With the popularity of the “do-it-yourself” and “handmade” movements come both hope and fear. Hope for our future is represented by bright young minds learning a virtual cornucopia of new skills. In some instances, they even find a niche they are passionate about and, thus, excel in. The fear takes hold as we watch them livestream their first time lighting a torch or grinding with a 6-in. cutoff wheel. A novice’s confidence in their own raw ability often races past their understanding of technique, method, and tools. (Continue Reading)

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