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Posted on Novice that needs encouragement and advice

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#1 posted 01-19-2019 09:00 PM

Welcome to LJ, +1 on John’s comments’
In my experience having started as a novice many years ago with just a circ saw & a cordless drill, I’ve found that many projects can be done “by feel” along the way, but once I acquired better layout and measuring tools coupled with some good drawing IE Sketchup I was able to spend more time building my vision rather than figuring out how to make things work. I still don’t cut everything to the measurements on my drawing because things do change along the way, but building a project first digitally allows me to have different ideas and see how they work without realizing I just wasted a piece of stock.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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