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Mark Hennebury
There are many different personalities and philosophies involved in woodworking like everything else.

Some people are okay with mistakes, and are of the mindset that we are all human and prone to mistakes, which may be true. but to accept this makes it a self fulfilling prophecy. You will tend towards taking shortcuts, lack discipline, you will expect and accept the inevitability of mistakes and be confident in your ability to cover them....And you will make mistakes.

If you refuse to accept that mistakes are inevitable, you will develop process and procedures to avoid mistakes you will discipline yourself to follow procedure, you will check and verify before every step of the way. You may still make a mistake, but when you do, it will be because you lacked the discipline to follow procedure, it will be your own fault and you will trash the part and start again.

Alex is fully committed.

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