As opposed to wood-working.
Just finished an 8'X8" garden shed. TP twobys, 1/2" TP ply and then
clad with cedar planks. What a hoot!
Measuring to the nearest 1/4" or 1/2"instead of a 32nd. Hell, don't
measure - throw a board up, mark the line and cut. 24 tooth circular
saw blade that spews chips, not dust. Bosch recip with the shark tooth
blade to even the ends and corners. No cabinet saws or Starrett
squares, a speed square is close enough. BIG square drive deck screws,
not the tweeny little #4 brass SOBs where the phillips head can't take
5 inch pounds without getting buggered up. A real hammer! Pound those
16d nails - three strikes and you're flush, so pop it one more time
for the fun of it! To hell with a striking knife - carpenter's pencil
that leaves a line 1/16 wide - cut close, not on. If it doesn't quite
fit, that's what the hammer's for!
Cheez it's nice to just whale away at something, and if it's 1" out of
square or plumb, WTF.