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Hugh

Total Topics: 16
Total Posts: 310
We have a"tips" section; what about a mistakes section? I can make the same mistake over and over, but I might learn from someone else's mistake.

Aug 20, 07 | 8:57 pm
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
Not a bad idea ... Lemme thing about it ...

Maybe I'll replace the Trading Post, which has never gotten much use on this forum.


Aug 21, 07 | 5:06 am
Ken Cierp

Total Topics: 58
Total Posts: 2262
My thought on mistakes -- our brains and bodies can only process positive actions and information. So pondering WHAT NOT TO DO may not be a good idea. Positive, helpful proceesses get things completed correctly -- horror stories just complicate matters. If I handed someone a tray of glassware and had them walk across the room and place it on a counter they would do it in a flash --- if on the other hand I said "now don't drop this, each glass is valued at $1000 its fine Crystal". The brain is now short circuited, we mentally panic, some would refuse to take the tray, the job has not changed but it now we have info telling us not to do something --- again we can't process don't do's ---- only do's! 2.2 cents

Ken

Aug 21, 07 | 7:47 am
ChuckG

Total Topics: 4
Total Posts: 28
In the back of several woodworking magazines, there are one-pagers relaying readers' "goof-ball" experiences. They are generally meant to entertain, but I have learned a few things from them. Since there appear to be quite a few beginners on the forum, maybe it's a good idea. I know that I certainly learn from my own mistakes - as we all do - so we should be able to learn from each others as well. That was probably only about 1.5 cents ;)

Aug 21, 07 | 8:01 am
jhowell

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 676
I know that I'm good for a couple of dozen threads! :)

Aug 21, 07 | 3:42 pm
davidmor

Total Topics: 34
Total Posts: 567
Hehe, I have a handful of mistakes I could 'donate' to the cause too!

My blog

Aug 21, 07 | 5:02 pm
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
I don't think I want to discourage any newcomers. I've decided the "nays" have it; let's not have a "Mistakes" forum. Sure, we could have one, and we'd all enjoy reading it, but we don't want to turn people off. The mistakes always sound bigger and more daunting than they are, when you haven't made them yet.

When I sold real estate, a cardinal rule was that people never bought the property they called the office about ... they kept asking questions until they eliminated it. I think that's how a lot of people might be. Rarely does anyone say, "I'm gonna build me a kit guitar come hell or high water!" More often, they are asking -- "What's the downside? How hard is it, really? What kinds of problems might I run into? How much is it going to cost me?"

Maybe we'll just go on like we have been, weaving our mistake thread into our ultimate victory threads the way we do already.

That's my nickle's worth.

Aug 21, 07 | 5:58 pm



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