Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: How do you become a better fabricator?
Fabricating and learning to fabricate are not the same. If you're in a learning mode you must throw time and material considerations out the window. As you work on something, if you see a better way to do it, or something isn't behaving exactly the way you want, you must stop and think. Figure out what to do differently. Then try again, starting over if necessary.
If you're in the fabricating mode you should always be on the lookout for better ways, of course, but you don't need to back up for a do-better if what you have is good enough.
Working with other people will accelerate the learning. Even if they don't know more than you, encourage them to share ideas, and then try them out.
If you can't learn from someone with more experience, practice is the only teacher.
Don't you wish those "building things" shows would show how they build things? I used to get so irritated at Americah Chopper that I'd yell at the TV, but I learned to not even turn it on. Phooey!