnut’s how-I-made-the-Eggnigma-Box blog that cutting the shell open must have been the most stressful part of the project. He replied that it was – not for the fear of error as I thought, but as he said “cutting the egg was the most stressful part as I had to wait for the egg to stabilize for so long, the concept was waiting and all planned out in my mind” How many of us would rush ahead?

Shortcuts abound – look how many gadgets and jigs are out there to save us a minute or two? Would our pieces be better if we gave up on the gimmicks and instead worked carefully and slower? Mine sure would!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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