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Old Aug 02, 2009, 06:28 AM
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Toes- Luddite, yes... get over it.

We're just making use of the latest tools. You use a lathe and a mill instead of hammer-forging iron on an anvil? Shame! Where's the craft? Do you use CA instead of animal hide glue? Lazy! Sandpaper instead of spokeshaves and scrapers? You've lost touch with the required skill sets! ... and you know I could go on and on with this list...

Yes, if it was easy as using a Star Trek replicator, just thinking about what I want and pushing a button, then that would not be craft. But if you see the amount of work that goes into the research, making a usable and representative CAD model, and the finishing, you'll understand that it's still skilled work... just different skills and work.
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