24.5.10

Quote (Alan Revere)


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Came across this while aimlessly browsing the net........
Bench Tips by Alan Revere
Tip 101: On Your MarkThe Fastest Shortcut of All
An apprentice once asked a wise old master goldsmith, “What is the fastest shortcut you know?” The grey-bearded master craftsman thought for a while, contemplating the hundreds of techniques and thousands tricks he had learned. He thought and he thought, and then his eyes lit up as he settled on the ultimate way to save time at work. Slowly, almost haltingly, he responded: “The fastest way to do anything is to do it right the first time.”

Jewelry work requires great patience, in addition to an unyielding commitment to precision. Think of precision and patience as your partners, helping you to stay focused on achieving your goal of excellence, no matter how long it takes. Building jewelry should not be a race against time, but a journey toward quality: In the long run, your work will be judged not by how fast you completed it, but by howwell you completed it. And this requires a dedication to doing your best at every step, so that you do not have to waste time reworking or undoing needless mistakes.

So slow down, check your work right from the start and all along the way, and remember: What is most important is that every piece you make represents your very best effort.

http://www.revereacademy.com/about/bench-tips/
A site full of fab information!
Must try try to remember this (rushing is one of my bad habbits)!

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