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#1 posted 01-29-2013 07:30 PM

Thanks Rick. No, i get it. Don’t worry. And you’re right of course i should build it. Them. Many iterations.
But i can’t. Not right now.

Different folks have different approaches to product design. I can usually see a lot of what’s going on even before the thing’s built. (what works and what won’t) And so work through a lot of changes before anything’s spent on prototypes. For now i’m looking for help on just this. The concept. I know they’re maybes. But that’s how i like to work – dealing with all the maybes first. Someone working a different way, like those prominent woodworking authors you mention say, might create something quite different just because of difference in that approach. Complicating it for instance.
Also, because i’m not developing a product for my own gain (not selling them and won’t own the intellectual property), I’m not going to do all the development through to perfect before i tell the world about it.
And thinking of ALL the possible versions is something i want to promote too. Shelling out a finished product that we don’t have to have considered possibilities on would leave something that people either take up or don’t. Instead of something like “Hey, that version sucks because of X, but if i replaced that with Y it’d be great.”

So i know i should build it. But not yet. And i will definately report findings when i do.

-- Never is longer than forever.

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