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Thread: Hand tool truisms – what say you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven c newman View Post
    Can judge a good Carpenter by how small his pile of scraps are.

    They used to say I was too slow....until I pointed out..I only need to do a task ONCE. Most times, the super fast ones? They are back the next day, to redo what they messed up...

    This reminds me of a time in training on blue print machines outside of Chicago many years ago. There were two machines being worked on by two teams of two per team. One team felt it was a race. My team partner was more like me feeling our time should be taken to learn all we could dismantling and rebuilding the machine. Of course they finished rebuilding their machine before we finished ours. One problem, their machine didn't work properly.

    They had put a clutch gear in backwards. My recollection is we saw this coming back from lunch, shook our heads and chuckled. The clutch gear was so one roller would only turn in one direction. The roller wasn't supposed to turn if the machine was in reverse.

    Oops! They tried the machine in reverse and had a big problem.

    In typing many years ago the instructors would stress accuracy over speed. The speed will come naturally over time with the repetition of practicing for accuracy. This holds true for many repetitive tasks.

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    This is a Great thread spiced with intellect and humour.
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    Those who have a plan B. are not committed to plan A.

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    "If you believe that it is human to err, you probably will" Mark hennebury

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    "Learn how to fix mistakes or how to avoid making them" Mark Hennebury

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    "people who say everyone makes mistakes never heard of Alex Honnold" Mark Hennebury

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hennebury View Post
    "people who say everyone makes mistakes never heard of Alex Honnold" Mark Hennebury
    Don't have any wisdom to share, just dropped in to say I love the climbing reference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Culotta View Post
    Don't have any wisdom to share, just dropped in to say I love the climbing reference
    Thanks Daniel.

    You can learn a lot more about what it takes to do your best woodworking by watching Alex, then you ever will watching any woodworking video or from any woodworking book.

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    "If a hammer won't work.....get a bigger one.."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hennebury View Post
    "If you believe that it is human to err, you probably will" Mark hennebury
    To err is human; to forgive, divine - neither of which shall be company policy.

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    Those who make no mistakes make little else.

    jtk
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    At least make it close enough to rework. Don McCain, RIP

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    Kind of a twist on one said before and often in life, "We can never find the time to do it right because we are always spending our time doing it over."

    jtk
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    As far as I know this is mine: “Humbly accept praise, gladly receive criticism” I’ve tried to live by this and in return I’ve gained much knowledge.
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    The more you plan the luckier you get.

    A badly planned project will take three times longer than expected - a well planned project only twice as long as expected.

    If it wasn't for the 'last minute', nothing would get done.

    The sooner you get behind schedule, the more time you have to make it up.
    Stand for something, or you'll fall for anything.

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