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#1 posted 07-30-2012 11:07 PM

I have to agree with Joe Lyddon on the fixing mistakes … I have a lot of examples of that, so good and some bad!

  • We are human and we make mistakes so part of being a good worker/artist is being able to correct those errors. Can you imagine TV and/or movies without tape or film?
  • Being able to visualize the end results before the first cut makes it easier to avoid mistakes! I typically have an image of the end result of a sub-assembly or completed project before I start cutting.
  • Having a good set of plans …. 3D models help with visualization! But CAD again is only a tool and has limitations.
  • Understanding the interaction of the tools on the wood! Wood type, feed speeds, cross cuts, rip cuts etc.!

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