Wed, Sep 29, 2004, 7:58pm (EDT-1) firstname.lastname@example.org (Prometheus)
wants to know:
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I haven't read all the responses. But, I think what I might do is,
sit down and figure out one or two rather complicated, specific,
projects you'd like to know how to do. Chair, table, whatever. Then
talk with the teacher, and find out which you would (or should,
probably) have time to complete in the time allowed - not the sanding,
finish, etc., just the woodworking part.
Than I think I'd shoot for that. With a set time, you're going to
be more focused, and concentrated, than you'd be at home. Then at home,
you can duplicate it, taking more time to do it.
Way I figure, better to start a 20 hour project, and finish it,
then start a 40 hour project, and not.
On the other hand, if you start something, say a table, get the top
done, learn how to do the legs, and only get one leg done in class, and
run out of time, then you'll know how to do the other three legs at
home. In a case like that, running out of time isn't so important.
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