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Forum topic by Ryan posted 08-21-2011 03:43 AM 1077 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2011 03:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question resource tip modern computer drafting design

So I believe strongly that a large part of carpentry in the modern world is using updated tools. That’s why I posted this image of some of my most important tools. I understand if you disagree with this sentiment, and I respect that, but I wanna know what everyone else thinks.

By way of explanation, the first and foremost is DraftSight (2d Rendering Module), second is Microsoft Word 2010, third is Mozilla Firefox (Internet browser).

Agree or disagree, is designing and modeling your projects on a computer “cheating” or is it perfectly acceptable with the changing times?

-- "Arguments with furniture are rarely productive." Kehlog Albran

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 03:55 AM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using whatever software you find useful for drafting designs. After all, the design itself comes from your own inspiration. The software is just the tool you use to write it down.

Last week I was in Pittsboro at Roy Underhill’s shop. He is a die hard advocate of hand tools. Nowhere in his shows will you see anything remotely resembling a power tool. However, he pulled out a macbook to show me some pictures. He is absolutely not anti-technology, just dedicated to hand tools. If its good enough for Roy, its good enough for me.

-- Yves

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