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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Feb 27, 2009.

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  1. hso

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    When Fuad says small, he mean itty bitty. Yet he turns out knives big on talent out of that itty bitty shop with the very few tools he has there.
     
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    Proof that talent is not in the tools but the tool user.
     
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    Opportunity

    THIS I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:-
    There spread a cloud of dust along a plain;
    And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged
    A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords
    Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince's banner
    Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes.
    A craven hung along the battle's edge,
    And thought, "Had I a sword of keener steel-
    That blue blade that the king's son bears,-but this
    Blunt thing-!" he snapt and flung it from his hand,
    And lowering crept away and left the field.
    Then came the king's son, wounded, sore bestead,
    And weaponless, and saw the broken sword,
    Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand,
    And ran and snatched it, and with battle-shout
    Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down,
    And saved a great cause that heroic day.

    Edward Rowland Sill

    One of my favorite poems and it inspires me when I'm working in my dirty cramped shop. Every day that I get up and go to work I am lifting up that broken sword and winning the battle.

    Cheers,
    Fuad Accawi
     
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    Amen. I hate when I hear guys say "If I had all those tools, I could do that".

    No, you couldn't, at least not without years of practice. It's like thinking that buying a Les Paul will instantly make you play like Slash. It's the talent, not the tools, that define craftsmanship.
     
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    During my years as a machinist, we had a motto:

    "It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools!"

    Ralph
     
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    great stuff,and TRUE,too.
     
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