, I quoted something that Scott from Essential Craftsman
had said about getting the details right in your work because “Details layer.” I’ve been thinking a lot about this because I’m the king of cutting corners, lazy work habits, and fudging the details. So, I know exactly what he means. I think understanding and applying this concept is the difference between a master craftsperson and an amateur. As I work, I don’t put tools back, I don’t stop and sharpen or change blades when I should, I don’t read instructions, I try and rush things, and I try and skip doing things the way I know they should be done. Details layer, and before you know it, I am frustrated and the project is way off square (whether literally and figuratively). This weekend, I tried to be ever-mindful of this truth and I could see a difference in my work. I think I am going to make a “Details Layer” sign and hang it in my shop.