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William Shelley

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#1 posted 01-25-2017 08:52 PM

I find that I often suffer from “Analysis Paralysis”, where I spend so much time trying to think of how to make something that I never actually get to the part where I start making it.

Alternatively, if I do start making it, the minute that the real project begins to deviate (and it always will) from the “perfect” design I had in my head, I get frustrated and discouraged.

It’s taken a lot of time and a lot of self-reflection to figure out these things. Now, I usually make the project fit the materials I have, within reason. E.g. I look at whatever wood or sheet goods I have on hand and think “what does this want to become?”

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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