Three years ago, at the craftsman conference in west VA., a speaker noted (on this topic) that when Stickley was criticize (by "purists"), for extensively using powered tools in his factory, his response was "let the tool do what the tool does best and, let the craftsman do what the craftsman does best".
I don't get the concern . . I will use skill heave hand tools whenever it is best for the final product, not because I need to " prove" something to myself . . It is about the product.
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