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#1 posted 10-28-2012 08:41 PM

Yeah, this isn’t a left-brain/right-brain issue. I am very well studied, methodical, technological, and scientific about all my hobbies, whether that means FWHM star sizes and signal-noise ratios in astroimaging, nailing my strike temperatures when homebrewing, achieving proper CO2 saturation levels in my planted aquarium, or cutting wood square and true.

Why would you NOT fuss over the details? If your tools can perform to a certain level, why would you not try to achieve that? That’s just bring lazy and reckless. And it doesn’t take long to do this…it’s not “fiddling with tools all day,” which is still an enjoyable part of this hobby for MANY of us. This is why so many like making shop fixtures and jigs more than they do anything else. It’s why people take pride in beautiful workshops.

If more people were more studied, scientific, and technical about things they would NOT have so many questions about FINISHING. Honestly, it’s not rocket science.

But to suggest that being technically oriented with this hobby means that I cannot be artistic is pretty silly. Since when can somebody NOT be both? IMHO, truly intelligent people strive to be BOTH. These aspects actually work together in a person; it’s not a dichotomy.

I think when people make posts about how they don’t understand why others do something, it is coming either from ignorance, arrogance, or jealousy. Why else would you care what tools other people purchase and how those purchases are justified? I know you are just trying to bring up some discussions, but please be sure to say when you are speaking YOUR thoughts vs. playing devil’s advocate.

-- jay,

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