Proven: tools really are an extension of the body

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Forum topic by Damian Penney posted 06-24-2009 03:28 PM 904 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Damian Penney

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06-24-2009 03:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: brain

It’s often said that when you become proficient with a tool you become ‘one’ with it; that it becomes an extension of your self.

Well turns out your brain agrees with you..

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#1 posted 06-24-2009 04:01 PM



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#2 posted 06-24-2009 04:14 PM

I stuck a screwdriver through my thumb once. I guess that was an extension of myself for a little while.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#3 posted 06-25-2009 05:02 AM

That is interesting, thx for posting.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 07-24-2009 05:54 AM


-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 07-24-2009 07:45 AM

Be at one with the tool Damian.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 07-24-2009 05:05 PM

Damian…only you can think of stuff like that LOL LOL

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#7 posted 07-24-2009 05:34 PM

A great read! ...and if they have any more reaserch I can use it for new tools, just to help them out of course!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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