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Offline ChuckM

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Why handskills are important
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 09:10 AM »
That's NOW you tell me that  [tongue]
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Offline zapdafish

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Re: Why handskills are important
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 11:45 AM »

Wonder how using a gamepad / keyboard comes into play with this?  Seems like it takes alot of mental and hand dexterity and pretty good reaction times.  At best I am a smash the buttons kind of guy in the hopes I do something, lol.
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Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: Why handskills are important
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 03:39 PM »
Am I the only one who laughed when I read about "Prof Kneebone"?? [big grin] [eek]

Offline Job and Knock

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Re: Why handskills are important
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 03:17 AM »

Wonder how using a gamepad / keyboard comes into play with this?  Seems like it takes alot of mental and hand dexterity and pretty good reaction times.  At best I am a smash the buttons kind of guy in the hopes I do something, lol.
But that requires very little strength and in reality only limited dexterity - certainly not enough to use a handplane or hand chop a dovetail or mortise quickly, accurately and repeatably. I'd love to see how a bunch of gamers would go on putting in a king post truss with something like 10 x 3in timbers. That takes geometry, trigonometry, spacial awareness, hand and power tool skills and a wee bit o' brute force
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Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Why handskills are important
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 08:13 AM »
I think something like "general dexterity" only transfers in a very limited way. At least, I'm a professional pianist and I suck at using hand tools. I play some guitar as well but again, it's not like a 1:1 transfer of "quick fingers". In other words, if you want to learn to use handtools, use handtools.

Offline Kodi Crescent

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Re: Why handskills are important
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 08:47 PM »
I've been telling my wife how important hand skills are, and she just won't listen!

Offline Milvus

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Re: Why handskills are important
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 02:38 AM »
Interesting!

If using the game pad, mouse and keyboard were training enough for woodworking, my twelve years old would cut half blind dovetails faster than Frank Klausz, but the reality is that he struggles opening a potato chips bag 😄