Hand Tools Archive

Re: making something really good...

david weaver
..on the first shot is an awfully tall order, especially if it has to be original enough that it's not attached to lifting established elements off of something else.

I think there's a big disconnect between what we do as hobby or small hire woodworkers and what it's like to be someone who makes magazine pieces.

I didn't comment on this thread because the constraints are too vague. Someone who owns a shop and has profit needs will have an entirely different view than someone who is designing a piece for their wife (Derek's lingerie chest comes to mind). Then, there's materials limitations, the size of the piece (and whether or not it can be moved fully assembled), the aesthetic constraints, etc.

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