31 May '16, 2pm

Path to Craftsmanship: The Art of Throwing It Away

Path to Craftsmanship: The Art of Throwing It Away

I am doubtful of the practicality of this post for many people. And it’s a death sentence for those of us who have ambitions that involve classic parts. For example, we have an old VAX switch plate which has two sets of illuminated pushbuttons armed by a key switch. It’s perfect for PLC or rocket launch systems. Just needs a new key-switch and PCB or wiring harness, and then you have a nice piece of kit with some real history behind it (Our specific one came off a machine being retired at a NASA research facility). It also means that many projects are impractical to do quickly. We do wood-working routinely, and so we have cut-offs, sheet goods, and a good stock of lumber around. We have an entire tree of maple. You quite simply cannot match maple bought over years from different trees as well as that from a single tree, meaning if you plan on building matched furniture, yo...

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Path to Craftsmanship: The Art of Throwing It Away

hackaday.com 31 May '16, 2pm

Great article. I have had to make the hard call and throw away a lot of stuff, especially moving off to University. Howeve...

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