Mon, Oct 23, 2006, 6:06pm (EDT-3) firstname.lastname@example.org doth sayeth:
<snip> I don't want to make a crappy first chair out of expensive wood.
You're absolutely right, it's much better to make a crappy second
chair out of expensive wood.
So, you get some very non-expensive wood, and make your first chair
out of that - it's called a prototype. If it holds up, great, and
you're ready to make one out of more expensive wood. If it doesn't hold
up, then it's a learning experience, that's why it's a prototype. If
that happens, repeat the prototype stage until you get it right.
It's not hard, if you get your mind right.
- Granny Weatherwax