Hand Tools Archive

Re: About designing and making

roger lance
I think you are hitting on something that is very important here and little discussed.....that is, when a piece is designed and a prototype is made, is that the end of it or are other improved versions made of the original design??

I generally only make prototypes....one offs.....and invariably, I feel that I could make improvements on a piece if I were to make another.....but, I rarely ever do.

I think a lot of the premier designers we hold high are makers who made numerous versions of their designs.....and made improvement upon improvement along the way.

I believe that it would be extremely rare to have the first design be the gold standard of a piece.

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