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#1 posted 01-31-2018 07:39 PM

I prefer to use my own design, even if I know my design is likely to be inferior to something designed by a more experienced person. However, I now think I would have been better off building as many things as possible from other people’s plans – just to get the exercise in woodworking. Design and woodworking are not the same thing. (Of course, I’m designing a bunkbed now … just because I want something different.)

When I’ve not made a complete plan, sometimes I’ve gotten myself boxed in a corner and ended up with an unfinished project, so for me now, I want a complete plan before I start.

After saying all that, I should admit that I now get very little time in the shop and have not finished anything more complex than a mallet in a couple of years.


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