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#1 posted 11-13-2012 10:57 PM

|My dad graduated from school as a tool and die man. the cost of the equipment landed him in woodworking. He had come off the farm with an outstanding mechanical aptitude to boot. I grew up learning cutting tools and relief angles special grinds for cutting tools etc. Dad got into specialty equipment needs for many of his products and I would watch him work for days bolting bits together to create the tool he needed. Eventually I learned to weld and bought a milling machine and a lathe that were used for some of the fabrication. I learned to determine when it was necessary to be on the money or when it needed to be “Close enough”. I cant say there are particular studies that one needs to know, more like a harmony of understanding. Being able to think in 3D and visualize what you want to accomplish. Determining when to use a particular tool or not.

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