Isn’t it interesting we so often need to get into something for some time before we become interested in the fundamentals?
I guess its just the fast pace or our lives that lead us to believe we don’t need good foundations under our work. I find myself in this unfortunate situation often like everyone else. If you are into woodworking Jeff Miller has made the book you should have read at the beginning. But it’s never to late to build good foundations.
Jeff is a musician and clearly a meticulous guy. The simple and undeniable wisdom in his book brings an almost moral perspective to working carefully and correctly in the woodshop. The book is full of simple stuff that is also profound if you are open to see it.
Why is there a gap in the joint of my otherwise beautiful project? I have often asked myself. It may be as simple as fundamentals. Maybe I did not stand directly over the measuring tape when I made the mark. Maybe the angle of my eye created an accurate mark that ultimately created that unfortunate gap. As with so many things these lessons are far more universal than woodworking.