|| There does seem to be a relationship between quality tools and
|| quality of result, but I'm fairly certain that a major component
|| of that relationship is the level of knowledge and experience of
|| the person who chooses the tool.
| The variable wasn't the craftsman. The craftsman was a constant in
| my argument.
| The quality of the tool will help and enhance the skills of that
| particular craftsman.
I might buy your argument for one specific craftsman and one specific
My point is that any generalizations extended to other craftsmen
and/or other tools are questionable.
| When one brings productivity into the mix, well...end of story.
| But I guess it is possible to take down a 12 x 6 oak board from 6/4
| to 4/4 with a sanding block.
And yet it seems to me that a craftsman is unlikely to be a person
with any love for wasting time or effort. I imagine him taking the
time and expending the effort to complete the job at hand to the
highest standards - but not more of either than necessary. If that's
correct, then productivity /is/
a part of the mix.
DeSoto, Iowa USA