We Must Practice To Gain Facility…
We must practice to gain facility… is post about Shop Blog bookmarked by ross with ID 14282443884 was uploaded on 03-04-2019 and has been viewed 143,463 times.
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from The Art and Craft of Cabinet-Making.This book provides an incredible look into traditional woodworking instruction.Though the English sounds peculiar to the modern ear, the commentary is evergreen.
Pick up a copy and connect with a bygone era of craftsmanship.- David Lyell The tools being ready, it may fairly be supposed that the novice is anxious to use them, and to enable him to do so general directions will be given.
It must, however, be premised that the following remarks are not to be taken as if the work mentioned were so many exercises which must be worked out or practiced before anything further can be done.It will, no doubt, be a means of acquiring experience if the novice does actually follow out the instructions as they are recorded, but they are intended to be of wider application than this.
They are the points to be put in force when actual work is being done, and any trials which may be made with loose timber, that is, pieces which are not intended to be formed into anything, will be more by way of experiment than anything else.
The novice must not think...