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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 05:14 PM

Sounds a lot like my “problem”. The focus is easily misplaced for me. I get hung up in which tool is best and end up wanting the whole dang store, and storing a truckload of jigs. Consider how much unbelievable high end furniture was built without a single power tool! A tool will never compensate for lack of skill. Your best tools are education and practice using what you have. Getting the wants gets in the way and becomes a serious distraction. My shop is full of tools, a very well equipped shop by almost any standard, yet I get derailed by something as small as a mechanical carpenter’s pencil! It’s almost a disease. And I don’t know of anyone who cut off his fingers with a hand saw. I’ve come to appreciate the efficiency of hand tools in the long run.
Enjoy the challenge of designing a project within the current capability. The satisfaction at the end is overwhelming.
Just MHO.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL One should always prefer the probable impossible to the improbable possible.

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