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Nubsnstubs

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#1 posted 08-17-2015 04:19 PM


A fun learning point from a recent project:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/175002

Due to inexperience, I typically learn a lot with each project I complete.

Lessons learned:
Wood moves, accept it Don t lose a good outcome chasing perfection

- endgrainy

Grainy, I think this perfection attitude comes from people watching the woodworking shows that’s been around for awhile. Most of the woodworking “stars” throw out the word, “Perfect”, all the time, after each cut. I just shake my head as I learned on my very first woodworking job that in order to find “perfect or perfection”, you have to look in a dictionary. In my case, it’s found on page 1055 in my Webster New World Second College Edition dictionary. Nowhere in the definition did I find the word “Wood”. Apparently the 2 words don’t go together. Sounds like you now know when to quit looking for it. I believe you’ll become a better woodworker because of it. ...... .............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com


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