Tue, Jun 22, 2004, 11:28am (EDT+6) firstname.lastname@example.org
(Juergen Hannappel) asks:
<snip> Are all the woodworkers here needing plans for every little oiece
they build? If i start a woodworking project i usually think asbout it,
then start building considering available material without bothering
about ready-made plans...
I think the operational word is "think".
Too many people "think" they can't do something, without actually just
sitting down and thinking about it for a bit. I figure a lot of the
questions asked here are not thought about, just asked. Most of them,
if the person just went into the bathroom, sat there for a bit, and
thought about it, they'd come up with the answer on their own. But,
they don't, they hit the keyboard, and ask someelse to think for them.
A huge amount of times, a simple google search would answer their
question too; but, they don't bother with that either, and spend a day
or two getting an answer that should have only taken a minute or two.
I love plans, especially free plans. They're great for
inspiration. Plus, it's not always fun, reinventing the wheel. But, I
usually modify plans when I do use any. Mostly I just do about like
you. A few times, I don't even make rough sketches, just take a few
measurements, and have at it.
Use your brain - it's the small things that count.
- Bazooka Joe