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My views on this are going to be exactly OPPOSITE from what one might expect...

Being an inventor, I LOVE TO MAKE MISTAKES, I know this initially sounds silly; but here is the truth: Rarely does an invention END-UP as it has been originally conceived! No body wants a bad reputation, so new ideas are best tested and critiqued. Everything I have invented, turned-out different by the time it "Hit the market" than the original idea. I'm a deep thinker and I utilize hand sketches and AutoCAD (2d & 3d) to produce (eventual) virtual models of my ideas.

The best way for me to learn is to make mistakes - so I view "MISTAKES" or "FAILURES" as learning experiences. But, let me also say this: I get told often that, "I tried that and it didn't work" - this doesn't even slow me down. Talk about thinking outside of the box - I don't even know where said "box" is!

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I'm with you, Otis, few of my projects end up the way they were initially envisioned — and usually they end up better. Of course along the way I may have to switch to Plan B or Plan C even when those additional plans didn't exist until "the multiplicities of interacting factors" forced what we in the artillery call a Bold Range Change.
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I'm with you, Otis, few of my projects end up the way they were initially envisioned — and usually they end up better. Of course along the way I may have to switch to Plan B or Plan C even when those additional plans didn't exist until "the multiplicities of interacting factors" forced what we in the artillery call a Bold Range Change.
ahhhh.
plan ''C'' because ''B'' was a bummer...
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as soon as you learn something, you forget something.
as soon as you want to do something, you find your body doesnt want to do it.

Dont think I'm ever going to get the hang of it.
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as soon as you learn something, you forget something.
as soon as you want to do something, you find your body doesnt want to do it.

Dont think I'm ever going to get the hang of it.
Another lesson: When I do one new thing right, and something I thought I knew wrong, it is time to slow down. Sometimes I think that using power tools makes it easy to get in a rushed state, which is when the old lesson doesn't have time to come to you. At least that seems to be what happens to me. Patience is a great lesson, worth the occasional supplication "God, give me patience, and I mean RIGHT NOW!"

Switching to hand tools sometimes breaks this false sense of urgency.
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I look at them as "learning experiences" it just helps when you didn't spend an amount equal to a college tuition on it . . . . and I can always make a second version more correctly . .. lol
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Most of my projects have some disappointment involved but like Otis and Oliver I can usually find a way to solve the problems rather than start over. I haven't tried any tall free standing spiral stairs though. That sounds like an expensive learning curve.

Like Desert Rat Tom I find I make mistakes much more slowly using hand tools.
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Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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On every project I do ,I have to go into "Save Mode" before it is finished. And I think that figuring out how to save it is the challenge for me. Very few have gone in the garbage,some have become shop fixtures tho.

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In that first picture, I can't work in shop with gloves on, or all my projects would end up in the garbage.
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