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Posted on Transitioning from "rough builder" to "woodworker"?

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 07:57 PM

I’m another rough carpenter turned “foreclosed home renovator” (think lipstick on a pig), the biggest obstacle I found was my own mind. I continually have to remind myself there is no rush.

When I get in the middle of a project, I tend to speed up and compromise back to “close enough” as though the project needs to be finished before I turn the lights out for the night. It’s that production mindset I formed while working the above jobs.

When I find myself feeling rushed now, I walk out and turn off the lights for a while. (I do this for the enjoyment tho not a job.)

Paul Sellers has a useful read on squares that helped me quite a bit.

https://paulsellers.com/2014/06/on-woodworking-squares-and-working-wood/

There is a world of difference between construction square and woodworking square!

-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!


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