So many techniques that have all developed independently of one another and even some, I dare say, have come about on a strictly individual basis. I have often dreamed of a gathering of woodworkers with these different skills coming together to make comparisons and exchanging ideas. Who knows maybe such a gathering would only end in blows and blood noses and black eyes, if there were too much beer and wine involved.
I think one important thing is to analyse every single action and movement after the fact. I know when I first began I didn't go at it like that and I sort of switched my brain off a few paces before I reached the squaring-up station and let my feelings be the guide, just like when I was kid playing on the little league baseball team. I was the pitcher but if I concentrated too much on the target it was all over for me, I always had to look away at the last moment.