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david weaver
Mark, like I said, I agree with much of what you say. You can see things that work materially well in the shop with your own two hands. Over time, I've realized that sometimes it takes a couple of weeks.

I've doubted things (like I doubted that I'd see any benefit from looking at my razor edges under a metallurgical microscope - something I do make a little income on), and been wrong at first.

I don't learn that well from other people, at least not in large step by step processes transferred from them to me. I like to think. I think you do, too. I can tell, and I can tell Warren works the same way.

I don't follow Tage Frid, I don't make the same things as George Wilson (well, i couldn't in some cases, but that's OK), but I'll take bits and pieces from whoever I can related to what I want to do.

BUT, a lot of people won't. I think they won't get really far unless they find something they like to make and make it over and over. they never really "own" their knowledge, if you know what I mean. They borrow it for a while and if they don't use it, they forget it. I don't like that.

What I find interesting is that I backed into the double iron for a very simple reason. It was a pain to dimension wood without it. It's easy with it - easy as in there's very little risk and it just feels great to do it (even though it's not always economically feasible). As you describe how you think, there's little chance you wouldn't have figured it out yourself, even if you hadn't been taught about it. As it is now, it sounds like were taught one and you now have 100 because you were willing to invest your time and interest and get the other 99.

I think it would be nice on these forums if someone new came along, even if those who are going to take something on their own and go to their bench and do more than copy Tage Frid are fairly rare, but it would be nice if we could point them in the right direction to start rather than bludgeoning them with antisocial comments. And that's not you doing the latter, but I see it a lot. We would also help them if we gave broad generalizations. "Oh, so you want to dimension by hand? You probably will want to learn to use the double iron. It'll cut about 35% of the labor out of the process, make it much nicer to do and you'll have much less waste".

Most starting with questions like that don't have the inclination to figure it all out from scratch.

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