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Old 05-16-2020, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete VanderLaan View Post
He signed up for a class with Fritz giving a self evaluation as " Advanced". Fritz said he was a raw beginner after about ten years trying.
My experience has shown me most people overestimate their actual skill level. I got involved with all of this a little over twenty years ago, but I would estimate my own skills at the bench to be intermediate at best. Of that two decades I've been hands-on blowing less than a quarter of that time. There's a fair amount of cold working, casting, education, independent research, slave wages, etc. If I'd spent that two decades at the bench five days a week it'd be a different story.

I know my way around a shop and can hold my own if asked to assist. I would not label myself "advanced." Not ready to gaffe anyone else's designs.
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